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CENTRAL'S STAFF

Committed & Called

SCOTT BOWERMAN

Pastor - contact

Scott Bowerman was born and raised in northern New Jersey.  While a freshman at Ursinus College, he awakened to faith in Christ, and also met his future wife Susan.  After working as a software engineer, Scott was called to ministry and was educated at Princeton Theological Seminary.  Scott has served churches in South Carolina and Virginia, and was the founding pastor of New Kirk Presbyterian in Blythewood, S.C.  His articles and sermons have been published in Pulpit Digest, Preaching, Net Results and other periodicals.  Scott and Susan have three grown children, and though he looks far too young, Scott is the proud grandfather of foure. Susan is a foreign language teacher who has taught both French and Spanish at the high school and middle school levels.  Scott is an avid cyclist, a mediocre golfer and obsessed with making great pizza. After 26 years of ministry in the South, Scott is glad to be back on the northern side of the Mason-Dixon line, even if just barely.

VICTORIA CAMARA

Youth, Young Adult, & Discipleship Director - contact

 Victoria Camara grew up in a rural town in the Finger Lake region of Western New York.
After deciding to follow Jesus at the age of 15, despite growing up in a Christian household her
entire life, she soon after felt a call into ministry and was brought under her senior pastor’s
metaphorical wing. It was because of her experiences of preaching and leading within her home
church that she decided to further pursue this call into ministry, which eventually led her to
Messiah College. In May of 2018, she graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor’s degree
in Christian Ministries, concentrating in both congregational and youth ministries. Starting
during her final semester of college, she was employed at a small church known as Engage
Community Church in Carlisle, PA as their Children’s Pastor, and she remained with this church
until, unfortunately, they were unable to continue and were forced to close their doors. Though
this was a difficult time for Victoria, she was able to sense a calling from God to youth and
young adult ministry once again, which led her to apply at Central Presbyterian.
Throughout Victoria’s collegiate years, she was a Bible Study leader for two different
organizations on campus and took it upon herself to mentor many underclassmen. She enjoyed
volunteering with an organization known as the Christian Appalachian Project in the
Appalachian Mountain Region of Kentucky, spending three Spring breaks volunteering through
their WorkFest (home repair and remodeling) program, as well as two summers volunteering at
their Camp AJ as a lifeguard and camp counselor to children and teens, 90% of whom were not
living with their biological parents and were in the foster care system. This fueled her passion for
underprivileged and often overlooked people, especially children and youth, and she went on to
live and serve in the Harrisburg, PA region for her final semester of college and the summer after
graduation, mentoring and tutoring inner-city youth at the Joshua Group of Harrisburg. Her
passions for justice, racial reconciliation, inner-generational relationship building, and fostering
faith in youth and young adults go hand-in-hand with the calling into youth and young adult
ministry that she has felt God place over her life. When not involved in ministry or serving in a
different capacity, she can be found paddle-boarding, camping, hiking, or reading.  She is newly married to Theo Camara!

SANDY WILSON

Kids' Ministry Director - contact

Sandy Wilson joined the staff at Central in January 2008. She and her husband, Gene, moved to Chambersburg from Geneseo, Illinois, where Gene pastored a church.  As a pastor’s wife Sandy has been deeply involved with church ministry. She has a heart for children and a desire to see them develop a life-long personal relationship with Jesus. Helping children apply Biblical truths in every day life is very important to her. Gene and Sandy have two grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law,two grandsons and two granddaughters.     Spending time with family & friends, taking road trips, exploring outdoors, baking chocolate delights and finding joy in the journey of life are the things she likes best!

ERIN ADAMS

Worship & Communications Director - contact

Erin was raised in Newark, DE alongside a family of music lovers!  As a child, she spent most of her time singing, dancing, playing piano, making silly videos with her siblings and friends, playing with her dogs, and spending summer days in the neighborhood pool!  She has always had a passion for making people smile.  Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shenandoah Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre in Spring 2009.  Beginning a month after graduation, she performed for a living in numerous regional theatres throughout the United States.  In late winter 2011, Erin received God's call into ministry; after fighting it for a while, she finally accepted His intervention and began applying for church jobs.  Central has been the answer to the prayer Erin never knew she had!  She loves working with the community here, studying God's word, watching Him work in beautiful ways, and worshipping with such a wonderful church family.  In Erin's free time, she continues to perform, write music, travel, instruct worship cardio, volunteer, and spend time with her wonderful husband, son, family, friends, and dogs.

HELEN WINGERT

Organist - contact

Helen S. Wingert was born and raised in the Chambersburg/Marion area. While still in college she began her “church organ career” when she was called to her first church organ job at Fayetteville Lutheran Church, fulfilling a dream to serve Christ and His Church through music.  She continued this pursuit as Church Organist at Greencastle Evangelical Lutheran Church until she met and married her husband, John Wingert, also a Church Organist at the Church of the Brethren in Chambersburg where they both shared that position for many years before Helen became Organist at Central Presbyterian in Chambersburg. Fifty some years later, Helen is still actively involved in Church organ music and John's legacy of fine-organ-worship lives on. Helen was a graduate from Shippensburg University and taught elementary school for many years in the Greencastle Antrim School District. John was a Medical Technologist having graduated from Juniata College. Helen is now retired from her "other job" and is living in Marion with her “family of eight cats”, all with unique stories of their own. Helen enjoys photography and gardening.

DEB MUMMERT

Minister of Visitation - contact

Deb Mummert is a member of Central and was born and raised in Waynesboro.  She graduated from WASHS and then attended college for two years. Being creative and loving to entertain, she worked as a radio news reporter and as an on-air personality at a country radio station Thurmont, MD. From there she moved on to the world of cable TV where she worked in advertising as an Account Executive and Copywriter through the 1980’s. In 1990 she moved to Chambersburg with her husband and family and in the late 90’s she began working as a substitute teacher for Central Presbyterian Church MDO. She was hired as a full time teacher in 2001and became Director of the program in June 2005.  In Spring 2015, she was hired as the minister of visitation.
She is a member of the church praise band and is also Stephen Minister.  She enjoys using all the creative gifts that the Lord has bestowed upon her and is willing to take part in everything here at Central from playing trumpet and painting murals to wearing crazy costumes for VBS and composing really bad songs on her Ukulele.  Outside of church she enjoys gardening, the beach, playing guitar, spending time with family and friends and floating around Lake Marburg all day in her Pontoon boat.
She resides in Chambersburg with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

ALEXIS HELMAN

Administrative Assistant - contact

Alexis and her husband have a beautiful, 4 acre home in New Franklin. She has a great fondness for animals and worked for a local animal hospital for 20 years.  Since then, she had the pleasure to work with Dr. Paul Klink at Summit Weight Management. She feels truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with Pastor Scott Bowerman and will enjoy getting to know the church members as well.

BETH JACZUN

Finance Administrator - contact

Beth Jaczun grew up in Bucks County Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She began her career as an auditor before staying home to raise her two kids, Christopher and Sarah. She and her husband Steve lived in Maryland for 29 years before relocating to Franklin County in 2016. Beth was an active volunteer at her former church in Clarksville, MD which led
to her joining their staff as the Children’s and Youth Ministries Director. She served there for 8 years and loved being a part of young people’s spiritual journey. Beth enjoys spending time with her family,
exploring new places, reading, playing games and laughing.

KATHY KLINK

Director of PlaySchool Central (MDO) - contact

Kathy is a native northern New Yorker, raised in the small village of Mexico, near Lake Ontario. She earned her associates degree in respiratory therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY.  Kathy and her husband, Paul, who was then a family practice resident, met while they were both working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse. They were married in 1988 and relocated to Chambersburg in 1989 for the more tropical weather promised here.  In 1994, their young family was drawn to Central because of the Mother's Day Out Program, and then became members of Central shortly thereafter. The Klink family consists of five children, three of whom are adopted: Texas(1)and Ethiopia (2). Their Central Family has provided immeasurable support for the entire family.  Kathy greatly enjoyed being the director of MDO from 1999 to 2006, and led it's growth from 2 classes two days a week to 4 classes five days a week. After 7 years, Kathy "retired" to spend more time with their 5 teenagers.

Now she is back and is excited to be able to energize MDO, concentrating on spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of all the children attending. Kathy loves to work with children and collaborating with the MDO staff to provide the best environment possible for children's development.  Kathy enjoys spending time at the family cabin in Northern New York in the summer, going to the beach when possible, spending time with family and watching her children venture into adulthood.

JUDY YOUNG

Volunteer Coordinator - contact

A native Pennsylvanian, Judy came to Chambersburg in 1959 to attend Wilson College, where she met her husband, Richard. Following graduation in 1963 Judy began teaching at Grandview Elementary School in Greenvillage PA, and received her M.Ed. degree from Shippensburg U in 1967. She retired from a most rewarding 45-year teaching/school librarian career in 2008. Judy and Dick lived away from Chambersburg 1972-2012, returning “Home” to Central Presbyterian, Wilson, family and friends after 40 years. Now happy residents of Penn National, Judy declares that yes, you can go back home again!

 

Her list of activities includes being a Totem Pole Playhouse board member, a Central Presbyterian ordained Elder, and a Grove Family Library member. A proud Wilson College Alumna, she is on the Board of Trustees**, is a member of the college’s Magazine Advisory Board, and lends supports to the Wilson College choir and a Capella group, “The Diversitones,” a hangover from when she was a Wilson “Ten Tone” in the 60’s. Her passion for theater and music have remained strong; she and Dick are loyal season subscribers to TPP, returning numerous times during those 40 years away, to attend TP productions with family and friends, keeping up a tradition that goes back to the days of the Stapleton-Putch dynasty. And saving the best for last, they are the parents of 2 sons and grandparents of three great kids!                  (**actually that induction is coming up in September, but have been duly elected!)

SCOTT SHEARER

Custodian - contact

Scott is married to Susan, who he met at Millsaps College while majoring in sociology.  He has two teenage daughters, Becca and Gail and some pets too.  Scott enjoys cooking, camping, and canoeing in his free time.