Our Staff

Heather Adamson

Worship Arts Administrative Assistant

Ken Adams

Business Manager

Susanna Allen

Communications Assistant

Jeanne Amick

Administrative Assistant

Don Baker

Executive Pastor

Mitch Benedict

Worship Arts Assistant/ Youth Worship Coordinator

Jody Bowser

Senior Pastor

Jay Brown

Pastor of Mission and Discipleship

Dixie Cantrell

Volunteer Coordinator

Michaela Clapper

Elementary Coordinator

Ron Cook

Minister of Pastoral Care

Carol Dice

Offering Coordinator

Lee Dile

Custodian

Tiffanie Eby

Food Service Coordinator

Dr. Stephen Flint

Pastor of Worship and Care

Matt Gish

Pastor of High School Ministries

Renee Hall

Preschool Coordinator

Becky Hann

Director of Children’s Ministries

Nathan Hann

Pastor of Contemporary Worship

Jeanie Helman

Children’s Ministry Outreach Coordinator

John Little

Facilities Maintenance/ Custodial Lead Person

Tera Moran

Nursery Coordinator

Samantha Ray

Student Ministry Administrator

Tyler Roberts

Media and Production Coordinator

John Shadle

Pastor of Middle School/ College Ministries

Fred Shoap

Facility Custodian

Phil Shuman

Organist

Marsha Spangler

Office Administrator/Receptionist

Debbie Watson

Finance, Children’s Ministry Assistant

Heather Adamson

Worship Arts Administrative Assistant

Ken Adams

Business Manager

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 205
E-mail: kadams@kschurch.org

Before coming to King Street Ken Adams spent 31 years at TB Wood’s in Chambersburg: 20 years in engineering as a Product Designer and Application Engineer and 11 years as a Product Manager. Ken came to King Street Church in the summer of 2002 to serve as the church’s first Business Manager.

Born and raised in Chambersburg, Ken graduated from the Chambersburg Area High School and the Franklin County Vocational Technical School’s design technology course. Ken continued his education with courses at Shippensburg University and the Mont Alto campus of Penn State University.

Ken and his wife, Carol, are the parents of three grown daughters: Andrea, Kristie and Becky. He still stays active in softball and enjoys participation in all sports. Other interest includes woodworking and remodeling projects.

What is the most memorable historical event to you? 
I guess one of the most memorable events during my life was the assassination of President John Kennedy. In elementary school they wheeled TV’s into the classrooms and we watched the coverage over and over again.
What is something you wish you had more time for?  
Doing all of the things mentioned above, participating in sports, woodworking and getting away to relax and sightsee.
Who is your favorite athlete of all time? 
Brooks Robinson is one of my favorites. As one of the best defensive baseball players of all time I watched and imitated him as a kid.  Later in life I had the opportunity to play a ballgame with him where he pitched and after getting a hit off him (I guess that’s nothing to brag about) he threatened to “put me down” my next time up.

Susanna Allen

Communications Assistant

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 218
E-mail: sallen@kschurch.org

Susanna worked at State Farm Insurance for six years before switching careers to pursue her passions of writing and design. She then worked at Antietam Recreation in Hagerstown, MD, where she wrote scripts for their Wild West Show, and designed their print materials. She joined the KSC staff in 2009.

Susanna grew up in Brunswick, GA, and Hagerstown, MD, where she graduated from Grace Academy in 1992. She received her Bachelors of Communications degree (with a Commercial Writing Concentration) from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL, in 1997. Susanna has been a volunteer for Bless India Ministries for four years, where she writes the articles for their newsletter. She spent two weeks at an orphanage in India in 2009.

She lives in Hagerstown, MD, where she is close to her parents, brother, and two sisters. Susanna enjoys a variety of handcrafts including charcoal drawing, calligraphy, and jewelry-making, which she consigns to local shops. She also enjoys participating in a small group and a variety of Bible studies through KSC.

Disney or Sea World, Why?
 Sea World! I made this decision after visiting both when I was 12 years old. I have been in love with the ocean and marine life ever since. I even dressed as a scuba diver (complete with wet-suit, mask, and flippers) for high school career day. Three of the most thrilling experiences of my life have been whale watching in Seattle, swimming with dolphins in Cancun, and snorkeling 12 miles off the coast of Florida.
If you could travel anywhere for two weeks where would you go?
 I’d have to say Hawaii. My dad grew up there and has been telling me about its magic since I was little. Internationally, I’d love to visit Fiji, Ireland, and the Holy Lands.

Jeanne Amick

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 210
E-mail: jamick@kschurch.org

In addition to working in the business field as a buyer and HR professional, Jeanne was also involved in social services and charitable organizations (Concern Suicide/Crisis Hotline and Association for Retarded Citizens). After seeing an announcement in her church bulletin she volunteered at the local crisis pregnancy center. A year later she became their first full time office manager. After moving to Pennsylvania, she returned to the HR field working for Menno Haven and Head Start. Prior to joining the King Street staff, she was employed by the County of Franklin in the HR Dept. She served on KSC’s Mission Commission for 4 years and joined in on a 2 week missions trip to Honduras.

Although Jeanne grew up in WV, she lived in Winchester, VA, for approximately 30 years and considers it home. She attended Shepherd University in West Virginia and continued her education at Lord Fairfax Community College (VA) toward a BA in Business Management. After moving to Pennsylvania, she graduated from Penn State Mont Alto with a certificate in their Human Resources Management program.

What is the most unusual or dangerous activity in which you have participated?
 Para-sailing (it was incredible!) and white water rafting (scary!)
What was your first car? 
A blue 1957 VW Beetle – once had 10 girls in it – and yes I was driving at the time!
What is the best concert, hands down, you have ever attended? 
Trans- Siberian Orchestra (TSO) – have seen them twice.

Don Baker

Executive Pastor

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 232
E-mail:  dbaker@kschurch.org

Don Baker has served in full-time ministry for more than 30 years in para-church and church settings, many of those years in Chambersburg. He has served as the Area Director of Young Life in Franklin County, as Director of NETwork Ministries, on the pastoral staff of 4th Street Church of the Brethren, and as Director of Missions and Outreach at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. Don began serving as the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at King Street in the fall of 2010.

Don grew up in Chambersburg where he graduated from CASHS in 1976. He received his BS in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg State College in 1980. He completed an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1993. Don and his wife, Ann, lived and ministered as urban missionaries in Newark, NJ from 1983-1985.

He and his wife, Ann, live in Chambersburg. They are the parents of two adult children (Daniel & Kara). Don loves to read and greatly enjoys basketball (both watching & playing).

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  
My favorite free time activity is working out at the YMCA. I also love spending time with my wonderful wife.

What is your favorite book and why?  
Wow! Too hard to answer. I have a library of more than 3000 books and many of them have had a profound impact on my life. Two books that had a major influence on me as a young Christian are: 1) Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Ron Sider and 2) Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. I continue to recommend them.

Mitch Benedict

Worship Arts Assistant/ Youth Worship Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 201
E-mail:  mbenedict@kschurch.org

Mitch began as a volunteer with our worship band, and later became an intern.  He became a member of the staff in 2013.

What is something interesting that most people may not know about you? 
I am an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.  My brother introduced me to hockey in 2007 and since then it has been my favorite sport.  I even began playing in an adult hockey league in Hagerstown, MD, every Sunday night in the Fall and Winter.  Let’s go, Pens!!!

What is a movie you could watch over and over again?  Call me crazy but I have always loved the movie Elf.  I could watch that movie and always find something to laugh about.  It’s not totally uncommon for me to watch it months in advance to get myself in the Christmas spirit.

 


Jody Bowser

Senior Pastor

Phone: 717.264.4651
E-mail: jbowser@kschurch.org

Before coming to King Street Church in November 2015, Dr. Bowser was the Senior Pastor at Moses Lake Alliance Church in Moses Lake, Washington. His ministry experience also includes five years as Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Visalia, California, and over ten years as Director of Student Ministries and Preaching Associate at The Chapel in Akron, Ohio.

He and his wife, Caryn, have six children, three of whom currently attend Christian colleges in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Their oldest son is on staff as a video producer at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC and their two youngest children still live at home.

Jody’s Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis on preaching, is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. His doctoral preaching studies were done under Dr. Haddon Robinson. Jody has said that the three summers that he studied under Dr. Robinson were invaluable in developing his preaching abilities.

Jay Brown

Pastor of Mission and Discipleship

Dixie Cantrell

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651
E-mail: dcantrell@kschurch.org or volunteer@kschurch.org

Michaela Clapper

Elementary Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 220
E-mail: mclapper@kschurch.org

 

 

Ron Cook

Minister of Pastoral Care

Carol Dice

Offering Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651
Email: cdice@kschurch.org

Lee Dile

Custodian

Tiffanie Eby

Food Service Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651

I grew up in Chambersburg Pa, and Graduated Chambersburg High School Class of 2006.

My husband and two children currently live in Shippensburg. Some things I enjoy doing are cooking, decorating cakes, working in my vegetable garden and crafts.

If you could travel any where for two weeks, where would you go?
 I would go to Germany and see my ailing Grandfather one last time, and I would go to Greece. Judging from pictures, I would say the Greece coastline is the most stunning place and I would love to go someday, plus their respect and love for food is alluring to me.
What did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
I wanted so badly to study Johns Hopkins University and be a surgeon or study at Pittsburgh University and major in law!
When you have free time what do you like to do? 
Go kayaking with my husband in North Carolina, Currituck Sound.

Dr. Stephen Flint

Pastor of Worship and Care

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 213
E-mail:  sflint@kschurch.org

Steve received a Master of Christian Ministry degree from Huntington University and a Doctor of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.  He is an Ordained Pastor and also holds a Chaplain Endorsement with the Free Methodist Church.  Steve says, “My passion and calling is to serve and equip the local church in biblical and transformational worship centered in Christ.”

Steve is married to Suzanne, and they have three children.  Amanda is a senior at Liberty University, Stewart is a recent high school graduate, and Makenna is beginning 8th grade.

Matt Gish

Pastor of High School Ministries

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 216
E-mail:  mgish@kschurch.org

Matt Gish served as Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Franklin, Ohio, from 2003-2011 before joining the ministry team at King Street in June of 2011.

Matt grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where He graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 2001. He received his Bachelor’s of Youth Ministry degree from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, in 2005.

He and his wife, Aimee, live in Chambersburg and have two children, Micah and Malia. He loves technology, being outdoors, and snow skiing with his family.

What is something interesting that most people may not know about you?
 I cannot grow a full beard.
What is on your current playlist? 
Gungor, Switchfoot, and there is always some David Crowder Band
If you could travel anywhere for two weeks where would you go? Switzerland for skiing.

Renee Hall

Preschool Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 229
E-mail: rhall@kschurch.org

Renee taught her first Kindergarten class of 20 children which lead to a position as a preschool teacher in her church’s daycare while attending college. Prior to coming to King Street, she served as a preschool teacher for over 20 years in a preschool setting in Kissimmee, FL, and at Fayetteville Christian School in Fayetteville, NC. She oversaw Children’s Ministries for Kissimmee First Church of the Nazarene and Faith Wesleyan Church in Fayetteville, NC.

Renee grew up in Valdosta Georgia along with four other siblings, two brothers and two sisters. She attended Valdosta State University for two years and completed her education at Fayetteville Technical Community College. She has an AS in Science with a concentration in Early Childhood.

Renee and her husband Randal and have been married for 27 years. They have one daughter, Amelia, a graduate of Penn State Hershey, who is married and serves as a NICU nurse in Reading, PA. Their son, Zach Girard, a former student of Renee’s, joined the family in 2008. Randal works for Lockheed Martin Aerospace as a Field Engineer.

Renee’s favorite thing to do is to sing. She grew up in a family of singers. Renee also enjoys sewing, cooking and just spending time with her family.

What is something interesting that most people may not know about you? 
I come from a family of singers. My dad was a music minister and I have had two brothers that have followed suit. My sisters and I sang trios quite often. My mother played the accordion and piano. We would stand around as children and sing together as a family. Mom’s favorites were “Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul ” and “I Wonder Have I Done My Best for Jesus.” We also past the time on a long car trip by singing together as a family. We would sing “Give Me Oil in My Lamp,” “The Lighthouse,” “I’ve Got a Mansion” and various others. In recent years, we have had the privilege of singing our loved ones home into Glory as we have said goodbye to my youngest sister and both of my parents. There is nothing sweeter.
Who is someone from the last 100 years of history that you would like to meet and why? 
For many years, I have wanted to go to Focus on the Family and have the opportunity to talk with Dr. James Dobson. Dr. Dobson is now retired from there, but I would certainly love to meet him. He has been a blessing to me through the years as I have listened to countless hours of Focus on the Family. He just sounds like one big sweetheart of a daddy and I guess he reminds me of my own.
What is your favorite movie genre and why? 
Musicals…because I love music. As a child, I grew attending musicals. I participated in a couple. I also love Anne of Green Gables series!

Becky Hann

Director of Children’s Ministries

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 202
E-mail:  bhann@kschurch.org

After serving in the Children’s Department of King Street Church since 1989, Becky Hann was asked to consider taking on the new position of Director of Children’s Ministries in 1997 and has been serving in that capacity since then.

Becky grew up in Lancaster County, PA where her father was a Methodist Pastor and he eventually became a traveling Evangelist. Becky met her husband Paul Hann when his family moved into the Lancaster area where they attended the same high school. Paul and Becky were married the summer before Paul’s junior year of college at Penn State. They have three sons: Adam is married to Amanda, Matthew is married to Emily, and Nathan is married to Alyssa.

Some of my favorite things to do are reading a good book, cooking for people, and being with my family.
What did you want to be when you grew up? 
I’m still trying to figure that one out.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 
To be able to get to every hurting child in time and save them from harm.
What makes you laugh quicker than anything? 
Being in a room when my husband and sons are reacting to something funny. I laugh at them
laughing.

Nathan Hann

Pastor of Contemporary Worship

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 221
E-mail:  nhann@kschurch.org

Nathan is a graduate of Huntington University with a BS in Worship Leadership and a minor in Bible and Religion.  He has been serving as the Worship Pastor at College Park UB Church in Huntington, Indiana, for the past two years.  He is married to Alyssa.

Nathan says, “My passion for leading worship started in my 9th grade year of high school when God really started pulling at my heart to become involved in musical worship leading.  I joined the youth praise band at King Street Church that year.  Since then, God has instilled discipline and a desire to continue to develop musically through my college education, internships, and employment.  Even though abilities are valuable, more importantly, God has shaped my heart and continues to heighten my passion for drawing people closer to God through their worship of Him.”

Jeanie Helman

Children’s Ministry Outreach Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 206
E-mail:  jhelman@kschurch.org

Upon graduation from High School Jeanie Helman worked as a secretary until the birth of her first son.  That launched 25 years of motherhood and many volunteer positions.  In 2004 she began part-time as Elementary Coordinator, and most recently her title changed to Children’s Outreach Coordinator.

Jeanie was born and raised in the Chambersburg area.  In fact, 23 years ago she and her husband, Stan took over her family’s dairy farm in the New Franklin area.  Her husband and their youngest son, David, are partners in the dairy business and she helps as bookkeeper and part-time milker.

They have two other grown sons, Andrew and Nicholas.  Jeanie has three beautiful grandsons.  She loves playing with them and gardening.

If you could have any car what would it be?  To be real honest, I don’t care what kind of car I have, as long as it gets me where I need to go, has heat and air conditioning and a good radio.
What is the best, hands-down, concert you have ever attended?  In the day, I attended concerts (don’t do that much anymore). I liked Jeremiah People.  Does that date me or what?
Which school teacher do you remember the most and why?  Mr. Fortna.  I lied once about my age going into a football game because the family I was with wanted me to, and the next week at school he called me on it and lectured me on the importance of doing the right thing no matter what others said or did.

John Little

Facilities Maintenance/ Custodial Lead Person

Tera Moran

Nursery Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 203
E-mail: tmoran@kschurch.org

 

Samantha Ray

Student Ministry Administrator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 228
E-mail:  sray@kschurch.org

 

Tyler Roberts

Media and Production Coordinator

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 231
E-mail: troberts@kschurch.org
Find Tyler on Facebook

Tyler Roberts co-owns a web and graphic design company, Cross and Crown Productions, Inc. with his brother.   In addition, he also co-owns C & C Coffee Company. He worked full time at Cross and Crown Productions before coming to King Street.

Tyler grew up in Greencastle, where he graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School in 1999. He went on to attend Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science. In 2004, he received his Master’s of Business Administration from Shippensburg, PA.

Tyler and his wife, Jenn, live in New Franklin. They have a daughter named Addison and a toy fox terrier named Riley. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, technology, and mastering his barista skills.

What is/was your nickname? Why? 
Ty, T-dawg – variations of Tyler.
What is your favorite snack food?
 Nachos, salt and vinegar potato chips, ice cream, cowtails.
How many foreign countries have you visited? Which ones?
13 –  Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Jamaica, England (2), Bolivia, Mexico, Grand Cayman,  Bermuda, Peru, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand (studied abroad for 3 months)

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John Shadle

Pastor of Middle School/ College Ministries

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 222
E-mail:  jshadle@kschurch.org

John Shadle served as the Youth Pastor of Fowlerville United Brethren Church in Fowlerville, MI for six years before coming to King Street.  He is a 2007 graduate of Huntington University with a B.S. in Youth Ministry and a minor in Bible and Religion.  He is also pursuing a Master of Divinity from Winebrenner Seminary.

John attended King Street in his youth and shares, “God used the Street youth ministry as a vehicle for me to meet and fall in love with Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.  To have the opportunity to give back to the ministry and the church that has given so much to me is a tremendous honor.”

John has a special heart for middle school students.  He shares, “God has given me a deep passion for middle school students.  Middle school ministry is definitely controlled chaos at times, but I just love to see God reach these young adolescents and use them for His Kingdom.  To have the opportunity to primarily focus on 6th-8th grade students and to work alongside their parents and other church staff in order to see these students develop a faith that truly lasts excites me.”

Fred Shoap

Facility Custodian

Phone: 717.261.4651

Fred’s career experience has mainly been in the construction field. He has experience in rough carpentry and working in the mill shop.

Fred grew up in Chambersburg, PA, where He graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School and attended Williamsport Community College.

Fred and his wife, Sue, live in beautiful Buchanan Valley in Adams County. They have a daughter, Heidi, and a grandson Cody. They also have a son-in-law Calvin and step grandsons, Devon and Austin. In his spare time, Fred enjoys surf fishing and motorcycling.

If you could travel anywhere for two weeks where would you go?
 Israel
What is on your music playlist?
 Southern Gospel, Praise and Bluegrass
What is your favorite movie genre and why?
 Comedy- everyone needs to laugh

Phil Shuman

Organist

Phone: 717.264.4651

Phil Shuman began playing organ at the age of thirteen at his home church, Newburg United Methodist Church. In August of 1970 he became organist at King Street Church.

Phil grew up on the family farm in Newburg and graduated from Shippensburg Area Senior High School in 1968. He received a bachelor’s of science degree and a master’s degree in elementary education from Shippensburg University, as well as a master’s in school administration. Phil was an educator in the Tuscarora School District for thirty-five years, having served at JBMS as teacher and assistant principal, and at Mercersburg and Montgomery Elementary Schools.

Phil studied piano with Libby Shriner and organ with Gladys Cramer and Wayne Mowrey. He also received a certificate in church music from Shenandoah University in 1993.

Phil and his wife Leslie live near Newburg, Pennsylvania. They are the proud parents of two daughters. Bethany is an English teacher at Big Spring High School. She and her husband, Carl, live in Carlisle. Kristen is a social worker in Philadelphia and is pursuing a career in forensic medicine.

Name something people would be surprised to learn about you? 
I did not start piano lessons until in junior high school as my parents refused to buy a piano, only doing so after much pressure from community and friends.
What is the best advice you have ever received? 
Be yourself and don’t compare yourself with others.
Coke or Pepsi?  
Pepsi – actually root beer – caffeine makes me hyper and super grouchy!

Marsha Spangler

Office Administrator/Receptionist

Debbie Watson

Finance, Children’s Ministry Assistant

Phone: 717.264.4651 ext. 223
E-mail: dwatson@kschurch.org

Debbie Watson worked as a secretary for Rodney Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. for 5 years before joining the staff at King Street on March 3, 2003.  She grew up in Chambersburg and started attending King Street at 2 weeks of age.

Debbie has been married to Glenn for 30 years.  They have 2 grown daughters.  Christina is married to Dustin Martin and they reside locally.  Trista is married to Terry Hurst and they reside in Rochester, Indiana.  Debbie enjoys reading and crocheting.

What was your first car? 
Chevy Monza
What is your most cherished possession? 
My Photo Albums
If you could have one last meal, what would it be? 
Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Mashing Potatoes & Gravy