Meet Our Staff
Pastor Dale Weaver
|Dale is the Senior Pastor at Sandy Hill Mennonite Church. Dale and his wife, Ida joined Sandy Hill in 1970 and have worshipped and served the congregation in many ways since. Dale, along with his wife, Ida, were youth leaders for many years. Dale also served as an Elder in the congregation for a number of years, primarily responsible for the youth. Prior to his call as pastor, Dale spent 34 years in the business community. He spent 23 years with Victor F. Weaver, Inc., (now Tyson Foods), New Holland, Pa., where he was Director of Procurement. He spent 10 years with Bird-in-Hand Corp., Bird-in-Hand, Pa., where he was Vice President and General Manager of the Food Service Division. He has chaired the board of Locust Grove Mennonite School and served on a number of other industry boards. He enjoys reading, fishing, watching and playing golf.
Ida has been working full time as owner/manager of Family Creations, a Primitive, Antique and collectible retail shop catering to tourist and local clients, located in Intercourse, Pa. She had been operating this business for 15 years. However, as of January 1st, 2008, she sold the business to her daughter and is enjoying reading, shopping, and traveling with her husband, Dale. She enjoys reading, sewing and spending time with her 10 grandchildren. Dale and Ida have been married for 44 years and have 3 children; Jeffrey 42 Julia 39, and Timothy 36. Together Pastor Dale and Ida share in the visitation ministry of Sandy Hill.
Associate Pastor Dave Klingensmith
Dave is the Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth at Sandy Hill. Dave and his wife Bel have been happily married since 1999 and are enjoying their son Isaiah, a true miracle from God, who was born on March 20, 2006. Dave met Bel at Sandy Hill and they grew close through serving on the Worship Music Team, and joining the same Small Group. Bel majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish at Goshen College, where she earned her undergraduate degree. Her passions are music, reading, and GOOD COFFEE! The family lives together near Parkesburg, Pa.
Dave came to Sandy Hill in 1975. He attended throughout his childhood and youth, with regular involvement. As an adult, he became a member and increased his involvement in active ministry. Then, during his course of study at Lancaster Bible College, he began to serve as a lay leader. Following God’s call to Ministry, Dave was installed as a half-time Worship Pastor in September, 2003. Since then, the Lord has led him to Youth Ministry and led the church to call him to full-time ministry, adding Youth Ministry oversight to his responsibilities. He is firmly seeking God's continual leading for life and ministry.
Rachel Johnston Office Secretary
Rachel is the pleasant voice you hear when you call into the church office. Rachel is married and has three children. She graduated Penn State University with an Associate Degree in Business.
Rachel started attending Sandy Hill in 2005. She accepted the position of Office Secretary in 2007 and the position of Church Treasurer in 2009.
Besides spending time with her family, Rachel enjoys playing basketball and volleyball.