Committee Contacts

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:

Arrangements 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

Artisan Alley Committee

The Artisan Alley Committee coordinates the collection of Gourmet Food Eateries and Juried Artisans who display and sell their craft items at the auction.

Sally Bingaman


Phone: (717) 581-5651

Arts & Crafts Committee

The Arts & Crafts Committee is responsible for securing, displaying and selling various arts & crafts at the auction event.

Mike Landis, Chairperson


Phone: 610-413-5750

Julie Miller, Chairperson


Phone: 717-665-6396

Auctioneer Committee

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

Coins Committee

The Coins Committee is responsible for soliciting, receiving, purchasing, caring and selling of coins during the auction.

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

Food Committee

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

Heifer Committee

The Heifer Committee is responsible to arrange for the receipt, care and sale of heifers and other livestock.

Terry Shuey, Chairperson


Phone: (717) 304-9454

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee is responsible for accommodating request from auction friends for housing, hotel/motel and camping availability.  They are also responsible for obtaining modified rates for reservations with the housing options.

Bonnie Shay, Chairperson


Phone: (717) 272-8969

Information Committee

The Information Committee is responsible for providing auction information participants during the annual auction.  They are also responsible for providing special auction merchandising.

Nancy Shonk, Chairperson


Phone: (717) 989-6452

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.

Bob Bingaman


Phone: (717) 723-6863

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

Dale & Elsie Fahnestock

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

Publication Committee

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

Dave Farmer


Phone: (717) 367-4408

Quilt Committee

The Quilt Committee is responsible for the receipt, care, and sale of quilts at the auction.

Joanne Hess, Co-Chair


Phone: (717) 626-6580

Deb Bendit, Co-Chair


Phone: 717-808-8453

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee is responsible for maintaining a system for issuing bidder numbers and receiving payments from successful bidders.

Bob Bingaman


Phone: (717) 723-6863

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