Meet Our Staff

 

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Steve Kindt

Lead Pastor

Steve has served on staff here in many different roles. From 1993 to 1999 he served as the youth pastor with responsibilities in other areas as well. He then spent 11 years as the lead pastor at the Bethany Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg, PA. Steve came back to New Holland in 2010 in the role of executive pastor with additional responsibilities in the areas of worship and small group ministries. In 2016, following the retirement of founding and 40 year pastor Ken Mingledorff, Steve became the church’s Lead Pastor.

Steve grew up in Halifax, PA. He graduated from Eastern Nazarene College and completed a Master’s degree at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He was ordained in 1996.

Steve enjoys listening to, singing, playing, writing, and arranging just about any style of music. He enjoys playing and watching sports (mostly Philadelphia teams).

Steve is married to Missy who loves to travel, read, and sing. She is a French teacher for Hershey Public Schools. Steve and Missy’s daughter, Megan, is a student at Eastern Nazarene College. They also have a son, Nathan, who is a student at Garden Spot High School.

Steve is passionate about the difference Christ followers can make in their communities through a vibrant relationship with Christ. For Steve, being a part of New Holland Nazarene is one part of living out that relationship.
 

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Darin Parry

Youth Pastor

Pastor Darin joined the staff at New Holland Nazarene in June of 2009. He joins us from Melrose, MA with his lovely wife, Marcia,and 3 beautiful daughters, Ashley, Kayla, and Mia.

Pastor Darin is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College, as well as Nazarene Theological Seminary. He loves playing with his daughters, going for walks with Marcia, hanging out with teens, and serving the Lord.

Pastor Darin believes God cares about our joys, sorrows, fears, and hurts. That’s why God sent Jesus to calm the storms of life, to teach us the rhythms of His grace, and to reveal God’s insatiable love for us! Along the way we laugh, cry, serve, share, and grow together.
 

Allyson Vrabel

Children’s Pastor
Pastor Ally joined the staff at New Holland Nazarene in August of 2016. She joined us from Chicago Heights, Il. with her nephew, Tyler, and their two dogs, Joe and Sam.
 
Pastor Ally graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry. She loves spending time with her nephew and her dogs, coffee, all things super heroes, having epic Nerf Wars, hanging out with children, and teaching them about Jesus.
 
Pastor Ally believes that families play a vital role in the church and seeks to equip families to be the spiritual disciplers of their children. She believes that every child, no matter how small, is fully capable of having an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and seeks to cultivate spiritual growth in the children’s department.
 

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Katie Willwerth

Kinder-Haus Nursery Day Care Director
 
Katie joined the church staff in October of 2015 as the Kinder Haus director. Before becoming director, she served 3 years as the assistant director and 5 years as the nursery school teacher at Kinder Haus. She also worked as a substitute teacher and a title one teacher for the ELANCO school district. Katie is a graduate of Garden Spot High School and Alvernia College. She graduated from Alvernia with a BA in elementary education. Katie was born in New Hampshire, but has lived in Pennsylvania for most of her life. She resides in New Holland with her husband and 2 daughters. Katie and her family enjoy camping and spending time together. Her passions include working with children, connecting with families, and serving the Lord through the daycare ministry.
 

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Carisa Patton

Office Administrator

Carisa has been in her current role in the office since 2015. But she’s been actively involved in the life of the church for over 18 years.

Carisa’s passions are serving others, being creative, singing in New Holland Naz’s church choir, “doing life together” with her small group family and making memories with her loved ones.

Her story really began at New Holland Nazarene & Kinder-Haus. This is where she met and married her husband, Eddie. Together they have 3 children, Joshua, Aubrielle and Jared. They live on a small farmette with lots of interesting animals!

One of Carisa’s favorite quotes is: “Give of your hands to serve, and your hearts to love.” -Mother Theresa
 

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Erin Santiago

Secretary
Erin has been working part-time in the office since 2014. She and her husband, Jeremy, have two girls and reside in New Holland.
 
 
 

Sarah Miller

Secratary

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Sarah joined the church office in February of 2017, although she has been attending and involved at NHCN for more than 20 years. She lives in Ephrata with her husband and two daughters.

Sarah’s top two favorite bible verses are “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12, and “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14.