Dr. Phil Thorne, Senior Pastor
Phil Thorne has been the West Shore's Senior Pastor since September 1992.
He came to the church having served in ministries in Philadelphia and Denver,
after completing his PhD in Theology at Cambridge University. His ministry
passion is "to teach with clarity and power, and to lead the church."
Although dedicated to serving the church, Phil's highest priority and deepest personal joy is his family: Cindi, his wife of thirty years, his daughter, Rachel (married to Adam Lightner) and daughter Sarah, and his first grandchild, Naomi Elizabeth. Phil also enjoys trout fishing (when he can find the time), watching movies with his wife, and reading books (from his personal library of over 4,000 volumes).
John Nesbitt, Executive Pastor
John enjoys serving the West Shore body in his role as executive pastor—leading and supporting the ministerial staff as they serve the body through our various ministries. His greatest passions are encouraging spiritual health, organizational systems that work well and helping people find their God-designed place for ministry.
John grew up in Virginia, graduated with a business degree from the University of North Carolina and a master's in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Since 1979, John has served in an administrative/leadership capacity in two Christian colleges and three large churches.
Away from work, John pursues the competing avocations of physical fitness and eating fine desserts, as well as reading classic fantasy. He and his wife, Terry, are the parents of two adult children—Chris, who lives with his wife Sarah and stepdaughter Ali, in Cincinnati, and Ben, who lives in Minneapolis with his wife Janina, their daughter Maya and son Micah.
Terry Allison, Pastor of Children's Ministry
Terry Allison served as a senior pastor for 16 years before God "promoted" him to be a pastor of children's ministry. After serving as Pastor of Christian Education at a church in northern Kentucky, Terry came to West Shore in 2000 with a great passion to provide children with the opportunity to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and to live a life completely devoted to Him. West Shore's Awesome Adventure children's ministry reflects Terry's vision for making church an exciting and challenging community where children want to belong, grow and serve.
The Allisons live in Dillsburg and have two married sons and two grandsons. Their love for children extends beyond the church family. They have served as foster parents, elementary school mentors, and Terry is very devoted to the children who live in the Cumberland Pointe community.
Ian Campbell, Pastor of Missions
Born and raised in Morocco where his parents served as medical missionaries, Ian is no stranger to the mission field. He and his wife Jennie met at Messiah College and later became one of the first couples to be sent out from West Shore Free Church as full-time missionaries. For over 20 years the Campbells ministered to Muslims in North Africa and France, and for six years, Ian co-pastored a bilingual church in France. In 2006, the family returned to the States where Ian accepted the position here at West Shore.
Ian has a BS in civil engineering and an MBA in economic development. In his free time he enjoys playing the guitar, snowboarding, sailing, and playing soccer. He and Jennie have three children, Alexi, Sabrina, and Nicolas, who resides in London.
Ned Davis, Church Administrator
Ned and his family have been members at West Shore since 1994 during which time he has been active in the church, serving as an elder, a fellowship group leader, and a member of our worship team. Now, as Church Administrator, Ned oversees operations, aspects of financial systems and human resources.
Prior to joining our staff in 2007, Ned served as a career Marine Corps officer, retiring in 1994. Subsequently, he served in industry as a program manager, strategic planner, and in business development.
Ned is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School. He and his wife Janet are the proud parents of four grown sons and have four grandchildren. Ned enjoys drumming, fitness and outdoor activities, reading, studying, and teaching.
Clay Edens, College and Young Adult Pastor
Clay’s passion for ministry developed during his college years as he was studying electrical engineering at Purdue. Being immersed in a loving, challenging, and missional Christian community awakened that passion and he hasn’t looked back. After graduation Clay combined his desire to pursue God and his love of learning and received his Master’s of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He served as a youth and college pastor in the Chicago suburbs for four years before making his way to West Shore in the summer of 2012. Clay’s role here is to shepherd college students and young adults. Part of this is through the "encounter" community, which everyone in the age group is invited to come check out. He’d also just love to get to know you.
Besides Jesus his other loves include basketball, running, euro games, movies, the Colts, Purdue, and his lovely fiancee Lucy. You should also know that besides evil his number one enemy is vegetables. He’s not quite sure why God made them taste so bad.
Stephen Gregory, Worship Pastor
Stephen received his very first “music excellence award” while attending elementary school in his hometown of New Castle, Indiana—an affirmation that inspired his lifelong passion for music and ministry.
After graduating from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Stephen accepted a position as an assistant music director under the Grammy-nominated Gospel music composer, Lanny Wolfe. Since then, he has been serving in ministry as a worship leader, arranger, pastor and mentor.
Stephen is married to Jana and they’re still crazy about their four children—Christopher, Cara, Kayla and Cameron, as well as their dog Bella! Stephen loves movies, shopping and Starbuck’s coffee.
Darva Kinney, Community Associate
As West Shore’s Community Associate, Darva provides oversight to the church’s visitor, connection, and membership ministries. Her desire is to see the church as an inviting place for worship, coupled with genuine Christian hospitality—a place where people can easily become connected with one other.
Darva came to West Shore in 2004, serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for Children's Ministries. In 2012, Darva moved into her present ministry role. Prior to her tenure at West Shore, she held various staff and volunteer positions at churches in Minnesota and North Carolina.
Darva moved to central Pennsylvania to attend Messiah College, after which she met and married her husband of 29 years, Brett. The couple has two adult daughters, Alyssa and Erika. Darva enjoys spending time with Brett (which often centers on basketball), family and close friends, as well as traveling, studying German, and retreating to a cabin in Vermont.
Nancy Makowski, Director of Women's Ministry
Nancy's enthusiastic approach to ministry and her desire to see women grow in their love of the Lord has been the catalyst for West Shore's effective and growing Women's Ministry. Under her leadership, Women's Bible Study has grown over the last 20 years to include more than 300 women. The Spring Outreach Event has grown to include 1500-2000 women each year.
Nancy has given up her profession as a cardiology nurse to dedicate herself full-time to the Women's Ministry at West Shore. She and Jim are the parents of three young adults: Jen (married to Brian), Dan (with wife Janelle), and Jon.
Cathy Morgan, Director of Prayer Ministry
Cathy J. Morgan has been a member of West Shore since 1982. She joined the staff in September 1997 as Director of Prayer Ministry. The focus of her work, with the help of the Prayer Council and other members of the praying community, is to encourage the West Shore congregation to draw near to Christ, seeking his presence and direction in prayer on our knees.
Cathy is married to Paul Morgan, admissions director at Messiah College, and mother of Kelle (now Mrs. Dan Alonso), Kara, Tim (married to Deb) and Kyle.
Daniel Owen, Director of Youth Ministries
Daniel leads the Junior High ministry at West Shore. He loves these students because of their excitement for life and their willingness to try just about anything. Having recently come to West Shore, Daniel looks forward to many years of creative and interactive ministry among this great Junior High group. Daniel is newly married to Michelle, his lovely wife, and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.
He loves Tennessee Volunteer football and you will always see Daniel with a Dickey's cup - full of sweet tea in his hand.
Ken Thompson, Pastor of Visitation and Caring Ministries
Ken came to West Shore in 1996, serving as pastor of student ministries until 2000. In 2001 Ken moved into his present ministry role. It has been his privilege to serve members of the West Shore Church body during times of sickness and loss as well as moments of great joy and celebration. In addition to visitation and counseling, Ken leads a community of believers called New Beginnings, which provides pastoral care to those in our congregation who have experienced loss or who are going through periods of hardship and trial.
Ken is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Philadelphia Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Carol, live in Dillsburg with their three children, Carolyn, Charissa and Caleb.
Nate Winters, Pastor of Discipleship
Nate serves the church as Pastor of Discipleship, caring for and overseeing various people groups within the church, including Men's Ministry, Small Group and Fellowship Group Ministries, and young adults. With a passion for people, Nate is earnest to see genuine, permanent transformation in hearts and lives—that we all become more and more like Jesus. He and his wife Kim are particularly pleased to be part of SixTen, the young adult fellowship group that meets Sunday morning and throughout the week.
Nate has worked at Calvin College, Trinity International University, and Wheaton College, as well as serving as director of ministries for CAMP-of-the-WOODS and, prior to coming to West Shore in 2007, served as associate pastor at the Adirondack Bible Chapel in Piseco, New York. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2001 and was ordained by the Evangelical Free Church of America in April, 2011.
Nate and his wife, Kim, have two children: Joseph Micaiah, and Anna Leah. In his spare time, Nate enjoys yardwork, geography, playing the guitar, trail running, caving, and fishing.