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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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Todd Guntner

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Todd earned his degrees in business and communications from Towson University.  He was a founding member of HVC and has served as an elder for 27 years.   He has also participated in numerous other ministries in the church, including “Contagious Christianity,” the Holiday Food Basket program and the initial building team. Todd currently facilitates an Impact Group and serves once a month at the HVC Furniture Ministry. He is also involved in men’s outreach outside of the church.

At age 22, in the midst of personal and family trials, he challenged God to reveal Himself to him and then accepted Christ. His spiritual relationship took on a powerful new depth when he experienced a healing from terminal cancer at age 37.

Eighteen years ago Todd started his own company that independently represents (5) leading manufacturers of coating and sealing materials.  He the past President of the Baltimore Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and was awarded the Kelsey Y Saint for outstanding service to the Baltimore chapter, and is a National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), Level 1 CIP Coating inspector.

He has been married to Linda for (35) years and has an adult daughter, Lauren.  An avid football, basketball and lacrosse player in high school and a two sport player in College, Todd is the past President of the Boy’s Latin Alumni and currently is serving as Director on the Board of Trustees for BL. Todd was inducted into the Boy’s Latin “Sports Hall of Fame.” and recently awarded the BL “Hodges Cup” for distinguished loyalty and dedication to the school. 

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Chas Jones

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Chas was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and raised in Howard County. He was a volunteer leader in Young Life for 7 years working with high schoolers at Towson High, McDonogh School, and Loch Raven High. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Towson University and continued with a Masters in Business from Johns Hopkins, a law degree from the University of Baltimore, and a Masters in Taxation from Georgetown University. Chas is currently a shareholder at the law firm of Thomas & Libowitz, P.A., and heads its Estates and Trusts department.

Chas and his wife, Gail, started attending Hunt Valley Church in May 2009 and became formal members in December 2009. For the last 33 years, this couple has been active in church activities such as leading small groups and teaching Sunday School. Both currently attend Bible Study Fellowship and facilitate a Hunt Valley small group. Chas also served as both a deacon and elder at another PCA church. Currently, Chas is serving HVC on the Pastoral Search Committee.


Chas and Gail met while he was at Towson and she was in high school and they have been for married 34 years. They have four adult children and are first time grandparents. Chas and Gail enjoy investing in their children’s lives and praying for the needs of others. They hope to one day have a place at the beach.

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Thierry Labarre

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Thierry was born and raised in the suburb of Paris, France. Raised in a nominal Catholic family he became a believer in Jesus Christ while a student at Paris Technical University. 

Shortly after earning his degree in Electrical Engineering he moved to Nîmes, south of France, to be part of a Church planting work. While in Nîmes he met and married Teresa, an American student who had come to serve the Church. 

A few years later, and just a few months after the fall of the Iron Curtain, they moved to Budapest Hungary with their 18 month old daughter Nathalie to serve with an international Church planting team. They spent 7 years in Hungary before moving to Berlin Germany to help with a similar Church planting endeavor. 

In 2003 they moved from Germany to Baltimore to be reunited with the Church family which had commissioned them. Thierry’s tent making skill while abroad or here is to write software for business applications.

Thierry and Teresa started coming to Hunt Valley Church in 2009 and became formal members in 2012. They have been involved in several small groups.  They enjoy the beach (Teresa), hiking & reading (Thierry) and babysitting their granddaughter.

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Brad Marson

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Brad grew up in the Pacific NW before heading to college in Texas, where he earned a degree in Theology.  After returning to Oregon for a while he followed his family to Anchorage, Alaska where he started his career in Property Management.  Brad joined a couple friends on an adventure to the East Coast before eventually settling in Baltimore.

Brad and his wife, Aimee, have been married since 1996.  They have three children – Emily, and twins, Joshua and Isabella.  Brad and Aimee joined HVC in 2000 and Emily joined in 2019.

Throughout his early church life, Brad actively served in various youth related ministries.  From 2004 through 2008, Brad led the effort to build out HVC’s Point campus and renovate the children’s ministry areas of the church.   Today, he serves as an Elder, participates in the worship service, and leads a Core Group. Aimee’s love for children, especially babies, inspired her to volunteer in the Nursery at HVC and she has been overseeing it since 2002.

Professionally, Brad is a Chief Operating Officer. Aside from family, work and church, Brad loves to golf, grill up a good steak on his deck and hang out with his dog. As a sports family, he and Aimee enjoy being fans for their kids lacrosse, soccer and field hockey teams.

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Bill Nist

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After being raised in the small town of Mars, PA, Bill later went on to earn undergrad and graduate degrees in business at Grove City College and Johns Hopkins University. His career was focused on financial roles within the Aerospace industry. He has been a member of HVC since 2013.

 Beginning in his college years, Bill has heavily invested in spiritual formation (intentionally focusing on growth in discipleship) and deeply enjoys coming alongside and helping others engage in the process as well. He was recently accepted into a two-year certificate program at the Renovare Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation (founded by Richard Foster). He has often used vacations to serve on short-term mission projects in predominantly Islamic countries within Central and Southeast Asia.

 When not adventuring in nature, he enjoys a good book, being present “with” and “for” friends both new and old, helping facilitate a Core Group and men’s Quad, and tending his garden.

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Brad Paulis

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Brad is a Timonium native who went to Dulaney High School and
earned a Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from Bucknell
University. He is a founding partner with Continuing Care Actuaries where he specializes in consulting to retirement communities. Brad grades actuarial exams for the Society of Actuaries, serves on the Financial Advisory Panel for CARF International and is President of the Board of The Wesley.

Brad met his wife Nancy at Bucknell and they have been married for 30 years. They have three sons: Scott(25), Ben(22), and Tim(19). The family has been attending Hunt Valley Church since the fall of 2006. Nancy is a music teacher who plays the flute and piano. She is involved in women’s ministry as a facilitator, musician, and mentor. Over the years Brad has been involved in various ministries including leading a core group with Nancy for nearly 20 years, teaching Sunday School, and working in The Café at The Point to name a few. Outside of HVC, Brad has enjoyed serving many years as a Boy Scout leader with his sons who, along with Brad, are all Eagle Scouts. Brad and Nancy are newly minted empty nesters. They are looking forward to what God has planned for them as this new chapter unfolds.

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George Reede

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George has served as an Elder here at Hunt Valley Church for over 12 years, from 2002-2008, and again from 2010-2016. He is active in Children’s Ministry serving as a storyteller for Street Party, K-4.

George had the benefit of a Christian family and education growing up, including Cedarville College, where he graduated with a major in Political Science and a minor in Bible in 1987. After graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1990, George began work as an associate at Niles, Barton & Wilmer in Baltimore. He became a partner in 1997. His litigation experience has primarily involved property losses, such as fires and explosions, affecting a variety of businesses and industries.  He currently serves as Chair of the Litigation Department, and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

With his wife Sharon, George has lived in the Hunt Valley area for over 25 years. Sharon has home-schooled their children, having previously taught third grade at Timonium Elementary. Adoption is a special family interest; George and Sharon adopted their youngest daughter from China in 2007.  They continue to serve as a reference for America World Adoption.

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Bob Shank

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Bob was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to Maryland in Third Grade. After graduating from Dulaney High School, he attended Kutztown University where he majored in Telecommunications with a minor in Business Administration. While in college, he served on Young Life’s Student Staff and led YL Clubs in Bethlehem, PA. He has spent most of his career in Sales and Sales Management and currently works as a Federal Enterprise Account Manager at HP, Inc.

Bob and his wife Gayle have been members of Hunt Valley for 7 years.
Bob has served as an Elder at another Presbyterian church for 6 years. Here at Hunt Valley, he is part of a weekly Core Group, serves on the Assimilation Team, and is a Site Host on Sunday mornings.

Bob and Gayle met in college and they have been married for 34 years. After stops in PA, CT, and SC, they settled in Timonium where they have lived for the past 23 years. They have 2 grown children, Corey and Brynna, who are both married. They are avid runners but also enjoy walking together in their neighborhood as well as spending time with family and friends.

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Tom Tasselmyer

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Tom was born in Baltimore and raised in northern Virginia, where his family moved when he was four years old.  Tom graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in meteorology and has worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Bluefield, WV; Cleveland, OH; and since 1989, at WBAL-TV in Baltimore.

While in Raleigh for school, Tom fell in love with Laurie and they were married in 1985.  They have raised four sons and began attending Hunt Valley Church in 2002.  Tom has been an elder since 2008.

In 2014 Tom earned a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute, and has been licensed to preach in the Chesapeake Presbytery.

Tom has completed 12 marathons, and still enjoys running, albeit at somewhat shorter distances.  Tom also enjoys reading, teaching, and sharing his passion for theology or meteorology, fly fishing, golf, and cheering for his beloved N.C. State Wolfpack.

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Gary Werner

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Gary was born and raised in Perry Hall. Gary graduated from Towson University with a degree in elementary education. Later, he earned his master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University. For 11 years Gary was a 5th-grade teacher at Gunpowder Elementary in Perry Hall. For the past 3 years, Gary has been an elementary science resource teacher in the Office of Science for Baltimore County Public Schools. In this role, Gary’s main responsibilities are to write and revise Kindergarten through 5th-grade science curricula, provide ongoing professional development, and mentor and coach elementary science teachers throughout BCPS.

Gary was born and raised in another local PCA church. In the spring of 2009, Gary, his wife of 14 years Lori, and their 13-year-old son Luke started attending Hunt Valley Church. While at HVC, Gary has served in various ways including being a part of the audio/visual team recording sermons, running lights, directing camera crews, etc. Additionally, he has facilitated a Core Group since 2014. For the past three years, he has taken on a leadership position in the Core Group ministry.

Gary enjoys gardening, yard work, woodworking, and playing video games, especially with his son.

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Dave Zuidema

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After studying math at Franklin and Marshall College and earning an MBA at Duke University, Dave worked at PHH Arval, a vehicle fleet management company where he held a number of different roles, including leading IT and customer experience. Since 2015, he has worked at Danfoss, a Danish company manufacturing cooling and heating products, computer controls and hydraulic controls with North American headquarters in White Marsh, where he is responsible for Customer Experience in North America.

Growing up, David was influenced by Young Life in high school and InterVarsity in college.

He and his wife, Sue, were part of the initial group that started HVC in 1990. Dave has served as an elder, middle school leader, high school leader and on various other teams. He and Sue belong to a Core Group.

 Dave has two grown children and a six grandchildren. He enjoys sports, golf, home projects, and volunteering.