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.

Galen Weaver

Senior Pastor


Galen was ordained in ministry in 2004 and has been in the position of Senior Pastor since March 2008.  He and his wife, Janet,  have been married for 38 years.  They have 4 daughters and 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson.  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 41 years.  They have been blessed with 11 children, with 1 of them still living at home.  They are also proud grandparents of 15 grandchildren.  Rick is employed by Nature's Yoke.

Quentin Rissler


Quentin was licensed for ministry in 2005 and was ordained in August 2010.  He and his wife, Darlene, have been married for 25 years and have 4 daughters, ages 12 - 22.  Quentin is employed by Larson Design Group in their Lititz office as a Director of Bridge Engineering.

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 15 years and are blessed with 5 sons and a precious baby girl.

Jeff is employed by Weaver's Toasted Grains.


Aaron Weaver - Retired


Aaron was ordained in the ministry in 1971. Aaron worked as a self employed farmer for many years. While Aaron is "retired" from preaching at Blue Ball, he continues to bless many who need encouragement with his visits.

Sadly, in November 2012, he had to say goodbye to Judy, his beautiful and faithful wife of 54 years.  Judy battled with cancer, always with a joyful spirit, and up to the very end, was always praising God for her many blessings.  Aaron has been blessed with 6 children, 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 

Joel Hershey - Moderator


Joel was ordained in the ministry in 1978.  He and his wife, Jane, have been married for 48 years.  They have 4 children and are the proud grandparents of 5 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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