The Unified Leadership Council will meet next on July 13th at 6:30 pm online. These meetings are open to all members and friends of the church. For information on how to log in to the Zoom meeting, contact Georgia Reisinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated February 2020
Kim Bedford and Lori Kocher have two daughters, Brynn and Jena. Kim is a life long Methodist and has been attending Camp Hill UMC for the past 31 years. She has held several leadership roles, most recently as chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee. She has had a wonderful 31+ year career at IBM where she is currently a Client Partnership Executive. Kim is passionate about Camp Hill UMC and the family and friends she has been blessed to get to know through out her years attending here. She is passionate about the changes we are embarking upon (Embrace, Our Vision/Mission) and is committed to our church and helping to find a way forward in this critical time for our denomination.
Kathy Keiser and her husband, Dave, live in Camp Hill. They have two grown children, Dave Jr. and Rachel. Rachel is married to Dan Primiani, and together they have Kathy’s first grandson, Jackson. She has worked at Mountz Jewelers since 1998 in sales, IT, and accounts payable. She has been a member of Camp Hill UMC since moving to Camp Hill in 1983. She has served God and Camp Hill UMC in various capacities, from youth worker to adult Sunday School teacher, from lay leader to kitchen coordinator. She is part of the Sunday morning prayer team, Hannah circle, Footprints Sunday School class, and Dinner Church Outreach Ministry. She looks forward to serving on the ULC.
Don Powell is the co-owner of Omni Interactive Systems, having received his Associate degree from Vale Tech in Blairsville, PA. Don has grown up at Camp Hill UMC, serving several terms as a trustee and also currently serving on the sound tech crew in Celebration worship. Don coached softball for the Red Land Girls Softball Association and assists with the West Shore Marching Band. He is married to Steph and is the proud father of their daughters, Emily and Sara.
Galen Kapp has called Camp Hill UMC home since he first attended the youth group over 20 years ago. He and his wife, Jennifer, first met at Camp Hill UMC, became members in 2008, and regularly attend Wednesday Connection dinners and Wednesday night small groups. Galen served on Camp Hill UMC’s Finance Committee for several years, and attends the annual Men’s Retreat. He also volunteers with Upward, VBS, and mission and outreach programs. Galen holds degrees in communications and accounting, and he works in the business office of the Mechanicsburg Area School District. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, discovering new music, and having silly “girl-dad” fun with his daughters, Chloe and Lilah.
Dave Lawton has been married to his wife Jan for 42 years and they have two children, Stephanie and Adam. He is a retired Civil Engineer who worked for the Federal Government in both technical and leadership roles that took them to a half dozen different states. Jan and Dave feel blessed to have their children and grandchildren living close by where they can share in their lives on a regular basis (Translation: baby sitting and home improvements). Jan and Dave have been attending Camp Hill UMC since 2013 and can typically be found in the family service in New Life. They are both passionate about the ministries of this church body and the many challenges that lie ahead.
Matthew Peter-Fritts has been married to his husband, Donny, for almost seven years. They have two children, Xavier, 5, and Diana, 2, and Matthew considers himself fortunate to be able to be a stay-at-home dad to them. He and Donny are so thankful for their family to have found Camp Hill UMC three years ago, shortly after moving to Pennsylvania. Matthew is committed to continually maturing in his relationship with Christ and modeling that commitment to his children through daily Bible study and prayer. Since joining Camp Hill UMC, Matthew has been a part of the New Life Praise Band and coordinates the ushering ministry for the New Life services. He passionately hopes for all who enter Camp Hill UMC to know that they are fully loved and accepted by God. He is also quite fond of superheroes as evidenced by his numerous tattoos.
Kyle Evans and his wife, Sarah, currently live in Camp Hill. Even though they are fairly new to Camp Hill UMC, they are very excited to be members and grateful to be around so many amazing individuals. Professionally, Kyle is a certified public accountant that works for Boyer & Ritter, LLC. Outside of Camp Hill UMC and B&R, he has been the treasurer for the Harrisburg Police Athletic League for the past five years. He also coached one of HPAL’s little & teener league baseball teams during each of those five years. He is also a member & co-vice chair of United Way’s newest affinity group, LINC. He has a strong passion for giving back and serving the community. Kyle believes God has blessed them with the capabilities and opportunities to lend a hand, so their plan is to do so in any way that he can. Sarah and Kyle are blessed to be part of such an amazing congregation and are excited to grow with Camp Hill UMC.
Frank Flamini has been a member of Camp Hill UMC for 25 years. He and his wife, Valerie, have served Camp Hill UMC in several ministries, including handbell choir, youth Sunday school teachers, and Upward sports. They have two children, Hannah and Michael. Frank graduated from Penn State with a degree in Counselor Education. He has served students and parents for the past 30 years as a high school counselor and school administrator. Currently, he is the transition counselor at Cumberland Perry AVTS in Mechanicsburg. Frank is very thankful for his church family and is humbled to serve on the ULC.
Janet Kunkel is married to Ray Kunkel, and together they have two sons. Justin and his wife Meg, with their two daughters, Kenley and Quinn, reside in Etters. Ryan and his wife, Devin, live in Philadelphia. Ray and Janet’s home is in Camp Hill. They became members of Camp Hill UMC two years ago.
Janet was born in England and moved to the U.S. when she was ten years old. She graduated from Millersville University, where she met her husband of 44 years. Janet taught elementary school in South Middleton Township, Boiling Springs for 35 years and retired eight years ago. She and Ray are part-time caregivers for their younger granddaughter.
After moving to the U.S., Janet was raised in a Methodist church. She attended Young Life as a teenager and became a member of a traveling singing group in the West Chester area called the New Life Singers. She attended the Carlisle First Church of God for many years before moving to Camp Hill.
Janet loves to walk, garden, read, and be involved in volunteer activities. She looks forward to being able to travel again someday.