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 – Vicky Salisbury
Vicky is married to Charlie Salisbury (who is a pastor currently serving as the York District UMC Superintendent. They have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. Steve, the oldest, is a pastor serving at Grace Hanover UMC. He and his wife have 3 daughters, 5 yrs, 3yrs, and one. Gordy, the middle son, is a nuclear engineer and is married. Shelby, the daughter, graduated from Pittsburgh University. Vicky taught elementary music in Harford County, MD for 26 years before retiring in 2015. In addition to directing music at Messiah UMC, she is working as the Admin Assistant at York District UMC offic. She loves children, spending time at the beach, traveling, reading singing, playing the piano, and walking, and has a pug named Gracie. Her father was from England and still has many relatives there.
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..)