Staff Directory

Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith

Conference Minister and President

Our Conference Minister is pastor, spiritual leader as well as the chief executive and administrative officer.  The Conference Minister  also represents the Conference

and its vision to various constituencies including the national setting of the United Church of Christ as well as the ecumenical church and judicatories in this region.

Rev. Betsy Bruaw
Rev. Betsy Bruaw

Designated Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Discernment
Rev. Bruaw’s primary is to work with local churches in times of transition, helping them through a discernment process to bring clarity to the type of pastoral leadership needed for the congregation.

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Rev. Nora Driver Foust

Associate Conference Minister for Congregational and Ministerial Excellence
Rev. Foust provides conference wide leadership concentrating on fitness for ministry in and on behalf of the United Church of Christ for authorized ministers and the ministry settings in the Penn Central Conference.

Rev. Patty Dodds
Rev. Patricia Dodds

Coordinator of Camps/Retreats/Youth Ministry
Telephone: (570)506-0677
Patty provides oversight of the weeks of summer camp as well as conference sponsored events at Hartman Center throughout the year.

Wendy Hepler
Wendy Hepler

Office Manager
Our Office Manager provides secretarial services for the Conference Minister and our Associate Ministers. She also works with the remittances from our congregations.All address changes should be directed to Wendy.

Janice Mountain
Janice Mountain

Profile Secretary/Receptionist
Janice is responsible for scheduling meetings for our ministry groups and keeping our master calendar updated. She also is our profile secretary and receives clergy and church profiles and works on search and call along with supporting the Associate Conference Ministers.

Rev. Rick Luciotti
Rev. Rick Luciotti

Facilitator of Care to Clergy and Clergy Families
Telephone: (717)679-0001
Rick is responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating a team of chaplains in the Associations and throughout the Conference to provide pastoral care to Clergy and Clergy families in their times of need.


Stephanie Rader-Titzel

Director of Communications and Generosity
Telephone: (717) 652.1560, x11   Email:

Stephanie is responsible for strategies and activities that advance the overall mission of the Conference, which include fundraising and donor development, communication, special events and volunteer management.

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Conference Calendar

  1. Ministerial Education Forums

    March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Hbg. Assoc. Snavely Committee

    March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Hartman Center Bd. Meeting

    March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. ONA Winter Gathering

    March 24 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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