2021 COUNCIL MEMBERS
Bruce Bailey has been married to his wife Dinah for 19 years. He enjoys being able to go hunting for deer and attending Bible study. Bruce has been attending Christ Church for 30 years and has served as a greeter for the church and really enjoys seeing the congregation each Sunday.
Some of his favorite verses are Philippians 4:13, Matthew 6:34, Psalm 62:8, and Psalm 100:4.
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.
Hazel has been married to her husband Kim for 44 years and they have two sons. Their oldest son, Jason, is a Pastor in Ephrata with his wife Jennifer and their five children. Their youngest son, Bryan, works as a garage mechanic in Beaver Springs with his wife Holly and their 2 sons. She has attended Christ Church for 35 years and serves in many different ministries like Awana, council, Sunday School Treasurer, and in nursery and really enjoys getting to know the children that come to these activites. Hazel enjoys crocheting, knitting, going for walks, and reading and studying the Bible. Her favorite Bible verses are Joshua 24:14-15 and Micah 6:8.
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’ve been a member of Christ Church for 2 years. I have been mostly involved in prison ministry outside the church but I’ve been more involved now with church related activities, especially with our bible studies. I am married to Hortencia and have been blessed to be with her for 33 years. My favorite bible verses are Ephesian 2: 8-9 and Isiah 64: 4. These address the human sin condition and God’s grace in saving us from ourselves. I enjoy reading military history and spending time at home with my wife. This is my first year on the church council and there’s a lot to learn.
I have been married to my wife Connie since 2008. I have a daughter who is 35 and 2 grandchildren; a grandson and granddaughter. Outside of church, I enjoy sports, fishing and hopefully soon be able to get back into hunting. I’ve attended Christ Church for 2 years and a member for 1 year. Currently I am serving my second year on the missions committee and most recently the constitution committee. My favorite Bible verses are Philippians 4:13, Psalms 86:5 and Romans 8:28.
I am Nick Brown, and have been married to my wife, Katrina, for over 27 years. We have been blessed with seven children, ages 11 to 26, five of whom are still home. Two of our daughters are married, and we have now been blessed with five grandchildren, as well!
I like to hunt and fish, and basically do anything outdoors. I also like to umpire girls’ fast-pitch softball.
I have been a believer since I was 19 years old. My brother led me to Christ, and I had a couple of men who became good mentors to me in my early years as a follower of Christ. A couple of my favorite verses are Romans 8:38 & 39 and John 19:30. My wife and I are currently in the Colson Fellows Program, and anticipate commissioning as a Colson Fellow in May of this year.
We have been members of Christ Church for over a year now. I love attending our Saturday morning men’s Bible study, and any opportunities for fellowship with this body of believers. Our family has also done monthly services at a nursing-care facility in Lewistown for several years; however, since the lock-downs imposed last spring, sadly we have not been able to be there for close to a year now. We pray that those doors will re-open soon.
Before coming to Christ Church, we were involved in various ways in our former church. I had served as a deacon, we were both involved in the music ministry, and we also worked with the youth group ministry.
Married to Teresa Mattern DeHaas for 6 years.
Prior to working for the PA Department of Environmental Protection in the Nuclear Safety Division, I had spent 30 years in Radiation Oncology in various hospitals. Teresa works for Evangelical Community Hospital in Radiology.
Wade has 4 children 27 yr old daughter (nurse) married to Darren Tull, 25 yr old son (welding inspector), 33 yr old stepson (Physical Assistant), and 25 yr old stepson (student).
I like to fish, hunt, and enjoy any outdoor activities. I have previously coached several high school athletics such as wresting, football, and baseball. I also have a collection of tools and like to tinker around the shop.
Teresa and I like to travel.
One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm: 51.
I have attended Christ Church since 2011. I have attended church my whole life and previously attended Lutheran and Methodist denominations. I was born again over 35 years ago.
The ministry of the great commission
In past ministries I helped in music and was a youth group leader
The Stephen Ministry
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.