The Staff


Devin Manzullo-Thomas 

Director of Archives

Office: Boyer 101E
Phone: 717-766-2511 ext. 5235

An assistant professor of American religious history, director of the E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies, and director of archives at Messiah University. In his scholarship, Devin pursues two distinct research agendas. As a denominational historian of the Brethren in Christ Church, he draws on his training in cultural and religious history to understand how this small religious community has changed over time. As a public historian of American religion, he studies how predominantly Christian communities construct, commemorate, and contest the past in public through historical societies, heritage sites, museums, monuments, archives, and other institutions of public memory. 

Glen Pierce

A 1970 graduate of Messiah College, Glen Pierce has served his alma mater as director of the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives of Messiah College since 2007. He has a long history of service to both the College and its founding denomination, both in the U.S. and internationally. 

Pierce is responsible for securing new acquisitions, cataloging and preserving materials, and conducting research in his current post.


A white man with glasses wearing a blue sweater and a brown blazer standing in front of a shelf of blue boxes (Left, Devin Manzullo-Thomas)

Glen Pierce



 (Left, Glen Pierce)