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.
President/Board Chair: Don V. Mitchell
Employment: Director of Church Development, Atlantic Northeast District, Church of the Brethren
Involvements: TURF Committee, ANE Witness Commission, On Earth Peace Board.
Vice President/Board Vice Chair: Steve Seitz
Employment and Involvement : 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. 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 Services Administration.
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 Belita Mitchell
Employment: Senior Pastor at Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren since late 2003.
Involvements: Member of Atlantic Northeast District Urban Ministries Initiative Steering Committee, Member of Evangelical Seminary Center for Anabaptist Study Advisory Board
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: Colin Scott
Employment: Assistant Counsel at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Involvements: He currently serves on the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board Colin is also a member of the Southern Pennsylvania District Board and is presently on the District Nurture Commission where he focuses on Youth ministry. Colin teaches the Junior High Sunday School class and is a Youth Advisor at the church. Separately, he umpires baseball and softball as a member of the Central Penn Umpires’ Association (CPUA) and USA Softball. He is also a member of Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP).
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