Board & Staff

Our current Board of Directors


HAROLD GRESS – Treasurer / Lay Delegate

I’ve attended New Light since the church was formed in 1996, except for a brief hiatus, and have been a member since 2000. I’ve served on the Board of Directors as Secretary, Secretary/Treasurer, and am currently the Treasurer. I enjoy the family atmosphere at New Light and can’t imagine worshipping anywhere else. When I suddenly lost my first partner in 2009, the church was a great support – I don’t know how I would have made it through that period without my church family. I’ve attended several UFMCC Network gatherings and the General Conference in 2010 in Acapulco. I live an hour away from Hagerstown in Pennsylvania on my family farm with my current partner and two dogs. My partner’s 8 year old son visits us every weekend. 2015 was a year of personal transition – after losing my job of 20 years, I recently started a new position at Chambersburg Hospital as a Financial Systems Analyst. I look forward to the next chapter in New Light’s journey.


After meeting Reverend Tory Perry at New Light MCC in Hagerstown, I was lead to MCC Baltimore and became a member of UFMCC. I have been a follower and believe of Christ since being healed of cancer at the age of 15. As a result of that miracle, I see being a servant as the greatest gift I have to offer and have been given the gift to offer. Unconditional love, compassion, empathy, hospitality and generosity are what I hope to share through being a Board and Church member.



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Support Staff

DAVID BRECHBIEL – Office Administrator

David started working as our office administrator in 2012. Having a 26 year background in the typesetting and printing industry and having a certificate in office procedures, David decided to share his talents with us to advance our mission. He brings his creativity, sense of humor, and flexibility to the position. Besides preparing the PowerPoint Presentations each week, David covers various office duties.

Application for BOD

New Light Standard Operating Procedures, Revised October 2007

Board Meetings are open to all who are interested.