Session

The Session is the body of ruling elders, moderated by the pastor, who guide Faith’s spiritual life and govern the church. At Faith, the Session has nine ruling elders, serving terms of three years.

Please contact Session members with any suggestions, questions or concerns you may have. You may contact them by email by clicking on their names.

Faith’s Session members:

Cheryl Caplan
Gene Gangwish
Virginia Henning

Ginny Henning 126x189Ginny came to Faith Church in 2005 and was an active member of the Chancel Choir. She serves as an elder on the Personnel Committee. A certified public accountant, Ginny worked in the public sector for many years before joining the staff at the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, finance director and later as executive director. Ginny has served many nonprofit organizations in leadership roles, and is currently the treasurer of the Harrisburg Symphony Society. Ginny is retired and and enjoys life with Pete, her husband of 13 years. She has two grown sons and two beautiful granddaughters. Ginny is a grateful five-year cancer survivor and can be reached at 545-0987.

George Hope

Hope_George 126x189George became a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in 2007 not long after his late wife Diane died from ALS. He married Susan Hunter in April of 2009 in a marriage ceremony at Faith Presbyterian. He has served on Session since 2011 and is Chairman of the Stewardship and Finance Committee. He has two married children, Carol and Brian, and 5 wonderful grandchildren. He can be reached at 652-5041.

 

Rose Jewell-Jordan

Rose Jewell-Jordan 126x189Rose Jewell-Jordan is a fourth generation Presbyterian. She was ordained as an elder 25 years ago. Rose has been a member of Faith Church since 1998. She is a lay leader, plays with the hand bell choir, and chairs the Worship Committee. She and her husband Deacon Wendell Jordan have four adult children who grew up at Faith. Rose graduated from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC with a BA in psychology and received a MSW from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. She is the founder and program director of Youth Mentorvention, a school based mentoring program for at risk youth in the Susquehanna Township school district.

Randy Knapp

Randy has been a member of Faith Presbyterian Church for 30 years and is very pleased to serve as the Chairman of the Nurture Committee. Randy large Randy Knapp photoretired from the Pennsylvania Lottery in 2010 as Deputy Director of Retail Operations after a combined total of 34 years of Commonwealth Service with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. He is a Free Mason and belongs to the Scottish Rite, Valley of Harrisburg. He is on the Board of Governors for The Scottish Rite Learning Center for Dyslexic Children, and was chairman of the Board of Vision Resources of PA. Randy is  married, has two daughters who are married to very good men, and has three awesome grandchildren.

 

Bob MacIntyre

Bob McIntyreBob has been a member of Faith Presbyterian Church since 1970 (following successful completion of Communicant’s Class). He has been active in the Chancel Choir since the age of 14 and also participates in the Bells of Faith. In addition to the music program, Bob has served as a Session member, youth advisor, Senior High Sunday School teacher and VBS volunteer. He also introduced the “No Dumb Questions” group for young adults between 18 and 27. Bob is married to Lisa and has two children, Anthony and Julia. He can be contacted by phone at 479-0464.
Karen Miller
Joe Stimmel

Joe Stimmel

Joe and his wife, Virginia (Ginny), have been members of Faith Presbyterian Church since 1972. He has served as co-youth leader with his wife, and has served as church treasurer and, several terms as elder on the Stewardship Committee and the Building Committee. Joe graduated from Penn State with a degree in Accounting, served in the U.S. Army and is Controller/CFO for Advanced Conversion Technology, Inc. Joe and Ginny have been married 46 years and have two married children, Jason and Elena, and two grandchildren. His interests include reading, travel, hiking, the National Parks, and Penn State football. He can be reached by telephone at (717) 652-0414 (H) and, (717) 433-7693 (M).

 

 

Clerk of Session: Jackie Webb

Mother's Day Jackie

After living in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State for 40+ years, we moved to Linglestown in 2006 to be near family.  We joined Faith in 2007.  I have served two terms as Deacon and been Clerk of Session since 2009.  I also started “Faithful Stitchers”, a small group of women who knit or crochet prayer shawls, sweaters, hats, mittens, and baby afghans for World Vision and Bethesda Mission.