MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE NEXT UNIFIED LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 12TH
The Unified Leadership Council will meet next at Camp Hill UMC on February 12th in Room 118/119 at 6:30pm. These meetings are open to all members and friends of the church!
COVENANT FOR MEMBERSHIP
• I participate in personal spiritual disciplines, including regularly studying scripture to discern God’s direction for my life and for Camp Hill UMC. My plan includes praying every day for Camp Hill UMC and for persons in the community who do not yet know Jesus Christ.
• I conduct myself in a Christ-like manner as I relate to Council members and church members by demonstrating acceptance, attentive listening, respect and understanding. I listen actively during Council meetings to all perspectives. I do not use sidebar conversations to distract or undermine others on the Council.
• I attend Camp Hill UMC regularly and am visible within the congregation so that church members can seek me out for issues pertaining to the Church and the ULC.
• I am in intentional relationship with at least one other nominally faithful or non-religious person(s) in the community.
• I participate outside of CHUM in settings which may not naturally be comfortable to me to provide the opportunity for me to demonstrate and actively seek Christ-like character.
• I tithe or am moving towards tithing to God through Camp Hill UMC as an example and a testament of my trust in God.
• I prepare for and attend the monthly ULC and any special meetings in advance, including reading all distributed materials. Suggested agenda items are due to the church administrator or ULC chair two weeks in advance for timely distribution with the advance reading.
• If I am ill or out of town, I will notify one of the pastors or the ULC chair in advance of the meeting. If I miss more than three meetings in a year, I will discuss with the board chair whether or not my seat needs to be vacated or filled with someone who can be more active.
• I will learn, be involved with, and demonstrate support for the special area for which I am working with staff and volunteers at Camp Hill UMC, including appropriate and timely reporting back to the ULC.
• I hold myself, the pastors, and the other ULC members accountable for their leadership roles and responsibilities. This includes allowing others to hold me accountable.
• Meetings will begin on time and last no more than two hours. Issues that cannot be adequately resolved may be deferred to a dedicated meeting between monthly ULC meetings.
• All personnel issues and other sensitive church-related issues will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
• While there may be differing views in making decisions and reaching consensus, there will be unity in the implementation of decisions.
CLASS OF 2019
Rachel Beaver is married to Doug and together, they have four children; McKenna (13), Samantha (10), Zachary (9) and Jedidiah (7). Rachel works as a Human Resources Manager and believes that cultivating relationships, building strong diverse teams and partnering across boundaries is the key to accomplishing goals. Rachel and Doug have been attending CHUM for over nine years and can most often be spotted in the children’s hall or attending New Life services. They have been active in various ministries including volunteering in the nursery and with youth, as well as coaching Upward football and basketball teams. Rachel has been the lead Preschool Sunday school teacher in our Children’s Ministry for the past 5 years and is passionate about growing our littlest friends’ hearts for God. Rachel also acted as a lay leader for the Embrace Initiative.
Nominations & Leadership Development Liaison & Alternate Lay Member to Annual Conference
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 CHUM, 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.
Shannon Zimmerman went to Susquehanna University for a mathematics degree (with secondary ed certification) and then to PSU for a master’s in teaching and curriculum. She is a math teacher teaching LOTS of Algebra 2 at Red Land High School. Shannon has been at CHUM since 2000, when she began her 10, or so, years as a youth worker, and she has played keyboard in the New Life band for the past 2 years. Shannon mentors and shares life with a number of young adults and college students, many of whom show up regularly to share meals and conversation at her table. She enjoys spending time with dear friends as well as time walking & talking with Jesus. Cooking, baking, and running are other passions.
CLASS OF 2020
Marsha Banks is the Founder and Executive Director of Amiracle4sure, Inc., a ministry that is focused on restoring the lives of individuals who have been impacted by incarceration, having experienced that journey herself. Her career as an educator, counselor, and mentor is founded upon the belief that everyone can live the life divinely intended for them, and she helps these individuals find healing from past hurts as she guides them through the transformation. For the past 23 years she has taken these skills to prisons, rehabilitation facilities, and churches. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Valley College in Annville, and Capella University in Minnesota; earning degrees in Human Services and Public Leadership. She sits on the Executive Board for the Capital Region Ex-Offenders Coalition, facilitates the Successful Ex-Offenders Support Group for Dauphin County, serves as a Trainer and Facilitator for Healing Communities, and is a Member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Marsha is also the lead vocalist for The God Squad, a ministry that shares hope-filled worship with those in homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, and prisons. When she is not working, Marsha enjoys singing in the New Life band, doing weekend retreats with her three sisters, and sharing in family outings with her eight (8) adult children and thirteen (13) grandchildren.
Dave Mooney has been married to the love of his life, Kristin, for over 25 years. They have a daughter, Logan, and a son, Harrison. The Mooney family moved to Camp Hill in 2010 and have been members of Camp Hill UMC since 2011. Dave is committed to the challenge of drawing near to Christ through daily prayer and Bible study and acknowledging God’s hand in his personal and professional accomplishments. Dave credits his relationship with Christ as the foundation for his loving relationships with his wife, children, and friends. Dave co-leads the Coffee in the Kitchen Sunday School class, founded by his wife Kristin, focused on building Christian families. Professionally, Dave is passionate for God’s planet. He owns a renewable energy and nutrient conservation company that deploys his patented technology to responsibly and cleanly convert industrial, municipal and agricultural waste to value added products. Dave learned to trust and depend on the Lord’s provision and guidance through the journey of technology development, deployment, commercialization and corporate investment through 15 years of dedication.
Jon Seltenheim has been a member of CHUM for 20 years and attends both New Life and Celebration services. Since joining CHUM he has been involved with Alpha classes, planning the Men’s Retreat and was on the Salt ‘n Light Board for about 10 years. For the past 20 years on Friday mornings, Jon has also led men’s a Bible study in his home. From 2001 to 2013, Jon was the Board Chair for Mission Year, a national ministry in American inner cities. Last year he was commissioned as a Colson Fellow. He recently retired from a business career but has kept busy with travel and several education-related activities: Eastern University’s Board of Trustees, Westminster College’s Board of Distinguished Visitors, and Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine’s Board of Visitors. In addition, he is on the Board of the Ecclesia Network, a national church planting network, as well as serving as the treasurer for the Bridgeport Condominium Association. His interests include photography and all types of automobile-related activities.
CLASS OF 2021
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.
Stephen Hetrick and his wife, Deborah, were married at Camp Hill UMC in 2006 and now live in Mechanicsburg with their four children (Samantha, Noah, Joshua, and Benjamin) that keep their home filled with lots of noise and energy. Stephen also has three other children (Jeremy, Ashley, and Morgan) and three amazing grandchildren (Lily, Aubrey, and Jordan). He has been a nurse since 2009 and now works as the Clinical Operations Manager of PeriAnesthesia Services at Geisinger Holy Spirit. Prior to his nursing career, he served in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion and 101st Airborne Division as a combat medic for nearly 10 years. He realized that medicine and health care was what he truly should be doing with his life. His passion for ministry is with the children and families that our church touches every day, their physical and spiritual health, and the future of the church.
Jim Clahane has been married to his wife Tamara for 25 years and they have three children, Luke, Mady and Emma who are all currently in college. He is a physical therapist and just recently (three years ago) went into private practice. Tamara and Jim enjoy being “empty nesters” and spend time together hiking and taking weekend trips. Jim has been attending Camp Hill UMC for over 20 years and has been part of the worship team as well as the Panguma mission team – making two trips. Jim is most passionate about the awesome opportunity God gives him to make a difference in the lives of his patients and to see God’s transforming grace and love at work each and every day.