Staff and Elders

Pastors

Jason Gerlach has been serving CMC since 2005 (half-time as Youth Pastor until January 2012). He relates to the Community Life Commission and Outreach commission, in addition to providing pastoral care, leading a men's Bible study, teaching, and preaching. Earlier he served five years at Virginia Mennonite Conference as Conference Youth Minister. Jason graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary. In 2017 he earned a Master Of Theology from Union Presbyterian Seminar (Richmond). When he is not at CMC, spending time with his family, or reading literature, Jason can be found cheering for a Philly sports team.

John Stoltzfus has been serving CMC as interim pastor since January 2024. He is providing pastoral care, teaching, preaching, and supporting the work of commissions as requested. Earlier, he pastored at Lombard Mennonite Church (Illinois), and taught English in China for two years. He also works with Second Mountain Farm, is a father of four and is married to Paula Stoltzfus, a pastor at Park View Mennonite Church. John graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary.

Church Administrator

Sue Swartz

Sue Swartz has been church administrator since February 2023. She has been a member of CMC since 1987 when her family moved to Harrisonburg from eastern PA. Her teaching career spanned 25 years, and she still substitutes at Eastern Mennonite School on Fridays. Sue loves working for this church community where she was employed for six years in the 1990s. Travel, walking, trying new recipes, reading and spending time with family and friends balance out her working hours.

Elders

Three elders support the work of the pastors. They meet regularly with the pastors to hear about their ministries. The elders also provide pastoral care to congregants in collaboration with the pastors.