Aaron Gadsby, Lead Pastor
Pastor Aaron is from Western Pennsylvania and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1998. He married his high school sweet heart, Casey…in fact they were in the same kindergarten class! They have three beautiful daughters; Cynthia, Iliana, and Lucy Jean. Another unique thing about him is that he is an identical twin. His brother teaches American History at Lakeview.
In 2004, Aaron earned a bachelor of science degree from Slippery Rock University, graduating summa cum laude, and was privileged to be the recipient of the Warren T. Strain Award for outstanding senior in geography. He, and his family, moved to South Carolina in 2006 where he worked for Oconee County, South Carolina and held a variety of positions including County Planner and Deputy Director of Community Development. In 2013, he completed graduate studies at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi where he received a master of divinity degree with a concentration in teaching higher education. In that same year he was ordained as a minster in the Wesleyan Church.
In 2014 he partnered with several others and started Resource Haiti Inc., a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation. Resource Haiti’s mission is to offer the living hope of Christ in Haiti through preaching, education, and community development initiatives in partnership with churches and individuals in the United States.
Aaron loves being the pastor at Mountain View and believes God has a place for you here. He hopes to see you soon.
Laura Kichline, Resident Intern, Pastor of Connections
Laura was born and raised in Walnutport, PA and resides in the home she grew up in.
She’s a 1987 graduate of Northampton High School and always enjoyed being a part of choir, ensemble, and band front. She is also a fall 1988 graduate of National Education Center - Allentown Business School Campus with an Associate in Specialized Business Degree focused in Business Administration-Data Processing/Programming and graduated Cum Laude.
Since graduating she held positions as Billing and Reconciliation Representative, Profit/Loss Analyst, Computer Programmer, and New Business Administrator.
Laura and her husband Mike were married in 1989 and have been blessed with raising 3 boys…Michael Jr., Joshua, and Nathaniel. They consider it a joy to have raised 3 boys, being able to remain home with them and homeschool throughout the years with the youngest having graduated high school in June of 2017!
Throughout the years of raising a family, Laura volunteered and served within leadership in many areas within her church in Cherryville (Kid’s, Women’s, Fitness, Music, Home School, and Youth Ministries as well as Leadership in Family Worship Services). She understands now how God was preparing her for this next season of life!
She felt a call into full-time ministry in the spring of 2014. Beginning with on-line classes that fall, she met all requirements and was licensed as a Minister of the Wesleyan Church in 2017 and entered into a resident intern position here at Mountain View Wesleyan Church at that time. She's thankful for how God lines up our lives and works in us for His perfect plan and timing!
She has a heart for music, youth, and family. As Pastor of Connections she hopes to be able to connect the family here at Mountain View as we all share life together.
Sharon Herbert, Worship Leader
Sharon loves Jesus and enjoys encouraging people to worship the Lord through music.
She graduated from West Chester University as a Vocal Major, with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. She has served as High School Choral Director at Lehigh Valley Christian High School and has been involved with Worship Team and Children & Youth Ministries here at Mountain View Wesleyan for the last seventeen years.
She loves her husband Jeff and has been married for 31 years. Together they have raised three beautiful children and are expecting their first grandchild.
If music ministry is of interest to you, please check out our music ministry page and feel free to contact Sharon!
"He rejoices over you with singing!" ~Zephaniah 3:17
Jill Hellwig, Director of Children's Ministries
Jill was raised in rural northwestern New Jersey, but since she married a Marine, she has called many other places home! She graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Deaf Education and taught hearing and deaf children for several years in both Virginia and North Carolina. She then earned a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University. She loved being a school-based speech therapist in Maryland for six years prior to moving to Bushkill Township in the summer of 2016. Since then, she has been working as a stay-at-home mom and wife to her husband Josh and three daughters. She enjoys singing, entertaining, spending time with her extended family, and being a group fitness instructor.
Jill is so blessed and excited to be placed in this role that merges her faith in Christ and love for working with children. She has served previously as children’s director at her church in North Carolina, and as a Sunday School teacher and the Cherub Choir director at her church in Maryland. She believes strongly in empowering the children to take action to make change whether it is within their own church, local food banks, schools, or with our partner church in Haiti. Look for service opportunities for our children throughout the year!
If you are interested in serving our children and young adults, please contact Jill for more information.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~Matthew 19:14
Loretta Oswald, Congregational Care, Best Years Fellowship
Loretta lives in Moore Township, is married to Dale and together they will be celebrating their 56th Wedding Anniversary on July 22nd. The Oswald’s have two married sons, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and one grandson waiting in Heaven.
Before coming to Mountain View Wesleyan Church from Bethany Wesleyan in 2007, they traveled and sang Gospel music; wrote and produced a radio broadcast entitled “You Are The Light”, and led and served through a ministry called “Bath for Jesus”.
While at MVWC, Loretta served our local congregation as Lay Leader, Board Member, and Director of Missions. She has been leading our senior group, “Best Years”, since 2008 and has recently added Congregational Care to her area of ministry. She is also the N.E. Area Council Director of Yokefellowship Prison Ministry serving 5 counties.
Loretta’s focus is to serve and help others find redemption, joy and peace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you have questions about any of the above ministry areas she is the one you want to contact!
Tammy Landon, Outreach Team Leader
Tammy resides in Wind Gap with her husband Karl. She feels privileged to lead the Outreach team here at Mountain View Wesleyan Church. She also enjoys finding creative ways to fundraise for the cause of Christ.
She’s had the pleasure to walk with the Northern Lehigh Jaycees and the Northern Lehigh Band Boosters where some of her successful experiences included Santa’s Winder Wonderland and band uniform fundraising.
Through her previous church, she was able to plan and implement many activities such as a Birthday Social, Homemade Candy Sale, and Homemade Cookie Sale.
Since coming to Mountain View Wesleyan Church in 2015 Tammy has been actively involved in outreach and fundraising efforts. She looks forward to sharing her talents here at MVWC. If you have any questions or would like more information about serving in this ministry, please feel free to contact Tammy.