R. BLAKE DEIBLER

       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

     CHRIS LENHART

       ASSOCIATE pASTOR

 

Chris joined the staff at Wesley Church in 2004 following his graduation from Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA.  He continued his studies at Liberty University where he earned in Master's Degree in 2009.  Chris oversees our Small Groups and helps facilitate leadership development, spiritual growth and discipleship at Wesley.  

Chris has a passion for community engagement.  He desires to see Jesus draw people to Wesley through the personal relationships we are building and growing in the community.  Chris demonstrates this passion through community involvement in coaching football and track at Solanco High School.
 
Chris grew up in Holtwood and attended Penn Manor High School where he graduated in 2000.  Chris and Sheila were married in 2003 and they live in Quarryville Borough, with their three children, Braighton, Baylee and Brody.  Chris and Sheila are also working together with Bethany Christian Services towards international adoption, adopting a child or sibling pair from Haiti.
 
Chris's hobbies include football, track and field, coffee, ministry, teaching, reading theology, and being social.  If you want to learn more about Wesley, or you are interested in learning about how you can get connected at Wesley Church, call or email to join him for a cup of coffee at the Daily Grind in Quarryville.
 
 
717-786-8322  Ext. 321

    RICHIE NAZARIO

     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 WILGUS

       PASTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

 

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

Email Tim 

717-786-8322 Ext. 312

    CRAIG DEIBLER

      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

    LESTER DAVIS

     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. 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

     AMANDA BROWN

      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

    MARY ANN MARCHESANI

     administrative/financial assistant

 

Mary Ann Marchesani is the Administrative and Financial Assistant at Wesley Church.  Before becoming a member of staff at Wesley in 2009, she has been employed by tri-M Corporation and BT&D Technologies in administrative positions and most recently taught Art to K-8th grade students at Bethany Christian School.  Her duties  at Wesley are varied and include most of the administrative duties as well as the book keeping and financial reporting.   

Mary Ann is married to Larry and they have two daughters,  Molly and Katie.  They have been a part of the Wesley Church family since 1995.  Her hobbies include painting, reading, sewing, cooking, gardening and chickens.  The Marchesani's enjoy camping, hiking and the beach. 

Email Mary Ann

717-786-8322 Ext. 304