Mellinger Church's full time and part time staff and ministers are dedicated to serving the needs of the Church and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church and speak with our receptionist, or you may contact a staff member directly below.

Church Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Phone: 717.397.9360



Pastor Dan Cloyd
Lead Pastor

[bio coming soon]

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Roger Weaver
Lead Pastor

Roger Weaver serves on the preaching team for the Mellinger congregation. He works full time as a masonry estimator. He has served on several short term mission teams through Eastern Mennonite Mission and completed the STEP program offered by Lancaster Mennonite Conference. He enjoys outdoor activities, volleyball,  drama (acting and writing). Roger desires to make the Bible come alive; demonstrating it to be relevant for all generations.

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Brenda Weaver
Interim Director of Youth & Young Adults

[bio coming soon]

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Matt Fahnestock                                                         Minister of Worship

Matt Fahnestock serves as Minister of Worship at Mellinger Mennonite Church. He grew up attending East Fairview Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Matt is a 2017 graduate of Messiah College with a degree in Music and Worship. As a student at Messiah he was a leader in the worshipping community on campus, assisting in the architecture and execution of worship services on campus. Before coming to Mellinger, Matt was the Worship Arts Intern at Grantham Brethren in Christ Church.

Matt and his wife, Andrea, currently live in Lancaster City with their adorable but shy cat, Sadie. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball and soccer, reading, and being outside.

Matt’s primary goal as a worship leader is that people of all ages feel invited to sing. He is a classically trained musician with the cello as his primary instrument. He also is skilled on the acoustic guitar, piano, electric bass, and as a singer.

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Danielle Hofstetter,                                                             Minister to Children & Families

Danielle most recently taught and directed theater for Lancaster Mennonite High School and previously taught English at schools in Delaware and Harrisonburg, Virginia where she grew up. She served on a short term mission team to Zweibrucken, Germany through Eastern Mennonite Missions. Danielle is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin College where she earned English and theater degrees. She enjoys hiking with her family, playing board games, volleyball, Shakespeare, and directing. Danielle is passionate about encouraging families and fostering a nurturing environment for children to develop meaningful relationships with Jesus.

Wilmer & Doris Nolt,                                  Deacons

Wilmer, a retired high school science teacher and Doris, a retired registered nurse, have been long-time members at Mellinger.  Over the years they have been active in various leadership roles in the congregation, including Elder Council, Sunday School teaching, and Parent & Preschool program.  They have recently been chosen by the Mellinger members to help meet congregational care & support needs as the deacon couple.