Paul Bentzel is the Lead Elder and Moderator at New Fairview and has been part of the New Fairview Ministry Team since 1994. Paul and his wife Betty came to New Fairview in 1973 and have been active in the congregation and in leadership for many years. Paul and Betty have been called to lead the Church’s plural ministry team while at the same time managing Paul’s construction business. Their son Jeremy works in the family business, and their other son, Jonathan lives in Montana and works at Glacier National Park.
Paul and Betty live on a small farm in the Yorkana area and enjoy gardening and farming when they have some spare time. They also may try to fit in a week or two in Florida in the winter.
Their patience, compassion and love for the Lord and for others is evident in their leadership at New Fairview. Their faithful servant leadership is an example of Christian love. Their desire is to serve Jesus through leadership of the family of faith here at New Fairview. They welcome all to come and be a part of the church family.
The congregation is blessed by Paul and Betty’s service to the Lord.
Wayne Hartman has been the Assistant Elder at New Fairview since being called to the position in 2002. Wayne and his wife Deb have been active in the New Fairview congregation for their entire lives.
Wayne is self-employed as a partner in Charles Ilyes Farm. This includes farming and daily operations of the market stand at Farmers Market in York and a roadside market on the farm in York New Salem. The farm also is well known by local hunters for their deer processing operations.
Wayne and Deb’s family include two sons and their wives and three grandchildren who worship with them at New Fairview.
Deb and Wayne enjoy taking occasional getaways with friends on Wayne’s Harley and spending time with their family.
Wayne and Deb are living examples of clinging to Christ through the best of times and the most difficult of times. Their focus is for the congregation here at New Fairview to grow in faith and service to the Lord. Their hope is that anyone in need of a church family to share life with would come and be a part of the congregation.