2023 COUNCIL MEMBERS
Garrett Hicks has been attending Christ Church with his wife, Alexis, for 3 years. The two got married in May of 2019 and live together in Mifflintown. Garrett has worked at his parents’ wood shavings business, D & S Shavings, since high school. He enjoys games and competition of many kinds, including card and board games, video games, and sports. His favorite sports teams include the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins. During his time at Christ Church, Garrett has served as the leader for the youth group ministry, serves as a member of the budget committee, and helps in both the nursery and in children’s church. He enjoys the challenges of decision making while serving and being a part of the Christ Church family. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18.
Married Kathryn (Kay) Phillips
Daughter: Molly I Bogar, Born 1987, Granddaughters: Lila 8, Juliette 5
Love old western movies especially John Wayne and old TV westerns: Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Wyatt Earp, Wanted: Dead or Alive, like doing small wood working projects (wood butcher)
Joined Christ Church when married in 1984, formally Trinity Lutheran, McAlisterville since birth.
Chair, Good Samaritan
Helping others, good way to witness
Council, Budget Committee, Treasurer of General Fund, Auditor for General Fund,
Donna is a widow with three grown children and three grandchildren. She is retired and feels blessed to be with her youngest grandchild during the week and the other two when they’re not in school. In what’s left of her spare time, she enjoys sewing, hand embroidery, crocheting and doing sudoku puzzles.
Donna has been a member at Christ Church since 2014 and is active in children’s ministry, the Missions Team and most recently, church council. She enjoys the fellowship of the people at Christ Church and enjoys sharing in their daily lives and the lives of the missionaries and the Good News Clubbers.
Some of Donna’s favorite Bible verses are Isaiah 26:3 and Philippians 4:8 because they give hope and remind us to praise God for all that’s good in the world, because God is good!
I am married to Al Phillips, we are the parents of one daughter, Molly and two granddaughters who all live in Northern Virginia. I enjoy knitting and crocheting as well as embroidery and have recently learned to tat. In the summer you can find me working in my flower beds or antiquing!
I have attended Christ Church most of my life. Currently I host ladies of our church and community who enjoy knitting and crocheting. I also coordinate a book club where we share our love of reading as well as friendships and love of Jesus. For quite a few years I worked as the Administrative Assistant at Christ Church and enjoyed working with various people and in many ministries throughout the years such as Awana, Women’s Ministry, Christian Education, Outreach and various other committees.
A few years ago we had a speaker at our church who impressed on me that no matter how old you are, you can be used in the ministry of the church. I look forward to using my golden years to “finish strong” working for Christ in my church and community.
Derik Dressler has been a member of Christ Church since 2010. He has served as trustee, council member, and was an elder for a number of years at Christ Church. He was married in 2006 to his wife Christa and they share two boys that were born in 2007 and 2008. He works from home as an Environmental Program Manager for Rural Communities Assistance Partnership, based out of Washington D.C. He enjoys spending time with his family mostly hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. He and his family also own and operate a small swimming pool supply business keeping them busy through the warmer months. His favorite bible verse is John 14:6, reminding all of us that Christ is the only way. In Christ alone.
I have been an active member of Christ Church for 30 years. I live in Middleburg and have been married to my wife Ami for 18 years and we have a son, Parker, who is 13 years old. I am a foreman/pipe welder through the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and I currently work for the contractor Enginuity. My hobbies include; hunting, shooting, fishing, riding motorcycle and weight lifting. I am currently a member of the outreach committee and an usher and a greeter at church. I also enjoy serving my community and volunteer at the Beaver Fair, Boy Scouts Troop 415, and with the Midd-West Football Program.
Hello my name is Elise Wert and I am looking forward to serving Christ Church through Council. I have been married to my awesome husband Adam for 15 years. We have 3 crazy kiddos, Noah 13, Derek 12 and Hope 10.
As a family we love to be outdoors camping, fishing, and hunting are just a few of things we enjoy doing together. When I actually get some peace and quiet I love to crochet stuffed animals and blankets.
I love being around kids so currently I am working at the MACC as the 2 and 3 year old teacher. I am also the leader of the T and T group for Awana’s and I help out with the Youth Group when I can. Children are my passion. “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3