Staff

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Frank Boswell

Senior Pastor

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Frank Boswell has been at Hunt Valley Church since June, 1992 and provides overall direction and vision-casting as well as staff and leader development. Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan in Religious Studies; a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Fuller Theological Seminary where he explored the intersection of the biblical ideas of calling, culture and the Kingdom of God. After involvement in youth ministry in Michigan, Massachusetts and Virginia, and pastoring a new church in Florida, he planted the first PCA church in Austin, Texas, where he served for 8 ½ years.

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Randy Race

Executive Director

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Randy joined the staff of Hunt Valley Church as Director of Operations in 2013 with a background in Operations, Information Technology, Administration, and Maintenance. His experiences include over two decades of leadership in large manufacturing plants throughout the USA. In the late 90’s he felt called into ministry and began a 7 year seminary training journey. Randy has operations experience with churches of many sizes and environments. He holds an engineering degree (BS in Electronics/Computer Hardware) from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  When not working, Randy loves playing electric guitar, restoring classic automobiles, brewing craft beer, and tackling home handyman projects.  Randy and his wife Dee Dee have two adult children, Melissa and Nicole.

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Andy Horvath

Director of Ministries

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Andy arrived at Hunt Valley Church as Director of Ministries in 2013, overseeing small groups, adult education and other ministries. His background is student ministry, and he most recently served 11 years in campus ministry and teaching at Eastern University. Andy’s passions are teaching, mentoring and equipping others for ministry; he can’t imagine doing anything more important than investing himself in the spiritual formation of others. Andy holds degrees from Cornell University (BA), Regent College, Canada (MDiv) and Palmer Seminary (DMin). He and his wife Peg reside in Parkton with their four children.

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Howie Ohman

Director of Creative Arts

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Howie joined the HVC staff team in August 2019. He has a passion for leading worship, teams of musicians and technical artists in church. Prior to coming to HVC, Howie served as worship arts pastor at churches in Kentucky, Michigan, Texas, and Arizona. He holds degrees from Arizona College of the Bible and the University of Houston and is presently a doctoral candidate at Southern Seminary. Howie’s bucket list includes writing a book on worship, watching Nacho Libre once a year (“a little taste of the glory!”), and experiencing beautiful golf courses in every state. Howie, his wife Dawnie, and his aunt, Lois Clough reside in Reisterstown. They have three college-age children: Maddie, Tyler, and Mackenzie.

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Rodger Stenger

Director of Care

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Rodger joined the HVC team as Director of Care in 2018.  He is a board certified chaplain and over the last seven years has provided spiritual care, comfort and counsel to those in spiritual and emotional distress resulting from crisis, trauma, illness and loss. His training comes through Johns Hopkins Academic Medicine and Luther Rice Seminary (MDiv and MA in Biblical Counseling).  Rodger’s wife Eeva hails from Finland, and they  are the proud parents of adult children Michael and Laura (married to Peter) and a teenage son, Luke. Before returning to the States, Rodger and Eeva worked as church planters in Eastern Europe.

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Liz Yates

Director of Next Generation & Family Ministries

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Liz joined the Hunt Valley Church staff as Director of Children’s Ministries in 2006. She had been working in Children’s Ministries for the past 25 years on a volunteer basis. Liz has a passion for outreach and mercy gifts, and now serves as the Director of Next Generation & Family Ministries. Liz’s educational background includes a Bachelors Degree from Johns Hopkins University in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a Masters Degree in Religious Education from St. Mary’s Seminary. Liz and her husband U.A. live on a farm in Sparks and have three adult children – Brittany, Adam, and Molly.

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Melanie Criste

Director of Women’s Ministries

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Melanie joined the staff of HVC part time in 2011. Prior to that, she was serving in Women’s Ministries for 15 years on a volunteer basis. Having a passion and heart for women to live the abundant life that Jesus teaches about in John 10:10, she longs to see women realize their worth and potential as uniquely designed by God.  Melanie holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. She and her husband Richard live in Timonium and  have three grown children; Tyler, Griffin and Hallie. 

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Melanie Mitchell

Coordinator of Community Impact

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Melanie joined our staff in October 2017 as Coordinator of Community Impact. She has a passion for helping others and living out Matthew 25:44-45. Prior to coming to HVC, Melanie worked in International Admissions at Towson University and was the Director of Development for a non-profit organization. She holds degrees from Furman University (BA) and Towson University (MA). In her free time, she volunteers with Araminta Freedom Initiative helping to fight human trafficking. She also loves to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family. Melanie and her husband, Reid, live in Lutherville with their daughters, Ella and Carly.

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Samantha Amato

Director of Children’s Ministries

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Samantha’s story with Hunt Valley Church started over ten years ago, when she attended the high school ministry (then called Remix) and had the privilege of hearing and experiencing the gospel for the first time. After spending four years at the University of Richmond, she graduated with a double degree in Elementary Education and Pre-Medicine and ventured down to Charleston, SC to serve on Young Life staff. A year later, she followed her heart back to Baltimore to pursue her love of teaching and taught for six years in Baltimore County Public Schools.

Sam came on staff in June 2018 as the Director of Children’s Ministry and is passionate about building a lifelong faith into the hearts of the littlest members of the HVC community. In her free time, Sam loves trail running, horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her husband, BJ.

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Brittany Huggins

Coordinator of Early Childhood Ministries

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Brittany has served in Children’s Ministries since she was a teenager and has been attending Hunt Valley Church since she was in middle school. After moving to Virginia for college (University of Richmond) and law school (Washington and Lee University), Brittany returned home in 2011 to practice law. At that time, she began serving as a volunteer in the four year old room and leading pre-school worship. Now with a family of her own, she enjoys serving in this role to help preschoolers discover who God is and how much He loves them. Brittany lives in Parkton with her husband, Will, and daughter, Reese. Brittany’s favorite things to do are horseback riding and reading a good book at the beach.

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Katie Calawa

Director of High School Ministry

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Katie joined the HVC staff team in August 2016. Originally from southern New Hampshire, Katie majored in Biblical and Religious studies at Grove City College in western Pennsylvania, although she invested as much time leading Young Life as she did studying for her classes. She spent two years leading the Senior High ministry at a church outside of Seattle, Washington, and is excited her travels have now brought her to Maryland! Katie is passionate about walking alongside high school students as they navigate the “who am I” questions of life, and pointing them to truth in Jesus in the process.  Katie loves to read, spend time with friends, go on road trips, and cheer on her New England sports teams.

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Tracie Esser

Coordinator of Elementary Ministries

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Tracie joined the HVC staff team in February 2017. She and her husband recently relocated to Maryland from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She taught for 14 years; twelve in public schools of Michigan and two privately in Maryland.   She holds a Master Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. As a new mom, she is excited to use the gifts God has given her in this next stage to serve the children and families grow closer to God.  Tracie loves spending time with her husband and sweet baby girl, traveling, and everything FALL!

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Moses Mouanoutoua

Director of Middle School Ministries

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Moses joined the staff of Hunt Valley Church as Director of Middle School Ministries in June 2018. Originally from Anaheim, CA, Moses majored in Biblical Studies at Grace Christian University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His experiences include over 7 years of leading worship for churches in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, was on staff at Grace Adventures Camp, in addition to serving as a volunteer youth leader. Most recently he worked as a Program Associate for the CASH Campaign of Maryland, a non-profit organization assisting individuals and families in Baltimore city and county achieve financial security and stability.

Moses is passionate about helping students discover the life changing person of Jesus Christ and inviting them to be part of God’s bigger story of reconciling all things to Himself. Moses loves to watch sports (NBA, Tennis and Soccer), eating at different restaurants, traveling and most importantly spend time with his lovely wife of 4 years, Laura, and their goldendoodle, Duke.

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Eric Heiland

Director of Ministries & Team-building

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Eric joined the staff in October of ’05 after volunteering for many years.  He is a creative and visionary leader with a passion for helping teams fulfill their calling and volunteers find a place to use their gifts.  Eric, his wife Simone, his two daughters, Sophia and Olivia, and his stepson Cristian live in Lutherville.  Eric was also the catalyst behind the start-up of unCUFFED, a non-profit organization working with youth in the juveniles justice system in Baltimore County.

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Joyce Ruckman

Purchasing Agent and Facilities Scheduling Coordinator

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Joyce joined the Hunt Valley Church staff in 2002 coming aboard as the Office Administrator and then serving as the Pastor’s assistant as well. She came to HVC with a background in small business management and a certification in property management. Joyce now holds the position of Purchasing Agent and Facilities Scheduling Coordinator. She also enjoys Co- Directing and teaching at HVC’s ESL Program. Her interests include gardening, boating, cooking and reading. Joyce and her daughter reside in Cockeysville.

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Colleen Grammer

Executive Assistant

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Colleen joined the Hunt Valley Church staff in 2006.  She is the executive assistant to the Senior Pastor and oversees administrative, clerical and office functions.  She graduated from Stevenson University in 1991 with a Bachelors in Pre-law.  Colleen brings valuable administrative skills to us from her background as a paralegal and sales director of her own cosmetics business.  She sings in the worship band and is a facilitator in HVC’s DivorceCare ministry.   Colleen and her two children, Travis and Samantha, reside in northern Baltimore County.

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Sharon Fiege

Finance and Human Resources Administrator

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Sharon Fiege has been an indispensable member of the staff at Hunt Valley Church since joining staff in 2000.  She provides human resources support for the staff and does the bookkeeping for the church.  Prior to her involvement on staff, Sharon was an office manager for an environmental company.  She holds a BS degree in Chemistry from Loyola University.  Sharon and husband Dana live in Cockeysville.

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Marli Etnoyer

Communication Administrator

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A former data analyst and high school math teacher, Marli joined the staff of HVC in May 2018. She holds a BS in Mathematics from Virginia Tech and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College. Returning to the workforce after 18 years as a homemaker, she brings her love of people to the HVC staff.

Marli enters the song and Scripture slides for the worship services. She also oversees scheduling, planning and hospitality for the Creative Arts team.

She and her husband, Scott, live in Parkville with their two girls. She loves watching Ravens games, especially the Steelers ones, since Scott is an avid Steelers fan. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, going scrapbooking, and eating chocolate.

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Ruthie Dyjak

Administrative Assistant

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Ruthie joined the staff in 2011. She graduated from Villa Julie, and her position as an Administrative Assistant is a perfect fit. During the week, Ruthie is the first-person visitors encounter at the HVC offices. She is also the scheduler for the New Life furniture ministry. Ruthie and her husband, Chuck, have twin sons, Charlie and Luke, who attend Virginia Tech.

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Cindy Murphy

Administrative Assistant

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Cindy has been a member of HVC since its inception and been involved in a myriad of activities and ministries here.  Currently, she oversees the operation of the Lending Library.  She re-entered the paid work force after twenty-six years as a stay-at-home mom and a school, church & community volunteer.  In 2011 she joined the HVC staff as an Administrative Assistant.  She and her husband, Kevin, are empty nesters with three grown children.

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Jon Mauler

Coordinator of Multimedia

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Jon Mauler joined the Hunt Valley Church team in the summer of 2015. He applies his expertise with the audio and video systems used in our worship services. He is always excited to combine his passion for excellence and communication with his love for worship and technology. He has a Certification in Music Production and Recording Technology from The Community College of Baltimore County. In his free time, Jon enjoys activities outside like hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, Rebecca. 

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Dwayne Fletcher

Shepherding Pastor

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Dwayne became a church member in 1999. He and his wife Joyce worked in the children ministry for seven years. Dwayne became an Elder in 2002. In 2006 he became a member of the staff as a part time Shepherding Pastor who makes calls and visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and homes of member who are ill or home bound. Dwayne and Joyce live in Fallston, have four married children and 14 grandchildren who live in the area. 

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Kevin Roberts

Coordinator of Facilities & Grounds

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Kevin joined the staff of HVC in 2013 after a career with Baltimore Co. Public Schools; Kevin retired from BCPS after 32 years in the Operations Dept., where he supervised county school custodians.  Kevin likes to walk the NCR trail and, as an avid fan and season ticket holder, you can often find Kevin at Baltimore Orioles’ games (Go O’s).  He has served his community for over 35 years at the Cockeysville Vol. Fire Co. where he has held many leadership positions.  He and his daughter, Jessica, reside in Cockeysville.

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Caleb Moore

Director of Tech, Media & Communications

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Caleb joined the HVC team in 2015 with 14 years experience working on church staff and contributing through directing technical production, creating media and forming focused communication pieces.  He also worked on the Baltimore Oriole’s production staff for two seasons, contracted video production projects and was employed by Search Ministries’ national office forming media for print and internet delivery.

Caleb enjoys working with volunteers to create presentational experiences.  He uses technology as a tool to communicate the idea that God wants everyone to live life to the fullest and to encourage people to ever increasingly return back to a deeper relationship with Him.

He and his wife Melody live in Phoenix Maryland along with their two kids.