Our Leadership

Our leadership is dedicated to our mission of "making disciples who make disciples" by:

Connecting to God and others

Developing our faith and relationships

Sharing Christ with family, friends, and the world!

Our Elders

Pastor Scott and Pam Brown

Pastor Matt and Kim Miller

Frank and Carolyn Taylor

Bob and Debbie Foster

Jason and Rachel Haines

To contact our elders, please e-mail elders@hanovercommunitychurch.com

Our Staff

Pastor Scott Brown
Senior Pastor

Scott Brown has served as the Senior Pastor at Hanover Commuinty Church for over 25 years. Having grown up in the Abbottstown area, he has served as a Christian School teacher and youth director in York, PA and sold new Acuras, Toyotas, and Mazdas in Chattanooga, TN before moving back to his home area in June of 1993. After this move, God directed him to Hanover Community Church to visit and ultimately lead the congregation.

Pastor Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Church Education from Tennessee Temple University. He later took an additional 37 credit hours from Tennessee Temple University in the area of Secondary Education with a minor in English.

Pastor Scott and his wife, Pamela, have two children: Stephen Brown and Ashley de Salis. They both live in the Hanover area and serve faithfully at Hanover Community Church. Pastor Scott loves to hunt, fish, and read, and he faithfully follows the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, and Penn State teams.


Pastor Matt Miller
Associate Pastor

Matt Miller has been at Hanover Community Church for over 15 years, and has served in the roles of Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor. His primary responsibility is Youth Ministry and he also oversees the Children’s Ministry Leader. As Assistant Pastor, he helps with sermons, counseling, and leadership support.

Before coming to HCC, Matt served in youth ministry at another local church for many years. His vocational background also includes business and property management. To say that Matt is an avid outdoorsman and hunter is an understatement! He loves time in the out of doors with his Creator and also enjoys trips with his wife, Kim, to special places they both love.

Matt and Kim have lived in the area their entire lives and have 3 children and a son-in-law. Kim has always been a vital part of Matt’s ministry team.

Matt graduated from New Oxford High School and then joined the family business. He did not go to college until truly sensing God's call on his life to enter ministry when he was in his 30’s. He graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2013 with Bachelor of Science in Christian Life and Ministry with a focus in Youth Ministry.


Cindi Wilmot
Connections Ministry

Cindi Wilmot began attending Hanover Community Church in 2013 and came on board as a staff member in 2018. Her role includes connecting people to one another through overseeing the calendar and events; recruiting and training volunteers; assisting with Fusion Youth; maintaining Sunday operations; and coordinating hospitality.

Cindi and her husband, Dan, moved to the Hanover area in the 1990’s after growing up in New York State, attending college in the mid-west, and then working in college ministry for several years. Dan and Cindi met while ministering at a camp in Western New York State and have since remained active in church ministry ranging from VBS, youth and young adults to worship and hospitality. Cindi has also worked in private practice doing part time Christian Counseling for the past 11 years.

The Wilmots have six children and two grandchildren and enjoy spending time with family and friends, hosting events, working on home projects, and razzing Pastor Scott about the Ravens and Orioles.

Cindi is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education with a minor in Church Music from Taylor University.


Danielle Porter
Communications & Children's Ministry

Danielle Porter grew up in York, PA and “transplanted” to Virginia after college. She became connected to Hanover Community Church through her husband, Ethan, became a member of the church in 2014, and joined the staff in June of 2018. She has loved it every step of the way! Danielle serves the church by offering staff support and visual media communications and also oversees the Children’s Ministry from newborn through sixth grade.

Her work history includes Foster Care and Adoptions Case Worker for Children and Youth agencies in both Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as Therapeutic Support Staff for children who have special needs. Danielle is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development.

Danielle and Ethan have been married for over 7 years and have two children. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking, crocheting, and a good book.


Dawn Kummer

Dawn Kummer began attending Hanover Community Church in March 2018, when she and her husband, Mike, moved here from Wisconsin. They became members of the church in November 2018. Dawn started as a volunteer assisting the bookkeeper in the fall of 2018 and took over as the volunteer bookkeeper in January 2019. She came on staff as a part-time bookkeeper in January 2020.

Dawn has worked in the banking industry for 18 years as a teller, in bookkeeping, running operations in bookkeeping, and as an Accounts Payable Manager. She was a part of her previous church’s Corporate Lead Team (church board) for 8 years. The Kummers have been deeply involved in Financial Peace University and currently lead the class at HCC.

Dawn and Mike have four children, three grandsons and one granddaughter. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring/traveling, working on home projects and flipping furniture.


Ethan Porter
Worship Leader

Ethan Porter began attending Hanover Community Church in 2011, while he was still attending college. He and his wife, Danielle, became members in 2014. Ethan has been leading worship at HCC on and off since 2014. Ethan and Jonathan now co-lead the worship team as part-time staff.

Ethan was born in Tennessee and then moved to Hanover when he was young. Ethan graduated from York College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has been an engineer for Schindler Elevators for the past 8 years.

Ethan has a heart for worshipping the Lord through music and enjoys being able to share that with the congregation. He loves to spend time with his wife and children, his family, and friends, and play some video games from time to time!

Jonathan de Salis
Worship Leader

Jonathan de Salis began attending Hanover Community Church in 2014 and started to actively participate on the Worship Team. He also became involved in various Bible Studies and Life Groups. Now, he and his friend, Ethan Porter, co-lead the Worship Team.

Jonathan de Salis was born and raised in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Voice. While attending West Chester University, Jonathan participated in several music ensembles including the Mastersingers, Concert Choir, and the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band. He also served in campus ministry where he led Bible Studies and assisted in organizing campus-wide worship events.

Jonathan is the General Music Teacher (K-5), Choir Director (6th-12th), and Sound Technician at Christian School of York. He enjoys teaching a variety of school-aged students and guiding them as they explore and grow musically and spiritually.

In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, reading, and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2016, Jonathan and his wife, Ashley, were married and now live in East Berlin. They enjoy taking walks and exploring new restaurants. They are the proud parents to twins!

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