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Board of Education

The Lititz Christian School Board exists to formulate policy and give direction. Charged with furthering the school’s mission and ensuring the school’s success, the board is focused on long range issues and “big picture” planning and budgeting, partnering with parents to provide a premier Christian education for our children.

Contact the board at:  schoolboard@lititzchristian.net

Lititz Christian School Board


Dr. Jeffrey Gerard /Chair of the Board
Jeff is a physician at Penn State Community Health-Cornerstone. He has been involved with LC for over 15 years and has 4 children, including 2 graduates, 1 junior, and 1 kindergartner. Jeff graduated from Penn State twice, first with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and then with his Doctorate in medicine. He has been married to Julie for 26 years and his church home is Harvest Bible Church where he serves as an elder. Jeff enjoys baking, then eating, then baking. He loves to travel with his family and learning how to camp. Jeff appreciates the unity in diversity of the LCS community as we pursue Christ's Kingdom together.

Rodney Bert/Secretary (2020-23)
Rodney is Chief Financial Officer at Listrak. He is a hands-on, strategic executive with more than 20 years of experience leading business expansion through revenue growth and increasing profitability. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and forecasting, strategy implementation, and budgeting. Rodney and his wife, Gina, live in Lititz and have been married for 28 years. They have 4 children, 3 graduates of LCS and a current junior.
 

Josh Antes/Treasurer (2020-23) 
Josh is owner-operator of Lititz Family Cupboard restaurant. He also works for Newport Management Group as their Controller working with 7 restaurant industry entities. Josh has been married to his lovely wife, Genna, for 15 years and they have 5 children. Josh has served on the Finance Committee for many years at LCS. His favorite part of Lititz Christian is the faith-based education that the students receive, and the community of believers that have come to be an extension of the community of believers that have come to be an extension of the family.

Becky Svendsen Harbaugh (2020-23)
Becky works for HOPE International, a Lancaster-based non-profit focusing on Christ-centered poverty alleviation in 16 countries where she serves as Director of Marketing. With over 13 years at HOPE, she has shared stories of men and women overcoming poverty, isolation, and hopelessness around the world. She has led teams responsible for grant management, donor communications, brand management, digital media, promotions, and public relations. Becky graduated from Grove City College with an emphasis on psychology and Christian thought. She lives in Lancaster with her husband, Luke, who serves as a pastor of their church in York.

Nicole McKinney (2020-23)
Nicole and her husband, Jason, have been a part of the LCS community for several years. Currently, their 8-year-old daughter is in third grade there. Nicole is a Certified Public Accountant employed at UGI utilities headquartered in Denver, PA. Nicole has a passion for mentoring and discipling the next generation of young women to follow Jesus as she has volunteered in numerous roles at Teen Haven, a division of Water Street Ministries. She also serves as a minister at her home church of Activ8, a church plant with In the Light Ministries. Together, Nicole and her husband have co-founded D.I.V.E., which focuses on developing young men overcoming addiction, incarceration, homelessness and other hardships to follow Christ and fulfill their God-given purpose.

Rachel Spier Weaver (2021-23)
Rachel is the Senior Human Resources Business Partner at HOPE International, a Christ-centered non-profit investing in the dreams of the underserved in 16 countries. After graduating from Messiah College, she earned a Master's of Arts in counseling, specializing in student development. She worked at the University of Florida and Dickinson College as a career counselor and has served on several boards including the National Society of Experiential Education. Rachel is a co-author of Called and Courageous Girls, a series of books for children about brave women in the Bible. Rachel lives in Lititz with her husband Shane, and children, Norah and Jack, both of whom attend LCS.

John Lawler - Board Solicitor
John is currently the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Penske Transportation Solutions and serves at Lititz Christian School Board Solicitor. John is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Villanova University School of Law. At Penske, John’s responsibilities vary but he is primarily responsible for contract negotiation and drafting for all product lines, keeping a multi-billion dollar company legally compliant and is responsible for overseeing commercial litigation on a national level. John is a frequent speaker and trainer at various legal/training seminars held throughout the United States. John enjoys the unity at Lititz Christian School while also valuing the differences in individual expression within a community of faith. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his family, teaching, exploring the outdoors, and being involved in what his wife and four children are passionate about.

Dr. Justin Harbin - 2021 Board Candidate (2021-24)
Justin directs the Center for Teaching & Learning at Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary & Graduate School. He is a third-generation teacher with 14 years in the classroom seeking to equip others for faithful Christian teaching through faculty development and teacher education. Justin and his wife, Chrissy, live in Manheim and have four children, with the oldest two attending LCS. They deeply enjoy being part of the church family at Wheatland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Justin received a Bachelor of Science (Secondary History Education) from Northland International University, a Master's in Education (Secondary Education) from Villanova University, and a Doctorate in Education from Arizona State University (Educational Innovation and Leadership). He loves spending time with family, the outdoors, and Chelsea Football Club.

Marcia Brenner - 2021 Board Candidate (2021-24)
Marcia Brenner retired in 2016 after teaching for 30 years in public education, twenty-four of which were spent in Warwick School District. When she was invited to substitute teach at Lititz Christian she eagerly accepted, anxious to be back in the classroom working with students. What she found at LCS was a  family - a staff and administration who cared for their students and desired to not only give them a strong  academic background but a firm foundation in the Lord.  Children were nurtured and shown what being a Christ-follower looked like.  The result was a group of students who also shared that desire to help and love each other. In addition to short and long-term substitute teaching positions at LCS, Marcia has facilitated a teacher in-service. Marcia feels it would be a privilege to be a part of  the LCS board, not only as an opportunity to  give back to her profession, but as a way to serve God in the work He is doing at Lititz Christian.  Marcia is married to Michael and they have two children. They are also the happy grandparents of 6.
 

Faith Kreider (Evans) - 2021 Board Candidate (2021-24)
Faith is a Regional Sr Manager for Cox Automotive Enterprise Finance & Accounting team.  Faith attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia for Business Marketing and Accounting. She has her Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma and has demonstrated success in process design and Lean Daily Management. Driven by her passion for people, she has gained expertise in leading teams through significant change and creating highly engaged productive teams. She and her family attend LCBC Manheim, where Faith has served for over 20 years in multiple positions including Financial Peace University Facilitator, Kid Min Guest Services, and Next Steps Host. At home, Faith and her husband, John, have two fun-loving boys: Alexander – 7 (1st Grade at LCS) and Theodore – 4 (at ELC) and two tail-wagging dogs: Coco and Fudge.  Faith’s daughter, Victoria, is a junior in college and a beaming new mother of one month-old – Kairo James. Faith enjoys spending time with her husband and children, as well as celebrating “milestones” with her family and friends.