Staff & Board Members

Executive Director: Rev. Ron Tilley

Rev. Tilley contact: 

Program Assistant: Josiah Ludwick

Ludwick, Josiah, Christine, Rachel, & Asher contact: 

 President/Board Chair: Don V. Mitchell

Employment: Retired/Owner of Transportation Services; Taxis and Limousine; Direct or of Church Development, Atlantic Northeast District, Church of the Brethren

Involvements: Former Chair of Pacific Southwest District’s /Imperial Heights Peace and Justice Center, Chair of Mission and Church Planting Commission of Pacific South West District of Church of the Brethren (PSWD), Member of PSWD Witness Commission (Resigned above duties after moving to Pennsylvania), Member of Urban Peace Tours, sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, General Board Witness Commission, Former member TURF Committee, Member of Urban Peace Tours, sponsored by the Church of the Brethren Witness Agency, TURF Committee, ANE Witness Commission, ON Earth Peace Board.

Vice President/Board Vice Chair: Steve Seitz

Steve Headshot_crop LoResEmployment: Steve is currently self-employed with his wife Dotti in their company, The Puppet and Story Works, providing shows for retirement communities, schools, and churches in the Mid-Atlantic States. Steve is retired from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Previously, he was a Project Officer for the National Training System for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS. Prior to that he had been a psychodramatist and counselor for the Washington D.C. city Mental Health Services Administration.

Treasurer: Rick Woodard

Employment: Retired real estate agent with Century 21

Involvements: Founder and Co-Coordinator of the Allison Hill Fund; Member of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church; Board member (and current Chair) of the Peace Tax Fund; Camp Hill Borough Council Member; Board members and Treasurer of Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area; Current president of West Shore Sertoma, and has served as president in 2003-2005 as well.

Secretary: Wanda Santiago

20150909_093720_resized_1Employment: Owner-Operator of Santiago Day Care

Involvements: Volunteer with Community    Life Team Activities, Tutor/Mentor with Hope Foundation, Coordinator for Underprivileged Children’s Christmas Party, was on Board of Habitat for Humanity, was Tutor with TOYS, and was Chair of Parent Advisory Team for Harrisburg School district, neighborhood resident.

Board Member: Pastor Belita Mitchell

Employment: Senior Pastor at Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren since late 2003. Previously employed as Associate Pastor and Executive Account Manager for a Fortune 100 Company in So. California.

Involvements: Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Moderator, 2007; Past Chair of Denominational Committee on Interchurch Relations and NCCC (National Council of Christian Churches) Delegate; Revivalist, Retreat Leader, and Workshop Presenter; Past Coordinator of the South Allison Hill Ministerium and member of The Milton Hershey Penn State Medical School Admissions Committee; Current Chair of Harrisburg Chapter of Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence and National Board Member; Member of Atlantic Northeast (ANE) District Church of the Brethren (CoB) Urban Initiatives Task Team, and ANE District Standing Committee Delegate to the CoB Annual Conference.

Board Member: Lynda Singleton

DSC05559Employment: Auditor and accountant in the private and public sector from 1975-1992.

Involvements: bcmPEACE volunteer since 2015 (Emergency Food Distribution and Administration) Attendee of Leadership Harrisburg’s Non-Profit Conference (2015), Former member of Bethel AME Church; Current member of Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren (2014-present); Vacation Bible School volunteer (2015-present); Active community participant in Housing Workshops of City of Harrisburg’s Comprehensive Planning Process (beHBG)

Board Member: John-Michael Contignola-Pickens

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Employment:  Peace Retreat Coordinator with On Earth Peace; Rehabilitation Specialist with Keystone Community Mental Health; House Manager’s Aide with Allegheny Valley School; Currently the Youth Coordinator at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren.

Involvements: Former Brethren Volunteer Service Volunteer through which I became a mentor for the Agape-Satyagraha program; Restorative Justice Mediator; Helped coordinate the Ministry of Reconciliation’s presence at the Church of the Brethren’s Annual Conference in Tampa in 2015.  Currently volunteering as a church outreach intern at the Center for for Community Peacemaking in Lancaster.

Board Member: Pastor Ron Ludwick

Ron LudwickEmployment: Pastor with Shippensburg Church of the Brethren; Bethany Seminary Student; Pastor with Hanoverdale Church of the Brethren; Currently Pastor of Lebanon Church of the Brethren

Involvements: Zion Choral; Messiah College Choral Arts; Ministers of Music Quartet; Living Hope Counseling Center Board; Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Board

 

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