Keystone Conference Youth Ministry Team

The Keystone Conference Youth Ministry Team is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church and works in the FMC’s Keystone Conference of Pennsylvania. Team members come from a variety of background and occupations but use their God-given talents and abilities to serve Him through serving the teens in the conference. The Keystone Conference YMT organizes events where teens can come together to begin, grow, and/or strengthen their relationship with Christ. These events include the annual Youth Adventure Camp (YAC) and Winterfest.

Chuck Jewell

YMT Coordinator

From: New Castle (Laurel Area), PA
Occupation: Pastor / Youth Pastor – Husband, Dad, Son, Brother, Friend
Hobbies: Lots of stuff, various recreational sports – hiking, biking, having campfires most of the year, picnics, working at our house with family and friends, helping people, etc.
Favorite Bible Verse: Many, but a few are:
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
John 3:16-18

Proverbs 3:5-7
Romans 1:16-18
Malachi 4:6

Suzy Jewell


From: New Castle (Laurel Area), PA
Occupation: Mother, Master of Chicken Sandwiches
Hobbies: I enjoy sewing/crafts, reading and exercise of a variety of styles – none of which I have a chance to do much of.
Favorite Bible Verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6
Words of Wisdom: Love and enjoy people today while you can.

Calvin Pifer


From: Austin, PA
Occupation: Mechanic
Favorite Bible Verse:

Words of Wisdom:

Mike Hand

Team Geek

From: Waco, TX
Occupation: Data Center Manager
Hobbies: Sports & Coaching my kids’ sports teams
Favorite Bible Verse:
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2
Words of Wisdom: Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.

Sarah Madden


From: New Castle, PA
Occupation: Mother, Self-Employed
Hobbies: read and write, I love fantasy, gaming, spending time by myself outdoors (just me and God)
Favorite Bible Verse: I don’t know if I can settle on only one Bible verse to be honest, but one of the verses that is close to my heart.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
Ezekiel 36:26
Words of Wisdom: Putting God first isn’t what we always think it is, or even what some churches make it out to be. It’s being able to rest in His presence, inside our own walls and being vulnerable with HIM. It’s sitting there and listening in the silence and just being. Once we know that peace, it’s no longer giving control over, because we are happy and safe in that place.

Sherri Pifer

Prayer Room, Support

Occupation: Self-Employed
Favorite Bible Verse:

Words of Wisdom:

Mauri Shembeda

Social Media Expert

From: Bradford, PA
Occupation: Mother, Cosmetologist, retired dance teacher
Hobbies: Sewing, playing the keyboard, and gardening
Favorite Bible Verse:
“Do not conform to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Romans 12:2
Words of Wisdom: This is my favorite verse because a one point in my life when I was much younger, I let the world deeply influence my mind. It lead me to a deep dark place running from the Lord. I was entertaining sin, shame and darkness and taking others with me. One Sunday at church the Lord spoke to me in such a profound way that turned on all the lightbulbs in my mind. Conviction and an urgency struck my heart to leave that life behind me and to follow Him.
Reading Roman’s 12 and really sealing His word in my heart leaves a constant reminder of where I’ve been and where I’m headed. The reward of following Christ is winning souls to His kingdom, something far greater than selfish gain and temporary human satisfaction. So when I even for a moment begin to think that my old life seems appetizing once again, Roman’s 12:2 reminds me to keep my focus on God alone.
My hope is that this story can encourage even one person to stay the course when temptation to live as the world does creeps in. And if it does, my mission will be complete!


All the regular volunteers that make things happen every year. Nothing could happen without them.



Julian, PA

Pastor Jack

Cabin Leader


JT Kinnear

Cabin Leader, Audio and Visual


Brandon Kauffman

Worship Band Leader

New Castle, PA

Dalton Cash



Karen Kinnear

Camp Nurse


Dave McQuaid
CJ Jewell
Tessa Jewell
Luke Pifer
Taylor Kinnear
Mike Whitney
Jenn Gallagher
& More

And so, so many more!

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