John D. Hostetter is Senior Pastor of Lampeter Church of the Brethren where he has served since September, 1999. Before coming to Lampeter, he served as a Senior Pastor in Hagerstown, Maryland, and in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he was a President of the Board of Pottstown Cluster of Churches Social Organization. Before entering college and the ministry, he worked at a machine shop for a year and spent a year in volunteer service. He holds a BA degree from Washington Bible College, and earned a Master of Theology degree from Capital Bible Seminary. He married his college sweetheart, Beth, in 1979. They have six children, two sons and four daughters; four are married and two are at home.
Contact Pastor Hostetter: John@lampcob.com
Nichole has attended Lampeter since 2001. Since that time she felt a call to ministry and has completed Ministry Training through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. Nichole has been a Licensed Minister since 2005 and is pursuing ordination. She is also serving the Atlantic Northeast District Board as a member of the Commission for Witness and Outreach.
Nichole has a passion for reaching out to the community and sharing Jesus' love for each person. She is part of Lampeter's Spiritual Coaching Team, Mission Ministry Team, New Attendee Ministry and is looking at more ways for the church to reach out to the community.
Nichole has been married to her husband Michael since 1993. They have two daughters.
Contact Nichole: Nichole@lampcob.com
Sherry has been a part of Lampeter Church of the Brethren since 1979. She retired from Lampeter-Strasburg School District, where she taught fourth-grade for twenty years. She has been married for over forty years and has two grown children, both of whom are married. Prior to joining the church staff, she spoke at women’s events and served as moderator of the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren. She is a communicator and enjoys both writing and speaking. Her passion is to nurture a church environment that teaches and encourages people to grow in relationship with Christ and with one another.
Contact Sherry: Sherry@lampcob.com
Chris grew up in Manheim, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Manheim Central High School. During his high school years he was very active in a Wednesday Morning Bible study, and helped to lead several other evening Bible studies. After graduating from high school, Chris went to Philadelphia Biblical University, and graduated with a dual degree in Biblical Studies and Music Education. While in college, he became the youth pastor at Coventry Church of the Brethren in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he continued to work until he joined the staff team at Lampeter Church of the Brethren in June 2011.
Chris married his high school sweetheart, Janelle, and resides in Lancaster. He is thoroughly enjoying his time with all the 6th-12th graders!
Contact Chris: Chris@lampcob.com
Jane has been a part of Lampeter Church of the Brethren for over 20 years. She enjoys leading musical expeditions and special events. Jane has a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and works with children in her part-time nursing career as well. She and her husband, John, have been married for 25 years and are the busy parents of two daughters and two sons ages 13 to 20 years old.
Jane enjoys developing Christian education programs for children and providing service opportunities for children to promote their faith.
Contact Jane: Jane@lampcob.com
Matt has a passion for seeing people realize their full potential. It’s been said of him, “You often want more for people than they want for themselves.” He wants people to succeed in all aspects life. He enjoys teaching, coaching, writing and speaking to help those who truly want to be all they can be achieve success. He believes the only way a person can truly become all they were meant to be is by following Jesus.
He holds a BA in Church Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in churches as an associate pastor and lead pastor with responsibilities in leading community life, music leadership, teaching and speaking, and youth ministry.
He is from California and married his high school sweetheart, Jackie in 1998. They have four children – three daughters and one son.
Contact Matt: Matt@lampcob.com
Melody began working as our Administrative Associate in April, 2008. Prior to becoming staff, she was involved in many ministry areas at Lampeter COB including the Leadership Team, Wednesday Night Happenings Ministry Team, Kitchen Ministry Team and preparing videos for worship. Her prior experience was gained in the corporate setting, and she enjoys sharing her talents and gifts with our church family.
Contact Melody: Melody@lampcob.com
Toni is often the pleasant voice you hear when you phone Lampeter Church of the Brethren. She joined our team in August, 2016. Toni, her husband, and two grown children live in the Willow Street area. Toni has a long history of serving our congregation through her volunteerism in the children's ministry, worship ministry, as a small group leader and through sharing her beautiful voice for special music.
Contact Toni: Toni@lampcob.com
Harvey enjoys keeping the Lampeter Church of the Brethren in order. He has been serving our church since 1990, and does it with a smile and gracious attitude. Harvey and his wife, Shirley, live in Lancaster.