The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction is comprised of a group of volunteers that come together to ensure a successful event. Below is the contact for each committee:
The Arrangements Committee is responsible for auction site preparations prior to the auction and clean up afterwards.
Chris Keller, Chairman
Phone: (717) 269-4052
Arts & Crafts Committee
The Arts & Crafts Committee is responsible for securing, displaying and selling various arts & crafts at the auction event.
Pat Kimmel, Chairperson
Julie Miller, Chairperson
The Auctioneer Committee is responsible for securing volunteer auctioneers to sell items at the various auctions.
Larry & Lucille Hollingshead, Co-Chairs
Phone: (717) 817-4033
Baked Goods Committee
The Baked Goods Committee is responsible for the receipt, care and sale of baked goods at the auction.
Jim & Joanne Boyer, Co-Chairs
Phone: (717) 259-9846
Children’s Auction Committee
The Children’s Auction Committee receives and sells items at the children’s auction. They are also responsible for setting up a child friendly store where children can purchase new and used toys and children’s items. They also host a babysitting service during the auction event, staffed by CDS personnel.
Marsha Heisey, Co-Chair
Phone: (717) 314-1925
Cathy Witman, Co-Chair
Phone: (717) 671-0305
Coin Auction Committee
The Coin Auction Committee is responsible for soliciting, receiving, purchasing, caring and selling of coins during the auction.
Tom (Chairman) & Fay Crape
Phone: (717) 449-6234
Dale Fahnestock, Chairman
Phone: (717) 757-4312
Farmers Market Committee
The Farmers Market Committee is responsible for receipt, care and sale of farmers market items such as produce, fruits and canned goods.
Gail & Tom Druck, Chairpersons
Phone: (717) 542-6018
The Food Committee is responsible for the preparation and sale of food items offered at the auction and at various other times.
Lois Roop, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 274-6056
The Heifer Committee is responsible to arrange for the receipt, care and sale of heifers and other livestock.
Mike Kunkle, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 269-8829
The Information Committee assists guest with questions and direction during the auction event.
If interested in serving as an Information Chairperson, please contact us here.
Information Technology Committee
The IT Committee supports the organizations digital presence on the web, on social media outlets, and on site during the auction event. IT is responsible to make the auction accessible to all supporters including volunteers, donors, staff, and promoters.
Vincent Weaver, Chairman
Inter-church Communications Committee
The Inter-church Communications Committee is responsible for providing auction information to all Atlantic Northeast and Southern PA District churches.
Lois Ann Minnich
Phone: (717) 575-6740
Main Auction Committee
The Main Auction Committee is responsible for the solicitation and collection of items to be sold at the North Hall Auction event including Silent Auction.
Gary & Orpha Stevens,
Main Hall & Silent Auction Contact
Phone: (717) 665-6655
Earl & Marian Fahnestock
Phone: (717) 575-8276
Bill & Sharon Pierce
Phone: (717) 664-5537
Dave & Mary Weaver
Phone: (717) 413-2002
Phone: (717) 757-4312
Pole Barn Committee
The Pole Barn Committee is responsible for receipt, care, and sale of used action items.
Dean Fahnestock, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 766-4860
The Publication Committee is responsible for advertisement solicitation, editorial content, editing, publishing, and distribution of the annual pre-auction publication.
Mark & Marilyn Zimmerman, Co- Chairs
Phone: (717) 626-0605
The Quilt Committee is responsible for the receipt, care, and sale of quilts at the auction.
Quilt Committee Member Needed! If you love beautiful quilts, and have a heart for helping the BDRA, please consider becoming our fourth committee member! We especially need your help on Saturday, the day of the quilt auction, and would appreciate any help preparing the quilts on Thursday and Friday. We don’t meet in person during the year, and if we need to communicate, we do so via text or email. If the Lord is nudging you to consider this, please call Deb Bendit (717-808-8453) for more information. Other Quilt Committee members include Joanne Hess and Carol Ludwig.
Joanne Hess, Co-Chair
Phone: (717) 626-6580
Deb Bendit, Co-Chair
The Registration Committee is responsible for maintaining a system for issuing bidder numbers and receiving payments from successful bidders.
Joanna Zimmerman, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 733-6300
The Share-A-Meal Committee is responsible for solicitation of hosts and organizing the Share-A-Meal program.
Nancy Fahnestock, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 665-4798
Silent Auction Committee
The Silent Auction Committee is responsible for solicitation and collection of items to be sold in the Silent Auction.
Orpha Stevens, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 665-6655
Theme Baskets Committee
The Theme Basket Auction Committee is responsible for obtaining theme baskets registrations, and prepare baskets for auction.
Dory Crater, Chairperson
Phone: (717) 944-1271