CENTRAL STAFF

Our Central Staff Team (CST) gives oversight to our primary ministry departments. 

You can contact any Daybreak staff member by emailing them at firstname.lastname@daybreakweb.com




  • Ric Jacobs - Lead Pastor of Envisioning

    Gettysburg Pike Campus Pastor

    ric.jacobs@daybreakweb.com    

    A Pennsylvania native, Ric graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 1992 with a degree in Pastoral Studies, and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Ministry: Leadership Studies through Capital Seminary. He has been married to his wife Jen since 1996, and they have six amazing kids: Eric, Marcus, Bennett, Julia, Annie, and Andre. Ric has been a part of Daybreak's staff since it began in 1999, previously serving in both student ministries and worship arts ministries. He is an avid fan of the Tennessee Titans and large chocolate milkshakes.

  • Shawn Andrews - Lead Pastor of Equipping

    & Good Hope Road Campus Pastor

    shawn.andrews@daybreakweb.com

    A native of Ohio, Shawn was raised in Millerstown, PA. He received a BS in Mathematics from Penn State and an MA in Christian Leadership from A.W. Tozer Seminary. Shawn joined the Daybreak staff in 2005 after a number of years working in the Information Technology field. He credits his amazing wife Susie with teaching him how to laugh at himself. His twin sons, Jacob and Caleb, teach him what fatherly love is supposed to be like. 

  • Ron O'Neil - Pastor of Care

    ron.oneil@daybreakweb.com

    Ron worked at IBM in the security and investigations field before joining Daybreak in 2005. Since then, he earned a BS in Bible from Lancaster Bible College and became ordained through the Alliance. Ron and his wife Leslie have been married since 1982 and have two beautiful grown daughters, Brooke and Lauren, and 4 grandsons, Weston, Everett, Grayson, & Isaiah. Ron’s ministry passion is to champion the message that all people matter to God and are welcome into His family.

  • Ryan Clarke - Pastor of Kid Min

    ryan.clarke@daybreakweb.com

    Ryan leads a talented team that creatively reaches kids for Christ by equipping passionate people to do ministry. He has degrees from Simpson University and Alliance Theological Seminary in Inter-Cultural Studies. Although a former gamer and computer nerd, Ryan currently prefers to spend all of his time with other adults, kids, and especially his energetic family. His favorite part of ministry is watching others get energized by teaching kids, creating new ways to reach kids, and doing science tricks while teaching. Ryan is blessed to be married to his beautiful wife Katybeth and has four kids: twins Micah and Julia, Connor, and James.

  • Kyle Abel - Pastor of Student Ministries

    kyle.abel@daybreakweb.com

    Kyle was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. He recently graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Christian Ministries. Kyle is passionate about ministry with youth and creating communities in which faith can be explored and the love of Christ can be experienced. He enjoys playing and watching sports, playing the drums, being outdoors, and listening to music. He also loves sci-fi/fantasy media and literature.Kyle married his wife, Emily, on October 22, 2017. 

  • Dan Matarrese - Director of Celebrating Ministries

    dan.matarrese@daybreakweb.com

    Coming soon!

  • Jason Fickes - Director of Connecting Ministries & Operations

    jason.fickes@daybreakweb.com

    Jason is a Messiah College graduate and lifelong "Mechanicsburg-er." Jason has been a full time staff member for over a decade and currently gives leadership in the areas of connecting ministries, worship arts, and administration. He was Mechanicsburg's original "Jubilee Day Idol," is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, and has a love for Chick-fil-A. Jason and his incredible wife Brooke have 2 sons: Weston and Everett. 

  • Robin Kaplin - Director of Contributing Ministries

    robin.kaplin@daybreakweb.com

    Robin was born and raised near Erie, PA, and graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Family Studies. She worked for 12 years for Dauphin County Children & Youth, during which time she obtained a Master’s degree in social work. Robin's passion is in developing a network of ministries, teams and people in order to help others experience true emotional, physical and spiritual healing. Robin also loves being a wife and mom. She and her husband Scott have two girls: Alexia and Megan.

All Staff

In addition to our Central Staff Team, our All Staff Team includes the following members who support all of our department leaders and ministries of Daybreak,

  • Susie Andrews

    Director of Visual Arts and Production

    & Assistant to the Campus Pastors

    susie.andrews@daybreakweb.com

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  • Kelly Argot

    Director of Global Ministries

    kelly.argot@daybreakweb.com

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  • Sean Bolton

    Good Hope Road Assistant Pastor

    sean.bolton@daybreakweb.com

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  • Bryanna Boone

    Assistant to the Pastor of Student Ministries & 

    Hospitality Coordinator

    bryanna.boone@daybreakweb.com

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  • Jessie Farrell

    Good Hope Road

    Director of Kid Min

    jessie.farrell@daybreakweb.com

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  • Leslie Gonze

    Director of Communications

    & Office Services

    leslie.gonze@daybreakweb.com

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  • Ashley Matarrese

    Assistant Director of Kid Min

    & Office Assistant

    ashley.matarrese@daybreakweb.com

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  • Deb Williams

    Spiritual Formation Coordinator

    deb.williams@daybreakweb.com

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Although our staff offices are centrally located at our Gettysburg Pike Campus, we invite you to visit us at either of our locations this Sunday!

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