Carolyn Walker is the unofficial lady in charge of our merry band. As a Lancaster County native, she understands a great deal about both the Amish and English communities and always has an interesting quip or anecdote about any topic you can think of. Carolyn wears many hats in her daily life: a wife to a respectful and caring man, a mother to an energetic and kind-hearted teenage daughter and a member of the teaching staff at one of our local public school districts. In spite of these numerous demands, she still finds time to give of herself in helping to provide guidance and enrichment in the lives of the youths who look forward to each gathering of the St. John’s Center UCC United Youth Group. Carolyn has overcome many trials and obstacles throughout the course of her life, yet maintains a bright and optimistic disposition. She understands that life is filled with highs and lows, but recognizes that sometimes problems can only be solved with prayers and patience. We all feel extremely blessed to have Carolyn as such an active and engaged member of this team.
Caleb Haws has been a member of the St. John’s Center UCC family for the whole of his life; his father, Brad Haws, was the beloved and respected Pastor for more than two decades before his life path led him on to other missions. Caleb’s face has been a familiar one at this church and the mention of his name is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of anyone you mention it to; he has been an active member within the church throughout his entire adolescent and young adult life and has strived to fulfill the role of a faithful servant. Caleb is quick to lend a helping hand when asked or provide a solution for any problem he discovers on his own. When Caleb is not filling one of his many roles at the church, including leader for the Instruction Consistory Ministry Group, he can be found either on the road delivering auto parts to businesses all over Lancaster County and the surrounding areas or buffing up his handyman skills renovating his recently purchased house with the intentions of someday soon actually calling it home.Caleb is a treasured addition to the team and provides the youth with a strong and approachable role model. He is mature and wise beyond his years, yet still young enough to easily relate and share in the youthful antics of our group.