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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 been passionate about Jesus since coming to faith at the age of 15. Since then he has wanted others to come to know and follow Jesus. He desires to see the Church of Jesus come together in unity. He hopes to help remove obstacles that keep people from faith in Christ by bringing messages and methods that make the gospel accessible, relatable, and real. He 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. 

In order to lead the church well, Allan has also been motivated to stay current on what is happening in the community, including being in touch with local businesses, service agencies, and non-profits. He is past President of Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity. He has had various roles on community coalitions to address addiction, strengthen marriages, address crime issues in Baltimore, and regional community service needs. He served on Governor Bob Erhlich's Faith-based Community Capacity Building Initiative, leading seminars and opening Md State Senate sessions in prayer. He has served as a consultant with the Department of Social Services facilitating the development of their five year strategic plan. 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.” "Excellent Customer C.A.R.E.", and the Skybox Leadership Seminar at Camden Yards in Baltimore for a Fortune 1000 company.

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 Orioles 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 38 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 wife, Lorraine, and their dog, Taz.  Greg and Lorraine have been blessed with four beautiful and very talented daughters, Erin, Karli, Kelcie, and Jordan.  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.

 



Ryan Arist - Youth Ministry Director

Email:  rarist33@hotmail.com  |  Phone:  410.530.6784

Ryan has been working with the Youth Group for the past eight years at HCC as the Youth Director. He has been teaching and coaching in Harford County for 23 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 18 years and has three children Austin (Age 17), Bella (Age 14), and Aiden (Age 4).  He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching, and being involved with the community.



Sara Sappington - Children's Ministry Director

Email:  HCCcrosswalkKIDS@gmail.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:  HCCcrosswalkKIDS@gmail.com

Brandi co-leads the CrossWalk children's ministry at HCC. In addition to this role, she enjoys teaching classes on Sunday mornings during CrossWalk. She also enjoys singing on the worship team, meeting new friends, and learning new things. Other favorites include family hikes and game nights, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Peter, have six children.



Noel Veihmeyer - Worship Leader

Noel (Gorman) Veihmeyer serves as worship leader at HCC.  Noel has had the opportunity to study, teach, and worship in many cities around the globe, and she is awed and inspired by the beautiful diversity of God's people worshipping in many languages and cultures.  She loves to see the power of the Holy Spirit drawing people in through the practice of worship and prayer.  Noel grew up at Harford Community and is grateful to be back after many years in other locations, with her husband (Joel) and their children (Micah, Malakai, and Kessalyn).  When not at HCC, you can find Noel teaching music and somatics, reading something nerdy about science, cheering on her beloved O's in complete futility, or hanging upside down from anything strong enough to hold her.