Staff

Douglas Sabin
Senior Pastor
pastor.doug3 [at] gmail.com

Pastor Doug has served as Lead Pastor of Kish for 32 years. He and his wife, Barbara, have three married daughters and nine grandchildren. He has seen God grow the church family, at Kish, from a small home missions church meeting in a rented facility, to the thriving group of 200+ people, meeting in a beautiful, newly renovated facility. His desire is to use his life and ministry to help people find REAL LIFE...one person at a time.

 

On his off time, he enjoys photography, walking, gardening, and spending quality time with the grandkids. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary.

Chris Garland
Student Ministry Pastor
pastorchrisgarland [at] gmail.com

Chris has served here as Student Ministries Pastor since July 2015, after serving churches in both MD & PA. With a passion for teaching and training youth, Chris has worked in the field of youth ministry since volunteering in 1998 and has enjoyed helping young people grow in their faith ever since.  He received a Bachelors of Science in Bible (with an emphasis in Youth Ministry) and Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Lancaster Bible College and has served in full-time ministry since 2005.

 

Chris and his godly wife, Joy, have three children, Gabriel, Gideon and Faith.  Chris’ vision for his life is to: “Intentionally contact, teach and encourage students, to make a spiritual impact in their lives, while equipping them to do the same, in order to reach their friends for Christ.”

 

In his off time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, digging deep into Scripture and Christian apologetics, serving as the local Reedsville Pack 5 Cub Master, developing his and his boy’s personal survival skills, hiking, hunting, working in the garden, building things in his garage and working on computers.

Larry Kauffman
Worship Director
larkauffman [at] gmail.com

Larry has been on staff at Kish as worship director since July of 2016. He has been leading worship since he was in middle school in various settings including youth group, church services and as a student worship leader at Messiah College.  He graduated from Messiah in 2016, majoring in Communications with a minor in Business Administration.  He is currently employed as Corporate Vice President at The Stewardship Group Inc. in Belleville, overseeing the Property & Casualty Insurance Department.

 

Larry was blessed to have married his best friend Erin in October of 2015. Erin is also an insurance agent, originally from Elizabethtown PA, and works with Larry at the Stewardship Group.  She is known to regularly bless the worship team, on Sunday mornings, with delicious baked goods!  Larry & Erin enjoy going on short trips, often to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games!

 

Larry has a heart for worship and a desire to continue to explore what it means to “worship in spirit and truth”, not just on Sunday mornings, but in every avenue of our lives.  His hope is to inspire his church and community to seek after God’s heart and His call for them, and to truly discover how they can worship God with their whole lives.

Joy Garland
Children's Ministry Director
kishvalleycm [at] gmail.com

Joy has served on our staff, as the Children's Ministry Director, since September 2016.  She earned a Bible Certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute and an Associate’s Degree in Bible (with emphasis in Early Childhood Education) from Lancaster Bible College.  She and her husband, Chris, met at LBC, were married in 2003, and have three energetic children, Gabriel, Gideon and Faith.

 

Joy has a passion for working with children and has served in various child related fields.  She first started working with children, as a volunteer, around the age of 14.  She has worked in various early childhood centers and is also currently employed as the Nursery School Teacher at RLCNS, in Reedsville.  In her spare time, she also volunteers, behind the scenes, in our youth ministry.

 

Her hobbies include spending time with family, making cards, and caring for her home.  You will often find her sipping on coffee with a smile on her face, or recruiting volunteers for our children's ministry.  Her love for God, family and the church is always evident.

Jodi Cram
Office Administrator
church [at] kishvalleygbc.org

Jodi has served as the Kish Administrative Assistant since January 2000.  Here 17 years of experience have made her an invaluable part of our team.  She is usually the first face you see when you walk in the door and her love for the church and people is always evident.  When you call, it is usually her friendly voice you will hear on the other end of the phone and if you ever need to know church event details or whom to contact for something, Jodi is the one who knows.  She is active in volunteering at numerous levels within the church and loves to help out anywhere she can.

 

On her off time, she loves spending time with her husband, two adult children and her precious granddaughter.  Some of hobbies include photography and spend time with her husband, Keith, in the great outdoors kayaking, camping and hiking.  Keith and Jodi try to get out in their RV as often as possible.

Financial Secretary
Terry Knouse
terry.ks [at] live.com

Terry has worked at Kish for a little over 4 year and in an office setting her entire career. She’s the person you’ll find managing our finances and making sure we are running smoothly.  She does an excellent job helping us steward what God gives us.  Her great loves are her three children and two grandchildren (ages 2 & 8), and of course, her husband Scott (of 13 years), who she says is the most kind and helpful husband for whom anyone could ever hope.

 

Terry loves to read, hike and spend time with her large family.  Her and her husband both enjoy fostering dogs through an organization called PA Boxer Rescue. She really enjoys Holiday parties and the yearly Super Bowl party - where they seem to enjoy watching the commercials more than the game. 

 

Her newest interest is the Love Reflected Ministry, where they reach out to both people they know and don't know to offer them some encouragement as they are processing a cancer diagnosis.  One goal of the ministry is to reach people who may not know God, and with this demonstration of love with a gift bag, they begin to ask questions that will lead them and hopefully their family to a relationship with Christ.