Executive Officers

Don Immel



Email: don@penndel.org


Dr. Don Immel is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, now the University of Valley Forge (’82), and Ashland Theological Seminary (’84), with a concentration in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Emerge Ministries, Akron Ohio. Don also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree through Southeastern University with the publication of his dissertation: Denominational Influence In Church Revitalization. In full-time ministry since 1982, he has served as a youth pastor, pastoral counselor, and since 1989, as lead pastor in Uniontown, PA (18 years) and New Stanton, PA (6 years). Additionally, Don served the PennDel Ministry Network as a presbyter from 1997-2013, until the time of his election as Secretary-Treasurer. In May of 2018, he was elected as the Pennsylvania-Delaware District Superintendent serving over 400 churches and 1,200 ministers. He is married to Robin and has three children: Benjamin, Rebecca, and Donnie, and four grandchildren.

Steve DeFrain

Assistant Superintendent


Email: sdefrain@penndel.org


Steve DeFrain pastored Morning Star Fellowship for thirty-eight years in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. Over the years the church experienced steady and consistent growth, which enabled them to plant six churches. He is married to Liz, who serves as the Women’s Director for the PennDel Ministry Network. They have two sons, who are also in full-time ministry. Steven and his wife Leah planted Journey Church in Phoenixville, PA along with four additional campuses. Ryan and his wife Tiffany are campus pastors at Morning Star Fellowship in Pennsburg, PA.

In October 2019, Steve joined the University of Valley Forge where he serves as the VP of Development and Church Relations. In his spare time, he and Liz enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren.

Jeff Marshall

Secretary-Treasurer & World Missions Director


Email: jeff@penndel.org


Jeff Marshall was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of Asbury College and earned a Master’s Degree from Regent University.  Jeff has served as a juvenile counselor, youth pastor, young adult pastor, assistant pastor and elementary school principal. He planted New Day Assembly of God church in Upper Saint Clair, PA in 2000 where he served for 18 years as lead pastor. Additionally, Jeff served as Presbyter of the South West Metro Section located in the Pittsburgh area.  Jeff has been married to Cathy since 1983.  They have four children and two grandchildren.

Department Directors

Carl Redding

BCC Executive Director


Email: credding@bccretreats.com

Cindy McKinley

More Than Conquerer’s Director


Email: mtcdirector@penndel.org

Jeremiah Gruber

Children’s Ministries Director


Email: jeremiah@penndel.org

Jason Tourville

Church Recalibration / Minister Care Director


Email: jason@penndel.org


Jason is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge (’95) where he earned his BA in Pastor Studies and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (’02) where he received his MA in Counseling.  In full-time ministry since 1995, he has served as youth pastor, executive pastor and lead pastor at two of our Network churches: Abington, PA (seven years) and Shrewsbury, PA (seven years).  He is the author of a number of books including Better Together, The 5-Shifts and a Discipleship Training Series.  He is married to his Californian girl Rene’ and they have four children: Josia, Daniel, Lydia and Sarah.

Joe Cali

Youth Director


Email: joe@penndel.org

Liz DeFrain

Women’s Ministries Director


Email: liz@penndelwomen.org


Liz DeFrain is an ordained minister, conference and retreat speaker and serves as the Women’s Ministries Director for the PennDel Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. As a first generation Christian, she appreciates the gift of salvation and wants everyone to experience a real relationship with Jesus Christ. For the past 25 years, she has served in ministry alongside her husband, Steve DeFrain, and understands life in ministry. She loves people, excellence and seeing the next generation of women embrace everything that God desires for them.


Fun fact: Liz is a twin, and many times her sister, Theresa, is mistaken for her. Theresa loves people too, so it’s all good!

Sharon Poole

Girls Ministries Director


Email: gmdirector@penndel.org

Steve Steffel

Royal Rangers Director


Email: rrdirector@penndel.org

Tom Rees

Church Planting, Men’s Ministries & US Missions Director


Email: tom@penndel.org

Finance Department

Crystal Hoffman

Business Manager


Email: choffman@penndel.org

Janice Garman

Secretary to Jeff Marshall

& Credentialing Specialist


Email: janice@penndel.org

Linda Reynolds

Accounts Payable


Email: linda@penndel.org

Rhonda Imes

Accounts Receivable

& World Missions Secretary


Email: rhonda@penndel.org

Administrative Assistants

Maria Albanese

Administrative Assistant to Network Youth Director


Email: malbanese@penndel.org

Jarusha Bonitz

Administrative Assistant to Church Recalibration & Church Planting Directors


Email: jbonitz@penndel.org

Brooke Finkbiner

Administrative Assistant to Women’s Director


Email: brooke@penndelwomen.org

A headshot of Robin Immel

Robin Immel

Women In Ministry Coordinator & Archives Administrator


Email: robin@penndel.org

Susan Lanza

Secretary to the Superintendent


Email: slanza@penndel.org

Charity Meyer

Administrative Assistant to Children’s Ministries Director


Email: cmeyer@penndel.org

Communications Department

Anthony Burgos

Communications Lead


Email: aburgos@penndel.org

Carole Bongiorno

Graphic Design Specialist


Email: carole@penndel.org

Korinne Baker

Youth Communications Manager


Email: kbaker@penndel.org

Ron Sanderson

Information Technologies

Sue Stumpo

Receptionist / Clerical Assistant


Email: sue@penndel.org