Care Connections

Community Resources

To be a community of God’s people means that we care for each other deeply, at all times but especially when life interrupts. We support each other through loss and grief, medical challenges, family challenges, financial difficulties, emotional and therapeutic needs, and other experiences when it’s necessary to know that you’re not alone.

We help connect people to resources for care throughout our region, such as professional counselors, spiritual directors, family services, and the like. Contact our Pastor of Congregational Life, Deb Helt, for help in connecting with these external services at, or through the church office.

Congregate Care

Elders are members of the congregation who have a passion for ministry to others and are acknowledged for that by the rest of the congregation. They visit people in their homes or in the hospital, check in when someone is going through a hard time, pray with people in our designated prayer room during our worship services, officiate at funerals and weddings, and in any other way provide care that is needed.

Our team of elders are specifically selected to provide care for the Hosanna congregation and its leaders. The work of the elders is coordinated by our Pastor of Care Ministries Rick McKinney. Rick can be reached at, or feel free to contact the church office.


April Otty, Co-Lead Elder

April has been attending Hosanna for over 30 years and has been involved in various ministries over this time. April enjoys being an elder because she cares about people and their whole being. Her hobbies include swimming, reading, cross stitch, playing with her Yorkies. Her favorite Bible verse is Nehemiah 8:10. The joy of the Lord is my strength.

JoyceFrymyer, Co-Lead Elder

Joyce has been a member of Hosanna since the early 90’s. She has served as a greeter, kitchen staff, VBS volunteer, and helped with Heavenly Hearts Choir productions. Joyce feels blessed to be able to help and encourage the congregation. It is her desire to serve the Lord with all her heart. She lives in Ephrata with her husband Kevin and mother-in-law, Cleo, and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Julie Leed

Julie Leed, Elder

Julie Leed has been a member at Hosanna for twenty+ years and during that time she has served in various ministries. Julie has a passion for prayer and healing ministries. ”I love helping others to have hope and build their faith and trust in God.” She lives in Lancaster with her husband Jay. She has three children and two beautiful grandchildren.

Mark Miller, Elder

Lance Taylor, Elder