• MATT cHRIST, senior pASTOR

    Having been Married to Denise J (Myer) Christ since October 1999, Pastor Matt has three children, Abigail, Malachi,  and Leshane. He has a grandson Jaxton.  Pastor Matt graduated in 1995 from Mifflinburg Area Senior High School where he served several years as chaplain in the FFA, showing pigs, lambs at the county and Farm Show Level. He was also on the varsity golf and track and field teams. 

    Denise is a devoted part time hairstylist at The Stone Ridge Retirement Faculty in Myerstown. She also enjoys precious family time by a campfire or outdoors in God's creation. She is actually well known to our congregation, having attended here in her childhood and being the daughter of Jake and Dixie Myer, and granddaughter of the late Hershey and Anna Mary Myer.  

    Matt was a dedicated volunteer in youth ministry and his call came as the result of hearing the Word of God speak through a few faithful men. He has a passion for connecting to people and living life together.  He gets excited when he sees others living, loving and serving like Christ. His enthusiasm is heard through his vibrant messages to continually surrender to God's will and make your heartbeat sound more like his. He has taken many mission teams to 1st Church in Brooklyn and served in Haiti and Louisiana.

    You can reach Pastor Matt at PastorMatt (at)

  • Connie Davis, Administrative Assistant

    Connie grew up on her grandparent’s farm in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.  She is a 1967 graduate of Warwick Twp. High School.  She lives in Schaefferstown, Lebanon Co., PA with her husband, David and their rescue cat, Hobo.  They have two children, Jason, the owner/operator of Practical Machining Solutions and Jessica, a seminary student at United Lutheran Seminary - Gettysburg. They also have two grandchildren, Samuel and Lilja.

    Before coming to Little Swatara, Connie worked for 10 years in the fire and liability insurance industry as an underwriter.  Then another 35 years in healthcare, most recently as the Compliance Officer for a tri-state physical therapy company.  Retiring is 2017, she then pursued a part-time career as a STEM instructor using LEGO as a tool to teach simple engineering, technology, science, and math to elementary age children.

    She was a Girl Scout leader and an BSA Explorer Post Advisor for over 10 years. She has been the Facilitator for the Richland Community Library’s LEGO club for over 7 years.

    Connie is an avid reader and her other interests and hobbies are varied and many…………LEGO, camping, riding motorcycle, crafting…….. just to name a few.

    Contact Connie at Secretary (at)


  • Sara Bryant, Preschool Director

    Sara Bryant is the Director of Little Swatara Preschool.  She graduated from King's College with a B.A. in Psychology and English and has several graduate credits from Cedar Crest College in Elementary Education.  Miss Sara lives in Rehrersburg with her husband Greg, and their two children, Lauren and Daniel.  She has served on the LSP Board of Directors as Secretary and Chairperson for multiple terms and was also the Preschool teacher for 3 years.  Both of her children are LSP graduates as well!  Miss Sara is a member of Little Swatara Church of the Brethren and deeply loves the church and the preschool program.  The local community is very dear to her so the opportunity to work and serve here is a blessing and a joy.  She loves Jesus, family, children, coffee, and books!

    You can contact Sara here - Sara.Bryant (at)  You can find more on our preschool ministry, and the rest of the preschool staff  here.