Our Staff

Photo of Pastor Jeffrey B. RillJeffrey B. Rill, Senior Pastor
Jeff holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Yale Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Elizabethtown College. Senior Pastor of the Lancaster Church of the Brethren since January 2003, he previously served as pastor of two other congregations in the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren; namely, the First Church of the Brethren, Quakertown and the Royersford Church of the Brethren.

Email Pastor Rill: jbrill916@hotmail.com


Photo of Pastor Cindy preachingCindy Laprade Lattimer, Associate Pastor
Cindy has been Associate Pastor since September 2011. She earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington. Previous to serving at LCOB, she has been a hospital chaplain and served as coordinator of both Church of the Brethren Youth and Young Adult Workcamps and Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference.

Email Pastor Lattimer: lancob.cindy@comcast.net


Alix Sable

Alix M. Sable, Associate Pastor
Alix M. Sable, an Associate Pastor, has been Pastor of Maranatha Multicultural Fellowship since January 2012. Alix and his wife Arelis coordinated the local outreach and international mission ministries since the fellowship began in 2004.

Alix holds a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute, and an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology from New York City Technical College. He completed the ACTS training through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center and is an ordained minister. Alix is also a teacher at the Reading Intermediate High School.

Email Pastor Sable: alix063sable@gmail.com


Michael HowesPastor of Youth and Faith Development

Michael has been one of our pastors since July 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. Before coming to LCOB, Michael pastored congregations from rural Texas to the ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods of Washington, DC, helping to create ministries for emerging generations of Jesus followers.

Email Pastor Howes: lancob.youth@comcast.net


Photo of Pastor WengerJ. Calvin Wenger, Pastor of Caregiving
The caregiving responsibilities of the church are lead by J. Calvin Wenger. As a long time member of Lancaster Church of the Brethren, he is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren. He also is a practicing doctor of chiropractic.

Email Pastor Wenger: calvinshirleywenger@gmail.com


Photo of Emery DewittEmery Dewitt, Director of Music
Emery administers the music programs at Lancaster Church of the Brethren. He conducts the adult ensembles in traditional worship and is responsible for the Starlight Tea Concert Series. He holds degrees from Mississippi College, Villanova University and Penn State University. Along with his responsibilities at LCOB, he conducts the chamber chorus Musical Associates, sings with the Wheatland Chorale and plays oboe with Allegro: Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster.

Email Emery: emery.dewitt@comcast.net


Photo of Jamie NaceJamie L. Nace, Director of Children’s/Youth Music and Director of Children’s Ministry
Jamie has been the Director of Children’s/Youth Music since 2005. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Millersville University and is currently writing her thesis for her Masters of Music Education degree from Lebanon Valley College. She is new to the Children’s Ministry position and is enjoying making new connections and strengthening relationships. Along with her responsibilities at LCOB, she teaches music part-time at The New School of Lancaster.

Email Jamie: jnace77@gmail.com