Our Leadership Team

The Blue Ball Church of the Brethren is served by a team of ministers -- all bivocational -- who have been called out of the congregation to serve.

Quentin Rissler

Lead Pastor


Quentin was ordained in the ministry in August 2010.  He began the position of Lead Pastor in April 2018. He and his wife, Darlene, have been married for 27 years and have 4 daughters, ages 14 - 25.  They were recently blessed with their first granddaughter!  Quentin is employed by Larson Design Group in their Lititz office as a Director of Bridge Engineering.

Galen Weaver


Galen was ordained in ministry in 2004 and served as the Lead Pastor from 2008 - 2018.  He and his wife, Janet,  have been married for 40 years. 

They have 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  Galen works at Rohrer's Quarry as a concrete salesman.

Rick Leibee


Rick is the newest addition to the leadership team and is such a blessing to our church family as he serves as a Teaching Minister.  He and his wife, Helen, have been married for over 42 years.  They have been blessed with 11 children, with 1 of them still living at home.  They are also proud grandparents of 19 grandchildren.  Rick is employed by Nature's Yoke.

Jeff Stauffer

Jeff was licensed for ministry in October 2011 and was ordained in October 2016.  Jeff and his wife, Darlene, have been married for 17 years and are blessed with 5 sons and a precious daughter.

Jeff is employed by Weaver's Toasted Grains.


Joel Hershey - Moderator


Joel was ordained in the ministry in 1978.  He and his wife, Jane, have been married for 50 years.  They have 4 children and are the proud grandparents of 6 beautiful grandchildren.   Joel served as lead pastor from 1999 to 2008.  Today he is retired as a Pastor at Blue Ball, but serves as our church moderator. 

He also is currently serving as Interim Pastor at Long Run Church of the Brethren.

Contact Us

Blue Ball Church of the Brethren

1005 East Main Street

PO Box 185
Blue Ball, PA   17506

Phone: (717) 354 7990

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