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Frank Boswell

Pastor Emeritus


Frank Boswell has been at Hunt Valley Church since June 1992 and has provided overall direction and vision-casting as well as staff and leader development up until his retirement at the end of January 2021. He continues to preach in the weekend services, along with others, and will continue to invest in the congregation and staff of Hunt Valley Church.

Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree from the 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.

He and his wife, Jeannie, live in the Cockeysville area and have three grown children and four grandchildren.

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Randy Race

Executive Director


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


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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Rodger Stenger

Director of Care


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


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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Wendy Elkins

Director of Children’s Ministries


Wendy joined the HVC staff in February of 2020. From a very young age, Wendy dreamed of being a mom and teacher. She graduated from Baylor University in 2002 with a degree in Music Education, vocal concentration. While she has focused staying home with her 5 children, since graduating from Baylor, she has worked as a pre-school teacher, helped found a public charter school in Baltimore, taught elementary school music, served as a worship pastor, and launched musical programs in her children’s schools. Wendy is passionate about empowering parents to lead God-centered homes, equipping children to love God and the world around them, and enabling leaders to do the same. She lives with her husband and kids in Cockeysville.

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Katie Calawa

Director of High School Ministries


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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TJ Barringer

Director of Middle School Ministries


TJ joined the HVC staff team in August of 2020, but that was not the beginning of his time with Hunt Valley Church. Before heading off to Covenant College to get a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, TJ volunteered for over a year in HVC's Party Town and Middle School ministries. It was in his time volunteering at HVC that he really grew a passion for ministering to youth, which only grew in college while serving as a Young Life leader and a Middle School ministry volunteer. Having completed two youth ministry summer internships, TJ is excited to have returned to Hunt Valley Church to work with the Middle School students full time. He is very passionate about inviting youth into a community of students and leaders where they get to learn and experience the fullness of life that Jesus has to offer them. In his free time, TJ loves to play guitar, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

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Brittany Huggins

Coordinator of Early Childhood Ministries


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 and her husband, Will, live in Parkton with their daughters, Reese and Caroline. Brittany’s favorite things to do are horseback riding and reading a good book at the beach.

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Tyler Mauler

NextGen Brand Coordinator


Tyler joined the HVC staff in January 2021 as Brand Coordinator for NextGen children’s ministry. She graduated from Stevenson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Communication, which led her to work with a number of organizations, including Southern Maryland News, Baltimore Style Magazine, Baltimore’s Child Magazine, the Ulman Foundation, and Charm City Run doing journalism, photography, public relations, and social media marketing. Tyler has a passion for storytelling that influences her work, whether it be through writing or telling a story with photos and design on Instagram.

In addition to this, Tyler has used her holistic wellness business, Evolve, as an avenue to work with children – she teaches preschool yoga at Columbia Montessori School and has worked as a preschool PE teacher at The Goddard School in Owings Mills. Tyler enjoys working with children and reminding them just how loved they are by God. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, making new recipes in the kitchen, running on the trails, and spending time with friends and family.

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Melanie Criste

Director of Women’s Ministries


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


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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Eric Heiland

Weekend Services and Ministry Development


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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Kirsten Harmon

Production Coordinator


Kirsten joined the HVC staff in 2018 as the Production Coordinator after several years of volunteering in a similar capacity. She is responsible for the planning and logistics of our Sunday morning services. She is also employed full time in human resources for a restaurant franchise in the mid-Atlantic region. Kirsten is passionate about creating a service that is engaging and cohesive, tying together all of the elements of worship. She holds degrees in Business & Psychology from the University of Baltimore. In her spare time, she volunteers with women’s ministry, and she loves to travel, cook, and explore new restaurants. Kirsten lives in the Woodberry area of Baltimore City with her miniature schnauzer.  

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Jon Mauler

Technical Director


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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Joel Gravely

Worship Music Director


Joel Gravely came on staff at Hunt Valley Church in the fall of 2020 as the Director of Worship. Joel studied music at The University of South Alabama and then received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has been leading worship since he was a teen in a variety of ministry contexts and churches.

Joel enjoys connecting with other volunteer musicians and musical tech to create contexts for people to meaningfully engage with God and each other. His aim as a worship director is to magnify Christ through skillfully combining God’s Word, music, and technology, motivating the church to respond with lives of worship to God and love toward others.

Joel and his wife, Pratty, live in Olney with their two highly energetic Weimaraners.

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Samantha Amato

Weekend Services Coordinator


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 2020 she resigned from the Director of Children’s Ministry role to start a family at home. Later in 2020 she returned to the church staff as the Weekend Services Coordinator.
In her free time, Sam loves trail running, horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her husband, BJ.

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Joyce Ruckman

Purchasing Agent and Facilities Scheduling Coordinator


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.

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Colleen Grammer

Executive Assistant


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 resides in Cockeysville and has two adult children, Travis and Samantha.

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Sharon Fiege

Finance and Human Resources Administrator


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


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


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


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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Kevin Roberts

Coordinator of Facilities & Grounds


Kevin joined the Hunt Valley Church staff in 2013, after a career with Baltimore County Public Schools. He retired from BCPS after 32 years in the Operations Department where he supervised building service workers.
Kevin enjoys being the Hospitality ministry team leader as they promote a positive impact for the folks coming to the church and the Point. He likes to travel as well as spend time with family and friends. Kevin is an avid Orioles fan and season ticket holder. (Go O’s!) He has served his community for over 40 years at the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company where he has held many leadership positions. He and his daughter, Jessica, reside in Cockeysville.

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Caleb Moore

Director of Media & Communications


Caleb joined the HVC team in 2015 with 14 years experience working on church staff contributing through directing technical production, creating still and motion media and forming focused communication pieces.  He has also worked in various video production environments and with many ministries.

Caleb enjoys creating a flow of communication to help people feel informed and oriented with the right information at the right time.

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

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Dwayne Fletcher

Shepherding Pastor


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.