Pastoral Staff

Peter Aberle

Peter Aberle – Pastor of Youth and Family

Peter and his wife Nancy are originally from Northern California having moved to Gloucester in 1981. Peter has a BA in Christian Missions from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been the Pastor of Youth and Family at Lanesville since 1985. Peter and Nancy have three married children and seven grandchildren. Pete has a special interest in 19th century American history, thoroughly enjoys traveling, and of course, spending time with his growing family.

Dan Hoffstetter

Dan Hoffstetter – Associate Pastor

Originally from Allentown, PA, Dan received a BA in Biblical Studies from Eastern University, and has a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Theology in Theology and Culture from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dan began serving at Lanesville in October 2015 as the Pastoral Intern, but was brought on as the Associate Pastor in October 2017.He and his wife Heidi have been married since August 2014 and have two children, Madelyn and Calvin. Dan enjoys playing sports, hiking with his family, and reading anything he can get his hands on.


  • Peter Fisher (Chair)
  • Glenn Deckert
  • Sandy Fisher
  • Carrie Martin
  • Elwin Richter
  • Sue Ross
  • Trudy Summers


  • Building and Grounds Committee:
    • Paula Richter
    • Deborah Schwendiman
    • Andrew Bugden
    • Ben Fisher
  • Hospitality Committee:
    • Edie Fortado (Chair)
    • Sue Ross (Elder’s Representative)
    • Cheryl Deckert
    • Moriah Lane
  • Finance Committee:
    • George Wood
    • Peter Aberle

Missions Committee

  • Naomi Deckert (Chair)
  • Ruth Fisher
  • Doug Lyon
  • Dan Hoffstetter
  • Carrie Martin (Elder’s Representative)
  • Erik Modahl
  • Deb Schwendiman (Deacon’s Representative)