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Tim Fleener, Senior Pastor

Tim is our Senior Pastor who provides spiritual leadership and guidance over our church family.  Tim’s gift is preaching the gospel. He has a passion for seeing people who are empowered by the Holy Spirit work to fulfill Jesus’ Kingdom.  We are blessed to have Tim join our church family in April 2019.
      Tim is an ordained pastor for the Church of the Brethren and was the previous pastor at Richland COB for 7 years.  Tim is a graduate of the ACTs Ministry Training Program of Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center.
      Tim and his wife, Sarah, live on a farm in Lebanon county where they enjoy raising sheep and beef cattle.  They enjoy 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, 2 very active grandsons, and 1 very active granddaughter..

Chris Reinford, Associate Pastor

Chris is our Associate Pastor who oversees the Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade) and supports Young Adult, College, Family, and Children’s, and Tech ministries.
       Chris is a Licensed Minister in the Church of the Brethren and comes to Akron as a native of Lancaster County, having grown up in the Mohler Church of the Brethren (Ephrata, PA) and being a graduate of Ephrata High School.  Chris leads with a passion for seeing the Lord work through young people and a passion for seeing this work done in our surrounding communities and beyond.  Chris has a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies from Eastern University (St. David’s, PA).  Chris has eight years of experience working with children and youth in a church setting.  He also has experience with camp ministry, media, computer technology, and coaching.
        Chris is very active and loves sports of all kinds.  He is a loyal Philadelphia sports fan.  Chris lives with his wife Chelsea, their son Asher, daughter Lorelei, and dog Bailey in Ephrata, PA.

Bethany Kyper, Office Coordinator

Bethany is the office coordinator at ACOB. She lives in Lititz with her husband, Martin, and her three children Brady, (age 14) Ava Rose (age 9) and Lincoln (1 year). The Kyper’s have lived in Lititz for 10 years and prior to that they lived in Huntingdon PA. During the college years Bethany attended Juniata College for her undergraduate degree in social work, and then attended Temple University for her master’s degree.  Prior to college, Bethany grew up in Ephrata where she attended Ephrata church of the Brethren. Her family has been involved in the Brethren church for many many years. Bethany enjoys nature and being outside. Her family enjoys playing golf, watching baseball games and spending time together playing games and watching movies. 

  Bethany’s work  history includes medical social work, drug and alcohol counseling, Christian counseling and most recently, she ran an internship program at a local counseling agency.

  Bethany is excited to start at ACOB and see what God has in store for her and her family with this new Exciting opportunity.

Gwen Jones, Building Coordinator


Church Board

  Tim Cahill, Moderator
  Steve Risser
  Barb Mertz
  Bev Miller
  Burnell Oberholtzer
  Dave Weaver
  Ryan Unruh
  Dave Smith
  Alison Hoover