Program Director: Josiah Ludwick
Josiah Ludwick is the Associate Pastor at Harrisburg First Church as well as Program Director with bcmPEACE! He will also tell you he is a PROUD Messiah College Alumni. He has been working with the organization for over 10 years and
is very involved in youth work and relationship building within the community.
Property Manager: Louise Knight
Louise Knight is a retired attorney, former chair of the board, former liaison for Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren and an incredible asset to the organization! With skills in accounting, law, utilities, property, and even library
science, she is an important part of the organization!
Operations Manager: Alyssa Parker
Starting her time here in April 2020, Alyssa gained this position after being a volunteer for a year! She graduated Bridgewater College in 2018 with a degree in Sociology and Culture Studies. Now she resides here in Harrisburg, PA
right in the Allison Hill neighborhood. She has only been here for a year and a half, but has cemented herself as a part of this community.
Board Chair: Steve Seitz
Employment: Steve is currently self-employed with his wife Dotti in their company, The Puppet and Story Works, providing shows for retirement communities, schools, and churches in
the Mid-Atlantic States.
Involvement: Steve is retired from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Previously, he was a Project Officer for the National Training System for Substance Abuse
Prevention at the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS. Prior to that he had been a psychodramatist and counselor for the Washington D.C. city Mental Health
Vice Chair: Colin Scott
Employment: Assistant Counsel, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Mechanicsburg COB
Involvements: Colin currently serves on the Mission and Ministry Board for the Church of the Brethren where he sits on the Executive Committee and chairs the Sustainability Committee. Colin was called as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at his home church in 2019 and is active in denominational Young Adult activities. Separately, he umpires youth baseball and girls’ fast pitch softball. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and participates in Harrisburg Young Professionals.
Treasurer: Rick Woodard
Involvements: Founder and Co-Coordinator of the Allison Hill Fund; Member of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church; Board member (and current Chair) of the Peace Tax Fund; Camp Hill Borough Council Member; Board members and Treasurer of Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area; Current president of West Shore Sertoma, and has served as president in 2003-2005 as well.
Secretary: Wanda Santiago
Employment: Owner-Operator of Santiago Day Care
Involvements: Volunteer with Community Life Team Activities, Tutor/Mentor with Hope Foundation, Coordinator for Underprivileged Children’s Christmas Party, was on Board of Habitat for Humanity, was Tutor with TOYS, and
was Chair of Parent Advisory Team for Harrisburg School district, neighborhood resident.
Board Member: Pastor Ron Ludwick
Employment: Former Pastor of Lebanon Church of the Brethren., Currently Retired
Involvements: Zion Choral; Messiah College Choral Arts; Ministers of Music Quartet; Living Hope Counseling Center Board; Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Board
Board Member: Mark Pickens
Employment: Field Associate for Anabaptist Disabilities Network
Involvements: Member of the Christian Education Team at Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, Choir member, an active member of the Allison Hill Community
Board Member: Andrew Hamilton
Employment: Pastor at Steven’s Hill Church of the Brethren
Involvements: Member of the Atlantic Northeast District Board, Member of Atlantic Northeast District Executive Committee
Board Member: Kristopher Sledge
Employment: Lead Pastor at The Journey Church!
Involvements: He was born and raised in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and attended Messiah College where he graduated with a B.A. in Christian Ministries. He also holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. Outside of his professional work, he is an active board member of various non-profits in the Harrisburg area, and travels regularly to Uganda, Africa for missionary work. Kris is an avid traveler having traveled to 6 out of the 7 continents (only Antarctica is left)! On a typical day off, you could find him reading a political book, drinking coffee, engaging in conversation regarding the intersection of faith and politics, playing board games, kayaking on the Yellow Breeches, or spending time with his incredible wife, Hannah.
Board Member: Briel Slocum
Employment: full time student at Messiah University double majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies as well as Biblical Studies
Involvements: A cabinet member of Messiah’s Black Student Union, an Agape-Satyagraha Graduate and Mentor, an active member of Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, and a bilingual volunteer at bcmPEACE during our Wellness Hub