We, as the staff of the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, are dedicated to serving those in our church, community, and beyond. We take joy in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and helping others deepen their relationship with God. We are here to help nurture and to provide encouragement wherever you are at in your faith journey.
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Conklin, Head of Staff
Nancy comes to us from Limestone Presbyterian Church in Newark, Del., where she served as interim pastor since 2017. She received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey), a law degree from Seton Hall Law School, and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to ministry, she was a litigator in private practice.
Nancy began her pastoral ministry as an associate pastor for youth and families, and for the past 22 years has served as a pastor or interim pastor in congregations throughout New Jersey. The heart of her call to ministry, within and outside the walls of the church, is to foster spiritual growth from cradle to grave in the lives of people who hunger and thirst for deeper meaning and a greater purpose in their lives as children of God.
Donald Potter, Pastor of Visitation
Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Donald Potter has been the Pastor of Visitation at CHPC since March of 2018.
A graduate of Spring Arbor College (MI) and Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) and ordained in 1976, Don has served three Presbyterian churches in his 39 year career: Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning, PA; Mechanicsburg (PA) Presbyterian Church; and the Presbyterian Congregation in Middletown, PA. Don retired at the end of 2015.
Committed to Christ and the church, Don tries to embody the love and presence of Jesus Christ. He seeks to be a good listener and enjoys visiting members and friends of CHPC.
Andrea Ebeling, Office Manager
Andrea Abolins Ebeling is CHPC’s office manager, as well as a member of the congregation. She returned to this area in 2016 after living in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Vermont. A graduate of Penn State, she worked in the communications field before spending many years as a stay-at-home mother and school/community/church volunteer.
Andrea has two sons, Alec, a teacher and musician living in Pittsburgh, and Nate, a student at Camp Hill High School. She enjoys exploring the arts (especially when her boys are involved), reading, visiting new places, watching Pittsburgh sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Jerrold Tidwell, Director of Music & Organist
A native of Alabama, Jerrold began his musical career at the age of 16, as pianist for his church and school choral programs. Jerrold has served throughout the Eastern United States as an organist, choral director, collaborative pianist and vocal coach, including posts at The University of North Alabama, Jacksonville State University, and Reinhardt University, and The Basilica of St. Peter. While serving in Lake Murray, South Carolina, Jerrold founded the Dutch Fork Choral Society, a non-profit community arts outreach, for the purpose of presenting larger sacred and secular choral works. Jerrold also served as collaborative pianist with Oak Grove School System, in Kansas City, Missouri and most recently as Director of Music and Organist at Seventh Street Christian Church in Richmond, Virginia. Jerrold received the B.M. in Organ Performance and Sacred Music from the University of Montevallo, and the Colleague Certification CAGO, through The American Guild of Organists. He is also pursuing a Master of Arts degree from Radford University in Virginia.
David H. Binkley II, Organist/ Choirmaster Emeritus
Session voted to honor David H. Binkley II as Organist/ Choirmaster Emeritus. This honorary title acknowledges David’s service as Organist/Choirmaster at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church for 42 years from May of 1973 until December of 2015. David is an honor graduate of Lebanon Valley College who received the Master of Sacred Music degree from New York City’s Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music. David was awarded Certified Church Musician status by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and he holds the Colleague certificate from the American Guild of Organists.
Dana Tarnoci, Preschool Director
Dana holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University and has held elementary education teaching certificates in North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and Ohio. Prior to becoming Director, Dana taught at the Preschool for eight years. She lives in Mechanicsburg with her husband and two school age children.
Lindsay Gottwald, Director of Youth and Christian Education
Lindsay works with our youth to administer, develop and implement youth ministry programs, and she will be working with the Nurture Ministry to support adult Christian education. Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from American University and received her Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership from George Washington University. While living in Washington, DC, Lindsay worked at the International Spy Museum, the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lindsay worked in education in Chicago for 10 years before returning to Central Pennsylvania. She is a Substitute Teacher at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School and one of the creators of Saint Stephen’s Riverfront Gallery, an on-site art gallery. Lindsay is also owner of Storyline Media.
Kem Bonner, Lead Custodian
Kem lives in Harrisburg with his wife, Danielle. They have 3 daughters and 2 sons. Three children live at home. They also have 2 grandchildren.
He has 22 years in the maintenance field.
Kem coaches little league football (16 years and counting) and has coached little league baseball, loves to travel, and watching Steelers football.
Frank Smith, Custodian
Frank lives in Harrisburg and is engaged to Ebony. He has 3 daughters and a son.
He has worked several years with Kem and also has prior experience in construction and home remodeling.
Frank enjoys watching Steelers football, plays poker for fun, and traveling.