Meet Our Staff
After serving as Pastor of Youth and Discipleship for 4 years, Doug accepted the call to become the Senior Pastor of HCOB in 2018. As he leads this body of believers, he desires to draw each member into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. Doug, his wife Jen, along with his son and daughter enjoy time together with her boxer dog, Lincoln.
Doug says, “Feel free to call, email or stop by. If I’m not at the church, I’m always up for a cup of coffee!”
Email Pastor Doug: Doug@hempfieldcob.org
Geoff is privileged to serve God through the gifts of preaching and teaching. As a member of the Hempfield Ministry Team, he preaches monthly and assists with the spiritual needs of the congregation. He also works with our other pastors and teams to ensure that this congregation is becoming what God would have us be to serve the kingdom.
Geoff and his high school sweetheart, Sally, celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2019. They have two sons and four granddaughters. Geoff enjoys bicycling, learning and playing the tuba in various musical organizations. He is the owner of Conversations, Inc., a business specializing in coaching, strategic planning and team building.
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Josh is the minister over the teens and young adults at HCOB. He has a deep passion for youth ministry, and remembers his youth years as foundational and formational. His hope is for the parents and volunteers to partner with him to minister to the teens alongside the church.
Josh graduated in 2018 from Lancaster Bible College with a BA in Youth Ministry. Through his training, he became passionate about teaching, discipleship, and reading God’s word. He has been on staff at HCOB since June 1, 2019. Josh and his wife, Gloria live in East Petersburg with their dog Beau.
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Emmy has been engaging with children for years in various capacities such as teaching in public education, teaching preschool and interacting with the children at HCOB.
Emmy lives with her husband, Dave, and their three daughters, Annabelle, Evelyn and Penelope.
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A former classroom music teacher, Laura has served in music ministry for 25 years, 6 of those years at HCOB. Additionally, she ministers to our children through song and biblical teaching. Laura is on the preaching rotation and is a current student at Evangelical Theological Seminary. As a passionate worshipper and student of the word, she seeks to share God’s love with the people entrusted to her care through music and the hearing and application of scripture to daily life.
Laura enjoys reading, exploring historical sites and learning. Laura is married to husband Darren and has two daughters, Madison and Rowan.
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Irene comes to Hempfield Church of the Brethren with experience in both office procedures and a ministry background. She has worked in different church and secular opportunities and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Her desire is to work within the body of Christ to help coordinate the ministry of the local assembly.
She is a single parent of adult twins, Rose and Grant and lives in East Petersburg.
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