We could not imagine a more wonderful team of passionate, hungry, revivalists! God is using ordinary people at Providence to do fresh, miraculous things. We can say with full honesty that we love working together and are so encouraged by the winds of the Spirit that we are experiencing in these days. Here are some of the pioneers in the Providence movement.
NATHAN HERNDON - Lead Pastor
Nathan was born and raised in south central PA, went to Redland High School, and then moved to Chicago where he and his wife Adrienne (a Greek native of Hanover) graduated from the Moody Bible Institute. Both Nathan and Adrienne also attended Lancaster Bible College where they received their Master’s Degrees. Nathan was a Youth Pastor and worship leader at the Spring Grove Bible Fellowship in the Chicagoland area for five years before moving to Hanover and being the Youth Pastor at Christ’s American Baptist Church in Spring Grove, PA for four years. He has three gorgeous children: Ethan, Grace, & Lenah, an affinity for table tennis, a commitment to the Redskins, a love for music, a gravitation towards innovation, and a dream of being the greatest husband and father in the world!
MIKE COARSON - Executive Pastor
Mike grew up near Chicago, IL where he became a Christ-follower at age 19. He was married to his amazing wife, Diana in 2004 and served as an Associate Pastor in SW Florida until 2008. Mike joined the Providence staff in July of 2008 and has loved developing leaders, building ministries, and investing into the lives of people. He has three kids and an unceasing passion for Jesus, being a good dad, enjoying the presence of God, and equipping leaders to live out God’s magnificent calling on their lives. Mike has an M.A. in Leadership, an M-Div, and is working on his Doctorate of Strategic Leadership. He loves sailing, fiction novels, laughter, music, leadership, and spending time with his wife and kids.
PHILIP HERNDON - Worship Pastor
Philip’s passion is to see and facilitate heaven touching earth and live a life with his heart set ablaze for Jesus. He believes that one moment, one encounter with Jesus can change everything and he pursues that in all he does and how he lives. Philip loves movies, listening to his record collection, writing music, working out, fantasy football, cooking, and giggling. Philip has been married to his beautiful wife Carrie for 13 years and they have 4 amazing children.
JULIE HENNON - Director of Communication and Events
Julie has been serving at Providence in one form or another for over ten years and is currently the full-time Director of Communication. She loves making people feel at home when they walk through the doors of Providence each Sunday morning. Julie also loves seeing people use the gifts that God has given them for His glory. She has been married to her husband Brad for 27 years. They have three grown children, Andrea, Ashley and Travis. She enjoys classes at the YMCA, trail bike riding, hanging with friends, and learning new things, especially in leadership. Zephaniah 3:17 is one of her favorite Scriptures.
HOLLY FORD - Worship Leader and Worship Coordinator
Holly was born and raised in Hanover, PA. She has been leading worship for about seven years and singing all her life. She has a passion for connecting others to God through worship and desires to lead people to a place where they can encounter the joy and love of Jesus. Ten years ago she married Matt and started their family. They have two children, Kellyn and Jude. Holly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, DIY projects, running, and spending time outdoors.
JESSICA HARBOLD - Arts Coordinator
Jess was born and partially raised in Littleton, Colorado until her family moved overseas when she was 12. She eventually ended up going to high school in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she met her future husband Zach. They married in 2009 and moved to York, Pennsylvania where they are currently raising their two boys Finley and Theo. Jess enjoys time with her family, good art, great design, reading, meaningful conversation, exceptional coffee, and a nice run outdoors. She has been doing design work for the past two years while staying home with Finley and Theo. She loves it and wouldn't trade it for the world. One of the verses Jess loves and has found to speak into her life profoundly during this season is Matthew 11:28-29.
KIM WHITEHILL - Director of Connections & Internships
Kim was born and raised in Hanover, PA. She graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in communications. She later met Carl while working at The Evening Sun, and they were married in 2007. They have two energetic boys, Colin and Christian. Kim loves to serve at Providence and enjoys getting to know new people. She loves listening to worship music and spending time with family and friends.
BENNETT HALSTEAD: Youth Director
Bennett has a hunger to see the transformative presence of God change the youth of our generation. He grew up in the York City area, and he was brought up homeschooled. He graduated Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in its first year program in Redding, California. His passion to see more of Jesus in people's lives creates a powerhouse of encouragement and empowerment both spiritually and practically. His vision in ministry is that Providence youth, and all youth, encounter the living God and are dramatically changed by His presence.
Eldership Team - From left to right.
Nicholas Kipe - Jack Stefano - John Ilyes