Our Team

Executive Leadership

Dr. Don Immel

Network Superintendent

Steve Defrain

Assistant Superintendent

Jeff Marshall

Secretary - Treasurer &
World Missions Director

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 PennDel Ministry Network Superintendent serving over 390 churches and 1,200 ministers. He is married to Robin and has three children: Benjamin, Rebecca, and Donnie, and seven grandchildren.

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 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

Joe Cali

Youth Director

Charisse Jenkins

Women's Ministries Director

Jeremiah Gruber

Children's Ministries Director

Mike Kubus

Youth Alive Missionary

Cindy McKinley

More Than Conqueror's Director

Carl Redding

BCC Executive Director

Tom Rees

Church Planting, Men's Ministries, US Missions Director and Assistant to the Superintendent

Sharon Poole

Girls Ministries Director

Steve Steffel

Royal Rangers Director

Jason Tourville

Church Recalibration &
Minister Care Director

Paul Lynn

Minister Care Lead

Aria Smith

PennDel Worship Lead

Finance Department

Jarusha Bonitz

Executive Administrative Assistant to Secretary-Treasurer & Credentialing Applications Specialist

Crystal Hoffman

Business Manager

Rhonda Imes

Accounts Receivable & World Missions Secretary & Credential Renewal Specialist

Terri Sheaffer

Accounts Payable/Payroll

Delena Thomas

Accounting Assistant

Support Staff

Hannah Dunston

Youth Events Assistant

Brooke Finkbiner

Assistant to Women's Director

Sue Garman

Event Specialist & Administrative Assistant
to Tom Rees & Jason Tourville

Robin Immel

Women in Ministry Coordinator &
Archives Administrator

Susan Lanza

Executive Secretary to the Superintendent

Charity Meyer

Assistant to Children's Ministries Director & Receptionist / Clerical Assistant

Abby Redding

PDSOM Assistant

Sue Stumpo

Receptionist / Clerical Assistant


Carole Bongiorno

Graphic Design Specialist

Anthony Burgos

Communications Lead

Ron Sanderson

IT & Security