Jeff Werkheiser


 Jeff moved to Lancaster in 1989, fresh out of college. After working with the Teens for several years, he became the full-time Preacher in January 1997. The members of this congregation have become family. “It’s been a blessing to observe what God has been doing in this congregation over the course of the last 30 years. I’m especially excited about our growing ethnic and generational diversity. I can’t even imagine where He will take us from here, as we continue to get more serious about becoming and making disciples of Jesus.”

Jeff enjoys visiting his kids in Nashville, TN (Nate) and Phoenix, AZ (Hannah). He spends much of his down time watching classic movies, reading history and spy novels, and trying to get his house organized.

Danny De Leon

Associate Minister – Discipleship

Danny has been an active member of the church since 2012. However, he has attended CV Church of Christ (when in Lancaster) on and off since his youth. He has been serving his forever family as an Associate Minister since 2018 with a passion for making disciples who make disciples. “God has blessed us with a deep, sincere love for each other that has led to the unity of the body among a diverse group of believers. I love being a part of this body and I’m excited to see where God will lead us from here.”

Danny enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He loves to travel and enjoys learning about new cultures. In his down time, he likes watching movies, exercising and having good conversations with friends and family over a good cup of coffee.

Issac Rifa Sr.

Associate Minister – Spanish Ministry

Issac is a native of Cuba and moved to the United States in 2016.   Since 1996 Issac has been serving the church whether in Cuba, West Palm Beach Florida, or Pennsylvania.  He was brought on as a minister in 2017 to meet the needs of our growing Spanish membership. 

He and his wife, Maria Elena Faxas, have been married for 30 years and have two grown children.  His son Issac Jr. translates the message at our 11am service every Sunday.


Monika Russo

Monika Russo

Administrative Assistant