Jon’s faith journey began early when an after-breakfast conversation with his dad led him to accept Christ at the age of four. The son of a pastor, Jon had no interest in following in his dad’s footsteps. However, a high school teacher challenged him in his faith journey, thus altering his planned direction of becoming an architect to enrolling in the pastoral ministry program at Clarks Summit University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Bible. He then continued his studies at Baptist Bible Seminary, earning his Masters of Divinity in 1991.
Jon began CCC in 1992 and has remained for over 25 years. As lead pastor, Jon is our primary weekend speaker. He also oversees the pastoral team and provides direct leadership to our small group ministry. Jon married his wife, Christine, in July 1988. They have two children, a daughter Alicia, a middle school history teacher and children's ministry director at CCC, and a son Daniel, a student at Liberty University who is a car and sports enthusiast. Outside of his role at CCC, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, reading almost anything, jogging, hiking, playing golf, biking, and traveling to new places.
Jonny did not grow up in a Christian home but rather was taught that religion should remain private, never to be talked about. However, God placed the right people at the right time into his life to show him the grace, love, and mercy that Jesus offers. After years of pushing back and some tough life experiences, God softened his heart and Jonny accepted Jesus as his Savior. Jonny earned his degree in music education at West Chester University, with a classical guitar major and a jazz guitar, piano and voice minor. While there, he took the instrumental and vocal choral track to lead a choir or band. Prior to CCC, God called Jonny to serve Him through music, prompting him to leave his corporate job and focus more on music ministry. Jonny then led worship and choirs at various churches, and played in a Christian rock band that toured the East Coast.
After 15 years in various ministries, Jonny transitioned to CCC where he has served for over 5 years as associate pastor. He oversees the different aspects that make up our worship experience, including the worship band, sound, projection, and lighting teams. He also provides leadership over our care ministry. Jonny married his wife Susan in 1994. They have 2 children. Tyler is currently attending Cedarville University, majoring in mechanical engineering, and is an avid soccer player and drummer. Lea is a high school student and enjoys art, volleyball and drama. Outside his role at CCC, Jonny enjoys backpacking and camping. He loves music, and his choice of tunes range from soft Chris Tomlin/Paul Baloche worship songs to Christian hard rock banks such as Skillet, Red, and Demon Hunter.
Tim Van Dalen
Growing up in a Christian home and hearing the gospel from a young age, Tim trusted Christ as his Savior after a camp’s chapel service at age 11. Throughout his school years, he grew in knowledge but not in relationship with God, living his life as a "Sunday Christian." This changed when Tim was mentored by a resident director while at Clarks Summit University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Bible. He continued his studies obtaining his Masters of Divinity from Baptist Bible Seminary in 2008. Prior to coming to CCC, Tim served as the Director of Ministries for four years at Summit Baptist Bible Church in Clarks Summit, PA.
As one of our associate pastors, Tim has overseen our family ministry, which includes infant-12th grade, for over 5 years. Tim’s passion is to help children and students developed an authentic faith. Outside of serving at CCC, Tim enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as watching and playing sports. He loves football (Go Steelers!), basketball, golf and his favorite, soccer. Tim met his wife Jen while in college and married her on September 7, 2002. God has blessed Tim and Jen with three children, two in elementary school and one preschooler. Kaylee enjoys soccer and reading while Ashlyn can be found riding her bike or reading as well. Josiah loves superheroes, playing outside or just being with his dad.
Roddy grew up in a Christian home and was exposed to the gospel many times. He wrestled with anxiety as a child whenever he considered his standing before God and what would happen after death. Roddy faced the reality that his view of spirituality was to manage external appearances and look spiritual, while not surrendering his heart and desires to Christ. During the funeral of a friend at the age of 19, this became a stark reality. Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" was played and Roddy realized the emptiness of the lyrics and hopelessness they presented. God used Pink Floyd to bring him to the reality that he was "a lost soul" on his own, not following Christ. He surrendered his life that day. Roddy attended Clarks Summit University for his undergraduate degree and finished his master's in counseling in 2007. Later he received his licensure in professional counseling. Roddy has worked extensively in student development at the collegiate level for the past 18 years.
He began his role as the Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries in July 2017. He works closely with small groups, First Impressions, and Next Steps ministries. Roddy married Amy in 1998. God blessed them with two children, Madelyn and Mark. Madelyn is an avid musician and loves the arts. She plays the piano, guitar, ukulele, loves to draw and drink coffee. Madelyn will be going into 9th grade this year. Mark is 100% boy and has found his love in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rubik’s cubes, and anything outdoors. Mark will be entering 6th grade this year. Roddy and Amy love to host groups of people in their home and have found great joy in hospitality. They enjoy cooking together and waking up early to share a cup of coffee and talk about what God has done.
Children's Ministry Director
Alicia grew up attending CCC and at the age of six accepted Christ as her Savior. She attended Clarks Summit University and received a degree in secondary social studies education. Over the past three years she has taught elementary through high school students in the areas of social studies and computer. Alicia began serving in the family ministry at CCC in 7th grade as a small group leader. She continued to serve in a variety of areas in the family ministry, most recently as a small group coach in Studio 252. Alicia oversees the children’s ministry (infant through 6th grade), leading these teams to develop their volunteers and increase their effectiveness as ministry teams. Outside of CCC, Alicia enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, and reading.
Jen Van Dalen
Jen and her family began attending CCC in the spring of 2010. She graduated from Clarks Summit University in 2002 and married her husband Tim on September 7, 2002. Since arriving here at CCC, Jen has had several different roles in the Family Ministry, which have included working with our high school students and overseeing our mogoland class of preschoolers, ages 3-5. Jen currently works as an administrative assistant, working closely with Family Ministry and Adult Ministry.
Jen and her husband Tim have three children, Kaylee, Ashlyn and Josiah. Kaylee is a middle schooler while Ashlyn and Josiah are in elementary school. Outside of CCC, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and children, digital scrapbooking, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and drinking coffee. Tim and Jen enjoy their days off together, finding new coffee shops in the area to try out. She also loves traveling to Haiti where she has been on several different trips with our CCC students, adults and some of her friends.
Keri and her family began attending CCC in June of 2015. She graduated from college with a teaching degree in 1998, and married her husband Mike in 1999. Keri and Mike have 4 children. Ethan, 16 is in 11th grade, Brendan, 13 is in 8th grade, Logan, 9 is in 4th grade and 5 year old Riley is in kindergarten. Keri is a member of CCC’s worship team and is passionate about leading fellow believers to the throne of Jesus through the worship experience. Keri loves the church office environment, her role is working mainly in the areas of operations, communications, worship and care. Outside of CCC, Keri enjoys to travel with Mike and the kids to the beach or the mountains, spending quality time with close friends, cooking big meals to share with family and friends, and she is always in search of that perfect cup of coffee.