Lead Pastor


Blake Deibler has been the lead pastor for over 25 years at Wesley Church.  His prime responsibility is to lead people to Jesus Christ and to have them receive Him as their personal Savior.   To accomplish this, he assumes the major job of preaching the Gospel and connecting it to contemporary life in a way that is understandable and applicable to the people of our community in today’s world.  This entails visioning the needs of the people, affirming and guiding the lives of those who have already been born again and are living their lives according to the teachings of Scripture, and assuring that Wesley Church and its congregation remains a welcoming, compassionate church that will challenge its parishioners to walk and journey with Christ.

How did Blake end up at Wesley Church?  He grew up in Memorial Church in Quarryville, PA, and received Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 17.  He began teaching math in the Solanco School District, but his passion for his God and his belief in Christ led him to become active in a licensed local pastor program.  He felt he was fortunate to be able to teach school for 34 years.  This allowed him to have a connection with young people on a daily basis and to set an example for them that would help establish a foundation for their future lives.  During this time, he was a part time pastor at Wesley and with the help of his wife and three children, he was able to do both jobs. In 2012, Blake retired from teaching and became a full time pastor.

Blake’s personal goals are to continue being faithful to the word of God, to keep going in his journey with Christ; to be a good father to his children  and a good  husband to his wife;  to pastor, to teach, and to be a great family guy.

Blake’s goals for Wesley Church are to expand the ministry, to deepen the faith and to aid people in their life journey with Christ.  He believes that until everyone one in Solanco has come to Christ, his work here is not done.  He wants to be part of this experience and fulfil God’s plan for him!

Email Blake

717-786-8322 Ext. 305


     Pastor of La Cosecha


Richie joined the staff at Wesley Church in 2016 as the pastor of our Spanish speaking service. Prior to arriving at Wesley, Richie was lead pastor of a Spanish ministry in West Grove, Pennsylvania for 8 years. He also taught Bible at Wilmington Christian School for Middle and High School students. Richie attended Valley Forge Christian College (now known as University of Valley Forge) and transferred to Lancaster Bible college where he got his degree in Pastoral Ministries.

Richie was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania where he currently resides with his wife Lexa, whom he married in 2004, and three daughters Alexa, Aliza and Victoria.
Richie has a passion for music. He enjoys playing the piano, guitar drums and bass. He also loves restoring and remodeling homes, fishing and traveling. It goes without saying that his greatest passion is seeing lives redeemed, restored and renewed through the power of the resurrected Christ.
717-786-8322 Ext. 308




Tim began serving in July of 2016.  His primary duties involve leading and directing the children's ministry.  Some of his gifts include building relationships with families and potential leaders, developing others and maximizing technology to further the Gospel.  

Tim grew up in Oregon where his family still resides.  He came to the east coast to attend Liberty University.  He graduated in 2006 with his Bachelor's degree.  He settled down after he married his wife, Amy in the Lynchburg, Virginia area.  Tim continued his education and graduated in 2012 with his Master's of Divinity in Leadership.  He has come with ministry experience to facilitate and sustain the growth at Wesley.   

He enjoys spending time with his wife and five young children, Bennett, Caroline, Kate, Claire and Abigail.  In his spare time he enjoys coffee, reading, spending time outside and making memories with his family.

Email Tim 

717-786-8322 Ext. 312


      worship Director


Craig has  been with Wesley since 2012.  His duties at Wesley are to oversee the entire worship service from the technical and musical standpoint.  This entails designing the service order, overseeing our Worship Team, and mentoring and coaching those involved in leading on Sunday morning.

Before serving at Wesley he was the Worship leader at Memorial Methodist Church in Quarryville, PA, for 13 years.  He felt God completing his ministry there.  Craig and Lisa visited Wesley with our daughter, Sarah.  They loved Wesley and felt that they were being guided to follow that lead.  

At Wesley, ‘We believe that Worship is not a warm up to the sermon but a warm up for Heaven.’  We desire those who attend to feel the freedom to worship how they feel led.  Craig is excited about leading worship and being a part of a growing congregation here at Wesley!

Email Craig

717-786-8322 Ext. 311


     director of student life


Lester has been on staff since September of 2014. His responsibilities revolve around the personal and spiritual growth of students in the community. Lester graduated in 2013 from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education. He plans to seek further education at Lancaster Bible College with a goal of one day obtaining his Masters of Education in Professional Counseling.

Lester grew up in the southern end and graduated from Solanco High School in 2009. You may see him in the schools periodically as he is also a substitute teacher for both the Solanco and Conestoga Valley School Districts. Lester has a genuine passion for working with students in the public schools, but his true desire is to see students come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through authentic relationships and intentional connections.

Lester currently resides in the village of Nine Points with his wife Melody, whom he married in June of 2016. They have a son, Cannon who was born in 2017.  He and Melody share a passion for youth ministry. Lester enjoys the outdoors, building stuff, hanging out with friends, and simply being in fellowship with believers.

Email Lester

717-786-8322 Ext. 313


      Congregational care coordinator


Amanda joined the Wesley Church staff in March of 2015.  Amanda has always enjoyed caring for people.  Her passion is to comfort those in a time of need.  Amanda is so grateful for the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ.  She firmly believes that all things must be done in love.  Amanda is so amazed how when we care for others, how much we are truly blessed. 

As one of the newest ministries she feels it’s vital to build a strong foundation as we care for the congregation and within the community.  Amanda feels that the Care Team resembles a tree.  The trunk being the guidance and strong foundation of Jesus.  As the trees grows, so do the many branches. The Care team provides awesome opportunities for “everyone” to serve.  Currently the teams together give care in the following ways, Visitation and Phone Outreach, Meal Outreach as well as a card outreach. 

Another team is the prayer chain, through email, phone and text.  She also coordinates a special group called “Yarning for U­Knitty”.  This group meets monthly to share in devotions, prayer and fellowship as we knit and crochet.  Amanda also serves as our New HopeRepresentative which provides and relays information for us to be involved with the community. 

Amanda resides in Georgetown with her husband Tony and two children, Jared and Jordyn.  She is also a member of the Bart Township Fire Company.  She enjoys time at the beach, cooking and spending time with her family. 

Email Amanda

717-786-8322 Ext. 310


Rich Stevenson
Director of Operations


Ann Rodkey
Financial Secretary

Julie Walton
Administrative Assistant

Jalexa Merced
Ministry Assistant