Meet the Spiritual Team
Hi, my name is Pastor Brian Markle. I am the pastor of the West York Church of the Brethren. I have been in fulltime ministry for more than ten years and have been at West York COB since January 2020. I began my working career as a Health & Physical Education teacher working in the elementary system and coaching varsity football. I moved to private industry after seven years of teaching/coaching and accepted a position in management in the woodworking industry. After twenty-five years of successful management positions including General Manager, I transitioned to fulltime ministry after several years of required ministerial schooling.
I am married to Nancy for thirty-five years and together we have four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. I was born and raised in York County and was blessed to travel many parts of the world as a part of management in the wood industry. Nancy and I enjoy the mission field and have been blessed to do mission work both within the U.S. and beyond our borders. We have especially enjoyed several mission trips to Guatemala.
Being a pastor is both challenging and rewarding today. I look forward to continuing my work ministering in our church and community.
A passionate speaker and an inspirational spiritual guide, Beth plays a vital part of our church. She is a talented music director who leads our choir and musicians in inspirational worship.
Faith Community Nurse
Judith is responsible for encouraging and maintaining our church’s focus on health and wellness.
Child Education Director
Lois Hinson's love for the little ones is seen in everything she does to maintain a loving, caring preschool that provides a solid foundation for children.
Meet Our Leadership Team and Support Staff
Leadership Team Chairperson
Assistant Chairperson & Service and Outreach Chair
Ministry Team Chairpersons
Stewardship: Brenda Myers
Property and Grounds: Brian Allabach
Music and Worship: Nancy Markle
Education: Wanda Keefer
Service and Outreach/ Assistant Chair: Mike Parente
Deacon: Cindy Heist