Pastors & Staff

Meet the Team

Pastor Joe Sanders

Senior Pastor
Joe grew up in central Illinois. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University and Seminary with a B.A. in Ministry and a Master of Divinity degree. He is currently in the project phase of a Doctor of Ministry in Advanced Biblical Preaching at Talbot Theological Seminary. He enjoys all things outdoors, football, reading books, watching movies, and loves doing life with his wife and three children. Joe loves seeing people’s lives transform when they experience the truth, grace, and love of Christ.

Emily Laudenslager

Youth Ministry Director
Emily is from Eastern Pennsylvania and attended Cairn University.  She has a degree in Bible & Youth Ministry and a Master's in Counseling.  When not hanging out with students, she enjoys traveling, tormenting her cat, Rogue, and watching any Philly sports team...we don't hold that against her.  

Lisa Thomas

Children's Ministry Director
Communications Director
Lisa is from Western Pennsylvania and attended Geneva College for a BS in Chemistry and a MA in Counseling.   She has three children who keep her on her toes.   When not at church, she can be found running, hanging out with her family, or cheering on her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.  

Sarah Wilson

Financial Administrator

Jaymie Shine

Preschool Director

Jessica Krueger

Ministry Assistant

Beth Noble

Front Desk Receptionist

Joyce Thomas

Music Director

Sunny Choo


Janet Manning


Jun Caba