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; all are married.
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
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
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.