Youth directors at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren for 32 years, the Herbsts now attend Ringgold Church of Christ.
"When we stepped down, the kids came with us," Susan Herbst said.
Tracey Lapole was at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. And when they left, "I followed them here," she said.
Susan Yano said she has had one of her children in the program.
"My other children want in so bad," she said. "It's Christmas year-round here."
Four years ago, Winston Herbst started organizing plans for the four-state youth ministry/church, and it has been evolving ever since.
There is peer-to-peer counseling, time for homework and whatever else the young people who attend seem to need. Life skills such as Internet safety, drug awareness, anger management, finance training and parent-teen relationships also are components.
"We have prayer and Bible study, too, and we go on trips to amusement parks and the National Zoo," Susan Herbst said.
Usually, 30 to 35 youth attend the weekly gatherings in the farmhouse.
"We have an 11-room house - our kids are grown and gone," Susan Herbst said.
Right Choice Ministries is nondenominational - a haven for youth to chill and talk, and feel comfortable and safe, Winston Herbst said.
"All are welcome," Susan Herbst said.
Norma Bigham of AMRON Unlimited of Chambersburg, Pa., has been recruited to develop a capital campaign for Right Choice Ministries.
The first stage is the continued refurbishing of the large building next to the Herbsts' home. The next stage will be to expand the scope of the RCM Family Conference Center.
The capital campaign, which hopes to raise $1 million, will be launched at a spring community dinner along with a direct mail effort.
The Herbsts' son and another person organized the Right Choice Ministries Web site.
For more information on Right Choice Ministries, call 301-797-8157 or go to www.rightchoiceministries.org.