Logan Ames - Lead Pastor
Logan is excited about reading, studying, and teaching God's Word and loves to apply it to daily life. He is passionate about using Scripture and his own traditions, reasoning, and experiences to help others get to know Jesus and find hope, meaning, and joy for their lives. He grew up in Harrisburg PA and graduated from Indiana Univ. of PA with a criminology degree, and later received a Master of Divinity degree from Winebrenner Theological Seminary with a specialization in family ministry. He has been blessed with opportunities where he taught and ministered to people of all ages, as well as the homeless, drug-addicted, and incarcerated. He previously worked as a child protective services investigator and part-time pastor before entering full-time ministry. He is licensed with the Churches of God - General Conference. He enjoys playing golf, watching all sports, and spending time with family. Logan is married to his wife Clara, who is the executive director for a faith-based agency that provides mental health services.
John Harman - visitation pastor
It is with great human sorrow and even greater heavenly joy that I report to you all that on October 1, 2018 , our beloved Pastor John Harman took his last earthly breath and entered into the glorious presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where he no doubt heard those precious words, “Well done, they good and faithful servant”. He is no longer suffering and is now dancing with Jesus with no more pain or sorrow. We will grieve, and we will miss him, but we will thank God for his life and service and will celebrate his going home. Please keep his wife, Sue, and his sisters Rita and Linda, in your prayers as well as all the friends, family, and church friends who knew and loved John.
Shawn Peale- worship Arts director
Shawn is excited to be the Worship Director here at Friendship Community Church. He is passionate about cultivating worship teams that are centered around relationships and excellence in service. He loves to talk with people in general and also teach people about worship/worship leading. While Shawn has only been a worship leader for about 3 years he comes with a variety of experience and has course work in Worship Leadership from Elim Bible Institute and College and Early Childhood Education from Rowan College. In his spare-time he likes to work out, write songs, watch Netflix, Read, fix things and thrift shop.
Gary Shaner - Tech Director
Gary was behind the computer at the first service in the new church building in 2002 and has served in various roles since. He has an Associate’s degree in computer networking from Keystone Technical Institute. He has two children, Cody and Kala, who live in Dover, PA. He loves woodworking and computers. Gary enjoys leading the tech team in delivering the best church experience possible.
Jen Barshinger - Children and Teen Director
Jen has a passion for working with both children and teens. She has a bachelors degree in psychology and her work experiences include working with teenagers in a group homes and working in child-care. She has been volunteering at Friendship since her arrival in 2010 and has enjoyed working with the youth, teaching Sunday school and singing in the praise band. More recently, in August of 2017, she married her husband, Nolan, right here in the sanctuary. Friendship has been such a blessing in Jen's life, and she is looking forward to extending that blessing to others through children and youth ministry!
Sarah Morin - church administrator
Sarah grew up in the Dover area and still resides there with her husband and son. In her spare time she loves to read, watch football, and go to the beach.
Pam Westerhold - Preschool Director / Teacher
Pam loves working with children! She has been a preschool teacher for more than twenty years, and since 2010 has been the Director of Little Friendships Preschool. She loves teaching and is very glad to be able to use this passion at Friendship Church. Pam also loves taking care of her rain garden and releasing monarch butterflies and is a beekeeper, along with her husband, Jerry. They love to travel to Chicago, sometimes just for the pizza! Her daughter Jen is also actively involved in the church as she helps with the Children and Teen ministries and the Praise Team. Pam would love to teach your children at Little Friendships!
Sandy Sharp - Preschool Teacher
Sandy loves teaching at Little Friendships Preschool She has worked with children for over twenty-five years and considers it a ministry of the heart. She and her husband, Randy, have two daughters, Olivia and Deanna. They enjoy going to Knoebels Amusement Park and visiting Ocean City, New Jersey every summer. Sandy is also a talented artist and has worked on many projects for the church, including the set design for the stage themes.
Kim Smith - Church Treasurer
Pastor Dennis Hall - Founding Pastor
Dennis founded Friendship Community Church. The first service was March 17, 1991 at the Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover.
Dennis vision for Friendship was to see unconnected people find God in their lives. He is passionate about anything that helps people say “yes” to God.
Now retired, he enjoys watching sports (especially the Steelers), playing golf and taking long walks with his new rescue lab mix, Maggie. He is married to Ruth, and has two children, Joshua and Peter.