Our Boards

Daybreak's Ministry and Governing Boards are the highest levels of church leadership and serve specific functions in the life of the church. View our Leadership @ Daybreak diagrams to learn more.


Qualifications of Board Members:

Elders and deaconesses are people who possess the Biblical character of an Elder/Deaconess as found in I Timothy 3:1-

13, Titus 1:5-11, and I Peter 5:1-6, and who are currently leading others toward maturity, ministry, and serving Christ in the world. They must also show a commitment to engage fully in the mission & vision of Daybreak by living a 3C lifestyle:


Celebrating God’s Grace both corporately and personally in worship

and sharing God’s grace with others.  

Connecting with God's Family by forming relationship with others and leading in doing life together.

Contributing to God's work by serving the church in ministry, and being committed to reaching the

community and world for Christ with their financial resources.

Ministry Board

In addition to our Central Staff Team, the following folks serve as lay Elders and Deaconesses on the Ministry Board of Daybreak. View our Leadership @ Daybreak diagrams to learn more.

The Ministry Board can be contacted anytime at MinistryBoard@daybreakweb.com.

  • Joel Boone (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

    Joel grew up in Ellicott City, MD and began attending Daybreak in 2005 with his wife, Bryanna, and their now 4 children. Of Daybreak, Joel says that he and Bryanna "meshed with our whole vibe," from the worship to the preaching, and most importantly how the people were comforting and challenging at the same time. Currently Joel serves as a Clarify Workshop leader and helps with ministry placement in Connecting Ministries. He also serves as a 1st grade boys Small Group leader on Sundays. Professionally, Joel works as a Product Marketing Manager for Phoenix Contact in Middletown. In his free time, he enjoys watching the Caps, Redskins, and Wizards, he loves to help out with his kids' sports teams, and he is trying to visit every baseball stadium with his Dad.

  • Debbie Chopka (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Jason Dadey (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Carol Ensminger (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Linnea Hollander (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Aaron Kelley (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Tony Kline (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Don Mitchell (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Jolene Ness (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Tom Ranney (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Phyllis Ranney (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

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  • Mark Shuey (1st Term September 2016 through August 2019)

    Mark grew up locally in Lower Allen Township and graduated from Cedar Cliff High School. He is the Director of Media and Technology Department at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He and his family began attending Daybreak in 2003. Mark has been married to Luann since 1985, and they have three adult kids: Alex, Todd, and Kara. He loves Daybreak because of the welcoming and warm nature of both the staff and the congregation, and that we are truly a church on mission. He has a painful addiction to Phillies baseball, knows almost every word to every Jim Croce song, and ran a marathon to celebrate turning 50.

  • Steve Sinkonis (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

    Steve grew up in Franklin, NJ, a small enough town to house grades K-12 in the same building! Steve has been attending Daybreak since it was planted in 1999 and one of his favorite things about our church is that people are real about their journey with God and sharing life together. Steve and his wife, Laura, are Small Group leaders at Daybreak, and they have 3 teenage/adult children together. Of himself, Steve says he's good at taking things apart but always needs help from friends to put them back together. Currently, Steve works as a dairy manager at Weis Markets.

  • Scott Weaver (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

    Scott was born and raised in the Philippines, where his parents were missionaries. He has been part of Daybreak since our inception in 1999, and served as one of our founding Elders. One of the things that drew Scott, his wife Lorelei, and 2 (now adult) children to Daybreak was our outreach mindset and thinking outside of the box, which he says has allowed God to show us how to "do church" in a way that includes anyone! Currently, Scott serves as a short-term trip leader, Clarify Workshop leader, and occasionally preaches in our Sunday services. Professionally, Scott works as on Associate Professor of Computer Science at Messiah College. In his free time, he loves to travel and tries to go overseas as often as possible. 

Governing Board

In addition to our Lead Pastors, Ric Jacobs & Shawn Andrews, the following folks serve as lay Elders and Deaconesses on the Governing Board of Daybreak. By virtue of serving on the Governing Board, these members also serve on the Ministry Board. 

View our Leadership @ Daybreak diagrams to learn more. 

The Governing Board can be contacted anytime at GoverningBoard@daybreakweb.com.

  • John Chopka (1st Term September 2016 through August 2019):

    Vice President

    (1-year Appointment September 2018 through August 2019)

    John grew up in northeast Ohio and West Virginia. He moved to south central PA in 2007 to serve as a vice president at Messiah College. John and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of Rachel and James. The Chopkas enjoy serving in a variety of roles at Daybreak including  Children's Ministry, Student Ministries, Marriage Matters, and the Welcome Team. In addition to spending quality time at Daybreak and Messiah College, John loves navigating the great outdoors via hiking and cycling, and vacationing with his family in Outer Banks, NC.

  • Scott Shirley: 

    Treasurer

    (1-year Appointment September 2018 through August 2019)

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  • Amanda Johnson: 

    Secretary

    (1-year Appointment September 2018 through August 2019)


  • Dean Argot (2nd Term September 2017 through August 2020)

    Originally from Pocono Lake, PA (Pocono Mountains area), Dean currently works as an Assistant Vice President of Gallagher Bassett. As one of the founding members of Daybreak in 1999, Dean loves that Daybreak is a  church that makes it easy for people to find out who Christ really is and helps them live out the life he has for them. Dean is married to Kelly, who is on staff at Daybreak as the Director of Global Ministries. Together they have 3 children: Alysha, Aaron, and Alanna. In his free time, Dean loves to explore God's creation, especially the ocean, lakes, and streams.

  • Carl Hollander (2nd Term September 2017 through August 2020):

    Carl grew up in Harrisburg City and is currently the District Manager at Penske Truck Leasing. He has attended Daybreak from the start in 1999. He was drawn to Daybreak by the idea of a church that cares about those that are far from or confused about Jesus. He loves the people at Daybreak that he calls family. He and his wife, Linnea, have four kids: Laura Leigh, Andrew, Christopher, and Mathias. Carl enjoys coffee, cooking, vegetable gardening, and finding the humor in life and making people laugh.

  • Victoria Lindstrom

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  • Dan Matarrese

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  • Sue Schreiner (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021):

    Born in Dillsburg, Sue moved to Northumberland in 3rd grade, where she lived until she was married to her husband, Frank. Together they have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Sue began consulting for Daybreak in 2000 and then began attending in 2006. She retired from her Daybreak staff role of Director of Worship Arts in 2016, but she continues to serve as a Worship Arts leader and is currently helping to establish a worship leader apprenticing and mentoring ministry. In retirement, she also continues to teach piano and voice lessons privately. Of Daybreak, Sue says that while she loves the worship, her favorite thing about our church is that we aren't afraid to take a hard look at what is moving us on in God's plan and make course corrections as needed. She is thrilled to see all the life-change that happens at Daybreak! In her free time, Sue loves visiting the beach, and enjoys gardening, reading, and art.