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Meet The Team

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Rev. Dr. Jeff Gibelius

Lead Pastor

Have an emergency? Call/Text Pastor Jeff: 717-448-1294

What Do You Do at Second? “With the Session and staff I guide and nurture our Second Family into the future that God is preparing for us.”

What brings you the most joy or satisfaction in your work for God at Second? I love seeing people of all ages and backgrounds working together to serve God, each other, and people in need.

Where You’re From: Ballston Lake, New York; near Saratoga.

Family: Kari (Wife), Andrew and Aaron (Sons), Allie (Daughter)

Pets: Luna (female Golden doodle), Hobbs (3-legged rescue cat)

Fun Fact about you: I recently started acting with the Carlisle Theater.

Favorites:

Food:  T-bone steak

Hobby: Pickleball

TV Show: Anything that makes me laugh!

Place: Israel. I’ve been there 4 times and can’t wait to go again.

Anything else you may want people to know about you or info that they might find helpful:  I love being a pastor!  I was ordained in 1993 and came to Second in 2007.

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Michelle DiBona Trefren

Director of Music Ministries

What Do You Do at Second?  In prayer and praise of our great God, and along with musical folks of all ages and stages, I wave my arms, tickle the ivories, sing to the heavens, and pull out all the stops!  

What brings you the most joy or satisfaction in your work for God at Second?  Using God's gift of music helps me feel the Holy Spirit's presence.  My greatest joy is to bring that vessel, music, to the congregation and community, and to help people achieve musical accomplishments greater than they thought they could. 

Where You’re From: Fort Lee, NJ (across from NYC)

Family: Willard "Will" (Husband), Laurel "Laurel Paurel" (daughter), Reed "Mr. Destructo" (son)

Pets: Bodie (Wolfhound/Terrier mix), Jake (Shorty Jack Russell Terrier), Oly (rhymes with Holy, Boxer/Pit mix)

Fun Fact about you: I am fluent in French! 

Favorites:

Food: Guacamole

Hobby: Running

TV Show: Queen's Gambit

Place: The mountains and the woods

Anything else you may want people to know about you or info that they might find helpful:  I will recruit you to sing or ring. ;) I also love people and learning their stories. Outside of church, teaching piano/voice, and directing Cantate Carlisle, let's enjoy some fellowship time together! 

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Destinee Friskey

Communications Administrator

What Do You Do at Second? I complete and design most digital and paper communications, maintain second's database, filing systems, technology, and work as a team with all staff to aid them in their ministry.

What brings you the most joy or satisfaction in your work for God at Second? Being a part of the second family! I enjoy talking with members and staff and seeing people grow in their personal and faith journeys.

Where You’re From: Greencastle, PA

Family: Brett (Husband), Campbell and Ripley (Daughters)

Fun Fact about you: I played softball all of my life and coached teen girls softball for 2 years, now I coach my daughter's softball team. I'm also an all-star cheer mom.

Favorites:

Food:  Chocolate, Pasta (I have Italian heritage on my mom's side)

Hobby: Reading, Baking, Watching Movies

Movie: Say Anything

Place: Orlando, FL. We love taking our girls to Disney and Universal. 

Anything else you may want people to know about you or info that they might find helpful:  We enjoy Pop Culture as a family; 80's films, Disney, and Harry Potter especially.

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Vicki Lantz

Coordinator of Adult Ministry

What You Do at Second? With Pastor Jeff and the Adult Ministry Committee we provide opportunities for members to become disciples who make a difference.

What brings you the most joy or satisfaction in your work for God at Second? Watching our members move from being consumers of God's Word to people who serve, care and grow in their faith.

Where You’re From: Shippensburg, PA

Family: Bill (Husband), Brianna (Daughter)

Pets: Zoe (female cat), Stacy (3-legged cat)

Fun Fact about you: I grew up on a dairy farm and taught agriculture for 15 years and I've been a Girl Scout Leader for 13 years.

Favorites:

Food: Crab legs

Hobby: Reading and Baking

TV Show: Most shows on Food Network

Place: I prefer to explore new places

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Terry Brown

Treasurer

What Do You Do at Second? Handle recording of financial transactions (Donations, expenses, investments). Prepare financial statements for committees.


What brings you the most joy or satisfaction in your work for God at Second? Using my skills and experiences to help the church grow. I also enjoy meeting and talking with new acquaintances.

Where You’re From: York Springs, PA

Family: Stephanie(Wife), Alexander(Son), Nathanael(Son), Benjamin(Son), Elizabeth(Daughter)

Pets: Ayla(Black and Tan Coonhound), Reba (Plott Hound), 5 Cats, 2 Snakes, 1 Lizard, 1 Turtle, 1 Hamster.

Fun Fact about you: I play softball every week from April until late October. I love the outdoors.

Favorites:

Food: Chicken Parmesan
Hobby: Softball or woodworking
TV shows: History or Discovery channel
Place: The woods, or camping.

Anything else you may want people to know about you or info that they might find helpful: I do not sit still very long; I must be working or doing something. This includes my full time job as CFO at
Chapel Pointe, or working around our 2.8 acres with 40 chickens, and some Turkeys. If there is time, I will be in the woods, camping or playing Softball.

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