CMBC Youth


Compelled by Christ to love, live, and lead for God's glory.



Growing in a greater love for God and a greater love for each other.



Wednesday nights, 6:40-8:15 PM: Students in grades 7-12 meet in the youth building (small white building on church property) for games, snacks, teaching, and small group discussions.

Sunday mornings, 10:30-11:30 AM: During the Sunday School hour, students in grades 7-12 meet in the youth building for fellowship and teaching time.


Medical Information & Permission Form

Child/Youth Policies, Dress Code & Appearance Policy, and Youth Ministry Expectations are available upon request. Contact the church office.


Church phone number: 717-442-8161


Upcoming Events

For students to participate in any of the following events, they are required to have an up-to-date medical information and permission form. This form will give us any legal and medical information we may need in case of an emergency.

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

Our Youth Leaders

  • Garrett herdter

    Garrett and his wife, Beth, and children Gabe, Emme, Maggie, and Jack have been attending CMBC since 2013. In that time, Garrett has served as an Awana leader, a Pier 56 Sunday School teacher, and currently serves as Sunday School teacher for our youth. He has degrees in Art Education and Contemporary Ministries, is ordained, and was a youth pastor for 13 years. Now he works for Stockin’s Apiaries and is a board game designer. Growing up, he aspired to be an artist. Now, his dream job is to be a board game designer, so he’s doing a pretty good job of achieving his dreams! It’s probably no surprise that in his spare time, he enjoys playing board games. He also enjoys a good filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, and likes penguins (because they’re funny, not to eat). We asked him the craziest thing he’s ever done – he thinks being the father of 4 kids is pretty crazy!

  • Beth Herdter

  • Frank heverin

  • Shannon heverin

  • Nate Lammey

    I enjoy watching baseball and digital illustration. I started serving as a youth leader in 2015. I have worked in several contexts teaching, tutoring and mentoring youth and always enjoy spending time with and encouraging young people. My role as a youth leader is to lead the 7th and 8th grade boys in small group.

  • Lauren Rickards

  • Emily Rishel

    Emily Rishel serves in our youth ministry as a small group leader for Jr. High girls. She facilitates small group discussions, helps provide leadership at events, and is just generally available for our youth. Her favorite thing about serving as a youth leader is seeing how the students think and what they’re learning during small group discussions. Emily began attending CMBC with her family in 2009 (her parents are Darrell & Ladina Rishel) and has been involved in our church ministries in many ways – volunteering with VBS, a member of Converge, helping with Good News Club, and was very involved in youth group and youth missions trips when she was a student in our youth group. She graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute this year and is now a Title I Tutor at Paradise Elementary. Outside of work and church, she loves running, hammocking, coffee dates, playing piano, playing card games, spending time with friends, and eating ice cream and peaches, her favorite foods. Her dream vacation is taking friends to Youghiogheny Lake. She’s also gone cliff jumping (the craziest thing she’s ever done!) and rode her bicycle with her brother, dad, and grandpa from her house to Sarasota, Florida in 2014. We’re so thankful to have Emily in our church family and serving with our youth!

  • Mike Ritzman

    Mike Ritzman serves as a youth leader and co-leads small group for 11th-12th grade boys. His favorite part about being a youth leader is connecting with the teens and showing them Christ. Mike began attending CMBC in 1972, and during his time here he has been involved in several ministries, including teaching 4th grade boys, going on missions trips, participating in various community outreaches, serving on the development committee, and serving as an elder. He and his wife Melanie were married in 1989 and since then have had ten children. To relax he likes to hunt deer and turkey, camp, and hike.  Some fun facts about him are his favorite food is apple pie, he wanted to be an air force pilot when he grew up, and his dream vacation would be to visit Israel. The craziest thing he had ever done was on a missions trip to Ukraine when he allowed himself and his 12 year old daughter to be dropped off in the middle of a city at 3:00 in the morning. He didn’t know any of the people or how to communicate with them, and they didn’t even have an interpreter. They definitely had to trust God in that situation!

  • Joanna sensenig

    I enjoy spending time with our kids (most days, anyway!). God has opened doors for me to be a part of the CMBC youth ministry since 2004/2005 school year. I really enjoy the teens and watching them grow in the Lord, building relationships with them to encourage their walk with the Lord. The 11th and 12th grade girls are where you will find me on a Wednesday night for our small groups! Fellowship usually includes food. It's the same at our youth functions as well! I help organize food for our weekly events and other youth activities.

  • vince sensenig

    I have been a Youth Leader since 2004. As a painter, a father of 8 kids and a runner, I manage to stay busy.  I am currently CMBC's Youth Director and I lead the 11th and 12th grade boys small group. I really enjoy interacting with the youth and trying to prove the old guy can keep up as I really love playing and watching all sports. Even more, I enjoy teaching and building into their lives and seeing them grow spiritually.

  • Anna Stoltzfus

  • Clark Stoltzfus

    Clark Stoltzfus has been attending CMBC since 2017 and is involved as a youth leader – he spends time with our guys and occasionally teaches. His favorite thing about serving this way is teaching young men what it means to be a man of God and how to think through Scripture for themselves. Outside of church, he’s a farmer and an excavator. Growing up he wanted to be a pastor or missionary. To relax, he enjoys hunting and playing sports, and maybe eating his favorite food – crab legs! He also loves history. His dream vacation is hiking in the Rockies. He and his wife, Anna, were married in March 2019. The craziest thing he’s ever done (and we hope he won’t teach our youth to do this!) is set off fireworks out the back of a car, causing a window to shatter. Thank you for serving and being a part of our church family, Clark!

  • Dale Swann

    Dale Swann and his wife, Allie, have been attending CMBC since March 2014. Dale and Allie met in a Sunday School class in their early 20’s and were engaged in 3 months and married within a year! They have three children: Ivy, Sabrina, and Brady. Currently, Dale is on the Elder Board and Missions Committee and also coaches our volleyball and softball teams. Allie sings and plays keyboard on the Worship Team. They both went on the 2016 missions trip to Costa Rica and hope to return in 2018. Outside of church, Dale is in charge of purchasing and store management at Swann’s Pantry Closeout Grocery. The whole family loves sports – Dale’s favorite teams are the Orioles and Redskins and Allie is a big Steelers fan. They also love going on vacation, especially to the beach to visit lighthouses. They’ve seen a majority of the lighthouses on the East Coast, from Boston to Florida and Puerto Rico.

  • Jeff thomas

    I have been serving the youth with my wife Sarah since March 2016. I enjoy riding dirt bike, spending time in the woods hunting, and anything that keeps me active and outside. I love the enthusiasm and passion our youth bring and strive to be a godly example and encouragement in their lives as they go through a stage of uncertainty and excitement in "growing up". As a youth leader, I help lead the 7th and 8th grade boys small group. It is my goal as their leader to help them grow in their knowledge of who God is and to help equip them to share this knowledge with their friends. College is a testing time for a young believer and it is crucial to help them gain the spiritual foundation to stand firm in their faith as they enter the "real world."

  • sarah thomas

    I enjoy anything outdoors, including running, biking, sports, and gardening. I have been serving as a youth leader since March 2016, and I assist in leading the 9-10th grade girls. I am excited as a youth leader to connect and build relationships with the students. It is my desire to be there to encourage them, pray for them, and help them grow deeper in their faith so they can seek to serve the Lord in all areas of their lives.

  • Nicole Underwood

    Nicole Underwood is a small group leader on Wednesday nights for our 7th through 9th grade youth. She also goes to youth activities and will go on the 2019 missions trip to Montana. She loves the relationship part of youth ministry – chatting with the girls about life and God’s Word. Nicole and her husband Mark and their four children have been attending CMBC since 2002. In that time, she’s also been involved with our cafe ministry, children’s ministry, greeter, women’s Bible studies, VBS, and the Compassion committee. Outside of church, Nicole is a homemaker, and attended LBC. Growing up, she wanted to be a mom and a biologist. Her dream vacation is anywhere she doesn’t need to fly to, as long as she doesn’t have to cook and she has plenty to read! She loves to walk, hike, read, decorate, and generally be creative. We asked her what her favorite food is, but she just couldn’t decide – she loves most food. The craziest thing she’s ever done is pick up a stranger and give her a ride. She’s been charged at by a bat, bull, and a pony and has been attacked by a dog and a chicken – hopefully not on the same day! We love having Nicole in our church family!