Board Members

Directors

President
Rev. Bob Ryder
Rev. Bob Ryder serves the Susquehanna Annual Conference as an ordained elder. He has been a member of the Mission Central board of directors since 2011. Before that time, Bob serves as a volunteer at Mission Central and he has also been active at several Hub sites. Before beginning pastoral ministry, Bob spent 23 years in business and IT consulting to the fortune 1000.
Vice-President
Rev. David Norris
Dave is a retired United Methodist Pastor.  He served five pastoral appointments as well as superintendent of the Altoona District.  In retirement, he worked three years as the clergy assistant to the bishop. While superintendent of the Altoona District, he was instrumental in forming a District Mission Team that visited and helped victims of Hurricane Katrina twice a year for five years.  The team continues to travel to areas in the US to assist victims of disasters.  He supports Mission Central with gifts and time because he believes it is the arena in which the Church is at its best, working with mission partners to meet a wide variety of needs.  In addition to volunteering at Mission Central, he volunteers to do income tax preparation through the AARP Foundation and sings in the York Symphony chorus.
Financial Committee Chair
Mr. Rick Herring, MBA, CPA
I joined the Mission Central Board for the opportunity and challenge to utilize whatever gifts I have that might  help others in need and spread the love of our Lord.  I recently retired from the position of  President at Giant Food Stores,  known for its many philanthropic efforts throughout our area, and as a big sponsor of Mission Central.    Family: Happily married to Patti (from Lancaster) for 30 Years. 4 Children… Christina (24) Matt (22) Elisabeth (21) Josh(17)  Career Overview: Giant Food Stores President (2009-2014) responsible for $7 billion in sales, operating 200 supermarkets, employing 33,000 associates across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Chief Financial Officer (2003-2009) Responsible for all financial operations, including governance, acquisitions, accounting and reporting.   Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania) Masters in Business Administration-Finance (FairleighDickinson Univ).  Education: *Albright College- Accounting *Fairleigh Dickinson University- MBA/Finance.   Board and Volunteer experiences: *MissionCentral – Board member (2014- present)- mission outreach *Salt ‘N Light – Board member(2012-present) - Youth Ministry *Economics PA – Board member (2007-present)- Promotes Economic education *First United MethodistChurch, Mechanicsburg, PA– Audit Director, Vice-Chairman Administrative Board
Development Committee Chair
Pastor Mack Granderson
Licensed Local Pastor, Derry Street UMC. Former restaurateur/supper club owner.
HUB Committee Chair
Mrs. Jean Norris
Jean is a native Pennsylvanian with a BSN from the University of Delaware. She is a retired nurse spending most of her career in maternal and child health nursing and as a childbirth educator. She is married to David and has 2 children, Brenda, a music therapist and Mark, a professor of ecology at Stevenson University. She is the proud grandmother of Mae and Sofia. Since Hurricane Katrina she has been involved as a volunteer at Mission Central where she found she could work to make a difference. Her usual volunteer work at Mission Central involves sorting medical supplies for other ministries, especially Project CURE. She is also chair of the HUB Committee working with 5 other regional HUB Coordinators to oversee the  Mission Central HUB Project in the Northeast United States. She is so grateful that God has blessed her with the passion for Mission Central at this stage of her life. She understands it is there that she can be part of the team, including the amazing small staff and many volunteers who are working to connect God's Resources with Human Need.
Member-at-Large (Communications)
Mrs. Amey Sgrignoli
President/CEO, Belco Community Credit Union, 449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg Pa 17111. Amey was appointed to the President/CEO of Belco Community Credit Union on January 1, 2014. She joined Belco in July of 2004 as the Consumer Loan Manager.  Throughout her tenure she has held the positions of AVP of Lending, VP of Lending, and Executive Vice President and Acting President/CEO. Prior to joining Belco, Amey worked within the financial services industry at both a regional savings bank and a commercial bank. Overall, she has 19 years of financial institution experience, and brings a combination of lending, operations, sales and strategic leadership to the CEO position. Amey’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Organization Development and Leadership with a concentration in Business, both from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. She holds the CUES Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation from Credit Union Executives Society. Amey has also completed the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional (SCP) coursework. Amey has served on the Executive Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.  She is also a member of the Central Pennsylvania Association for Female Executives and serves as a mentor in the executive mentorship program. Amey is currently on the board of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and serves on the board of Mission Central in Mechanicsburg Pa. Other community involvement:
  • United Way of the Capital Region, Women’s Leadership Network
  • S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Harrisburg Chapter
  • Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Board of Directors
  • World Council of Credit Unions, Global Women’s Leadership Network
Director, Connectional Ministries and Administrative Services
Rev. Tom Salsgiver
Tom Salsgiver is an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference.  He just finished 8 years as the District Superintendent of the Lewisburg District.  He is currently appointed as the Director of Connectional Ministries and Director of Administrative Services.  While Tom was the Council Director for the former Central PA Conference (2000-2008) he worked with Bishop Irons to find the current building.  Tom was a exploratory committee for Mission Central and had served on the Board from the time Mission Central was formed until 2008.
Member-at-Large
Mr. Jim Foster
I've been a member of the United Methodist Church (UMC) and its predecessor for about 50 years.  I've served three UM churches in various capacities, including Chair of Trustees, Chair of Finance and Delegate to Annual Conference.  Currently I'm a member and active volunteer at Camp Hill UMC.  Since retiring from my career as an attorney in the financial services industry, I've served as a volunteer and Board Member of Computer Ministry and Board Member of New Digs Ministry, both ministries housed at Mission Central.  Apart from the Church and related ministries, my passions include hiking and trails.  I thru-hiked the 2,185 mile Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in 2007, as well as several other trails.  I serve as an officer and director of Keystone Trails Association, and I'm immediate past President of the Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club.  I personally maintain a one mile section of the A.T. between Mechanicsburg and Carlisle.

Ex-Officio Members

Susquehanna Conference of UMC Bishop or designate
Bishop Jeremiah Park/Rev. Gregory Myers
Clergy, UMC.
Rev. Rob Visscher
Executive Director
Rob Visscher
Non-Profit Executive with over 15 years of progressive experience integrating for-profit business practices within the uniqueness of the not-for-profit organizations. Rob capitalizes on his abilities to build effective vital community benefit organizations that transform lives. He possesses a mindfulness and interpersonal leadership style affecting the best results from his team empowering them to be their finest.
Lisa Bender
Secretary
Mrs. Lisa Bender
Lisa Bender is Susquehanna Conference Executive Secretary for Connectional Ministries. She has served continuously since 2001 as secretary for Mission Central's board. Previously a district and conference leader for United Methodist Women, she brings a passion for mission work cultivated by UMW and Global Ministries. She has been the mission committee chair for several congregations.