Our Staff

Meredith 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 and 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.

Carl Edwards Jr.

Director of Development
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.

Kim Glick

Director of Human Resources & Operations
kim@elancocross.org
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@elancocross.org
Joan lives in the ELANCO community, Joan and her husband are blessed with four adult children, a daughter in law, two sons in law, four grandsons, three granddaughters, and one dog, Lucy. Joan and her husband Dave worship at Petra Church.

Lisa Kerstetter

Director of Marketing & 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 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@elancocross.org
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

Director of Mentoring & Education 
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!

Heidi Witmer

Food Program Assistant

Shanice Hines

Youth Center Manager
shanice@elancocross.org
Shanice is originally from North East, MD, but now resides her in New Holland with her husband and daughter. 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, spending time with family and friends, eating cereal, and investing in the lives of students. Shanice thoroughly enjoys serving in the youth center and supporting students in various capacities as they journey through the ups and downs of life.

Marilyn Weaver

Social Services Program Manager
marilyn@elancocross.org
Marilyn has spent most of her life in Lancaster County. She graduated from Geneva College with a double major of Bachelors in Human Services and Business Management in 2008. Marilyn is passionate about empowering individuals by offering resources and education to strengthen them. She loves to work within the Building Bridges out of Poverty Framework. She is an aunt to a tribe of nieces and nephews who she loves to spend time with. Marilyn enjoys spending time with her friends and family, time in nature with her camera, traveling, and crocheting.

Rachel Berner

Case & Resource Manager
Rachel.berner@elancocross.org 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
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.”

Faith Wise

Grant Writer
faith@elancocross.org

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
osmith@caplanc.org
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.