Rev. Randall L. Sizemore – Email
Randall (Randy) serves as the 15th Bishop of the Evangelical Congregational Church. Prior to being elected Bishop, he served as the Executive Director of Global Ministries overseeing mission workers and the development of international churches in Japan, India, Nepal, Mexico, Liberia and Costa Rica. In this context he has organized leadership development opportunities and has preached in many countries in various venues.
Closer to home, Randy has been involved in the local church in pastoring, church planting, mergers of congregations, building projects and relocations.
Randy and Carla have been married 35 years and have devoted their lives to serve God’s Church together in as many ways as possible. Randy and Carla currently live in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and enjoy walking, bicycling, disc golf and sharing their lives with others. Their son, Caleb, and his wife, Kat, live near Seattle, Washington, and their daughter Leah lives and teaches school in the remote village of New Stuyahok, Alaska.
Kevin Henry – Email
As our Executive Director, Kevin functions as the chief operations officer of the denomination. In addition, he leads the Conference Support Team and oversees the stewardship of the funds received by the denomination in addition to developing and monitoring the denomination’s budget.
Church Health Associate
Rev. Dr. Gary Kuehner – Email
As the Church Health Associate, Dr. Gary Kuehner communicates and encourages a healthy mindset and strategy for advocating healthier church ministries across the denomination. He has received training and has experience in assessing local church health-related needs and potential that will ultimately produce health within their contexts.
Global Ministries Associate
Rev. J. Ted Rathman – Email
Pastor J. Ted Rathman began his pastoral ministry at Grace EC Church, Schuylkill Haven in July 2013. Ted is originally from Reamstown, located in Lancaster County, PA. His parents, Ken and Bonnie Rathman, reside there. Ted also has 3 siblings and 7 nieces and nephews.
Ted was commissioned from his home church, St. Paul’s EC Church, Reamstown, where he attended all his life and where his grandfather, John H. Bixler, pastored from 1954 to 1961. Ted and his wife, Jessica, and daughters, Lily and Leah Grace, reside in Schuylkill Haven, PA.
After graduating from Cocalico High School, Ted served in the US Navy for four years. His first duty station was in Norfolk, VA, on the USS Enterprise (CVN65), and upon completing Operation Specialist “A” School in Virginia Beach, VA, he served three years on the Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) in Mayport, FL. When Ted was honorably discharged in 2004, he returned to his hometown in Reamstown in order to attend Penn State Berks Campus as an International Studies major. It was at this point in his life that he felt a call to ministry. After graduating from Penn State with honors, Ted began his studies at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown where he graduated from the Masters of Divinity program with honors in May 2012.
Ted has served on the Global Ministries Community as a board member since he entered the denomination as lead pastor at Grace EC Church. Ted’s first experience with missions was through his youth group at St. Paul’s, and it became an important and formative part of his life. Ted’s heart for missions continued through his time in the US Navy, his studies at Penn State and the opportunities to lead mission trips as a youth leader. In 2013 Ted traveled with a GMC delegation to Nepal to celebrate EC Church Nepal’s 10 year anniversary. Ted also served as the chair of the GMC taskforce which studied the future role, responsibilities and staffing of the Global Ministries Community as it transitioned from a Commission based structure into the new “Community” based model.
As travel restrictions have lightened, Ted most recently visited the EC Church in Mexico, and will travel to both India and Japan this year. Ted is excited and honored to lead the GMC to continue to encourage and inspire the EC Church USA to be engaged in God’s global vision and mission in reaching the ends of the earth with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Kingdom Extension Associate
Rev. Michael Snedeker – Email
As Kingdom Extension Associate, Mike communicates and encourages a Kingdom mindset and strategy for extending the Kingdom through our local churches. He works to assess local church potential for extending the Kingdom within their contexts, as well as continuing to facilitate our church planting endeavors.
Ministerial Development Associate
Rev. Matthew Hill – Email
The Ministerial Development Associate (MDA) serves and supports the denomination’s mission for ministerial leadership, overseeing and maintaining an integrated process for credentialing. The MDA oversees the credentialing process from the Assessment Center all the way through to up-to-date resources and workshops encouraging life-long learning.
Rev. Matthew Hill currently serves as Lead Pastor of St. Paul’s EC Church in Reamstown, PA. Matt graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in education from The Pennsylvania State University in 2004. Before responding to the Lord’s call, Matt taught sixth grade social studies at the Milton Hershey School from 2004-2007. In 2007, Matt transitioned into full-time ministry at Community Evangelical Church, Sinking Spring, PA, where he served on staff until 2018. While serving at Community, Matt received his Master of Divinity degree from Evangelical Seminary in 2013.
Matt has been married to his wife Emily for 17 years. Currently, Matt and Emily reside in Reinholds, PA, with their three children, Addison (14), Aaron (12) and Aubree (9).
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family on their small farm in Reinholds, as well as time outdoors hunting and fishing.