Mark Blanchard, Secretary
Mark has been attending West Shore since 1998 and has been serving as an elder since 2008. Mark is the principal of Gettysburg High School and has been involved as a teacher/leader for the Koinonia fellowship group. Mark and his wife, Renee, were married in 1996 and have four children: Matthew, Ellie, Taryn and Tyler.
Mark Copeland and his wife, Wendy, have been married since 1981 and have attended West Shore since 1999. This is Mark's fifth year as an elder. He participates in choir, Men’s Ministry, fellowship group and the Welcome Center. both Mark and Wendy host and help teach the Connections class. Mark is also a board member for the EFCA Eastern District. Mark works for Rite Aid in promotional merchandising.
Jim has attended WSEFC since 1988 having served as an elder for 15 of those years. He has participated in the Stewardship Committee and teaching including the pre-marital class. Jim and his wife, Jackie, have been married since 1985 and have three children: Megan, Lauren and Jack. Jim is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Messiah College and partner at Hamilton & Musser, P.C.
Barry and his wife Becky have been married since 1980 and attending West Shore since 2006. They have been involved with fellowship groups, Alpha and regularly volunteer at Holy Spirit Hospital in the pastoral care department. They are parents of two adult children: Krista, who with her husband Sean (Cochran) also attend West Shore, and Joel, who is married to Mallory and living in Baton Rouge, LA. Barry is a partner at Hamilton & Musser, PC, CPAs. He enjoys reading, snowboarding and golf in his spare time.
As West Shore’s executive pastor, John leads and supports the ministerial staff, and oversees the implementation of our strategic plan. His greatest passions are encouraging spiritual health, supporting organizational systems that work well, and helping people find their God-designed place for ministry. He and his wife, Terry, are the parents of two adult children: Chris, who lives in Cincinnati with his
wife, Sarah, and stepdaughter Ali; and Ben, who lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Janina, and their daughter Maya.
Dennis has attended West Shore since 1992 having served as an elder for 10 of those years. He has served in the children’s, youth and missions’ ministries as well as being a small group leader and fellowship group teacher. He and his wife, Deborah, have been married since 1981 and have two adult daughters. Dennis is an attorney and litigation manager for the Federal Government.
(In Memory, 9/2/1942 to 1/1/2013)
Layton and Garie, his wife of 40+ years, have been attending West Shore for almost 20 years. They are the parents of two adult sons. Layton is a retired soccer coach from Messiah College. He has been involved in small groups, prayer ministry and fellowship groups in addition to serving as an elder for almost 10 years.
Phil Thorne, Senior Pastor