Our Staff

Meredith Dahl

Executive Director

Meredith and her husband Jon are thankful to live and serve in the ELANCO community. Their family includes their two sons, Liam and Landon and their extended family Damien and Hazel. Meredith received her B.A. in Bible and her Masters in Leadership from Lancaster Bible College. She has a passion for seeing communities come together to make a life-changing impact. Meredith and her family love to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and spend time together.

Carl Edwards Jr.

Director of Development

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 coming alongside the community and meeting needs in the name of Jesus. He loves sports, grilling, and spending time with his family. Carl is married to Mary Edwards and he has two children, Macklyn and Lincoln.

Kim Glick

Director of Human Resources & Operations

Kim and her husband live in the Elanco community.  They have three sons, two daughters in law, and three grandchildren. Their family enjoys spending time together! Kim has previous work experience in human resource management and safety and is looking forward to using her past experience at Crossnet Ministries!  She is active in her church and enjoys being on the Women’s Ministry Team leading Bible studies and seeing others grown in their faith. Kim and her husband enjoy spending time outside kayaking, walking and gardening.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing keyboard, reading and spending time with friends.

Joan Yunginger

Director of Social Services

Joan and her husband David have lived in the ELANCO community for many years. She graduated from HACC and Drexel University and has worked in the same community ever since. She and her husband have four amazing adult children with wonderful spouses. They also have five handsome grandsons, four beautiful granddaughters, and their West Highland Terrier, Lucy. Joan and her husband Dave worship at Petra Church.

Lisa Kerstetter

Community Events Manager

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 five 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!

Grant Gehman

Director of Youth Programs

Grant lives in New Holland with his wife Emilie and their two children – Isaiah and Breah. Grant has volunteered and worked in the Non-profit Youth Ministry field since 2000. His earliest experiences are as a camp counselor at Woodcrest Retreat, followed by nearly 15 years as the assistant director for TNT Youth Ministry in Ephrata. Most recently, Grant has served as the Youth Pastor for Bethany Grace Fellowship in East Earl. It’s safe to say that Grant has a passion for working with young people and the slightly older people who want to see them grow and experience God’s love. Grant has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology and graphics from Millersville University. Grant loves sports, video games, learning, visiting new places, and eating good food.

Charis Pankratz

Mentoring and Education Manager 

Charis loves learning and creating safe spaces where others can learn and grow.  She has worked in the non-profit social services field since 2008 and started at CrossNet (then Cross Connection Ministries) in 2015. Her undergraduate degree is in Recreation and Park Management from Penn State, and she is a certified Bridges out of Poverty trainer. Charis is grateful for the life experience of growing up overseas and living out in Utah for eight years, which laid a foundation for her work at CrossNet. She lives in Lititz with her husband Haley and their three children- Simon, Nicholas and Joanna. Charis enjoys any time outside, especially if it includes camping, climbing, running, or eating good food! 

Amy Marburger

Food & Nutrition Manager

Amy and her husband Scott have three sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson – Tim, Tyler, Titus, Rio and Theo 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. 

Rachel Berner

Case & Resource Manager

I was born and raised in Virginia. I came up to Lancaster for college and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a major in Biblical Studies. It is just my husband, our puppy, and I. When I am not at work or helping my husband with his ministry at our church I like to bake. From an early age I have always loved helping other people, even when some were afraid of them. I have had several opportunities to learn new things and new ways of loving others for Jesus. I believe very strongly in giving someone else a second chance because I certainly was given one beyond what I could ever give someone else. I love people and am so excited to be able to serve the ELANCO community. 

Nicole Martin

Office Manager

Nicki was born and raised in New Holland and is excited to serve the community through CrossNet Ministries.  Nicki and her husband, Chad, are blessed with a family of four … Cody and Shiann, Taylor, and Chloe.

Faith Wise

Grant Writer

Faith’s passion for serving people has impacted every season of life. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in International Development. Faith’s passion and compassion for people led her to 7 years of serving vulnerable young women in Kenya as Executive Director of Neema Project, connecting the local church community with international ministries as Global Initiatives Director at Providence Church, and equipping and empowering a generation of young people in Lancaster County as a  Secondary School Counselor. Her love for seeing people flourish in life is what has always inspired her work. Faith enjoys listening to audiobooks on the rare occasion that she is alone, being near water and exploring new places. Her current favorite place and adventure is at home with her husband Rick making memories with their kids, Neave and Lochlann.

Ocean Smith

Family Development Specialist

Ocean Smith moved to New Holland in 2016 from Delaware. She has had the opportunity to work in the education field for over 11 years and apply her experience to the Parent’s as Teachers Program that CrossNet and Community Action Partnership of Lancaster implemented in the ELANCO community.  She received her Associates in Psychology and is finishing her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University. She is a mother to two boys Cameron and Chrisayer Jr., and her Siberian Husky Kovu. In her spare time, Ocean enjoys reading, listening to music, having good food, getting outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Meghan Ervine

Director of Marketing and Communications

Meghan was born and raised in Chester County, PA and still calls it home today. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations in 2018. Since her graduation, Meghan’s heart has been in the non-profit sector where she’s worked for various organizations. She is passionate about storytelling and using her gifts to encourage others and share the hope and love of Christ. In her free time, Meghan loves playing pickleball or tennis, enjoying a good cup of coffee, running, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family. But she especially loves being with her niece, Evelyn! She is honored to be a part of the CrossNet family.

Sarah Ortiz

Youth Center Manager

Sarah was born and raised in New York and moved to Lancaster, PA with her family in 2006. She began pouring into children and youth’s lives her first year of college in different settings such as a daycare, summer camp, an after-school program, a detention center, and the youth ministry at New Beginning’s Evangelistic Church (NBEC), where she congregates. Sarah served as a fundraising director and as a youth president and is serving as a mentor at NBEC. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Entrepreneurship. A few things Sarah will never get tired of in her free time are reading, lifting at the gym, drinking coffee, spending time with loved ones, and some more reading.

Rosemarie Anderson

Success Coach

Rosemarie was born and raised in the United Kingdom but currently resides in Lancaster County.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Bible and Education from Cairn University.  Rosemarie has one brother and is a proud aunt who enjoys spending time with her family and close friends. In her spare time, Rosemarie enjoys songwriting, designing and coordinating styles of clothing, reading novels, and interior decorating. Rosemarie has a heart for serving others and is gifted in motivating and empowering others to achieve their highest potential. She enjoys traveling and meeting new people and loves building relationships with others.  

Jodi Ravert

Food Programs Assistant

Jodi lives in the Bowmansville area along with her husband Scott.  They have three daughters and two granddaughters who they enjoy spending time with.  They are thankful to have raised their family in the ELANCO community, and Jodi is honored to now serve in the community.  Jodi loves coffee, reading, hosting family events, music, podcasts and meeting new people

June Hollinger

Office Assistant

June finds joy in serving others and is excited to be a part of the CrossNet Ministries team!  Prior to joining CrossNet, June spent 15 years at Lancaster Bible College working in the Student Accounts Department.  June lives in Leola with her husband Jeff.  They have two sons, who are both married, and they have six grandchildren and one foster grandchild.  June refers to them as her “grand” blessings and loves spending time with each one!  June enjoys flower gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.