In addition to an amazing group of pastors and staff that help to serve the needs of our community and congregation, we also have an outstanding group of staff who work in our Children's Outreach Ministries, our preschool, child care, and Christian Love Around School Program.
INTERIM SENIOR PASTOR
Bob and his wife, Lib, have been married 47 years and live on a 2 ½ acre farmette north on Manheim where Lib enjoys riding her Haflinger horse, Lietzl, and driving a cart with her mini-horse, Winnie. Lib is a retired middle school teacher. They have three grown children who live in Manheim, Hershey and Point of Rocks, Maryland and four grandchildren. Bob has been a pastor in three churches and served six churches as an interim pastor. He was also a district executive and on the national staff. He is President of the Mount Gretna Camp Meeting. Bob enjoys biking (he biked the entire East Coast from northern Maine to Key West) and still enjoys biking rails-to-trails. He is a musician: organ, piano and voice; enjoys hiking, model railroading and reading James Michener novels.
Rita lives on a farm surrounded by her family. They currently have 7 horses, 3 dogs, about a dozen chickens and a multiple number of cats. She enjoys visiting, walking with friends, music and spending time at her beach house. A good morning is walking on the beach and watching the waves roll in. A good evening would be having dinner with friends.
PASTOR OF VISITATION
MARY ETTA REINHART
INTERIM PART-TIME ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Mary Etta is a retired banker who enjoys reading and doing puzzles at home when she is not spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She and her husband Ed are coffee “snobs” who enjoy sitting down with others over a good cup of coffee. A good day for Mary Etta would include plenty of time to catch up on reading, caring for the yard and small vegetable garden, and challenging her husband in Words with Friends.
Tina is a mother of 2 children that keep her very busy with their activities. She, along with her husband enjoys spending time both at the beach and the mountains equally. She tends to see more sunsets than sunrises. A cool, crisp, fall day with hot cider, a bonfire, surrounded by friends and family is a perfect setting for her.
Lori loves many different types of music. She spends her time babysitting her grandchildren and helping out in the office for the family business. Lori’s ideal day would be spent with her family away from the shop – cooking and eating together, relaxing at the beach or by a pool, going for a walk together to explore nature and playing a game or two of Scrabble.
Aliza is a crazy and busy (in that order) mother of four children. When she can find the time she loves curling up with a good book. Her ideal day would be spent relaxing at the beach or going hiking, laughing and spending time with her kids.
Sharon is a busy mother of three children who are in various stages of high school and college. She loves to do many things with her limited spare time including spending time with her children, outdoor activities, like gardening and walking and being at the beach. She loves to read but only when there are no other people to enjoy because she does love being with others. She takes great care of other people and our church. If there are people to serve either directly or indirectly, Sharon is probably somewhere around helping them!
Ed is a busy young adult here at MGCB. Living outside of Solanco, Ed has no problem coming to help us out when the network goes down or if we have a simple computer question. As 2021 brought it's challenges, Ed was prepared. From creating a hybrid work environment for some of our staff to starting a live streaming program here at MGCB. He is your average coffeeholic who doesn't mind sitting down with you to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and have a conversation. If you ever visit MGCB, you will know who Ed is as he never stays in one spot for very long and
may cross your path along the way.