CHPC Staff

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. 

Reverend Doctor Nancy Conklin

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.

nconklin@thechpc.com

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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.

aebeling@thechpc.com

Andrea Ebeling

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.

Congratulations, David!

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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.

jtidwell@thechpc.com

Dana Tarnoci - Preschool Direrector

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. 

dtarnoci@thechpc.com

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.   

 

kem.bonner@gmail.com

Kem Bonner, CHPC Lead Custodian
Frank Smith, CHPC Custodian

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.  

 

smith.frank.ct@gmail.com

Stuart Seelman, Associate Pastor, Family and Intergenerational Ministry

Stuart serves as the Associate Pastor of Family and Intergenerational Ministries. He was called to Camp Hill Presbyterian Church in June 2021, with a particular focus of serving CHPC’s children, youth, and young adults.

 

Stuart is passionate about building community to know God better, live into transformative relationships, and pursue justice and holiness by the Spirit’s power. He brings experience in Christian faith formation and pastoral care, community organizing, and public policy advocacy. Stuart holds a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Texas A&M University.

 

sseelman@thechpc.com

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