Pastors & Staff

Logan Ames

lead Pastor

Logan is excited about reading, studying, and teaching God's Word and loves to apply it to daily life.  He is passionate about using Scripture and his own traditions, reasoning, and experiences to help others get to know Jesus and find hope, meaning, and joy for their lives.  He has written a book called Heroes of the Faith that is based on all the faithful witnesses found in Hebrews 11.  
Logan grew up in Harrisburg PA and graduated from Indiana Univ. of PA with a criminology degree, and later received a Master of Divinity degree from Winebrenner Theological Seminary with a specialization in family ministry.  He has been blessed with opportunities where he taught and ministered to people of all ages, as well as the homeless, drug-addicted, and incarcerated.  He previously worked as a child protective services investigator and part-time pastor before entering full-time ministry.  He is ordained by the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God - General Conference.  He enjoys playing golf, watching all sports, and spending time with family.  Logan is married to his wife Clara, who provides care management for older adults and people with disabilities.  They live in Dover and have two daughters, Evangeline and Petra.

Ben Sorbello

Associate  pastor

Benny Sorbello started his journey in Southern New Jersey growing up on a vegetable farm with 6 sisters and two loving parents. He started his Spiritual journey as an alter server in his Roman Catholic Church and went on to be a part of the Teen Youth Program assisting in the development of the program for several years. He started his journey with Friendship Community Church in June of 2013 after relocating to Dover Pa because of work and life events so that he could be closer to his son that was attending Penn State Main Campus in State College, Pa. He is a licensed pastor with Churches of God and currently serves at Friendship Community Church on Wednesdays and Fridays.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Finance and is currently taking classes with the Ministerial Training Institute of the Eastern Regional Conference to complete his requirements as a pastor. He is guided by the Holy Spirit to help lead people to knowing and following Jesus through example and sharing of the Word. He is a Single Parent with his son Christopher Benny being a US Navy officer his daughter Alison Marie who is married and living in New Jersey while getting her Doctorate in Psychology.

Steph Ferry

Worship Arts Director

Since first attending Friendship in Jan 2019, Steph has been able to get back to many things she loves. Music and Jesus. In her earlier years, Steph was part of many choirs and even participated in many District level and All-State level music competitions. Unexpectedly, she joined the worship team here and has found it to be one of the best decisions she could have ever made. Since joining the Friendship family and worship team, she has learned the basics of guitar, became a member of the church, and was baptized. Steph loves reading, going to coffee shops and spending time with family. She is excited to keep learning the many stories in the Bible and help the team lead the church in worship.

Gary Shaner

Tech Director

Gary was behind the computer at the first service in the new church building in 2002 and has served in various roles since.   He has an Associate’s degree in computer networking from Keystone Technical Institute.    He has two children, Cody and Kala, who live in Dover, PA.  He loves woodworking and computers.  Gary enjoys leading the tech team in delivering the best church experience possible.

Jen Barshinger

Children & Teen Director

Jen has a passion for working with both children and teens. She has a bachelors degree in psychology and her work experiences include working with teenagers in a group homes and working in child-care. She has been volunteering at Friendship since her arrival in 2010 and has enjoyed working with the youth, teaching Sunday school and singing in the praise band. More recently, in August of 2017, she married her husband, Nolan, right here in the sanctuary. Friendship has been such a blessing in Jen's life, and she is looking forward to extending that blessing to others through children and youth ministry!

Sarah Morin

Church Administrator & Treasurer

Sarah grew up in the Dover area and still resides here with her husband and son. Sarah earned a Bachelors degree in Paralegal Studies and prior to being the Church Administrator she was Collections Enforcement Manager with York County. She and her husband enjoy spending time as a family seeing their son participate in experiences at church and in the community. In her spare time, she loves to read, watch football, create blankets for new babies and going to the beach with extended family. She is active in home bible studies, sharing, discussing, and seeing God’s Word become a living part of people’s lives.

Pam Westerhold

Preschool Director / Teacher

Pam loves working with children!  She has been a preschool teacher for more than twenty years, and since 2010 has been the Director of Little Friendships Preschool.  She loves teaching and is very glad to be able to use this passion at Friendship Church.  Pam also loves taking care of her rain garden and releasing monarch butterflies and is a beekeeper, along with her husband, Jerry.  They love to travel to Chicago, sometimes just for the pizza!  Her daughter Jen is also actively involved in the church as she helps with the Children and Teen ministries and the Praise Team.  Pam would love to teach your children at Little Friendships!

Sandy Sharp

Preschool  Teacher

Sandy loves teaching at Little Friendships Preschool  She has worked with children for over twenty-five years and considers it a ministry of the heart.  She and her husband, Randy, have two daughters, Olivia and Deanna.  They enjoy going to Knoebels Amusement Park and visiting Ocean City, New Jersey every summer.  Sandy is also a talented artist and has worked on many projects for the church, including the set design for the stage themes.

Friendship Elders

An elder at Friendship Community Church is someone who mainly handles the spiritual concerns of the congregation and the community.

Nick Strohman - 717-577-9554
Bob Mattern - 717-650-4744
Leo Proppe - 860-897-0633
Rod Crawford - 717-578-4589

Friendship Deacons

All deacons, regardless of their specific roles, are responsible for the day-to-day operations and functionality of the church and ministry.
Beth Zapata - 717-321-3766 Deacon of administration - facilities usage & scheduling
Mike Neff  - 717-818-0727 - Deacon of Facilities indoors
Tyler Mellinger - 717-727-5460 -  Deacon of Facilities outdoors

Dennis Hall

Founding Pastor

Dennis founded Friendship Community Church. The first service was March 17, 1991
at the Bob Hoffman YMCA in Dover.  
Dennis vision for Friendship was to see unconnected people find God in their lives.
He is passionate about anything that helps people say “yes” to God.
Now retired, he enjoys watching sports (especially the Steelers), playing golf and  
taking long walks with his new rescue lab mix, Maggie.
He is married to Ruth, and has two children, Joshua and Peter.

John Harman


It is with great human sorrow and even greater heavenly joy that I report to you all that on
October 1, 2018 , our beloved Pastor John Harman took his last earthly breath and entered
into the glorious presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where he no doubt heard
those precious words, “Well done, they good and faithful servant”. He is no longer suffering
 and is now dancing with Jesus with no more pain or sorrow. We will grieve, and we will miss
him, but we will thank God for his life and service and will celebrate his going home. Please
keep his wife, Sue, and his sisters Rita and Linda, in your prayers as well as all the friends,
family, and church friends who knew and loved John.