Staff/Elders/Deacons

David Lyle

Lead Pastor

David grew up in Grove City, PA. He attended West Point where he played basketball and studied economics. He received his commission as an officer upon graduation and served in the U.S. Army for 27 years. He spent 18 of those years stationed at West Point serving as an Economics Professor, Research Analyst, and Vice Dean.

During his time on the faculty, David was actively involved in West Point’s campus ministry program. He served as the Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and worked alongside the Army Chaplains to support the Cadet Chapel program.

After retiring from the U.S. Army – David and his wife Jennifer moved to Beaver, PA to join the Four Mile team. Even though they are enjoying their empty nest, they love getting to see their two kids, Allyson and Andrew, whenever possible. In his spare time, David enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and working out.

Isaiah 66:2, “this is the one to whom I will look, he who is humble, contrite in spirit, and trembles at my Word.”
 
It reminds us of our standing before the Lord.

Email: david@fourmile.org

Cammie Shelatz

Assistant Pastor

Cammie grew up here in Beaver, PA…and at Four Mile Church. She graduated from Grove City College and while raising her three kids with her husband, Jody, was able to be involved in various ministries over the years, both vocationally, as well as a volunteer.
 
Now empty nesters, she and Jody love seeing their kids walk out the plans and purposes God has for them; and they especially love being grandparents! Cammie loves laughing, being outside, pushing through a great workout, and reading.
 
Oh, and though few may believe it, she’s quite addicted to quiet.

Tough question, but I’d have to go with Romans 8:28-30. It allows me to rest firmly and securely in the sovereign goodness of God’s perfect wisdom and power to orchestrate every single detail in the universe — and my life — for my good and His glory! That’s truly an awesome and incredible truth to cherish!

Email: cammie@fourmile.org

Tyler Gerard

Music + Video Director

Tyler grew up in Madison, OH – just east of Cleveland (God’s country) and attended Malone University in Canton, OH. There he met Abby, and after falling in love and receiving a bachelors degree in psychology, he followed her to her home in Beaver, PA. They have three children, (Adam, Teagan, and Crosby) who are rumored to be the greatest kids ever.
 
Tyler started playing guitar when he was 13 years old and sincerely enjoys playing and writing music, studying music theory, troubleshooting technology, and praising our amazing Father for the things He has done. He is truly honored to have been called to the role that he is in here at Four Mile.
 
Tyler enjoys listening to The Allman Brothers Band and Joey Landreth, rooting for the Denver Broncos, and hanging out with his family. 

1 Peter 1:3-12

I love it because it checks all the boxes. “his great mercy…born again… living hope… imperishable, undefiled, and unfading… you have been grieved… though tested by fire… results in praise…”

Need I go on? I mean, come on man! That is great stuff!

Email: tyler@fourmile.org

Abby Gerard

Communications Director

Born and raised in Beaver, PA – Abby graduated from Beaver County Christian School and then moved to Canton, Ohio to attend Malone University.  It was in college where she made two of the most important decisions in her life – 1. To fully surrender and dedicate her life and worship to God’s glory and 2. To fall head over heels in love with her husband, Tyler.  She graduated from Malone with a bachelor’s degree in Adult Fitness and then moved back home to Beaver, PA.
 
Abby started working at Four Mile in the fall of 2017 after being a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. She is a very quiet, passionate, and creative soul who is self-taught in graphic design, photography, and website building.
 
She and Tyler (see above) have the three best kids in the world and she strives daily to learn and grow more deeply in the knowledge and truth of the gospel.

Matthew 6:26-30

I love these verses because they remind me just HOW MUCH God loves us! If He made the birds and the flowers to be pleasing in His sight, how much more does He love and care for us – the ones that He made in HIS image.

Email: abby@fourmile.org

Marcy Helm

Preschool + Business Director

Marcy serves Four Mile in a variety of areas – starting with being the director of our Preschool where she manages the day to day business including the staff members and children. She is also a co-director of Four Mile Childcare where she maintains children’s files according to DPW regulations and serves as our Keystone Stars Coordinator. In addition to her work duties at the Preschool and Childcare Center, she also volunteers as Four Mile’s Building and Grounds Director.
 
Originally from Beaver County, Marcy is a graduate of Center Area High School and Garfield Business Institute. She has also completed her certification as a Child Development Associate. She loves her husband, Phil and their 2 sons, Andrew and Alex (and a daughter-in-law, Bridget).
 
Marcy loves reading and spending time with her family. 

Philippians 4:10-13

This is my favorite scripture right now. It tends to change depending on the season or circumstance that I’m in at the moment. I’m learning to be content knowing that He’s in every circumstance.

Email: marcy@fourmile.org

Courtney Bowers

Children’s Church Director

Courtney has been attending Four Mile since 2015. Originally from a small town near Johnstown, PA, she moved to Beaver County to pursue a job with Lifesteps Early Head Start after earning her Bachelors Degree in Child Development and Family Studies from IUP. Two years later, she married her forever best friend of 10 years and Garrett joined her in Beaver. Together they have faithfully served and spread God’s Word-on mountain tops, in city streets, and in their communities. They are also thankful to have served the youth at Four Mile, helping to lead it over three years.

Shortly before the arrival of their first child, Courtney was gifted with the honor to serve as Director of Children’s Ministries at Four Mile. Getting to serve amongst many of the spiritual leaders she respects most in this world is a great privilege! She is excited to give her all to children’s ministry and dedicate time, energy, and love to growing it through God’s direction. This is such a vital age and ministry within the body of believers, and she is committed to seeing the children and volunteers thrive. She loves being a wife and mother to Emmy and Drew, camping, hiking, reading, and sharing time with those around her. She is always looking for volunteers in children’s ministry!

Romans 8:38-39

Every time I read this, I am awed by the perfection of God’s love- that it is unstoppable and it is constant. Every. Single. Time. My Father’s love is unlike the love I know amongst sinners. It has no limit and it is not dependent upon deserving. WOW!!!

Email: courtney@fourmile.org

Rick Bixler

Childcare Director

Rick and his wife Heather have dedicated much of their lives to the education and care of children. Rick’s primary duty is to supervise the day to day operations at the Midland and Four Mile Childcare Centers; which include overseeing the staff, organizing the marketing for the childcare center, and managing the finances within the center. He makes sure that both childcare centers meet the highest safety standards. By regularly interacting with the staff, parents and children, he is able to ensure that each child receives exceptional Christ-centered care. In addition to his director duties, he also makes time to play games with the children, help out with feeding toddlers at mealtime, or rock an infant to sleep anytime an extra pair of hands is needed. His dedication to the childcare center is obvious as he approaches his daily duties with diligence and a warm smile.
 
Born in Fombell, PA, Rick attended Riverside High School and attained his B.A. degree in Business Management at Slippery Rock University. He loves spending time with his 2 daughters, Lily & Audrey and his wife Heather, who is a teacher at Beaver Area High School. He enjoys fantasy football, golfing, playing softball and going on family vacations. He loves to read sports-related books and highly recommends Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey. 

Matthew 18:5

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,”

Reason was this one of the first verses I found when we were adopting Lily.

Email: rick@fourmile.org

Elders

Email: elders@fourmile.org

Josh Diamond

Brian Grubbs

Bill Nixon

Steve Gumpf

Sherri Herstine

Garrett Bowers

Deacons

Our deacon team is made up of a group of individuals who love to serve, love to help, and love to care and pray for those around them. 

Qualifications: 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Email: deacons@fourmile org

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