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Staff

Rec. Sports Staff

Meet the dedicated people who make Messiah Rec. Sports happen! Scroll down to see the friendly faces and learn a bit more about those who give their time and energy to bring you fun and competitive opportunities.

Director of Rec. Sports: Heather Greer

Referees and Supervisors

Garth Martin
Garth Martin

Senior Accounting Major

Garth Martin

Senior Accounting Major

I am an Accounting major with a minor in Pre-Law. I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but in the town of New Holland. I love skiing, snowboarding, playing sports, and anything else that is competitive and challenging. I try to spend as much time as possible outside since I also enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. I work a Dick’s Sporting Goods selling shoes. So stop by and I will sell you a new pair of kicks to use for rec sports! 

Ethan Peck
Ethan Peck

Senior Economics Major

Ethan Peck

Senior Economics Major

Hey everyone, you can call me Ethan! I'm a senior studying marketing and economics, but more importantly, I enjoy listening to country music and Switchfoot, playing ultimate frisbee, and relaxing with friends! Say hi, if you'd like!

Joey Bankert
Joey Bankert

Junior Sports Management Major

Joey Bankert

Junior Sports Management Major

Joey Bankert is a junior sport management major.  He is from Sellersville, PA. He attended Pennridge High School.  He enjoy sports, sports, more sports, and long walks on the beach. Did he mention sports?

Curtis Mather
Curtis Mather

First Year Biochemistry Major

Curtis Mather

First Year Biochemistry Major

Curtis Mather is a freshman who arrived at Messiah from Millerstown, Pennsylvania. He attended Greenwood High School where he played soccer, wrestling, and track and field. Growing up in a rural community installed a love of the outdoors on Curtis. That said if he is not completing Biochemistry homework, he is either hiking, kayaking, or trying something new. ​

Melanie Johnson
Melanie Johnson

Sophomore Athletic Training Major

Melanie Johnson

Sophomore Athletic Training Major

Lisa Wright
Lisa Wright

Junior Applied Health Science Major

Lisa Wright

Junior Applied Health Science Major

Her name is Lisa Wright. She was born and raised in West Africa as a missionary kid (MK) and so she calls that part of the world home.  At Messiah she is studying Applied Health Science for PA school but also enjoys playing soccer and going on runs.

Nathaniel Litman
Nathaniel Litman

First Year International Business Major

Nathaniel Litman

First Year International Business Major

My name is Nate Litman. I am an International Business major and from Lebanon, Pennsylvania! I love virtually every sport, especially soccer! I can't wait to meet everyone through Rec-Sports in my first year here at Messiah!

Aaron Mistry
Aaron Mistry

Senior Applied Health Science Major

Aaron Mistry

Senior Applied Health Science Major

He is from Jamison Pennsylvania.  He went to a small private school outside of Philadelphia and loves playing soccer.  He will be attending Graduate School next fall to study to become an Occupational Therapist.  He loves FIFA and enjoys spending time with friends.  And above all, he has a loving father, also known as Jesus.

Lizzy Chang
Lizzy Chang

Sophomore Engineering Major

Lizzy Chang

Sophomore Engineering Major

She is from Monkton, MD and is a sophomore Engineering major with concentrations in Civil and Environmental engineering. She hopes to one day do storm response work. She loves to be outdoors, run, and play field hockey.

Josiah Peck
Josiah Peck

Sophomore Engineering Major

Josiah Peck

Sophomore Engineering Major

Josiah is from Trumansburg, NY. He loves just about every sport, specifically soccer, tennis, and ultimate Frisbee. He also loves anything outdoors, such as hiking, sailing, and skiing.

Conner Hankinson
Conner Hankinson

Sophomore Business Administration Major

Conner Hankinson

Sophomore Business Administration Major

Hello, my name is Conner Hankinson and I am a sophomore here at Messiah. I am majoring in Business administration with a concentration in finance. I am from Annapolis, Maryland and went to Annapolis Area Christian School. There, I played lacrosse and was apart of the swim team. I love anything outdoors and anything relating to sports.

Andrew Eyster
Andrew Eyster

Junior Applied Health Sciences Major

Andrew Eyster

Junior Applied Health Sciences Major

My name is Andrew Eyster , I'm from Northumberland, PA, and I am an Applied Human Physiology major (pre-PT). I enjoy anything having to do with sports and music. I play baseball here at Messiah and also love to play basketball, football, tennis, play the piano and sing. I hope to attend a graduate program after college to obtain a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Landon Leinbach
Landon Leinbach

First Year Business Administration Major

Landon Leinbach

First Year Business Administration Major

Landon, a freshman business administration major, enjoys pretty much every sport.  His favorite rec sports at Messiah are basketball and floor hockey.  He enjoys traveling, and relaxing with his friends.

Seth Daisey
Seth Daisey

First Year Undeclared Major

Seth Daisey

First Year Undeclared Major

My name is Seth Daisey and I am a first year student here at Messiah. I am an undeclared major. I am from Georgetown, DE, a small town in southern Delaware about 15 minutes from the coast. My interest include a variety of beach sports, music, and many other sports, my favorite being soccer, volleyball, and tennis.

Alex Reinhard
Alex Reinhard

Sophomore Undeclared Major

Alex Reinhard

Sophomore Undeclared Major

Alex Reinhard is from Derwood, Maryland. He lives, he breathes, and he dreams of Rec sports. He graduated in 2013 from Washington Christian Academy where he played Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Baseball. On the rare occasion that he is not involved with a sport, Alex also loves to play the drums and other various musical instruments and is a part of the Chapel and Powerhouse teams. Later on in life, Alex would like to obtain a career in the field of Sports Ministry. 

Andrew Galuppo
Andrew Galuppo

Sophomore Marketing Major

Andrew Galuppo

Sophomore Marketing Major

My name is Andrew Galuppo, and I am a sophomore marketing major from York Pennsylvania. I love hiking, playing guitar, snowboarding, powerlifting, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Meliah Michael
Meliah Michael

First Year Communication Major

Meliah Michael

First Year Communication Major

My name is Meliah Michael and I am a referee for rec-volleyball. I have spent the past 3 years in Papua New Guinea and I played and reffed almost every sport I could get my hands on. I have been an athlete for a long time and I plan on becoming a referee for college ball later on in my career.  

Tessa Ellis
Tessa Ellis

Sophomore Economics Major

Tessa Ellis

Sophomore Economics Major

My name is Tessa.  I'm from Quakertown, PA. I am a Sophomore economics major. I enjoy all kinds of sports, especially soccer. I transferred from Susquehanna where I played soccer. I enjoy being outside and just having fun with friends. 

Joanna Benner
Joanna Benner

Sophomore Nursing Major

Joanna Benner

Sophomore Nursing Major

Sean Stevenson

Senior History Major

Sean Stevenson

Senior History Major

Sean Stevenson was born in Marlton, New Jersey and is currently a senior History major with a certification in Secondary Education. He loves history, music, the great outdoors, family, friends, but nothing compares to the thrill of reffing.

Steven Ridings

Junior Sports Management Major

Steven Ridings

Junior Sports Management Major

My name is Steven Ridings and I am a junior Sport Management major with a Business Administration minor. I am a pitcher on the Messiah College Baseball and I am also a Residential Assistant of the Fry/Miller staff. I am from Harwood, Maryland and grew up playing soccer, basketball, football, and baseball. After my senior year, I hope to work in sports management analysis, operations management, coaching, and marketing. 

Jordan Martz

Graduate Assistant

Jordan Martz

Graduate Assistant

Jordan Martz enters his second year as a graduate assistant with the Messiah men’s basketball team. In his first year, Martz helped the Falcons to a 19-6 record including a 12-0 start, where they were ranked as high as 15th nationally.

Martz earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from York College in 2013 where he played basketball. The highlight of his college playing career was being a part of a Capital Athletic Conference championship team in 2011-12.

While at Messiah, Martz is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Higher Education with a concentration in College Athletic Management.

Maggie Young

Junior Adventure Education Major

Maggie Young

Junior Adventure Education Major

Scott Brittingham

Sophomore Applied Health Sciences Major

Scott Brittingham

Sophomore Applied Health Sciences Major

Peter Cradduck

Senior Health and Exercise Science Major

Peter Cradduck

Senior Health and Exercise Science Major

Benjamin Kabakjian

First Year Bible and Religious Studies Major

Benjamin Kabakjian

First Year Bible and Religious Studies Major

Trevor Landis

Senior Sports Management Major

Trevor Landis

Senior Sports Management Major

Brian Loesser

Senior Business Administration Major

Brian Loesser

Senior Business Administration Major

JP McGill

Senior Applied Health Science Major

JP McGill

Senior Applied Health Science Major

Jason Michalenko

Senior Marketing Major

Jason Michalenko

Senior Marketing Major

Silas Murren

Sophomore Applied Health Science Major

Silas Murren

Sophomore Applied Health Science Major

Jenna Bretz

Junior Education Major

Jenna Bretz

Junior Education Major