PATRICK BROWNEmail PatrickPatrick and Lillian met while serving in the United States Marine Corps and have been married since 1986. The Lord has blessed them with two wonderful kids and eight grandchildren. They been attending Living Water since 2009 and currently serve in the Marriage Ministry, Small Group Leaders, Finance Team and Guardians. Lillian came to receive Christ in July 1994 and Patrick received Christ in February 1995. Patrick currently serves on staff at Living Water as Church Administrator.
BRETT ENGBRECHTEmail BrettBrett and Helen have been married since 2005 and have attended Living Water since shortly after moving into the Harrisburg area. They have 4 children. They have been involved in the Living Water Community Groups, and Brett co-led a group for 3 years. Brett is also involved on the Missions Committee.
GARY GARBEREmail Gary
Gary and his wife, Heidi, were one of the 8 families that helped start Living Water Community Church. They have been married since 1976 and have 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Gary was born and raised in the Harrisburg area and graduated from Central Dauphin High School. He is retired from a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning business that he co-owned for 24 years. Currently Gary is involved in discipleship through mentoring, marriages, and small groups. He loves to travel, occasionally goes hunting, and loves nature. He gains his strength through reading God’s Word and his favorite scripture verse is Isaiah 40:31.
MIKE LEONZOEmail Mike
After graduating from Grove City College in the fall of 1982, Pastor Mike started an eleven year business career at a multi-national electronics company. During this time Mike, his wife Kathy, and their two sons Michael and John, were called by God to adopt a child crossracially. In 1996, the Leonzo family was blessed with the addition of their African American daughter / sister whom they named Nicole Faith as a constant reminder of God’s faithfulness. Shortly after adopting Nicole, God spoke into Mike's heart again and called him to leave his business career and begin the process of obtaining theological training for the pastorate. In 2001, after finishing seminary, the Leonzo family, along with seven other families, began Living Water Community Church. Pastor Mike currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Living Water and is on the Board of Directors of Mosaix Global Network, a national ministry focused on the planting and development of multi-ethnic churches through North America.
BENJAMIN MAXIE Email Ben
Pastor Ben serves as our Pastor of Teaching and Ministry Development. He partners with our Lead Pastor to assist with teaching during our three weekend worship services. He teaches about thirty percent of the time. When he’s not scheduled to teach, he oversees our adult discipleship ministries, baptism process and membership pathway.He graduated from the University of Houston and Dallas Theological Seminary. Being a transplant from Texas, he prefers the warmer seasons in Central Pennsylvania. He is married to Katia and they have two children whom he likes to see smile. He hopes to live the New Testament version of Ezra 7:10.
“10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” (ESV)
JOHN NAGY Email John John and Tammy have been married since 1991 and have 2 children, Brittany and Colten. They were one of the eight families to launch Living Water Community Church. At the same time as the church was starting, God led John to start an engineering and sales company. John enjoys riding motorcycle, golfing, and skiing along with spending time with family and friends.
RON ROSEBERRY Email Ron
When my late wife, Sheri, and I joined Living Water in 2002, our son and his wife had just begun the process of adopting children and we wanted a church home for them. We lived in Etters, and at that time Living Water was about half way between our son's home and ours. The plan was to get them introduced and established, then return to our old church. Like most of the folks that come to Living Water and never leave we too became a part of the church we love so much. I was recruited to the Elder Board in 2003 and became the chairman the following year. It was my honor and privilege to serve with the rest of the elders during the construction of our present facilities. I have watched us grow from 75 attendees to an active congregation of almost 1000. It has been most gratifying to see all that God has done here.
JAY ROSSIGNOL Email Jay
Jay is originally from Maine and moved to Central Pennsylvania in 2005, where he met his wife, Erin. They have been attending Living Water Community Church since 2006. Jay and Erin have been blessed with four children and they enjoy serving together in the children's ministry and nursery, as well as in Living Water's Community Groups. Jay has also been a part of several short-term missions projects. When he's not busy spending time outdoors with his family, he enjoys anything associated with aviation.
JAMES STARGELEmail JamesJames, or “PJ” serves as our Pastor of Student Ministries. He leads the student ministry and also oversees the Venture Young Adult Ministry and The Block Children’s Ministry here at Living Water.
James graduated from Lancaster Bible College and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. James is passionate about communicating well, empowering the church to minister to teens, and equipping leaders for the ministries God has called them to. James has been married for 11 years to his wife Stacy, and they have three children-—Eli, Caleb and Lily. Outside of ministry time, he enjoys playing all sports and watching his sports teams from Florida where he grew up; go Florida State and Tampa everything! He also enjoys eating, hanging out with his family, being outside camping or hiking when it is warmer, and watching war movies.
TOM STAUFFER Email Tom
Tom and his wife Shannon have been married since 1998 and have attended Living Water Community Church since early 2011. They have two children, Kaelyn and Mason. Tom graduated from Penn State University and started his career with local law enforcement in 1998. Shannon has been able to stay at home with the kids as they’ve grown up, and works at Gold’s Gym in Harrisburg. Tom serves in the Marriage Ministry, the nursery, and assists Pastor James with the leadership of our Guardian Ministry.