LAY LEADERSHIP:

Kirsten Ditzler, Church Council Chair

Tony Edwards, Lay Leader

Doris Moore, Treasurer

Alice Peterson, Finance Secretary

Geri Ewer, Congregation Care Chair

Marian Wenger, Church Council Member

Stephanie Hildebrand, Church Council Member

Jason Ditzler, Trustee Chair

Shaun Ressler, Creative & Tech Team Lead

D'Ann Ressler, Worship Chair


Pastor Chris and wife Amanda. Children (from left) Lucia, Anya, Sebastian and Maria.

Chris Eden, Pastor

Feb 5 2017 Letter from Pastor Chris regarding new appointment

Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Chris was not born into the Christian faith: He was raised by his parents in the city's small Bahá'í Faith community. Chris pursued a career in marketing and public relations: First in a small marketing agency, then for an underground records management and storage company. Two years after marrying his college sweetheart, Amanda, both experienced the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Amanda answered an altar call at a local church. A year later, Amanda was at Chris' side at East Heights UMC for his baptism.
 
A few years (and three daughters) later the Eden family moved to Lancaster to earn a Master's of Divinity degree at Lancaster Theological Seminary, while interning at Covenant UMC in young adult and family ministries. He answered a call to Boehms UMC in 2011. The family's fourth child, Sebastian, arrived in 2014.

Chris is called to form new faith communities: both within existing churches and outside them. In addition to his role as pastor, Chris serves the United Methodist connection and the local community as follows:
Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference - Ordination Mentor
South Central Lancaster County Mission Connexion - Facilitator
Lumina Outreach - Board of Directors
Southern Regional Police Department - Police Chaplain
Boehm's Chapel Society - Board of Directors
Rotary Club of Lancaster South - Member
Rawlinsville Camp Meeting - Board of Directors


Scott and wife Mary with family.

Scott Lingo, Minister of Music

Scott brings considerable musical talent and training to Boehms on Sunday mornings and during the week. He grew up in Lancaster County where he met his wife, Mary. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Bible from Lancaster Bible College. He is Pennsylvania state certified in music and ACSI certified to teach music and Bible at all levels. When not leading the church choir and serving as accompanist on Sunday mornings; Scott gives private music lessons at the church and in homes, tutors children, and serves as a substitute teacher. For two summers in a row he has traveled to Spain to teach English. They have three children.


Doris Moore (Center) with teens at Broken Arrow Bible Ranch in New Mexico.

Doris Moore, Church Secretary

A lifelong member of Boehms Church, Doris has served in more capacities than can be counted. Her heart for mission and evangelism drives her to serve for two months each summer at Broken Arrow Bible Ranch in New Mexico. She served as Alpha Course administrator, teaches in the children's ministries, is the secretary and treasurer of Boehm's Chapel Society, and she is on the Church Council.


Richard Hackman, Groundskeeper

Rich Hackman is also a life long member of Boehms who has served in nearly every capacity possible. His heart for mission has taken him to the western U.S. to build trails and assist in fighting wildfires, as well as to serve at Broken Arrow Bible Ranch. If there is a hands-on mission opportunity through Boehms Church, Rich wants in. He is also Head Usher. Folks in the area also know him as the Alpaca Guy - his two pet alpacas live right next to the church.

Moses and Lexus, Rich's alpacas.
Moses and Lexus, Rich's alpacas.

Andy Witmer, Sexton

Andy grew up in Boehm's church and currently is an active member at Grace Lutheran church in Lancaster city. He has a golden choir voice, assists with Holy Eucharist, and is a leader in the local Lions Club. If you are having trouble finding crumbs or dirt in the church building, he is largely to blame.