Messiah United Methodist Church

Intergenerational Methodist Church

Church Staff

Pastor Randy Zeiler

Pastor Randy is the Pastor here at Messiah UMC.  His wife is Beth and they’ve been married for 36 years.  They have two daughters, Amberle Marie and Sarah.  Amberle is a dental assistant and is married to Travis.  Sarah is a Senior Analyst  for a Debt Recovery company.   Beth has been employed with  SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice for over 25 years.   Pastor Randy is a graduate of Penn State University and a second career pastor.  He was appointed to State Line UMC in 2012 following Licensing School and was appointed to St. Thomas UMC in 2015 prior to coming here.   He serves as Secretary for the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members Steering Committee.  Pastor Randy and Beth are cat lovers and have 2 cats.   They also enjoy camping and exploring with their pop-up camper for 3 seasons out of the year.  Pastor Randy is a huge fan of Peanuts characters, Mr. Rogers and collecting Nativity sets.  One thing you might not know… in high school Pastor Randy did cave exploring in explored and unexplored caves in Pendleton, WV. 

Administrative Assistant  – Beth Green

Beth is married to Rob Green and they have two boys, Jeffrey and Matthew.  Jeffrey graduated from Penn State University and is employed locally.  Matthew graduated from Millersville University and obtained his Masters in Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma.  Beth loves gardening, exercising, decorating and painting.    Her favorite pastime is decorative painting and she is an Elite OSCI (OneStroke) instructor.  She has been employed at Messiah for 9 years.   

Children’s Pastor – Rev. Tiffany Manning

Rev. Tiffany is the new Children’s Pastor here at Messiah UMC.  She and her husband Nate have been married for 6 years and are raising four foster children (ages 8, 5, 4, and 2) that they hope to adopt by the end of the year.  As a family they just recently visited Disney World in December and love playing outside and family mealtime.  Tiffany served at St. Paul UMC in Manchester as the children and youth pastor for almost 10 years.   She directed the youth group, started a preteen ministry for kids, directed the children’s choir and coordinated annual events like Trunk or Treat, VBS and egg hunts.  She also was very active serving in the church’s child care, Sunbeam Station, teaching weekly Bible lessons to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through song, story and crafts.  Rev. Tiffany looks forward to meeting everyone. 

Youth Ministries Coordinator – Breanne Brunner

Breanne is the Youth Coordinator here at Messiah UMC.  She also works for Calvary UMC on the other side of York.  Breanne is a 2004 graduate of Messiah College and has been working in youth ministry since 2005.  She loves traveling to new places and cultures and doing mission trips in different locations.  Breanne spent a year in London working with inner city kids through an organization called XLP who work with at risk youth across London.  London is her favorite place to visit and if you talk to her about it long enough she will start to sound British.  She prefers Marvel to DC, beach and summer over winter, running, reading, mint chocolate chip ice cream and hates talking about herself. 

Choir Director – Amanda Meranto

Amanda Meranto was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, but comes to us from Rock Hill, SC (just across the NC border from Charlotte) where she obtained her Bachelors in Music Education and Master’s in Education. Amanda taught 5th grade as well as music, choir, band and orchestra from 2001-2015.  She has performed and directed many musical groups over the years including church choirs, hand bell choirs, bands, orchestras, children choirs, and musical theatre. She moved to the Spring Grove area in November of 2015 due to her husband being relocated for his work with Kimco in Timonium, MD. Amanda continues to teach music privately including piano, guitar, and a variety of band and orchestra instruments to anyone who wants to learn. She also plays flute and piccolo with the Hanover Symphony. Amanda and her husband Brian have two children, Katie (15), who loves all things choir, and Daniel (12), who plays baritone but would rather be a drummer. Amanda enjoys reading (a lot), Disney, and everything relating to bunnies. She is very excited to start working with all the discovered and undiscovered talented people at Messiah and looks forward to making a joyful noise with everyone soon  

Organist – Jan Frey

 Jan is a retired public school teacher, an avid gardener, and a kayaker.  She loves making music and spending time with her family and friends.  She is a brain injury rehabilitant who, in recovery, became a resource line representative for the Brian Injury Assoc. of Pa and gladly helps others who want support for neurological challenges and issues. 

Treasurer – Laura Graver

Laura has been attending Messiah UMC since she was an infant.  She and her husband Josh are raising two children and are very active within the church.  Laura works full time at Wolfgang Candy as the Director of Administration and enjoys spending time with family.  Laura has a twin sister, Martha, who attends here with her family as well.  

Custodian – Charlie Bowman

Charlie and Becky have been married for 55 years.  They have two boys, Bob and Scott, and 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Charlie was an optician for 36 years retiring at age 62.  Many people are unaware that Charlie and Delores Runkle are brother and sister.  Also, he was very quiet and shy in school. (If you can believe that..)