STAFF & LEADERSHIP


  • Phil Knauer - Pastor

    Pastor Phil grew up in SE Pennsylvania as the son of a pastor. He graduated from the University of Valley Forge where he met his wife Kendra. They have two sons, Chase and Isaiah. Phil has served in pastoral leadership for 19 years in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys Philadelphia sports teams, Starbucks coffee, and Clash of Clans.

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  • James Yeich - Discipleship pastor

    James and his wife, Chelsea, just welcomed their first child, Esther, in 2017. He leads Echo's Growth Group and helps people find their Next Step at Echo through serving teams.

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  • Brian Griswold - Pastoral care

    Brian oversees Echo's pastoral care ministry, including the Visitation volunteers who visit Echo family members who are in the hospital. He also serves as a leader in Celebrate Recovery, a Christian recovery program. 

  • Havilah mendez - administrator & Guest Ministry

    Havilah grew up in Baltimore and she overses church communications and Echo's guest ministry.

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  • Bob & alecia barlow - youth leaders

    The Barlows serve as Youth Directors in The Well Student Ministry. They have four children and have attended Echo since 2013.

  • Kendra knauer - Children's director

    Kendra oversees all program for kids, starting at 8-weeks old up to the 5th grade. She is the proud mother of two boys, Chase & Isaiah.