Pastors and Staff

Lead Pastor: Pastor Eric Reamer

Education: 1982 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN; 1986 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering; 2004 graduate of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree

Ministry: Children’s pastor at Calvary Road Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA 1991-1994. Founding pastor of North Hills Christian Church, Scotia NY 1994-2008. Pastor of First Baptist Church of Scotia, Scotia, NY 2008-2012.

Personal: Married to Janet in 1986. Father of six children, Micah, John, Brianna, Matthew, Benjamin and Angela (I currently have four teenagers in my house at the same time!!!). Interests other than seeing people become devoted disciples of Jesus include all sports, exercise and reading.

Favorite Verse: This changes from time to time. Currently it is Philippians 2:13: “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure”

Associate Pastor for Children and Pastoral Care: Donita Keister

DonitaKeisterEducation: 1977 Graduate of Newport High School, 1981 Graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College with associate degrees in both Accounting and Computer Programming, Currently a student in the “Training In Ministry” program through Bethany Seminary, the Seminary of the Church of the Brethren.

Ministry: Children and Pastoral Care

Personal: Married to Brian, mother of 5 daughters: Becky, Danielle, Mary, Jamie, and Nicole. Brian is a full time farm owner/operator of our farm located about 1 mile south of our church.

Favorite Verse: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults: Eric Kauffman

Education: 1996 graduate of Greenwood Mennonite School in Greenwood, DE. Majored in Phys.Ed & Bible at Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn), graduated in 2002. Received Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Regent University in VA Beach in 2014.

Ministry: Youth Director at Free Grace Brethren in Christ Church from 2000-2005. Adventure Director at Mont Lawn Camp, 2005-2008. Director of Wilderness Camp at Spruce Lake, 2008-2014.

Personal: Married to Sarah since May 20, 2001, after proposing while rock-climbing. We have 2 very active and creative boys: Atticus & Finn. Appreciate building relationships and staying active with all types of activities.

Favorite Verse: Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”

Ministry Assistant: Jodi Kurtz

Education: West Snyder High School Class of 1997, Academic Agricultural Curriculum; Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology, Denver Colorado

Ministry: Ministry Assistant

Personal: Married to Seth, mother of 3 sons: Clayton, Colton & Cash. Seth works in the construction field. Proprietor of The Hartleton House Home & Health Products, specializing in all natural home cleaning products and personal care items. Our family is currently working to improve our home and property located in Hartleton with hopes of creating a small “urban””farm allowing our sons to raise small livestock and enjoy being farm kids.

Favorite Verse: “My dear friends, as a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, I beg you to get along with each other. Don’t take sides. Always try to agree in what you think.” – 1 Corinthians 1:10