Next Unified Leadership Council Meeting

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

Covenant For Membership

Updated February 2020

Personal Commitment to Camp Hill UMC and the Group

  • I participate in personal spiritual disciplines, including regularly studying scripture to discern God’s direction for my life and for CHUM.  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 Camp Hill UMC 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 when assigned, demonstrate support for the special area for which I am working with staff and volunteers at CHUM, 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.

Group Commitment to Each Other

  • 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.



Kim Bedford

Chair, Lay Leader & Lay Member to Annual Conference

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

Executive Session Recording Secretary

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

Calvary Team Liaison

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

Facility Team Liaison

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

Investment Team Liaison

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

Vice-Chair & Calvary Team Liaison

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

Kyle Evans

Stewardship/Finance Liaison

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

Outreach Liaison

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

Calvary Team Liaison

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.