Echo values all of the leaders and volunteers who make up our church community!

Above you can see photos of our youth leaders, support group teachers, serving team leaders and others who assist the Echo staff in providing safe programs for the whole family. If you would like to contact a leader but are not sure who to email, you can reach out to us at and one of our team members will connect with you.

  • 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. 

    He and Kendra have served at Echo for 10 years.

    In his spare time, he enjoys: Philadelphia sports teams and Starbucks coffee.

  • James Yeich - Discipleship pastor

    James and his wife, Chelsea, are proud parents of their children, Esther and Oliver. He leads Echo's Growth Groups and helps people find their Next Step at Echo through serving teams.

  • Kendra knauer - Children's director

    Kendra oversees all program for kids, starting with new-borns up to the 5th grade. She and Phil are the proud parents of two boys, Chase & Isaiah.

  • ZACHARY BARLOW - Youth Pastor

    Zach joined the Echo team in summer 2019. He leads the middle school and high school student ministry, Resonate.

  • LINDA HARTMAN - Administrative & FINANCE Assistant

    If you happen to call the Echo office, you may hear Linda's friendly voice on the other line! She keeps the staff organized, keeps the church finances running, and she leads our Sunday Welcome Team.


    Julie has served at Echo for 10 years as a volunteer. She recently joined the staff when we moved to our White Marsh Ministry Center!