Meet the Elders


Gary Heim- Elder Chairman


Gary and Marilyn, his wife, have been attending SVEFC since 1994 when they moved from State College to the area.  They have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren, some of whom attend SVEFC as well.  Gary has taught various adult, college/career and children classes over the years.  He is an attorney, whose free time centers primarily around his family’s activities.




Scott Ackerman


Scott and his wife LaVonne have been attending SVEFC since 1997. They have four children and one grandson. Scott has been the church Treasurer the past ten years, and was a member of the Worship Team for many years. He teaches in the adult ministry program, and is also a member of our newly formed Ministry to Men Leadership Team, and is member of our Global Outreach Advisory Board. Having a heart for the unborn, Scott and LaVonne have been faithful supporters of Morning Star Pregnancy Services, where LaVonne is a counselor and Scott is the Treasurer and member
of the Board of Directors.


Erik Hohn-Vice Chairman


Erik has been married to Sandy since 2000 and has two sons, Ethan and Sawyer. The Hohn family has been attending SVEFC since 2012. Erik has served on the Worship Team and is currently the Worship Director. He has been involved in the Thrive Life Group and the Ministry to Men. Erik is the Head Counselor at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Harrisburg. 






  Steve Cooper



Jason Hoffer