STAFF

At Hanoverdale, our staff is committed to serving the Lord and everyone around us. Want to learn more about what we do or who we are? See our bios below, and contact us with any questions! 

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PETER JOHNSON

LEAD PASTOR

Pete grew up in Keene, NH and came to faith as a sophomore in high school through the ministry of Word of Life. He married his wife, Karen in 1984. She is the youngest of eight children and grew up in Guatemala where her parents were Wycliffe Bible translators. Pete and Karen have four, adult children: Ben and his wife Sarah live in Minnesota along with their three sons, Anders, Milo and Soren; Jessica lives in DC; Mike and his wife Alex live in Hawaii; and Bethany currently lives at home in Hershey where they reside. Pete is ordained through the Evangelical Free Church of America. His hobbies include gardening, acrylic and watercolor painting, pen and ink sketching, cartooning, and cooking.

His favorite verse is Psalm 3:3- "But You O Lord are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head."​

 

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RACHEL OELLIG

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR 

Rachel is a Harrisburg native, born in 1994, and has attended Hanoverdale Church her whole life. She accepted Christ at a young age, but has been growing and learning more about Him throughout her life. She graduated from Messiah College where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and Secondary Education. Along with her amazing command of the English Language, Rachel also utilizes the subtle language of sarcasm quite fluently and can be characterized by her dry sense of humor and love of puns. In her free time, Rachel loves singing, acting, baking, reading great books (preferably the classics), and (as one may notice by looking at her office), the color pink. When she's not doing any of the aforementioned activities, Rachel also enjoys watching cooking shows, old BBC series, and listening to pretty much any genre of music (minus country). She currently lives in Harrisburg with her family, and rabbit (Sheldon).

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