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. In addition to elected lay elders and deaconesses, our Central Staff Team serves on The Ministry Board. The Governing Board is composed of select members of the Ministry Board, as well as the Team of Lead Pastors (voting members), and the Treasurer & Secretary (non-voting members).


2019-2020 Ministry Year

Recent Updates:

View 2018-2019 Updates Archive >>


September 29, 2019 Governing Board Minutes

October 11, 2019 Wide Open Series Begins

October 16, 2019 Wide Open Series Week 1

October 24, 2019 Wide Open Series Week 2 & FAQs

October 30, 2019 Wide Open Series Week 3 & Advance Commitment Night Invite

November 5, 2019 Governing Board Minutes

November 7, 2019 Wide Open Series Week 4 & Commitment Card Directions

November 14, 2019 Wide Open Series Week 5 & Commitment Sunday Invite

November 21, 2019 Wide Open Series Week 6 & Generosity Stories

December 3, 2019 Giving Tuesday: First Big Give to Wide Open

December 11, 2019 Celebration Sunday Recap / Wide Open Total Commitments

December 16, 2019 Governing Board Minutes

January 19, 2020 Governing Board Update: Wide Open Fulfillment Timelines

February 16, 2020 Governing Board Minutes

February 20, 2020 Introducing Pastor Jason

April 19, 2020 Governing Board Minutes

May 26, 2019 Governing Board Retreat Prayer Requests

May 29, 2020 Governing Board Retreat Minutes

June 3, 2020 Governing Board Retreat Summary Email

June 12, 2020 2020-2021 Staffing Plan Email

July 24, 2020 Annual Meeting Items Email

1. 2020-2021 Budget

2. New Board Members

3. Bylaw Changes


Ministry Board

In addition to our Central Staff Team, the following folks serve as lay Elders and Deaconesses on the Ministry Board of Daybreak. 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)

    Debbie grew up all across the Midwest, living in 4 different states, but graduating from high school in Arkeny, Iowa. As an adult, she’s lived in 3 more states! After moving to this area from Louisville, Ohio, Debbie and her husband John began consistently attending Daybreak in 2008 after their children (Rachel & James, now in their early 20’s) had such great experiences at Daybreak and kept expressing a desire to return. John and Debbie were drawn by the welcoming, loving, spirit-filled and friendly people here. Currently, Debbie helps lead the Marriage Matters Team, serves in Kid Min and as a greeter. Professionally, she works part-time as an administrative assistant for 3 academic departments at Messiah College. In her free time, Debbie really enjoys scrapbooking. 

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

    Jason grew up in Johnstown, PA, and worked in the Pittsburgh region in the early part of his career. He currently works for UnitedHealth Group negotiating contracts with hospitals and health systems across the state. Jason and his wife, Alicia, moved to central PA in 2008 and began attending Daybreak shortly after. Together they have 2 sons, Samuel and Matthew. Jason was drawn Daybreak because of the Biblical messages, welcoming environment, and encouragement to grow one’s faith. The environment, messages, and authenticity were very different from what he had experienced in church previously, and he has been inspired to go deeper in his faith and have a true relationship with Jesus. At Daybreak, Jason enjoys co-leading a Home Group and serving for various events. He is also active in a weekly men’s Bible study as well as a group of Dad’s who encourage each other, and he has been one short-term  trip with Daybreak. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, playing just about any sport, vacationing, and gardening. He's a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and Steelers, as well as the Boston Red Sox. Most of all, though, he's satisfied by simply spending time with family and friends no matter what they're doing.
  • Carol Ensminger (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

    Carol was born in Mechanicsburg. She is retired now, but with her late husband she owned and operated a service station in Mechanicsburg for over 25 years. Her current husband, WIlliam, and she were part of the original 80 people when Daybreak was planted. She was drawn by the new ideas and the commitment to reaching out to the community. Carol loves the friendliness and the welcoming attitude. She serves by leading our GriefShare group. Carol has two children of her own (Beth Reiner and Brian Putney), and is also blessed to have 4 step-children. She loves to garden and watch the Washington Nationals.

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

    Linnea grew up in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. She and her husband Carl were part of Daybreak’s launch back in 1999. They were married that same year and have attended Daybreak ever since, having 4 great kids over that time period (currently all middle school to high school students). One thing Linnea has always loved about Daybreak is the way that we love people for who they are and where they are in their faith, while encouraging and leading them in ways that help them continue to grow their relationship with Christ. Linnea currently is a leader in Theodyssey, a spiritual formation group at Daybreak, as well as a volunteer in Kid Min at GHR. Linnea is employed by Trinity Preschool Playgroup where she serves as the Lead Teacher in the Pre-K class. If you didn’t know, Linnea also LOVES planning parties for her kids and family, and really enjoys making her own home decor using ideas from Pinterest. 

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

    Growing up, Aaron lived in 5 different states and 7 different cities, most recently Pittsford, NY. He and his wife Laura began attending Daybreak in 2007, and they have since had 2 kids, Megan and Joshua. Aaron serves as a small group leader and Sunday morning greeter, and loves the wortship time and people at Daybreak. Professionally, Aaron works as a Carrier Account Manager for C.H. Robinson. A fun fact about Aaron is that he likes going to the gym daily followed by returning home and eating large portions of food covered in hot sauce. 

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

    Tony is a local boy, growing up here in New Cumberland. He and his wife Samantha have 2 awesome kids, (or chillies as he calls them), Makayla, and Lucas. Tony has been attending Daybreak since 2006, and loves the way that Daybreak uses relevant terminology to talk about God and faith in a practical way. Tony is an incredible high school leader in Daybreak’s Student Ministries and serves (which he describes as hanging out, playing sports & games, picking on, sharing his faith, encouraging, etc) students so well. He is also a Home Group leader and helps with a small group of college age guys. Professionally, Tony is the Director of Product Development at PsyTech Solutions Inc. Tony has always enjoyed playing volleyball and loves getting away and camping with his family. 

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

    Tom is a retired Alliance Pastor of 39 years and has served as senior pastor of 7 churches over that time. While a native of western NY, Tom helped to daughter 2 churches in NJ, and was instrumental in helping with the planning and construction of a new church building in Cogan Station, PA. Tom and his wife Phyllis have 2 adult children and have been attending Daybreak since 2010. They serve together on the Prayer Team, as small group leaders, as pre-marital mentors, and as ministry leaders for our Primetime Adult Ministry. Tom also serves as a speaker at Man Up. They are so excited about where Daybreak is headed and our outward focus, and feel so fulfilled through our preaching and corporate worship times. Tom is a storyteller. He loves history, reading, bible study, talking theology. He also loves football and is a big Steelers and Penn State football fan. 

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

    Phyllis teamed with her husband Tom in pastoral ministry for 39 years before retiring together in 2010. They served in 7 Alliance churches and are excited to be part of this church family together. Phyllis was born in West Virginia, but actually spent most of her growing-up years in Lockport, NY. Together with Tom, they have 2 adult children. Since 2010, Phyllis and Tom have entered into ministry together at Daybreak on the Prayer Team, as small group leaders, as pre-marital mentors, and as the ministry leaders for our Primetime Adult Ministry. Phyllis specifically loves how friendly the people of Daybreak are, as well as our outreach to the community and strong biblical teaching. A few hobbies of Phyllis’ include crocheting, stamping, and scrapbooking. 

  • Mark Shuey (2nd Term September 2019 through August 2022)

    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.

  • Jeff Logue (1st Term September 2019 through August 2022)

    Jeff was born and raised in Camp Hill and has remained in the area for a majority of his life.

    He has been attending Daybreak since early 2007 and was originally drawn to the church

    after he discovered that good family friends were members there. Ironically, one of them is

    also now his wife (Katie). They are the proud parents of 2 amazing boys, Bryce (6) and

    Brady (3). Jeff serves at church in multiple capacities including being a part of the Spiritual

    Formation leadership team, leading a small group, praying for the weekly needs of the

    church, and also heading up the "Alpha" class. Professionally, he is the online Marketing

    Technology Manager for Performance Golf Zone, which focuses on helping people around

    the globe to improve their golf game. Jeff loves to travel, create fun experiences, nap, read,

    go to the gym, run, and anything else that is competitive.

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. 

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

  • John Chopka (2nd Term September 2019 through August 2022):

    Vice President

    (1-year Appointment September 2019 through August 2020)

    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 2019 through August 2020)

    Scott grew up in Enola, PA, went to Penn State (BS '03 & M.Eng '04), then moved to DC for a few years before returning home to Central PA. Scott is married to Stephanie and they enjoy having a blast with their 2 young kids - Holden & Bennis. Scott and Stephanie were introduced to Daybreak in 2012 by a Daybreak member, and they love Daybreak’s mission and encouragement to live a 3C (Celebrate, Connect, Contribute) lifestyle. They have also found great connection in a small group here at Daybreak. Professionally, Scott serves as the CEO of Pledge It and as the Executive Director of Uplifting Athletes. Here at Daybreak, Scott is serving as the church’s treasurer. You may not know, but Scott is a former Penn State football player and has lots of great stories from that time in his life. 

  • Amanda Johnson: 

    Secretary

    (1-year Appointment September 2019 through August 2020)

    Originally from central Pennsylvania, Amanda and her husband, Adam, began attending Daybreak in 2008 and were immediately drawn to the welcoming atmosphere and the relevant messages that could be applied to everyday life. Amanda and Adam have two daughters: Lauren and Katie. Professionally, Amanda currently works as an Information Technology Project Manager for the Department of the Navy. Amanda enjoys reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

  • 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 (1st Term September 2018 through August 2021)

    A native of Dillsburg, Victoria is the founder and President of Suasion, a marketing communications firm, as well as a co-owner of Lindstrom Machining. She is also completing her certification as a Christian Life Coach. For more than ten years, Victoria has found Daybreak to be a community of authentic people who truly accept each other while challenging each person to grow closer to Christ. She has led DivorceCare, participated in church planning projects, led strategic planning sessions for a variety of ministries and helped develop the People Helping People ministry. Victoria mentors young women, supports wives working through marriage challenges, and along with her husband, leads a small group for married couples. Together, Victoria and her husband Todd have five adult children: Morgan, Tyler, Alyx, Derek and Micah. They are also blessed with five grandchildren. In addition to spending time with family, Victoria loves to learn new things (she has an insatiable curiosity!), visit new places, and be in nature, in awe of God’s creation.

  • 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.

  • Pam French (1st Term September 2019 through August 2022)

    Pam grew up in Rochester, Michigan and met her husband, Jamie, at college in Ohio.

    Together, they moved to Pennsylvania the week after they got married and have been here

    ever since (23 years now). Pam and Jamie have 4 kids, Allie (17), Zachary (15), Tyler (13),

    Sydney (9). Pam works as the Director of Mountainside Preschool in Dillsburg where she

    gets to teach the Bible to over 80 kids a day! She and her husband have been at Daybreak

    since it was first planted in 1999, and she was actually Daybreak's first secretary back

    when there were only three people on staff. Pam loves Daybreak because of its desire to

    reach people for Christ and develop disciples in a real and authentic way, and she is

    involved in serving in Kid Min. Pam loves watching her kids play sports, traveling with

    Jamie, and doing adventurous things outside with her family.

  • Alan Starner (1st Term September 2019 through August 2022)

    Alan was born and raised in Mechanicsburg and began attending Daybreak Easter of 2003.

    It was that day that he discovered a life-changing journey with Jesus and asked him to be

    his Lord and Savior! His first impressions were that it was an environment he felt

    comfortable in. He recalls was always being greeted warmly by people. He then heard

    music that resonated with him. That, combined with messages that were relevant,

    Bible-focused, and left him with “application steps,” gave him a home where he knew he

    could grow and experience God’s goodness for his life, alongside others on the journey.

    His favorite thing about Daybreak is that we’re a family on a mission who is willing to listen

    for God’s direction and make decisions to further His Kingdom. Alan has served in various

    ministry roles at Daybreak over the years, including worship leader, Home Group leader,

    Short-Term Trip member, and he has previously served as an elder on our leadership team.

    Alan currently works at Advantage Solutions where he is a Sales Team Lead. He and his wife,

    Deb, have 1 daughter, Jess Fetrow (25), who is married and lives in Fredrick, MD. In his

    free time, Alan enjoys playing, writing, and recording music, training in Japanese

    Martial Arts, and riding his Indian Motorcycle.