Our Staff

MeredithMeredith Dahl

Executive Director
meredith@elancocross.org
Meredith and her husband Jon are thankful to live and serve in the ELANCO community. Their family includes Damien his wife Janelle, Liam and Landon. Meredith received her B.A. in Bible and her Masters in Leadership from Lancaster Bible College. She has a passion for seeing communities coming together to make a life-changing impact. Meredith and her family love to cheer for the Pittsburg Steelers and spend time together.

CarlCarl Edwards Jr.

Director of Development and Ministries
carl@elancocross.org
Carl was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Therefore, he loves Ravens football and crab cakes. Carl received his B.A. in Bible (2010) and his Masters in Leadership (2018) from Lancaster Bible College. Carl is passionate about the gospel and he is also passionate about students. He loves being able to connect with them and encourage them along their faith journey. Carl loves sports, grilling, and spending time with his family. Carl is married to Mary Edwards and he has two children, Macklyn and Lincoln.

Shanice Smith-StarrShanice Smith-Starr

Youth Center Manager
shanice@elancocross.org
Shanice is originally from North East, MD, but now resides here in New Holland. Shanice is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College where she received her B.A. in Social Work in 2017. She is passionate about playing basketball, turtles, investing in lives of students, eating cereal, and spending time with family and friends. Shanice thoroughly enjoys serving in the youth center and supporting students in various capacities as they journey through the ups and downs of life.

JoanJoan Yunginger

Social Services Director
joan@elancocross.org
Joan is thankful to have the opportunity to live and serve in the ELANCO community at CrossNet Ministries! God is so good! Joan and her husband are blessed with four adult children, a daughter in law, a son in law, one grandson, two granddaughters (born December 28, 2016) and two dogs, Lucy and Dasher. Joan and her husband Dave are blessed to worship at Petra Church.

 

Rachel Weaver

Family Development Specialist
rweaver@caplanc.org

Rachel Weaver has lived in the ELANCO area her whole life. She attended Lancaster Bible College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Bible. She has previous experience working with children and families in the realm of Child Welfare and looks forward to applying some of that knowledge to the Parent’s as Teachers Program that CrossNet is implementing in the ELANCO school district. Rachel has been involved with CrossNet through volunteering at the Youth Center and her passion for the ministry has only become stronger since then. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, watching live theater and British TV shows!  

Amy Marburger

Food & Nutrition Manager
amy@elancocross.org
Amy and her husband Scott have three sons, Tim, Tyler, Titus and she can’t forget about her fur baby Duke! Amy and her family reside in the ELANCO School District. Their family worships at Morgantown Community Church. Amy has enjoyed volunteering for various events and programs at CrossNet in the past – especially Power Packs! Amy has a passion for photography, coffee, yoga, reading and singing off key.

Charis PankratzCharis Pankratz

Mentoring & Education Director
charis@elancocross.org
Charis lives in Lititz with her husband Haley and their three children- Simon, Nicholas and Joanna. They relocated to the Lancaster area in 2014 from Salt Lake City, UT, where they lived for eight years. Charis has worked in the non-profit social services field since 2008. Her undergraduate degree is in Recreation and Park Management from Penn State and she is a certified Bridges out of Poverty trainer.
She is grateful for her many experiences overseas and out west, which laid a foundation for her work at CrossNet. Charis and her family enjoy time outside camping and climbing, and she also loves to learn, run and eat good food!

Lisa KerstetterLisa Kerstetter

Director of Marketing and Events
lisa@elancocross.org
A native of Eastern Lancaster County, Lisa attended Garden Spot High School. Lisa has served in the Navy, various Christian ministries and has been involved in the local church helping in ministry for many years. She and her husband Roger have two sons, two daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren all who live in New Holland. Lisa has a love for cooking and entertaining and is always open to share this with family and friends!

Nicole Martin

Office Manager
nicole@elancocross.org
Born and raised in New Holland, Nicki is excited about the opportunity to serve the community through CrossNet Ministries.  She and her husband, Chad, have three children, Cody, Taylor and Chloe.  Nicki is active in her church, Evangelical United Methodist Church, and firmly believes that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”