Pastor Phil Bollinger
Phil Bollinger grew up feeding calves and milking cows on his family’s dairy farm in Ephrata, PA. He left the farm life to pursue biblical studies at Moody Bible Institute, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Phil met his wife, Sarah, during a year abroad in Jerusalem, Israel.
Phil and Sarah have been married for thirteen years and have two sons David (8) and Asher (3). In addition to pastoring, Phil serves as an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Evangelical Seminary, which is now a part of Kairos University. Phil enjoys reading, being outside in nature, and baking bread. Phil loves helping people come to know God better in their study of Scripture and in their everyday lives.
Myron Miller (Elder)
Myron Miller is a retired family practice physician. He spent several years doing medical mission work in Zambia and Honduras. He enjoys reading and being out in the beauty of God’s creation.
Myron grew up in Indiana, the son of a Mennonite pastor. He went to Goshen College and then the University of Illinois for medical school. Myron is also a trained spiritual director. He has authored two books, Think on These Things, a year-long devotional book, and Good Grief, a book about the journey of grieving.
Myron and Doreen have been married for over forty five years. They have four married daughters and eleven grandchildren. One of his favorite areas of ministry is teaching adult Sunday school classes.
Carol Hershey (Elder)
Carol Hershey has been a member of Gingrich Mennonite Church since 1984. During these years, she has led the Worship Music Team, planned church retreats, helped with children’s Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and has served in many other capacities large and small. The Gingrich’s community has been a source of incredible and prayerful support to Carol and her husband, Jay, during seasons of grief and has faithfully walked with her into an ever-deepening relationship and trust with Jesus. To her role as an elder, she brings her gifts of administration, ability to speak the truth in love, and a heart that continues to be shaped by the Spirit of Christ in prayer and silence.
Her heart desires to know God better. The prayer of St. Augustine sums it up: Father, you are full of compassion, I commit and commend myself unto you, in whom I am, and live, and know. Be the goal of my pilgrimage, and my Rest by the way. Let my soul take refuge from the crowding turmoil of worldly thoughts beneath the shadow of your wings; let my heart, this sea of restless waves, find peace in you, O God. Amen
Tom Turley (Elder)
Tom has been serving on the Elder team since January 2020.
Doreen Miller (Spiritual Director)
Doreen enjoys many things— people, trying new things, laughter, gazing at the beauty of Creation, listening, family get-togethers, teaching God-things in fresh ways, silent retreats alone with God, walking and hiking, watching campfires or ocean waves, and sharing deeply with friends, especially about God. She has played many roles—wife, mom, nana, sister, aunt, factory worker, waitress, social worker, physician, spiritual director, volunteer, missionary, seminary faculty, supervisor, youth group advisor, church elder, and friend. But when it comes down to what’s going on in the center of her heart, it’s all about Jesus….and not in some kind of cliche way. And not because that’s the “right” answer. But because Jesus has it all, gives it all, and loves her first. She is honored to be serving God and the church family she loves as Gingrichs Congregational Spiritual Director.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.“