About Staff & Volunteers
REAL Life Community Services works to bring hope to the community through quality programming, resources, and events.
If you would like to be involved with what we are doing, please complete a volunteer application and we will be in touch.
Click here for the Volunteer Handbook 2020.
Staff & Volunteer Directory
Sunny, who has been with the ministry as a volunteer bookkeeper since 2010, has been married to Rod, our Executive Director, for 27 years. They have two lovely daughters, and enjoy traveling whenever they can get away.
Sunny has a B.A.in Spanish Literature and International Business from Cornell College, and a Masters in Leadership and Business from WGU. She has worked in ministry since giving her life to the Lord in 1989 and loves to help bring organization out of disorder.
Director of Social Work
Chris Hibbert is our Director of Social Work. She and her husband, Bob, have been married for 28 years and have two daughters, Sarah and Rachel. Chris enjoys teaching at Denver Elementary Released Time, gardening, hiking, biking, and teaching Sunday school. She enjoys eating most flavors of ice cream, except for coffee flavored.Contact Chris
Public Relations Specialist
Stephanie lives right here in Denver, and graduated from Cocalico in 2014. She has been married to her husband Dennis for 5 years, and they have 3 puppies together. In Stephanie’s free time she loves running her photography business, head coaching her cheerleading team, and trying out new coffee shops! She has a passion for serving, and a love for people! You’ll see her in the office, helping with office work, desktop publishing, and helping us to better serve the community!
Christine Stoltzfus is our Development Coordinator at REAL Life. She and her husband Jeremy have been married for 11 years and have 3 children: Luke (9), Lucy (4), Laurel (2), and Lainey (3 mo). They live in East Cocalico with their children and their 2 dogs, Rosie and Utley. Christine enjoys reading, spending time with family, trying new restaurants and going to baseball games with her hubby. Her family attends Dove Westgate Church in Ephrata and her and Jeremy enjoy serving as small group leaders and in the Sunday school classes. Christine will be helping with development needs for REAL Life including grants and events.
Early Learning Mentor
Deeann is excited to be on board as our Cocalico Early Learning Mentor and Parents as Teachers educator. She is married to Mike and is the proud mom of two Cocalico graduates, Amara and Elyssa. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Millersville University and an ESL certification. Her work experience includes teaching fourth grade, supporting as a pre-school aid, subbing in Cocalico, leading as a children’s ministry director and being a stay at home mom. She enjoys traveling, learning, trying new recipes and backyard campfires. We’re excited to have her on board with us!
Social Work Aide
Melanie lives in Denver, has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. After 38 years in the Cosmetology industry she has decided to follow her heart in serving others as an assistant to the Director of Social Work at REAL Life.
Clarence Rutt started helping REAL at fifth quarter parties. He’s been helping with the fair stand, Tuesday nights at the Lighthouse, and helps with maintenance at the Lighthouse and the transitional home. He is married to Holly and they have three children, Kaitlyn, Brock and Geneva. They attend The Worship Center in Lancaster where he serves as volunteer Audio Engineer. Food I can’t do without- wings or a good cheeseburger.
Susan lives with her husband, Jonathan in Newmanstown. They have 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren which they love to spend time with! Jon and Sue attend DOVE Westgate in Ephrata. Sue has gifts of hospitality, cooking and baking, and she also serves as the kitchen manager at DOVE Westgate. With a servants heart, she loves helping to serve meals for the homeless at Lancaster City Gate and to at risk children at The Bridge. She also loves to work in her flower beds, as well as golfing in her spare time!
Velocity Program Coordinator
Robyn Redcay, has been volunteering with REAL Life since 2011 serving at fundraising events, food distribution, and sits on Cocalico Cares Committee. She is stepping into the position of Youth Intern heading up our Velocity Youth Program. She is a Senior in high school, taking classes with LBC and HACC. Robyn enjoys volunteering at her church, playing guitar, and singing on her youth Worship team. She plans to attend college next year at Penn State to study Engineering.
Food Distribution Coordinator
Bernadette Stamm, known by her friends and family as Bernie, was born and raised in Easton, PA. After graduating from high school she attended The Reading Hospital School of Nursing obtaining her R.N. Bernie and her husband, Jim, are members of Swamp Christian Fellowship. They currently reside in Reinholds. God has blessed them with two sons that are both married and live outside the local area. Bernie has served Swamp Church in many various aspects. Community outreach, youth involvement and hands on activities are where she is usually found. She has served Pennsylvania Jaycee Women as State president as well as various positions within the Horse Shoe Trail Boy Scout Council. Bernie will now be serving REAL Life Community Services as our Food Distribution Coordinator! You will see her in our warehouse helping out and getting food ready for clients!
Power Packs Project Coordinator
Donna and her husband Allen live in Reinholds. Donna loves to go to American Music Theater and Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. She spends about 10 hours a week on our Power Packs Project.