Meet Our Authors

Meet Our Authors

Beth McKinney
Elder
Beth serves as an elder and has been active in various capacities at Hosanna! for over 25 years. She is also a Spiritual Direction advisor, and received her training at Oasis Ministries. Beth and her husband Rick live in Lititz.
Deb Helt
Pastor of Congregational Life
Deb serves as Pastor of Congregational Life and leads the Single Women's Group. She is a trained spiritual director and a trained Enneagram instructor. She has attended Hosanna! since 1985.
Diane Stoltz
Elder
Don Stoltz
Lead Elder
Don is one of our two "co-Lead" elders. He is motivated by Romans 8:1-2, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." He strives to provide... Continue Reading
Helen Cookey
Associate Pastor of Welcome Ministries
Helen serves as Hosanna!'s Associate Pastor of Welcome Ministries. She has been attending Hosanna! since 1980 and is personally inspired by Romans 8:28. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Jared Kunz
Youth Pastor
Jared is Hosanna!'s Youth Pastor. He ministers to the spiritual needs of students in grades 6-12, and works with parents and volunteers to train them to serve students as well. Jared tries to live according to the principles in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3... Continue Reading
Jeff Burkholder
Director of Technical Arts
Jeff is Hosanna!'s Director of Technical Arts. He is responsible for any and all technical needs for the church, including overseeing the audio and visual needs for services and ministries... Continue Reading
Jo Ann Kunz
Co-Pastor
Jo Ann Kunz has been a part of the Hosanna!"family" since 1980. She has served the congregation in one capacity or another for nearly twenty-five years - the last fourteen as Senior Pastor. She is an experienced scholar-practitioner... Continue Reading
Joanne Yoder
Elder
Joanne Yoder serves on the Elder Team, by providing spiritual care to the body & staff. For her, Christ's words in John 8:32 -- to hold onto his teachings "then you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free" has rung true... Continue Reading
Kelly Kirk-Wentzel
Director of Children’s Ministries
Kelly serves at Hosanna! as the Director of Children’s Ministries and has been attending Hosanna! since 2014. In this role, she provides oversight and guidance to the teachers and helpers who serve... Continue Reading
Kevin Sweigart
Co-director of Guest Services
Kevin currently serves as co-director of guest services. His warm smile and caring demeanor has been a staple at Hosanna since the early 1990's.
Mary Dye
Office Manager
Mary is Hosanna!'s Office Manager. She cites Psalm 148 as her favorite scripture. Mary lives in Lancaster, with her husband Chris. They have been attending Hosanna! since 1982.
Rick McKinney
Lead Elder
Rick has been a part of the Hosanna! family for over two decades.He is a past Lead Elder, and volunteers his time in several areas of ministry including teaching and dramas.He plays keyboards with the worship team, on occasion, and enjoys... Continue Reading
Shawn Erb
Worship Pastor
Shawn serves as Worship Pastor and Leadership Team member. He has been on staff since 1999. His guiding prayer and scripture for worship ministry is Ephesians 3:17-19... Continue Reading
Sheree Allen
Elder
Tony Blair
Co-Pastor
Tony Blair is a longtime pastor-teacher who has also had the opportunity to provide leadership to a variety of organizations and projects. He has served for three decades as pastor or superintendent of churches throughout southcentral Pennsylvania... Continue Reading
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Dr. Tony Blair is President and Professor of Church History at Evangelical Seminary in Pennsylvania. He is former Dean of the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Professor of Leadership Studies at Eastern University. He is also co-senior pastor of a nondenominational congregation in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and a consultant with nonprofit, faith-based organizations. He is not the former prime minister of Great Britain. Visit his Amazon Author Page for more information.