MEET OUR SENIOR PASTOR...

Dr. Russel Moldovan

Senior Pastor

Russel Moldovan has been the senior pastor at Blanchard Church of Christ since November of 1993.  He, along with his wife Raylene, have enjoyed raising their four children in the church.  He feels blessed to have watched the church grow and adapt to ministry within our community and beyond. His energetic passion and focus is to proclaim Christ and teach the scriptures to anyone and everyone. He graduated from Emmanuel Christian Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry.


MEET THE REST OF OUR STAFF...

Wally Kocher

Associate Pastor

Wally has been a member of the BCC family for 24 years, serving the people of this congregation in various capacities including youth leader, deacon, elder and Sunday School teacher.  In 2009, he joined the church staff as Associate Pastor of Visitation and looks forward to many more years of service and ministry at the BCC.  Originally from Harvey's Lake, Pennsylvania, he currently resides in Lock Haven.

Becca Melzer

Youth Minister

After growing up locally, graduating from Susquehanna University, and working at church camp for 3 summers, Becca traveled around the country for a year on a music and relational ministry team.  She has been serving as our full-time youth minister since 2015, doing life with BCC students and families.  In addition to the youth ministry, she has taken an active role in the worship and drama ministries, developing Pulse young adults group, organizing BCC events, paint nights and dinners, and helping people find their God-given creativity.  Becca lives with her husband, Andrew, and daughter, Grace, and is a puppy mommy, doodler, star gazer, picture taker, sparkle fanatic, cheese connoisseur, guitar player, harmony singer and nature lover!

Kathy Humiston

Worship Minister

Kathy has worshiped at Blanchard Church of Christ since 1983. She joined the staff at BCC in
1996 as a temporary, part-time secretary.  After a few months, her temporary status changed to permanent, serving as Church Secretary then Office Manager. Since 2008 Kathy has been the Worship
Minister at BCC. Her God-inspired love for music, worship and drama perfectly come together to fuel her passion for leading worship ministry. Kathy has also co-directed the King of Kings Easter musical drama at BCC for the last 25 years along with Raylene Moldovan. Kathy and her husband, Kevin, live in Beach Creek.

Raylene Moldovan

Children's Minister

Raylene Moldovan is the wife of senior pastor, Russel Moldovan.  Together, they have four grown children and one grandson. Although she is an RN by degree, Raylene's passion has always been children, and she has worked as the co-director of Children's Ministries for more than 15 years.  In addition to serving the children of the church, she is the lead teacher of the Pre-K class at the Kid Kingdom preschool.  She believes there is nothing more fulfilling than introducing a child to Jesus and His unconditional love.

Carol Blackwell

Children's Minister

Carol has been blessed to have grown up in the BCC.  She married her husband, Larry, in 1992 in the old sanctuary.  They have 3 children, Michaela, Morgan and Brayden.  She started her employment at the church in 2004, serving as one of our Children's Ministers and teaches preschool.  She began this career because she knows how important a strong offering of quality children's programs are to the future success of the church.

Todd Parker

Church Administrator

Todd has been attending BCC since 2010.  He serves on the church board as a deacon and is involved in various ministries including the daycare committee.  In 2021, he joined the church staff as the Church Administrator handling the church's operations.  On any given Sunday, you might find Todd in the tech booth running the church's live stream ministry.  Todd and his wife, Abbie, live in Howard with their two daughters, Isabella and Madelyn.  Todd enjoys working on projects around the house and spending time with family.

Cheryl Frederick

Office Manager

Cheryl has been the Office Manager at BCC since 2014.  She was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania and attended college in Cincinnati where she studied music education.  She was a minister's wife for 38 years, sharing 11 ministries with her husband and three sons.  Cheryl has always had a desire to serve the Lord in any capacity where she feels led and has worked with children's ministries, youth groups, prayer groups, women's groups, retreats, musicals, and senior ministries.  A few years after the passing of her husband, Cheryl married Bill Frederick, from Lamar.  They love serving in the drama ministry. 

Dawn Hall

Daycare Director

Dawn started attending the Blanchard Church of Christ in 2005.  She began s the Nursery Coordinator and in 2011, she helped establish In God's Hands Daycare.  Dawn has been the Daycare Director since it opened in May 2011 and is currently the Chairperson of the daycare committee.  Dawn has also been involved in the King of Kings drama for the last 10 years.  Dawn, and her husband, Mike, live in Rote.  They are the proud parents of Megan, Jordan, Ryan and Ethan.  Dawn enjoys reading, baking, and camping with her family.

Pat Peters

Instrumental Director

In 1971 Pat came to BCC from Massachusetts after marrying Lew Peters. She was immediately asked if she would be interested in serving as organist. She said yes, and has been doing so ever since. Pat also plays piano and keyboard and has led the church orchestra.  She and Lew have served in several areas of ministry, including Food Pantry, Sunday School teachers, Elder, and the drama ministry. They have two children, Amy and Suzi, who grew up in the church and are now active in their own congregations.

SUPPORT STAFF

Amber Malak

Treasurer

Andy Stacy

Recording Treasurer

Sabrina & Manny Rodriguez

Custodians