Pastor Chris grew up in Lebanon, PA and attended Living Waters Chapel with his family. After graduating from the University of Valley Forge, Chris moved from Lebanon to work in youth ministry for 14 years. In July 2007, his family moved back to this area to join the LWC staff as the Student Ministry Pastor. In June 2018; after 21 years in youth ministry, Chris transitioned into the role of Lead Pastor of Living Waters Chapel. Pastor Chris and his wife, Alysha, have been married since 1993. Alysha is a Registered Nurse who's also very passionate about ministry. Together they grew up in the Lebanon Valley Area and first met at Living Waters Chapel. Today, Chris and Alysha have two daughters: Briana and Alyssa.
Pastor Richard and his family moved to Lebanon in 2000 at which time they began attending Living Waters Chapel. He joined our staff in January of 2019. Richard sensed God’s call to vocational ministry at the age of 21 so he completed his undergraduate studies at Southeastern University in 1981 and completed graduate work at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1986. He then continued to serve in pastoral ministry for 16 years in New England before moving back to Pennsylvania. For 19 years Richard served in various roles at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge. His mission in ministry is Biblical study, teaching and encouraging others in their personal journey of faith in Christ. His wife, Donna, is a registered nurse, and they were married in 1984. The Weitzels have three adult children: Richie, Hans and Callie. Their oldest and youngest have married; Richie and Jennifer have given them three beautiful granddaughters. They enjoy time and activities with their family, traveling and being outdoors, especially in warmer weather. Pastor Rich also enjoys gardening and feel closest to God in the outdoors.
Pastor Jeremiah (PJ) has been on staff at Living Waters since 2001. He and his wife, Candice, are passionate about seeing families grow into well grounded and well rounded followers of Christ. They work together to teach kids in an upbeat, fun, and in-depth knowledge of God's Word. Both of them also love and play music (piano, guitar, bass, drums) and teach students to use their musical abilities to honor God. PJ is a great speaker and worship leader. He has spoken at many family/kids camps in PA, NJ, NY, etc. He has also had the privilege to minister in Africa on two separate trips. Jeremiah and Candice have two young girls and one boy with whom they love to enjoy life! Pastor Jeremiah also gives general oversight to the worship and media ministry at LWC. He has had the privilege of attending LWC since the age of 1, and realizes the importance of connecting to a church family.
Pastor Dalton and Briana Weidman have been serving as our Youth Pastors since 2017. Dalton grew up attending Living Waters Chapel his whole life and went through both KIDS ZONE and Youth Group. Dalton has been involved in different forms of ministry since the age of 12. He now has the unique opportunity of ministering to the teens that he has known from a young age as well as the new teens that come to Living Waters. Dalton and Briana have been serving in youth ministry since the ages of 17 and 18. After being together for 5 years they got married in June of 2020. Together, their heart is for creating memorable experiences with teenagers, encouraging them in life, and seeing them grow spiritually. They both love to worship so their favorite thing is seeing a teenager fall in love with Jesus and watching the worship that comes from that heart. Dalton is a fun-seeking jokester who loves music and Briana has one of the brightest, kindest and most genuine caring personalities you'll encounter. They both look forward to meeting you and getting to know about you!