Ethan and his wife, Amanda, have been married for 13 years. They have four children: Simon (12), Eva (12), Eleanor (8), Audrey (6). Ethan grew up in Lewistown and attended CBC throughout his youth. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies & Pastoral Ministry and an M.A. in Theology. Ethan has been in ministry for over 15 years. and has been in pastoral ministry for the last seven years. He has served as Senior Pastor in Wisconsin, as an Assistant Pastor in Florida, and now as Senior Pastor of CBC. Ethan is passionate about sharing God’s Word in a relevant and relatable way. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisherman. Amanda enjoys serving alongside Ethan in ministry. She has a heart for women’s and children’s ministries and enjoys opportunities to do outreach in the community. She homeschools their four children and loves to bake, garden and entertain. As a family, Ethan and Amanda’s desire is to engage with the people around them, live Christ in front of them, and show that there is joy in serving Jesus.
Director of Adult Ministries
Bob and Sherrie Marsh have been members of Calvary Bible Church since July 2005. They were high school sweethearts and have been married since 1986. They have two adult children.
Bob served 20 years in the Navy and retired in 2004. He served our community by working at the Juniata Valley YMCA for over 10 years and then for the Dan Pierce Outdoor Shop until September 2017. Sherrie works at Lewistown Hospital.
Both Bob and Sherrie have the spiritual gift of service. They enjoy serving in various ministries. Together they have enjoyed serving in the Children’s Ministry Program, including Bible Explosion, AWANA and Vacation Bible School. They also enjoy helping with the Food Box Ministry and the Helping Hands Ministry. Sherrie also helps with the check-in computer program that promotes the safety of our children. Bob also serves as an Elder, Life Group Leader and as the Director of Adult Ministries. As a couple, they enjoy boating and being outdoors. They both love the Lord and desire to serve Him and bring glory to Him in all they do.
Director of Children's Ministries
My family and I started attending Calvary Bible Church in 2007, and I joined the staff in April of 2012 as the Director of Children’s Ministries. I love being able to serve the Lord through the children and families at CBC. I also enjoy the variety and flexibility of my job, this allows me a new adventure every day and also the time I need to care for my family
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Tim, for seventeen years. We live in Fergus0n Valley with our two daughters, Sara and Olivia. I spend most of my free time with my family and keep very busy with my girl’s activities. I recently have become a dance mom and I am active in the Home and School at both of their schools. I also enjoy reading, shopping, family walks, and experiencing new places and things with my family. When I am home alone, I am kept company by my very spoiled Yorkie, Coco.
My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
My name is Patrick Young and my wife’s name is Kendra. We are both 26 years old. We know the Lord has clearly opened doors and our eyes for us to minister to the next generation and help them to grow their love and service to Jesus Christ. I grew up in New Hampshire while my wife grew up in Pennsylvania, right outside of Valley Forge. We both had the privilege to be raised in strong Christian homes where the Bible was taught daily, and it was at young ages that we both trusted Jesus Christ to be the Lord of our lives. As I got older, I was able to use the gifts God has given me to be able to help teens through counseling at teen camp, aiding in youth activities, leading and coordinating teen activities, as well as teaching and preaching. My wife grew up in a pastor’s home, and after getting her degree, she has taught high school English in private schools, helping students not only succeed academically, but more importantly, spiritually. Kendra and I were married in June of 2017, and we both enjoy the outdoors. Kendra loves to hike while I enjoy a variety of sports. Many of those recreational activities bring us joy, but the greatest joy we know is serving Jesus! We are excited be serving the Lord here at Calvary Bible Church, and our prayer is that God would use us to see teens turn to Him during every joy, struggle, or trial they may face.
Patrick and Kendra Young
Following high school graduation, I was employed at Standard Steel for ten plus years, took four years off to stay at home with our newborn son, and then joined the office staff of Calvary Bible Church as secretary in November of 1984. I thoroughly enjoy my job, especially working and interacting with people who are part of my church family as well as meeting new people daily.
My husband Dan and I were married in 1976 and live in Ferguson Valley. We have two sons, Ryan (married to Beth Ann Wert) and Darren, who is employed at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital and is recently engaged to Kaiden Dyke. We are blessed with and enjoy our grandson, Brandon, born in February 2010.
My interests center around taking care of our family and home. In my spare time I love to read, watch Hallmark movies, Penn State football and the Steelers and shopping. I also look forward to eating out and fellowshipping with family and friends.
My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5 & 6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
I have served as Calvary Bible Church’s bookkeeper for the past 27 years. During this time I been blessed to serve on various boards and in different ministries of Christian Education.
I was 16 when my, (then future), husband led me to the Lord. My favorite Bible passage is Phil. 4: 4-9. We moved from Huntingdon Co. to Ferguson Valley in 1970. I have two children. Sue Ellen works in the Philadelphia area as a Music Director and teacher. Alan serves as a Pastor in the Harrisburg area, where he and his wife Jenn live. I’ve been blessed with three beautiful and lively granddaughters with whom I’ve been able to share my love for nature and the ocean. I enjoy reading, birdwatching, flower gardening and traveling.
I count it a joy to have been able to serve and work with the people here at Calvary Bible Church.
Director of Kid Kamp/Preschool
As the the director of the Calvary Bible Kid Kamp and Preschool. I have been serving in these ministries since 1989. It is my responsibility to have a vision of what is possible for the future. My goal is to give these children a positive outlook on life through increasing levels of learning through the beginning stages. I am responsible to provide a quality child care and preschool with a safe and nurturing environment. Our future is with today’s children as we invest values based on a biblical foundation.
My husband Ralph and I have been married since 1980. The Lord has blessed us with two grown children along with our Daughter-in-law, Son-in-law and five grandchildren. At my leisure I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.
“Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:10)