Senior Pastor

Matt  joined the SVEFC staff in February 2018.  

He graduated from Lancaster Bible College and earned a Master's Degree with Tyndale Theological Seminary.  

Matt grew up in Lancaster County where he met wife Corrin.  Together they have two boys, Isaiah, age 7, and Kade, age 4.  As a family, they love spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, and kayaking.

Matt also considers himself a "foodie" and enjoys food from different cultures and cooking with his family.

Most of all Matt is passionate about having a lasting impact for Jesus on as many people as possible.

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Student Ministries Director

Connor joined the SVEFC staff in August 2017.

Connor Mayes grew up in Olney, Maryland, and graduated from Messiah College in 2016 with a Bachelors in Youth ministry.

Connor met his wife Mackenzie while at Messiah College.  Connor played lacrosse during his time at college and now continues his passion through coaching.  He also enjoys lifting with his wife, playing with his dog Remi, and loves Chipotle.

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Children's Ministry Director

Rachael joined the SVEFC staff in September of 2014. 

She graduated from Binghamton University where she studied Biology, focusing in Maternal Care. She grew up in upstate New York and moved to the Harrisburg area in January of 2013. Rachael married her husband James in August 2017.

Rachael describes herself as an avid Pinterester that loves the outdoors, dogs, and a well-brewed cup of coffee. 

Rachael has a passion for children and desires to see God work in kid’s lives in a big way.

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Office Manager

Deb joined the SVEFC staff in August of 2009.

She graduated from Central Pennsylvania Business School in 1977 with a Data Processing Degree.  Her work experience includes Computer Operations, Data Center Management, and Project Management.

Deb is married to David Rupert and has three children -- Sharon, Julia, and Gail.

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Communication Director

Dawn joined the SVEFC staff in January 2013. 

While living in Philadelphia, Dawn graduated from Cedar Grove Christian Academy.  Following God’s leading, Dawn moved out of the city to attend Lancaster Bible College where she majored in Early Childhood Education.  While attending LBC, Dawn met her husband Ron and they were married in August of 1999.  They have three sons, twins Ethan and Aaron, and Matthew.     

In her spare time she enjoys baking, canning, spending time with friends, and shopping.

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