Develop lasting friendships and continue growing in your faith in authentic community with others. Groups are where big church becomes small, and real life-on-life transformation happens.



Jill was raised in Anchorage, Alaska where she met her husband Mike.  They’ve been married for 23 years and have 3 adult children, Michael, Christopher and Sarah.  They came to the East Coast via the Air Force and have lived in Hanover for the last 18 years.  Jill worked part- time from home while homeschooling their children and now fills her time volunteering.  She leads a group for moms.  Jill is passionate about encouraging women to grown in their relationship with Jesus and to raise their children to love the Lord.



Calvin and his wife Shelly have been married for 27 years and have spent 12 years working in Angola and Namibia as missionaries with SIM. While in Africa, their two daughters, Charity and Charissa were born. Calvin and Shelly worked primarily with Christian leadership development and production and marketing of books in three different languages. Since 2007 they have been involved with the Pastor's Book Set Project which supplies teaching, conferences and books in English to 1400 Christians workers in ten different cities in Namibia. This project will continue on for at least another four years and will focus on challenging churches and youth workers to reach the youth of Namibia where 57% of the population is under the age of 24. They also continue to print books in Luchazi and Chokwe for distribution to Christian leaders that speak these languages in three different countries.


Lindsey was born and raised in central PA before moving to Hanover after graduating from Messiah College. She's been attending Providence since 2014 and currently leads a young adult group. Being an "extroverted introvert", Lindsey loves the idea of developing deep relationships with others that goes beyond just meeting once a week. She also enjoys running, reading, Netflix-binging "The Dick Van Dyke Show"', and being tolerated by her cat, Timothy. 

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Chad and Jasmine met at Providence almost eight years ago. They both love being part of such an awesome community where they're challenged every week to love Jesus above all else and show his love to others. Over the last eight years, they have served together through being part of the welcome team, set-up team, offering team, security team, worship team, and teaching pre-K Sunday school, and they began leading a group in Spring Grove in 2016. Chad and Jasmine love leading a group where people are transparent with each other and challenge each other to grow. The group also enjoys sharing a meal together before each meeting and truly going through life together. Chad and Jasmine were married on April 26, 2014, and they have an adorable daughter, Shay, and a sweet pup named Sadie.


 A love of nature and adventure brought Jim and Cheryl together back in 1982.  Since then the phrase “together is better” has been true. They enjoy spending time together, whether spending time with one of their 3 children and grandchildren, working, playing or serving.  Their interests revolve around striving to live a heathy lifestyle while working outside at home, learning about and trying healthy alternative foods, exercising at the Y, playing card and board games, and helping others. Jim has an electrical engineering and sales background, which includes helping customers he visits throughout the US. Cheryl works as a parenting instructor where she is passionate about assisting parents to positively impact the next generation. Family is very important to them, and they include their group at Providence as an extension of their family!



Carrie is married to her high school love, Philip, and is called mom by her four beautiful, energetic kids. After graduating from Cairn University, receiving Biblical Studies and Elementary Education degrees, she taught in public schools until she decided to come home full time, deepening her love and need for coffee. She loves spending time with her family and grabbing coffee with friends—also working out, shopping online, Thai food and making her home an inviting place for all who enter. Her heart for her group is to provide a safe, welcoming place for moms to be real, supported, and loved and to leave encouraged!


Jay and Elaine are native New-Yorkers who moved to the area almost thirteen years ago. They have a passion for life-on-life discipleship and love investing in younger couples. The topics of marriage and parenting are two of their favorites. They have been married since 1994 and are currently parenting two sons, Jason (18) who runs their family business and Justyn (20) who is a junior at PSU. They enjoy connecting with others through food, hospitality, and sharing life. Jay currently owns and operates an auto interior repair business and is in the process of expanding a newly launched career guidance initiative that helps people discover their innate design and identify great-fit careers. Elaine has been a domestic engineer and home educator and is now in the process of launching a tutoring business that focuses on struggling learners. 



Ken and Barb Parvis live in South Hanover and have been married for 32 years. They are the parents of three grown children and are Popsie and Mum Mum to 6 beautiful grandchildren. They both were young when they became believers in Jesus. They desire to share their experiences with others to show that Jesus can make a message from our mess, a testimony from our test, and that no one and no situation is beyond the restorative power of Jesus. They have been a part of Providence Community for about 9 1/2 years. Barb is active with the Welcoming and Baking teams and Ken is a part of Providence's community of communicators. They enjoy serving together wherever there is a need during special events at Providence. They enjoy walking together, riding their motorcycle, and most of all, spending time with their children and grandchildren.


Nathan and Adrienne started this group to press in to and promote authenticity, healthy relationships, and discipleship. The small gathering  that meets in their house once a month consists of people who are extremely real, courageous, and honest, where no topic is off limits. This group does not focus on a curriculum, the focus is simply on reading the Scriptures, following the promptings of the Spirit, getting in one another’s lives, asking difficult questions, and laughing hard and often. No kids are allowed at this one, except on special occasions.



Ben and Tiffany were married in April of 2001. They have four children, two boys, and two girls. Ben is the VP of Technology for Kiddie Academy in Abingdon, MD.  Tiffany is a stay at home mom and also runs an online boutique. Ben and Tiffany love reading, podcasts, being outdoors and spending time with each other and their children.  Their passion is creating connections in a small group setting and making lifelong friendships as they do life together.


Carl was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, and made his way to the Hanover area after working at several newspapers across the Mid-Atlantic. It was in Hanover that he met his wife, Kim. They have two boys, Colin and Christian. Carl is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Community Progress Council, and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and being outdoors. Carl is the leader of the group for dads.He loves that group ministry provides an environment where Christians can share, can trust and can hold one another accountable



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