Bernt grew up in the country of Sweden as a missionary kid. While his career has centered around a passion for student development in higher education, he is also deeply committed to worship ministries and outreach in each of the contexts that he has served in. Bernt has led worship in a variety of settings, such as in church, college chapels, conferences and other special events. However, Bernt's primary joy comes from simply being part of a team of people that strive together to lead worship in meaningful ways. You will find he and his wife Ginger, are deeply committed to encouraging followers of Christ to seek a life that glorifies God first.
Bernt's college education began at LeTourneau University and he completed his B.A. from Washington Bible College. He holds an M.Div. and a Th.M. from Capital Bible Seminary and an Ed.D. from Azusa Pacific University. Bernt and Ginger have been best friends and close allies since the summer of 1995, and they have been married since 1996. The Lord has gifted them with four beautiful children, Joanna, Ashley, Kaeleigh, and JB (or Joseph). The family enjoys anything active, and chances are you will find them wrapped around some game somewhere. You can't miss them ... they are loud.
Pastor Joe Burchill grew up in Coalport, PA. Following graduation from Toccoa Falls College, he pastored Alliances Churches in Corry and then Butler, PA. For sixteen years, Joe served the Western PA District of the C&MA as the Director of Christian Education and Administration. He traveled extensively as a teacher trainer, Curriculum developer, and consultant for the C&MA and other evangelical organizations. He has served on various county and state education boards as well as completed his master's degree in adult and community education at IUP. In 2002, the Burchills joined the C&MA National Office as Associate Director of Life Impact Ministries.
He joined the LAC Staff in August of 2009 as the Pastor for Discipleship Ministries. Joe and his wife, Joy, live in Landisville, love to travel, love good books and good food. They have two children. Beth is a corporate conference planner in Alexandria, VA. Nathan is a researcher in Chicago.
Rick grew up in New England but has served in various roles in GA, NC, and PA as Pastor of Students and Development as well as roles in a mental health facility and church planting. Rick and his wife Becky are deeply committed to the gospel and passionate for the Holy Spirits' transformation in the next generation.
Rick holds a B.S. in Pastoral Ministry from Toccoa Falls College, a M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Crown College and is currently working toward a P.h.D from Captial Seminary and Graduate school.
Rick and Becky have been married since 1999 and have two sons in college (Jake and Josiah) and a daughter who is in high school (Hope). They enjoy spending time outside at the beach, on a trail, or by the water whenever possible.
Kyle was born in York, PA but spent most of his childhood in Maine where his dad continues to serve as a pastor. After graduation from college in 2014, Kyle married his wife Monica, and in 2016 they welcomed a son into their family. Although his father and grandfather have served as pastors for many years, Kyle never expected that he would also serve as a pastor. In 2015, Kyle felt called by God to pursue a career as a military chaplain. This call led Kyle and Monica to seminary and into pastoral ministry in preparation for ministry in the military. Kyle and Monica both enjoy building relationships with college students, young adults, and young families and especially enjoy hosting people in their home. They share a passion for growing deeper in their faith and love for God and helping others to do the same. Kyle, Monica, and Jack enjoy living an active lifestyle and are thrilled to be living closer to family and friends in Lancaster County.
Kyle graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2014 with a B.S. in Intercultural Studies and Biblical Studies. In 2019, Kyle graduated with an M.Div. from the seminary at Columbia International University. While in seminary, Kyle joined the Navy Reserve as a Chaplain Candidate which allows him to begin his military training while also gaining valuable pastoral ministry experience. He anticipates transitioning to life and ministry as an active duty Navy Chaplain after several years of pastoral ministry.
Liz was born and raised in Parkton, MD, along with her five siblings. In 2013, she began attending Lancaster Bible College, where she studied music pedagogy and piano. By the end of her sophomore year, Liz felt that the Lord was calling her to start pursuing her interest in children's ministry more seriously. She then switched her major to children and family ministry. She graduated in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Children's Ministry, Bible and theology, with a minor in music. In August, 2017, she married her best friend, Austin, who is finishing up his degree in business at LBC and working with a gap year program called OneLife. Besides playing with kids, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, laughing with Austin, being creative, cooking, and running.
Patty has attended LAC for over 25 years with her husband Joe. Patty and Joe have two daughters, Rebecca and Laurel. Patty is in her 18th year as Director of Preschool Ministries. If you walk down the hallway, you will see it is a family affair as Mr. Joe, Becca, and Laurel, when she's not in college are a huge part of the preschool ministry. Patty loves spending time with her family. In a rare moment of downtime, Patty likes scrapbooking, sewing, and reading.
Jean was born in Lancaster County, but moved with her family at age ten to Tioga County where her parents were church planters for the Mennonite church. She returned to Lancaster County to attend Lancaster Mennonite High School and upon graduation entered the RN Nursing Program at LGH. She retired from Ephrata Hospital. Jean has three children and four grandchildren. She and her husband, Vic, enjoy traveling, especially in the New England states. She enjoys anything outdoors and just being in the woods.
Anita serves as an Associate for Worship & Outreach and has been on staff since September 2002. She is grateful for the opportunity to utilize her gifts while serving together with some amazing people. After receiving her Music Education degree in 1991 from Lancaster Bible College, she taught music for three years before transitioning into full-time mom, followed by a call to church ministry. Anita is married to Kelvin, whom she met at LAC and were married at the church in 1991 and continue to serve in various leadership roles. They are blessed with three adult children, Austin, Kiersten & Kaley whom they love spending time together. Anita enjoys discipling young women, watching soccer, scrapbooking, entertaining, vacationing and camping together with family and friends.
Lori is married to Dean, since 1987. Their growing tribe includes six incredible children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law (soon to be two) and three adorable grandchildren. In addition to her family, she enjoys gardening, entertaining, traveling, creative endeavors and putzing.
Over the last thirty years she has invested in her family and the high calling of motherhood. Seasons change and new opportunities present themselves. She is looking forward to adding her gifts and abilities to the LAC team.
Kathy was born and raised in Lebanon, PA. She is married to Mark, her high school sweetheart. They are parents of two grown sons, Matthew and Andrew. Andrew lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife, Shannon. Mark's job has taken them from Lancaster to Florida, to Mississippi, to Illinois, to Pittsburgh, and back to Lancaster. Kathy worked as an administrative assistant at various places over the years. Mark and Kathy have been attending LAC since moving back to Lancaster in 2013. She joined the LAC staff in May of 2015. Kathy is involved with LAC’s Great Commission Women and Page Turners. Her other interests include gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time with family.
Kali was born and raised in Lancaster County along with her five siblings. Her and Caleb have been married for five years and they have been attending LAC since they married.
Besides spending time with family, some of Kali's favorite things to do are help Caleb with house projects, read, play piano, hike/kayak and play with their two dogs. Caleb and Kali are in the process of adopting a newborn and are excited for the next season of life as parents!
Sue lives with her husband Kevin and children Luke, Kaitlyn, and Hannah in Lancaster. They moved from New England in 2008 and have been attending LAC ever since. Sue has worked as a bookkeeper for 19 years and loves it. In her spare time she likes to read, sew, spend time with her family, and play with their dog. Although Sue loves the Amish farmlands here, her favorite place to be is the beach!
Jennifer lives with her husband, Eric, and their two children. They moved from Maine in 2011 and have been attending LAC since coming to Pennsylvania. Jennifer graduated from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI with a BA degree, majoring in English. She loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, walking, and vacationing at the beach.