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Salt & Light Chapel Schedule

Coordinator: Sallie McCann


Hostetter Chapel


What value does salt have if it has lost its flavor?

What purpose is light if it cannot be seen?


In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus proclaims that his followers are to be visible, set-apart people in the world. Salt and Light chapel seeks to explore how we are to follow this teaching in our lives by engaging the themes of diversity and reconciliation. Salt & Light Chapel seeks understanding between people across all kinds of perceived boundaries as we hope to better understand and better enact what it truly means to live as Jesus lived, to see the world with all of its diversity through the eyes of God.  Salt & Light chapel meets every few weeks in Hostetter Chapel. Come on out to experience worship and teaching with a multicultural flair!


Aaron Faro
Sharing Your Testimony
    pedrocortesAaron Faro is  a member of the Falcons' coaching staff, serving as head coach Brad McCarty's top assistant coach. Faro also serves as the athletics recruitment coordinator in his full-time role, functioning as a liaison between the admissions and intercollegiate athletics departments at Messiah. Much of Faro’s experience stems from his work at Missionary Athletes International (MAI), one of the world leaders in sports ministry. Faro’s leadership has spanned well beyond United States, however, as the North Chili, N.Y. native has led sports ministry tours in Holland, Japan, Thailand, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and Brazil. Faro and his wife, Christine, had their first child — Emma — in March of 2009. They currently reside in Grantham.

Dr. George Pickens

    Cruciformed Approach to Global Engagement

ReconciliationDr. George Pickens is a professor of theology and mission teaching in Messiah College. Drawing upon the fourteen years he spent in Africa (Ivory Coast and Kenya), his teaching focuses on the global and cross-cultural implications of Christianity. Through courses in Global Christian Theology, Christianity in Africa, Islam, Theology of Religions and Mission Studies, he challenges students to view Christianity in its global contexts. Given that the majority of the world's Christians now live outside the West, Dr. Pickens belives that Christians must learn to engage our Christian brothers and sister and the wider world in ways that are both faithful and relevant. His current research and writing includes the global significance of the Believers' Church tradition and understandings of Jesus in non-western Christianity.

Carol Zook
Self-Awareness and Serving with Partners

JonasBeilerCarol Zook has served with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) both in Haiti and in Bangladesh for a total of 12 years. In August 2014, she and her husband are planning to move to Kolkata, India to serve with MCC once again working with their Global Families food security and SALT/IVEP/YAMEN programs. Carol is currently a graduate student in the Higher Education programs and the Grauduate Assistant at the Agape Center at Messiah College.

  27th Tim Samuel
    Understanding Diversity within the Church

tim_samuelTim Samuel is a 2004 Messiah alum, who is also the current CFO of Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, MD.

Patrick Krayer
Missional Living

pat_krayerPatrick Krayer, PhD and his wife, Joan, worked in the South Asian region foralmost 28 years. Pat has a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, 2008; an MA from Wheaton College, 2002; a BTh from Bethany College, 1982; and a BA in clinical psychology from Florida State University, 1974. Pat has held numerous leadership roles overseas, as well as in the US. He is acknowledged as a visionary and strategic planner who is knowledgeable of the current developments and issues in international and intercultural service. Dr. Krayer joined Interserve in 2008 and assumed the role of Executive Director in January of 2013.

Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, MSW
Understanding and Engaging Structural and Cross-Cultural Issues

LorraineSLorraine is the Coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) Restorative Justice program. She provides consulting and training for agencies/communities seeking to implement restorative justice processes and has worked in the field since 1984. Lorraine has provided technical assistance and trainings on restorative justice across the country and in some international settings. She is also a practitioner working as a facilitator for dialogues in crimes of severe violence as well as being involved with churches dealing with conflict situations.

She received her B.S. in Social Work from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA (where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 2002) and her master’s in Social Work from Marywood University, Scranton, PA.