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).

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.

  • 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.

  • Susie Andrews (1st Term September 2020 through August 2023)

    Susie grew up in York, PA and graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Biblical Studies. Susie has been on staff since 2003 and is the Director of Visual Arts and Production & Assistant to the Lead Pastors. She is married to Pastor Shawn and together they have adult twins, Caleb & Jacob. Susie was initially drawn to Daybreak in 1999 after feeling called to be obedient to start a new church that would reach the West Shore. Her favorite things at Daybreak are leading people in worship, creating visual arts and leading Women’s Bible studies. Susie was in many TV commercials as a child and was a traveling singer for years prior to joining staff at Daybreak. She has recorded 6 different CDs and was a regular singer on television. She is also a lifetime fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers! 

  • Richard Baker (1st Term September 2020 through August 2023)

    Richard is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania and retired from being a supervisor at PPL in 2006. He married Brenda in 1966, and they have 3 daughters (Dawnye’l, Janel, and Charmagne), 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Both Richard and Brenda joined Daybreak in 2012. Richard’s ministry passion is to make himself available to serve; to love God and people in every season of their life. Presently you will see him greeting on Sundays and facilitating a Home Group. He also previously served for several years in Daybreak Student Ministries. Prior to Daybreak, Richard served and led Student Ministry in various UMC churches for 50 years. He also wrote and led Youth and Young Adult Retreats and motivational clinics for youth and other organizations. Richard is an avid reader, fisherman, DCI fan and follower of the NY Rangers. 

  • Jen Jacobs (1st Term September 2020 through August 2023)

    Jen was born in Harrisburg, PA, but lived in Pottstown, PA and Salem, OR during her elementary years. Her family then moved to Connecticut for a year, then back to Camp Hill for her high school years. Jen primarily spends her days as a homemaker, but she has also had the joy of being an assistant field hockey coach at Messiah University (formerly Messiah College) for 21 years. Jen is married to Pastor Ric, and they have been attending Daybreak since day one, adding their 6 kids to the mix along the way: Eric, Marcus, Bennett, Julia, Annie, and Andre. Jen’s favorite thing about Daybreak is, ‘the sense of awe I experience as I look around at the faces in the room, whether it is in a worship service or smaller group meeting. I am in awe of the greatness of God being played out in the lives and stories of us all. We truly "come as we are" but we don't stay that way. God is so clearly at work!’ Jen currently serves as a Women's Bible Study leader at Daybreak, and as a member of our Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Team. Her favorite sports teams are Messiah Field Hockey (of course) and any team that has her kids on the roster.

  • Bryan Sholtis (1st Term September 2020 through August 2023)

    Bryan grew up and lived in Montoursville, PA until 1998, then lived in Maine until returning to central Pennsylvania in 2008. Professionally he has been a Special Education teacher, most recently an Emotional Support teacher at Milton Area High School. Presently he is pursuing a career change to enter ministry. Bryan has been attending Daybreak since 2015, and there are a couple things that stand out to him about our church: “first is the way the leadership and people I’ve grown to know at Daybreak exemplify God’s grace, and second is the love and care Daybreak expresses to people, especially those people who are hurting or struggling.” Bryan has been part of a short-term mission trip to Ecuador, a small group member, a member of the Care and Bereavement teams, and is presently serving as a Care Pastor Intern. Bryan has a loving wife, Amanda, a daughter, Ashley, a son Evan, and a stepdaughter, Mackenzie. In his free time, Bryan loves to be on a stream fly-fishing, and he is an avid downhill skier and Penn State fan.

  • Laura Sipala (1st Term September 2020 through August 2023)

    Laura grew up in Dillsburg and currently works for Penske Truck Leasing as a Commercial Sales Rep. She began attending Daybreak in October of 2011 after she had just moved home from Indianapolis. Daybreak was the first church that she and her then-boyfriend (now-husband), Joe, went to. They were drawn in by the joy and love they felt right off the bat. No need to look anywhere else! Since starting to attend, Laura and Joe have grown their family by 3: Jason, Leo, & Katie. Despite her own kids keeping her busy, Laura served in our Kid Ministries in the past, and also currently serves on the Global Leadership Team as the Equipping Leader, as well as with the DSM Creative Arts Team. Laura’s favorite way to relax is with the puzzles section of the newspaper - Cryptoquips and KenKen are her

    favorites!

  • Debbie Chopka (2nd Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    Debbie grew up all across the Midwest, living in 4 different states, but graduating from high school in Ankeny, 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 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 is part of 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, walking, and listening to podcasts.

  • Tom Ranney (2nd Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    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 premarital 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. 

  • Dean Argot (1st Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    Dean grew up in the Pocono Mountains area (Pocono Lake, PA) and currently serves as

    the Assistant Vice President at Gallagher Bassett. Dean and his wife, Kelly, were part of the

    founding 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.

    Together, Dean and Kelly have 3 kids, Alysha, Aaron, and Alanna. Dean loves the outdoors

    and exploring God's creation, especially when it involves water (i.e. swimming, kayaking,

    fishing, hiking near the ocean, lakes, streams).

  • Jan Groff (1st Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    Jan grew up in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Mechanicsburg in her early 20’s. She currently works part-time for Hot Frog Print Media in Mechanicsburg and is also in a season of waiting for God’s direction and next steps. Previously, she worked for 10 years in HR in a highly unionized environment, and also spent 6+ years teaching cooking classes at the Kitchen Shoppe in Carlisle. Jan and her husband, Jeff, were invited by a friend to attend Daybreak in the fall of 2006. They appreciated the warm, friendly welcome that didn’t feel overbearing. Jan also love’s Daybreak’s “come as you are, but don’t stay that way” approach, and that there are so many different offerings for people at different points along their journey. Other highlights for Jan are Daybreak’s “scrappiness,” that the leadership has not been afraid to learn from past mistakes and listen closely to God’s leading, the generosity of Daybreak members, the worship team/music, and so much more! Jan began serving as a greeter, has served in and led the financial ministry as well as taught a premarital financial course, served as a small group leader, and on a Daybreak short-term trip to Ecuador. Jan currently serves as part of our benevolence team, in an HR advisory role, as a Theodyssey leader and on the writing team. Jan thinks most clearly near the water (creeks, lakes, the ocean), and loves to kayak, cook, entertain, read, laugh, teach, and spend time with family, friends and her crazy Golden Retrievers, Primrose and Mosely.

  • Jeff Groff (1st Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    Jeff grew up in Palmyra, PA and currently works as an IT manager for the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Jan, began attending Daybreak in 2006, and were drawn in by Daybreak’s welcoming atmosphere, relevant biblical messages, and music. Jeff has served with Daybreak on short-term trips to Mississippi and Ecuador, in various small groups, and with the financial ministry. Most recently he joined the Theodyssey leadership team. Jeff has a love for dogs, and together with Jan has rescued seven golden retrievers over the past 25 years. He also loves to travel as much as possible, which couples well with his love of food - he will search the ends of the earth for a great place to eat!

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 2021 through August 2022)

    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 University. John and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of two young adults, Rachel and James. The Chopkas enjoy serving in a variety of roles at Daybreak including Children's Ministry, Marriage Matters, and the Welcome Team. In addition to spending quality time at Daybreak and Messiah University, John loves navigating the great outdoors via hiking and cycling, and vacationing with his family in the mountains or at the beach.

  • Scott Shirley: 

    Treasurer (non-voting member)

    (1-year Appointment September 2021 through August 2022)

    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. 

  • Jason Dadey: 

    Secretary (non-voting member)

    (1-year Appointment September 2021 through August 2022)

    (2nd Term on Ministry Board September 2021 through August 2024)

    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 to 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 on 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adam Herman (1st Term September 2020 through August 2023)

    Adam grew up in Carlisle and currently lives in Enola with his wife, Sandy, and their two Jack Russell "Terrors." He has worked for Crump Life Insurance Services, a subsidiary of Truist Bank (formerly BB&T), for 24 years. His current role is Manager of Learning and Development Services. Adam and Sandy joined Daybreak in 2018 and love that it is a neighborhood church where the relationships feel like family. Adam and Sandy serve together on the GHR greeting team, greeting for 7th Inning Stretch, on the Clarify Team, and with the Marriage Ministries Leadership Team. Adam also serves in the Man Up! and Band of Brothers groups. He enjoys woodworking and home projects, the Philadelphia

    Eagles, and adventurous road trips with Sandy.

  • Victoria Lindstrom (2nd Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    A native of Dillsburg, Victoria is the founder of Suasion, a marketing communications firm, and recently launched Abundantly More, a coaching and consulting practice. Additionally, she is an officer for her husband’s family business, Lindstrom Machining, providing financial oversight and strategic planning for the corporation. She has certificates in Christian Life Coaching and Relationship Coaching. For more than fifteen 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 several Home and Care Groups and is currently helping to lead Daybreak’s marriage ministry. Victoria has participated in church planning projects, led strategic planning sessions for a variety of ministries and was part of Daybreak’s mission team to Cuba. Together, Victoria and her husband Todd have five adult children: Morgan, Tyler, Alyx, Derek and Micah. They are also blessed with eleven 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 (2nd Term September 2021 through August 2024)

    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 in Worship Arts by mentoring and encouraging worship leaders in their ministry. She now serves as the Spiritual Development Writing Team Coordinator as God has given her a passion for helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. 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.