Our Staff

Allan Gorman - Senior Pastor
Email:  Allang@harfordcommunity.org   |   Phone:  410.734.0601 x 102

Allan has been a Pastor in Harford County since 1977, beginning his service as a Youth Pastor at Mountain Christian Church. He and his wife, Peggy, and their two girls, Noel and Katie, launched HCC in October of 1992 along with a small group of about 20 friends. Allan has always desired to reach unchurched people with the gospel and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus. He has been passionate about seeing those who already believe become difference makers in the church and world. He now has 6 grandchildren (Maria, Micah, Kai, Justice, Kessie, and Alex) who all attend HCC along with their wonderful parents, Noel and Joel Veihmeyer, and Katie and Jesse Love. 

Along with leading the church, Allan has also been motivated to stay current on what is happening in the community, businesses, and local service agencies. He is past President of Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity. He has had various roles on community coalitions to address addiction, strengthening marriages, working as a consultant with the Department of Social Services, and he has been involved in other business ventures. He has been the Chief Creative Officer of the PEP Group, a consulting firm for business, government and non-profits to help design purpose, develop excellence and discover passion. He has been a keynote and conference speaker for business and government groups, and has developed and led seminars entitled, “How to Have a G.R.E.A.T. Place to Work.”, “The One Key Attitude that Can Change Your World.”, and The Sky Box Leadership Training course – “CORE Leadership Training.”, as well as other marriage enrichment, pre-marital preparation and other courses.

In his spare time, Allan loves to spend time with Peggy, particularly somewhere close to the water. He likes to ride his Harley, go to Oriole games, and watch movies that have a “based on a true story” background. He enjoys singing and playing percussion, longtime friends, meeting new people, time with his children and grandchildren (baseball in the backyard at the Gormans), and scuba diving in warm waters. He and Peggy live in Forest Hill in the home they constructed in 1986.



Greg Shirk - Pastor of Ministries
Email: Greg@harfordcommunity.org  |  Phone:  410.734.0601 x 103

As Pastor of Ministries, Greg has over 35 years of varied Christian ministry experience.   He is passionate about helping people discover their own unique God given gifts and talents.  He has a heart to see those who have experienced brokenness and great loss be restored by the amazing, all-enveloping love of God.  He is a living example of a God who redeems, and restores.  Greg lives in Lutherville, MD with his two amazing daughters.  Greg has a music and theater background and continues to explore opportunities to use these gifts in the church and beyond.  He loves following the O’s and Ravens, vacations at the beach, getting his hands dirty doing carpentry projects around the house and for others, and traveling to visit his daughters (Karli and Jordan) who are both presently away at college.



Ryan Arist - Youth Ministry Director
Email:  rarist33@hotmail.com  |  Phone:  410.530.6784

Ryan has been working with the Youth Group for the past five years at HCC as the Youth Director. He has been teaching and coaching in Harford County for 20 years and has been involved with various types of youth groups such as Young Life and FCA. Ryan enjoys working with teens and seeing them grow closer to Christ. He has been married to his wife Larissa for 15 years and has three children Austin (Age 14), Bella (Age 12), and Aiden (Age 1).  He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching, and being involved with the community. 



Mary Ellen Clancy - Office Administrator
Email:  maryellen@harfordcommunity.org   |   Phone:  410.734.0601 x 101

Mary Ellen is the Office Administrator at Harford Community Church.  She has been a member of the church since 2001.  She assists in the Children's Ministry and on the Sunday Worship Team as one of the Projectionists.  She is the proud mother of 3 children and grandmother of 6.  She worked at Johns Hopkins University for many years before retiring to enjoy life with her children and grandchildren.  



Sara Sappington - Children's Ministry Director
Email:  eastcoast_sun@hotmail.com

Sara co-leads the Crosswalk children's ministry at HCC along with teaching classes during CrossWalk.  SHe is blessed to be raising her two kids with her husband Brian and being a part of the HCC community.  Sara enjoys biking, exploring the outdoors with her family, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.  



Brandi Shamberger - Children's Ministry Director
Email:  theshambergers@verizon.net

Brandi co-leads the CrossWalk children's ministry at HCC. In addition to this role and teaching classes during CrossWalk, she is blessed to be raising her kids and walking through daily life with other homeschooling families. She also enjoys singing on the worship team, playing board games, and learning new things. Other favorites include music, gardening, writing, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Peter, have six children.



Anthony Stutelberg - Building Operations
Email:  astutelberg@yahoo.com

Anthony Stutelberg is the Building Operations manager here at Harford Community Church. He has been a member of the church since 2008. He's been working at the church for 3 years, and his duties include vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom, washing the windows, and other maintenance duties. He likes his job because of the people he has come in contact with, because of this desire is to one day become a pastor. Anthony lives in Forest Hill with his mom and dad (Darlene and Paul), he also has a older brother (Nick). He is a Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens fan, and is a fan of professional wrestling. He enjoys riding his scooter, playing softball for the church during the spring and summer, helping his mom teach when it's her week to teach at church and just helping and serving whenever it's needed.



Noel Veihmeyer - Music Team Coordinator