I am a retired United Methodist Pastor having served churches and colleges for the past 30 years. Most recently I served as the Director for Spirituality and Social Justice at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. There I was the Interfaith Chaplain, diversity trainer and Spiritual Director for the College. I retired early in 2020 to travel full time out west with my husband, pulling a 5th wheel and seeing the sights with our two dogs. After 3 years we decided we missed our community in Carlise, moved back, bought a house and have settled in. These past three years I have served churches part-time as we traveled and having moved back was excited to about the possibility of serving a Open and Affirming congregation where my faith and passion for social justice can intersect.

I am an avid trail runner, work very part-time at our local running store, interested in the Enneagram, a trained spiritual director, love retreat work, enjoy practicing yoga, going to the movies, reading, traveling and trying all kinds of interesting candy!

Richard Stokes has served as president of the church council since January, 2023.  Outside his role at Penbrook, he has a full-time job, and he serves as the vice-chair of the Trinity Preschool Steering Committee, whose mission is to provide a high-quality, caring, resiliency-building and safe educational experience for 3 and 4 year old children regardless of the family’s ability to pay tuition.  In his spare time, Richard enjoys singing with the Koinonia Singers, PUCC’s own talented choir.

Mike is a lifetime member of Penbrook UCC.  He has served the community (both within the walls of this church as well as the greater community outside) in various ways throughout his career.   He is a veteran, has served as a law enforcement officer, a corrections officer, and even in retirement from his day job, he loves to serve others.  Mike is also a member of the Koinonia Singers, and loves to lend his voice and talents to other groups in the wider community.

James Wheeler serves as treasurer, helping to guide discussions of stewardship in the increasingly complex world in which we serve.  He has served in this role in some fashion since 2014.  Outside the church, James works in Information Technology – serving as a contractor supporting a major state agencies IT systems.  In all his spare time, James is a photographer, and sometimes a helper to his wife Robin, who owns Wheel of Light Studio in Halifax.

Jonathan Morgan serves as the council secretary, bringing with him decades of service to all ages and backgrounds through his various jobs.  He is an amateur actor and voiceover artist who has played in several local venues, and in his day job with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, educates Pennsylvanians about the dangers and consequences of underage and dangerous drinking.  Occasionally Jon graces us with his voice, but he is also an actor who has performed in various stage roles in the Harrisburg area.

Our Team

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Executive Team

Pastor – Rev. Donna Hughes
President – Richard Stokes
Vice President – Michael Proper
Treasurer – James Wheeler
Secretary – Jonathan Morgan

Ministry and Music Teams

Choir Director – Faith Brown
Accompanist – Dawn Shertzer

Faith Formation – Becky Boone
Outreach – Tita Domingos
Resources – Kimberly Evanoff
Worship – Tara Mead

Manna Food Pantry

Director – Rev Susan Mulford
Treasurer – Richard Heiss

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