LMC congregations are grouped together in geographic districts. Oversight of each district is provided by a bishop or supervisor. Several bishops give oversight to more than one district.
Central Penn District
Bishop since 2021
Alan Kauffman’s vision is to encourage local congregations to see themselves as missional outposts in their communities, using their unique giftedness to make disciples and make use of the opportunities God gives to share the Good News of Jesus’ love for the whole world.
Conestoga River District
Bishop since 2018
Rodney Martin’s vision is to see congregations engage with the Missional work of Christ in their neighborhoods while cultivating multi-cultural and multi-generational communities of faith
Joe’s vision for the congregations and members he walks with is that Christ will live in their hearts and that they will be rooted and grounded in love. He prays for the members he serves that they will be so filled with the Spirit that they will be witnesses of the Good News of Jesus to the people God places in their path.
Elizabethtown and York Districts
Bishop since 2017
Nelson Bechtold’s passion is to see the Church grow, not only in discipleship but also in missional vision in our local communities. Nelson’s prayer is that God would “use us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.
Great Lakes East & Great Lakes West District
Bishop since 2016
James Sutton’s vision is to encourage pastors and congregations to continue and advance the work of Christ…the work of disciple-making and kingdom-building through personal prayer and evangelism, public proclamation and invitation, and engagement with our communities through “good Samaritan” works of love and compassion.
Bishop since 1995
As an overseer, Lloyd Hoover’s vision is to equip leaders to help other leaders build healthy congregations.
Allen’s vision is to see healthy pastors produce healthy congregations.
Bishop since 2011
Richard Mininger’s vision is to support and encourage the pastors in the Harrisburg District and to help each congregation carry out its mission.
Paul Nisly writes, “In our districts with quite diverse views in our congregations and in a time of a very divided culture, I pray that we can accept the Apostle Paul’s challenge to the church in Corinth: ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.’ (II Cor. 5:17-18) May we as Christ-followers be agents of healing and hope in our communities.”
LanChester, New Danville and Willow Street-Strasburg Districts
Bishop since 2015
Robert Brody’s desire is to see congregations flourish in the context of their local communities, partnering with other congregations to create a network where they serve one another. For each member of the church he hopes they may state as Paul did to the Thessalonians: “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”
Stephen Weaver’s desire is to emulate the beloved apostle when Paul said, “To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the nations the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the Church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”
Keith Blank’s vision is to empower, equip and support pastors as they lead in their respective congregations. His life mission statement is “to equip, raise up, and mobilize leaders in the body of Christ while modeling an obedient, Spirit-filled life thereby enabling others to see their own gifting and calling.”
Lebanon and Manheim Districts
Dave’s vision is to inspire and empower pastors to become healthy leaders who, by leading in healthy ways inspire a new generation of healthy leaders.
Bishop since 2014
The development of vision and leaders in the Martindale District as well as effective communication are areas Daryl is excited about pursuing with the goal of seeing thy kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven.
Hyacinth Banks Stevens
Bishop since 2009
Timothy Darling’s vision is to see the New Jersey area of the Philadelphia District re-established and growing.
Al Motley’s vision is to be a pastor to pastors and to help develop leaders and their churches by the Word and will of God to continue to be effective in the kingdom.
Tuyen Nguyen’s vision is to glorify the Lord in Holy Spirit led church growth through the transformation of individuals and communities in training and mission to the ends of the world according to the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.
717-468-1515 (cell phone)
Supervisor since 1994
As a supervisor, Samuel has a vision to encourage and support pastors and congregations to have a healthy spiritual life and ministry, and to fulfill God’s call on their lives.
Valley-Mountain PA-East District
Bishop since 2020
Eric Marshall’s vision is to collaborate with a team of bishops to build church leaders, strengthen congregations, and expand Christ’s Kingdom
717.445.6348, ext. 102
Brian desires to grow healthy leaders and leadership teams—who inspire healthy leaders and leadership teams to enthusiastically engage the local church in the active mission of God in their community and beyond.
Jim is eager to help pastors to connect with, and develop, a new generation of leaders; and to encourage the people in their congregations who feel the pull of the Holy Spirit to launch out and start Jesus’ communities of all shapes and sizes.
Bishop since 2008
Glenn Kauffman’s vision is to coach and encourage pastors and their leadership teams to grow as healthy, multiplying, life-transforming congregations in the body of Christ.
West End Network
Western Maryland District
Earl Yoder is intentional in building relationships with the leaders, in his district, and he helps leaders become the best pastors possible.
717-293-5246 ext. 101
As Moderator, Keith Weaver’s vision is to see LMC become a fellowship of congregations fully engaged in the mission of God and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ and new faith communities.