Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Jeff Gibelius
Lead Pastor

I love being a pastor.  Every day I get to help people feel God’s love, sense God’s peace and power, and use their gifts for God’s great purposes. I can’t get a bigger, better, calling than that!

My wife, Kari, and I have two sons — Andrew (born in 2002) and Aaron (born in 2003) —  and one daughter — Allie (born in 2010).  Kari works as marketing specialist for The Beistle Company in Shippensburg, enjoys Bible Study, and has a passion for helping people in need. Our kids attend South Middleton schools (Go Bubblers!) and keep us busy with video games, music, and crafting.  It’s a joy to be part of a large and loving “Second Family.”

I have been blessed by several continuing education and mini-sabbatical events for pastors — and entire families — at Sandy Cove (www.SandyCove.org) in North East, MD. I’d love to tell you about my experiences there.

Email: Jeff@GrowWithSecond.org
Rev. Donna Christopher
Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families

I love young people and have a passion to reach the next generation for Jesus. Figuring out ways to share the gospel effectively for the next generation is my calling, and I couldn’t be happier to do it!

My husband Justin and I are so glad to be part of the Carlisle community. Justin works in the human services field- he has a heart for serving our community. You’ll probably catch us at a local coffee shop- we love coffee.

I love listening to stories, and I look forward to hearing the story God is telling through your life!

Email: Donna@GrowWithSecond.org
Vicki Lantz
Director of Adult Discipling

Vicki’s focus is Adult Spiritual Development. Her hope is to see all members connecting with each other, growing in their faith journey through small groups and serving the Kingdom by serving the Community. Vicki is married to Bill; they have one child, Brianna.  When Vicki is not working for the church, she is involved in her daughter’s many activities, working with the Girl Scouts or reading.

Email: Vicki@GrowWithSecond.org
Conrad Smith
Director of Music Ministry
Conrad Smith graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 2012. He has been directing choirs and playing the organ since he was 16. After graduating college he served as a missionary to his alma mater for five years, and working on arts programs in the Rochester area.
Conrad loves all genres of music and can often be found singing the Beatles or working out a guitar solo. He also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and camping.
“Music is the life blood of the church. It gives vitality to the words we hold so dear. Music shapes the way we see the world just as the generations who come through the church shape their music. We use music to interact with a living picture of our past and to prayerfully usher into reality the Kingdom of God we hope for.”
Deb Brandberg
Property Manager

You never know when the right job will come along! Growing up in a family of ten children (seven boys and three girls) you might think I would have felt out numbered. True! Many years of trying jobs and listening moved me to join the Second staff in 1999. It has been an adventure for me to experience the blossoming of a bud into a flower.  I have felt the Spirit in my work through the people and their stories. They have enriched my life as much as I have theirs.  I am married to Phil Brandberg, who is retired and loving it. We have three grown children and several grands. I would love to tell you about them.  It is great to be a part of the Second Family and work in the church as a layperson.

Email: Deb@GrowWithSecond.org