Joy El Ministries installs new board

February 08, 2008

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Joy El Ministries recently installed its 2008 board of directors.

Craig Witmer of St. Thomas, Pa., remains as board chairman this year. Witmer is a CPA and audit manager with Smith Elliot Kearns and Co. LLC, in Chambersburg.

"This is a very exciting time at Joy El Ministries," Witmer said. "I am glad to be a part of an organization that is striving to do great things for the Lord."

As the board continues to focus on strategic goals for programming and facilities needs, Witmer said it will not lose sight of the main goal: to impact children's lives by bringing them the message of salvation and strong biblical values.


Jim Curtis of Shippensburg, Pa., remains in the role of vice chairman of the board. Curtis is owner of Tee Time Golf and is a retired editor of the News Chronicle of Shippensburg. He serves as a volunteer teacher for Joy El's Released Time Bible Program.

Returning as treasurer and secretary are Douglas Burkholder and Sue Smoker, respectively. Burkholder is vice president of Burkholder and Co. in Waynesboro, Pa. Smoker is a resident of Chambersburg and works at Chambersburg Hospital as a registered nurse in utilization management. She also volunteers in many ways at Joy El, serving for many years as a Released Time school coordinator.

New to the board this year is Jeffrey Bean of Greencastle and William Dick of Waynesboro. Bean is the broadcasting services director for Cedar Ridge Ministries in Williamsport.

Dick is a law partner in the offices of Dick, Stein, Wine and Frey LLC in Waynesboro.

David Neterer of Waynesboro joined the board in the fall to replace a departing board member. Neterer is vice president and senior financial consultant at PNC Investments LLC in Hagerstown.

Returning board members include David Barrett of Shippensburg and Penny Marks of Zullinger. Barrett is self-employed as a Bible reference editor and cartographer as well as being a former missionary to Kenya.

Marks is a former Spanish teacher and is retired from the Greencastle School District.

Continuing in a second three-year term is Richard Hoskinson, a partner in the law office of Hoskinson & Wenger in Chambersburg.

Other returning board members are J. Todd Streett, an Edward Jones investment representative in Greencastle; and Dan Meredith, director of vocal music in the Southern Fulton School District.

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