Meet Our Staff
This Pastor Randy joined us in 2015 from Hastings, Minnesota where he had served for 10 years as an assistant, senior, and marketplace pastor. Prior to that, he and his wife Jennifer served nearly 10 years in Hong Kong as church planters of an international English speaking church.
He and Jennifer have four children and one grandchild, and when they are not involved in local ministry, they enjoy taking short-term missions trips to continents of Africa and Asia.
Pastor Randy is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership Development. He is also a certified Lead Like Jesus trainer and coach.
Katie began attending Arise! as a newborn and probably never dreamed that she would someday work at the church. In 2014, she began working as an administrative assistant in the church office.
She holds a B.A. in English from The Pennsylvania State University and when she is not cheering on the Nittany Lions, she can usually be found enjoying outdoor sports with her husband Peter and their two young children.
Worship Arts Director
Sue serves as the Worship Arts Director at Arise! She holds music degrees from Messiah College and West Virginia University and has been actively involved in church music for over 35 years.
She has served as adjunct instructor in piano at Carroll Community College and currently teaches approximately 30 private piano students. She and her husband Dennis have 3 children and 5 grandsons.
Head of Tech and Sound
Ben began working as Head of Tech and Sound for Arise! in 2018. He has recently helped Arise! update equipment that has provided the Arise! the availability to livestream, where we are getting viewers not just in Hanover, but across the country and the world.
He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2020 with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology. He uses this degree to work full time as a Solution Analyst consultant for Deloitte.
Ben and his wife Charissa have one son.
Secretary and Web Technician
Charissa began working as the secretary and web technician for Arise! in 2021. She works in tandem with Pastor Randy, Katie, and Ben to create the church's online presence.
She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2021 with a degree Human Development and Family Studies with two minors in Psychology and Early Childhood Development.
Charissa is married to Ben and they have one son.