Michelle and her family moved to Lemoyne, Pa when her husband, Jason, was appointed Pastor at Grace UMC in 2017. Michelle began working as the Harrisburg District Administrative Assistant in February 2018. They are both excited for this new adventure in the Harrisburg area.
Michelle grew up in Hyner, PA where she attended the small United Methodist Church there. Supported by the church community Michelle found her home away from home at Wesley Forest at summer camp. The adventure has been anything but small ever since. Michelle attended camp from 4th to 12th grades and never stopped. She has counseled for elementary and junior/senior high camps. Michelle also served as Site Manager at Bethlehem Farm and the Director of the York City Day Camp. She has directed and continues to direct camps on site at Wesely Forest and canoeing and backpacking adventure camps.
Michelle and Jason were married at Wesley Forest in 1999 and had their first child, Zaili in 2003. Zaili loves to sketch, read and listen to K-Pop. Their second child, Jahnavi was born in 2012. Jahnavi loves to run and to role play her favorite characters.
Michelle has a passion for serving. Michelle and Jason had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Carmel Ministries in Semmandakuppam, India in 2008. From that time forward, they have grown closer to the Director and his family and to the children involved at Carmel. Michelle and Jason have two children at Carmel that they sponsor, Santhosh (13 years old) and Kanishkaa (15 years old). Most of the trips they’ve taken there have been for 2-week periods but in 2011, Michelle, pregnant with Jahnavi, Jason and Zaili were able to spend six months at Carmel as missionaries.
Michelle loves to travel with her family. Their favorite destinations are India and Disney World but are always up for a new adventure. Michelle also loves photos and documenting their adventures at home with family and friends and in their travel.