1. Pastor Randy Strode smiles in his office.

Randy Strode
Senior Pastor

Pastor Randy Strode joined us in 2015 from Hastings, Minnesota where he had served for ten years as an assistant, senior, and marketplace pastor. Prior to that, he and his wife Jennifer served for nearly ten years in Hong Kong as church planters of an international English speaking church.

He and Jennifer have four children and when they are not involved in local ministry, they enjoy taking short-term mission trips to the continents of Africa and Asia.  

Pastor Randy is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership Development.  He is also a certified Lead Like Jesus trainer and coach.
  1. Katie is the church secretary

Katie Reck
Personal Assistant

Katie Reck began attending Arise! as a newborn and probably never dreamed that she would someday work at the church.  In 2014, she began working as an administrative assistant in the church office. 

Katie holds a B.A. in English from Penn State University and when she isn’t cheering on the Nittany Lions, she can usually be found enjoying outdoor sports with her husband Peter, and two young children.
  1. Valerie is the church financial secretary

Valerie French
​Financial Secretary

Valerie French serves Arise! as the financial secretary. She began her service at Arise! in 2010 as an administrative assistant but moved into the area of finance. 

Valerie holds business and law degrees from American University and provided legal counsel for several aeronautical companies during her career as a lawyer.  

In her free time, Valerie enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 
  1. Ben is the church audio tech.

Ben Trout
Audio Tech

Ben Trout oversees technology services at Arise! He runs the sound room and assists the Worship Arts Director.

Ben is currently a student at Penn State York where he studies computer science. An avid sports enthusiast, Ben enjoys playing soccer and baseball.  When he’s not busy with school he enjoys hanging out with his girlfriend and her family.
  1. Sue is the church worship arts leader.

Sue Davis
​ Worship Arts Director

Sue Davis serves as the Worship Arts Director at Arise! She holds music degrees from Messiah College and West Virginia University and has been actively involved in church music for over 35 years.

She has served as an adjunct instructor in piano at Carroll Community College and currently teaches approximately thirty private piano students. She and her husband Dennis have three adult children and three grandsons.