Shawn Davis Joins DiscipleMakers’ Board of Directors

DiscipleMakers’ board of directors elected Shawn Davis as its newest member in their meeting on April 1. Shawn lives in State College and teaches science at the public high school.

“I’ve been very impressed by what I’ve seen in DiscipleMakers,” Shawn said. “I am drawn to authentic people doing authentic things—I have little patience for dishonest pursuits. What I see in DiscipleMakers is honest pursuit of a worthy goal—an organization doing Christian ministry the right way. This pursuit is spelled out clearly in DM’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values. It’s easy to want to be a part of something like that.”

We praise God for leading Shawn to serve on our board and pray that God will use him to help advance DiscipleMakers’ mission to make disciples for Christ on campus.

Kate Wetzel Joins Disciplemakers' Staff Team

Kate Wetzel

Kate Wetzel

Kate Wetzel has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Muhlenberg College and came to understand the greatness of the gospel through the ministry. Kate has served as a student leader there for the past few years.

“I am so excited to be a laborer for the Lord with DiscipleMakers as we continue to reach more students and see the awesome works the Lord is yet to do," Kate said.

Praise God with us, and pray for Kate as she finishes up her senior year and begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers in May.

Kaitlyn Moore Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Kaitlyn Moore

Kaitlyn Moore

Kaitlyn Moore has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Penn State University and had her heart transformed by the gospel. Kaitlyn soon began sharing the gospel with her friends, and become a student leader in the fellowship. Kaitlyn also served as an intern with DM this past summer in our Event Planning Department.

Upon accepting her position on our staff team, Kaitlyn said, “I am eager to be a part of sharing the good news of Christ with college students and witnessing God’s transformative work in their hearts!”

Kaitlyn will begin raising funds full-time for her ministry with DM following her graduation from Penn State this May. Praise God for providing a new laborer for the harvest field! Please pray for Kaitlyn as she takes her next steps forward.

Taylor Kauffman Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Taylor Kauffman

Taylor Kauffman

Taylor Kauffman has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Lebanon Valley College as a freshman and came to understand the deeper implications of the gospel through the ministry. Taylor has served as a student leader there for the past few years, and also served as a DM intern this past summer.

Upon accepting the staff position, Taylor said, “I’m excited to continue to share Jesus on staff with DiscipleMakers!"

Praise God with us, and pray for Taylor as she finishes up her senior year and begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers in May.

Kaylah Daley Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Kaylah Daley

Kaylah Daley

Kaylah Daley has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! After becoming a Christian in her high school church youth group through DM alumni, Kaylah became further acquainted with DiscipleMakers at Kutztown University. She served in the ministry there leading Bible studies, discipling younger women, and serving in behind-the-scenes leadership roles. Kaylah also served as an intern with DM in the summer of 2015.

Upon accepting her position on our staff team, Kaylah said, “The Lord has grown me so much through the faithful work of men and women in DiscipleMakers and I am so excited for the opportunity to see other lives transformed by the Gospel.”

Kaylah will begin raising funds full-time for her ministry with DM in May. Praise God for providing a new laborer for the harvest field! Please pray for Kaylah as she takes her next steps forward.

Shannon Campbell to join the Penn State Team!

Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell

We're happy to report that Shannon Campbell will serve on our Penn State Team when she reaches her ministry funding goal.

“I'm so excited for the privilege to serve with DiscipleMakers on the Penn State Team," said Shannon, "and I'm looking forward to getting to know the students and sharing the gospel on campus once I reach my full funding. Praise God for this awesome opportunity!

Recently, Shannon passed the 60% mark on her way toward her ministry support goal. Please pray for Shannon as she continues to work hard toward full support so she can begin her new ministry assignment!

Gary & Lily Christman Reach Ministry Funding Goal

Gary & Lily Christman

Gary & Lily Christman

Gary & Lily Christman have reached their ministry funding goal and will be transitioning to their first assignment: the Susquehanna Valley Team. 

Upon reaching their support goal, Gary said: “Throughout this season, it has been apparent that there is ministry everywhere. I don't feel a sense of completion as much as a shift in the audience we will be reaching out to, loving and serving. God has taught Lily and I so much about communication and working together, we are so thankful for all we have learned."

Please join us in praising God for His provision in the Christmans’ lives. Pray that they would transition well into their new team. 

Mike Kreider Joins DiscipleMakers’ Staff Team

Mike Kreider

Mike Kreider

Mike Kreider has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! Mike grew up in Lancaster, PA and became acquainted with DiscipleMakers as a student at Kutztown University. He has served faithfully by leading Bible studies, discipling younger students, leading worship, and helping with behind-the-scenes administration work. He was also a DM intern this past summer.

Upon accepting his position on our staff team, Mike said, “I couldn’t be more excited to labor for the Lord through DiscipleMakers! Through my time as a student at Kutztown University, I’ve seen just a glimpse of the power of God’s Word. I can’t wait to serve Him full-time and see His Word have eternal impacts on others as well!”

Mike is currently finishing his final year at Kutztown and then plans to begin raising funds full-time for his ministry with DM. Praise God for providing a new laborer for the harvest field! Please pray for Mike as he takes his next steps forward.

James Osinski Joins DiscipleMakers’ Staff Team

James Osinski

James Osinski

James Osinski has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! James grew up in Saylorsburg, PA and became acquainted with DiscipleMakers as a student at East Stroudsburg University. He has served faithfully by leading Bible studies, discipling younger students, leading worship, and helping with behind-the-scenes administration work. He was also a DM intern this past summer.

“I’m super excited to be working for DM, as the ministry has been crucial in me knowing what it means to have a daily walk with Christ and how knowing Him impacts all areas of life,” said James. “I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the work at ESU for nearly four years, and I’m excited to see where the Lord brings me next to continue His work.”

James is currently finishing his final year at ESU and then plans to begin raising funds full-time for his ministry with DM. Praise God for providing a new laborer for the harvest field! Please pray for James as he takes his next steps forward.

Nick Smartt Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Nick Smartt

Nick Smartt

Nick Smartt has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! From Needmore, PA, Nick was heavily involved with DM as a Penn State student, interning in the summer of 2015. 

Upon accepting a position on our staff team, Nick said, "College is a pivotal time for young adults from all over the world and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to be an influence for Jesus in their lives during their time at college. I want to see Christ honored in my life and in the lives of others!"

Pray for Nick as he begins support raising over the winter and as he finishes up his senior year at Penn State in May.

Sarah Johnson Reaches Ministry Funding Goal

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Praise the Lord! Sarah Johnson has reached her ministry funding goal and will be fully transitioning to her first assignment, the Lancaster Area Team, where she served as in intern in 2015.

Upon reaching her support goal, Sarah said: "I am excited to continue to build relationships with the staff and students that I met as an intern. God is doing amazing work in the Lancaster area, and I am thrilled to be a part of it!"

Pray for Sarah as begins this exciting new chapter of life!

Bob & Ashley Burns Join DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

The Burns Family

The Burns Family

Bob & Ashley Burns have joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! Bob, originally from New Jersey, and Ashley, originally from Virginia, recently felt the call to full time ministry with DiscipleMakers. Bob & Ashley wanted to do even more to further God's Kingdom and felt that a move to full time ministry was the next step for their family. They have been involved in the ministries of their local church for a few years, and are eager to bring their experience to DiscipleMakers. 

Upon accepting their position on our staff team, the Burns said, "We’re very excited to serve on staff with DiscipleMakers because we love seeing others grow in their relationships with the Lord and we know God will use this experience to help us grow closer to Himself as well!"

Praise God with us, and pray for Bob & Ashley as they begin raising a support team for their ministry with DiscipleMakers.

Steph Hartman Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Steph Hartman

Steph Hartman

Steph Hartman has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! A native of Oley, PA, Steph was involved with the Penn State fellowship as a college student, she also served as a DM intern.

Upon accepting the staff position, Steph said, "I am super excited to work with the ministry that God has used so much in my own life during college! I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for me during this next chapter in my life of raising support and then going and sharing the hope of Jesus with college students!"

Praise God with us, and pray for Steph as she finishes up her senior year and begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers in May.

TJ Renninger Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

TJ Renninger

TJ Renninger

TJ Renninger has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! A Software Engineering major and 2016 graduate of Shippensburg University, TJ was involved with DM's student fellowship during his college years. He also served as a IT professional in the DM summer internship earlier this year. "I am excited to join DiscipleMakers because it has had a huge impact on my life," said TJ. "I want to be a part of a ministry where I can help impact other's lives." 

We praise God for leading TJ to join DM! Pray for him as he begins recruiting his support team for his ministry with DiscipleMakers.

Jason Knox Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Jason Knox

Jason Knox

Jason Knox has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! A 2009 graduate of Muhlenberg College, Jason was heavily involved with DM's student fellowship during his college years, also serving during that time as a DM summer intern in 2008. Since graduating, Jason studied Pastoral Ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary and has since served as a youth pastor. 

We praise God for leading Jason to join staff with DM! Pray for him as he starts fundraising.

Bria Griffin Has Reached Her Fundraising Goal!

Bria Giffin

Bria Giffin

Bria Griffin has reached her ministry funding goal! God has provided the full amount needed for her ministry with DiscipleMakers.“The Lord taught me so many things in this season of support raising,” Bria said. “I’m completely in awe of how he graciously provided for me. I can’t wait to get to the Susquehanna Valley and be a part of what God is doing there.”

Now that she has reached this milestone, Bria will transition to her next ministry assignment: the Susquehanna Valley Team. Please join us in praising the Lord for Bria and pray that He will continue raising up laborers for the harvest field!

Gary & Lily Christman to Join Susquehanna Valley Team

Gary & Lily Christman

Gary & Lily Christman

We are happy to report that Gary & Lily Christman will be serving on the Susquehanna Valley Team upon the completion of their full-time fundraising.

“Lily and I are very excited to join the Susquehanna Valley team in making disciples,” said Gary, “We are really looking forward to investing in this community and we know God is preparing good works as we make our way there.” 

Last month, the Christmans passed the 70% mark on their way toward their ministry support goal. Please pray for Gary & Lily as they continue to work hard toward full support so they can begin their new ministry assignment!

Sarah Johnson to Join Lancaster Area Team

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

We are happy to announce that Sarah Johnson will be serving on the Lancaster Area Team once she completes her full-time fundraising.

“I am so blessed to continue working with students in the Lancaster/Lebanon Area. It is a privilege to be part of a new DiscipleMakers team pioneering into new campuses and I am eager to see how the Lord works!” said Sarah.

Recently, Sarah passed the 70% mark on her way to 100% of her ministry support goal. Please pray for Sarah as she continues to work hard toward her support goal so she can begin her new ministry assignment in the Lancaster area!

Madi (Zoller) Wenger Marries Brandon Wenger and Joins Lehigh Valley East Team!

Brandon & Madi Wenger

Brandon & Madi Wenger

We are excited to announce that on June 5th, Madi Zoller married Brandon Wenger.The newlyweds will be serving together on the Lehigh Valley East Team.

Reflecting on the recent changes, Madi said, "I’m excited to join the team that I’ve gotten to know while dating Brandon. I’m also looking forward to ministering alongside Brandon and the Lehigh Valley East team as we work towards our goal of reaching the campus, reaching the world!”

Praise God for his work in Brandon & Madi’s life, and for calling them together to advance God's kingdom on the college campus!

Janae (DelMaestro) Siford Marries Alex Siford and Joins Staff Team!

Alex & Jenáe Siford

Alex & Jenáe Siford

We are overjoyed to announce that on May 28th, Janae DelMaestro married Alex Siford. Alex is part of our Penn State Campus team. The newlyweds will now serve together at DiscipleMakers and will transition to serving on our candidate staff team until the completion of their full-time fundraising. Janae's first official day at DiscipleMakers was June 1st.

Reflecting on the recent changes, the newlyweds said, "We praise God for this opportunity!
We’re excited to incorporate Janae’s ministry experience and giftings with a great staff team through DiscipleMakers!"

Praise God for his work in Alex & Janae’s life, and for calling them to help advance God's kingdom on the college campus!