Who We Are

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Fairland Brethren in Christ Church is to make fully committed disciples of Jesus Christ.

For a comprehensive look at our beliefs

We encourage you to follow the link below to learn what the Brethren in Christ denomination believes, as that is what we at Fairland also affirm as our own beliefs.

Our Beliefs

Staff

Dustin Sider

Lead Pastor

I’m the youngest of three boys. I grew up in a pastor’s house and loved it. Our family lived in the prairies of Saskatchewan. Shortly after high school I moved to Calgary Alberta. I felt God calling me into ministry and enrolled in biblical studies at Canadian Nazarene College. After dating Rachel long distance for several years I moved to Englewood Ohio and was married in 1998. I started to pastor in the summer of 2001 and transitioned to my role here at Fairland in September of 2009. I have two wonderful children who I love to spend time with. With my free time, I like doing outdoor activities with my family and friends.

Larry Rieck

Pastor of Care

I grew up as a country kid in extreme northwestern Pennsylvania. The next to the youngest of four siblings in a close family, I came to Christ in my early teen years and was hugely impacted spiritually by one of the pastors in the small church I attended and by my involvement in a growing Christian camp near my home. Sensing God’s call to ministry at the age of sixteen, I went off to Houghton College in New York state to begin preparing. It was there that I met Jill and we were married in 1973 after she had finished grad school at Wheaton College and while I was wrapping up my studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We have two godly daughters, whom we love dearly, and have partnered together in ministry for some 45 years. I enjoy being with family, exercising, college sports, classical music and reading.

Laurie Beers

Administrative Assistant

I grew up as an only child in Northern Maryland. I attended Towson University for a degree in Sports Management. My husband, Josh and I met on eHarmony and were married in 2006, which brought me to Pennsylvania. We moved to Northern Lebanon in 2009 and were blessed to find Fairland Brethren in Christ Church. God has also blessed me with the opportunity to work at the church part time and also make sure I am there for our son before and after school. I love spending time with family and friends and also working out!

Church Board

Dustin Sider

Board Chair

Randy Swartz

Assistant Chair

Kristy Mitchell

Board Secretary

Eric Ebersole

Board Member

Dawn Hawkins

Board Member

Jason Lambie

Board Member

Dean Patches

Board Member

Stacy Shrefler

Board Member

Ministry Directors

Keith Wagner

Administration Ministries

Deb Phillippy

Adult Ministries

Kim Swartz

Children's Ministries

Cindy Smith

Congregational Life Ministries

Veronica Fies

Missions & Outreach Ministries

Becky Lambie

Worship Ministries

Stacy Shrefler

Youth and Young Adult Ministries