Who We Are

The purpose of Word of Life Chapel is to glorify God by teaching, preaching, and obeying the Word of God, resulting in the salvation of unbelievers and spiritual maturity of believers, encouraging prayer and godly worship, sharing Christ’s love through caring relationship in our church and in outreach to our world!

Our Staff

Aaron Spoonhour

Senior Pastor

“It is my joy to serve and be served by our wonderful Creator as a pastor within His Church. I was born and raised in Lancaster county. During the end of my freshman year, I received an intense desire for the Word of God and for preaching His Word. Upon graduating Donegal High School, God led me up into the Adirondacks for Bible School to fuel and train my love for God’s Word & the Living Word Himself. My desire for Christ and His Church only grew and developed in the years to come which eventually led me to pastor His Church in Warrensburg, NY. After 7 years of ministry and 4 new family additions, God made it clear that He desired I move back to Lancaster where I’m now blessed to be a part of the Word of Life Chapel Family. I truly enjoy being a pastor because I believe that our God is the greatest and I believe with all my heart that others should hear from Him and follow Him for that reason. I also enjoy hiking, biking, running, hunting, and enjoying time with my wife and 3 boys.”

Katie Aungst

Director of Children's Ministry

I am not originally from this area (born in Annapolis, MD), but have enjoyed putting down roots here in Lancaster county.  I have been attending WOLC for the past 16 years and it is exciting to serve part time as the director of children’s ministry. I love to see kids learning the truths of who God is and experiencing the love and care  of Jesus through this local body of believers.  My background is in elementary education, but for the past 12 years, I’ve been at home with my 3 kids, which has been a huge blessing!  I have a passion to see young people become disciples of Jesus, as they trust in Him and learn what it means to follow Him for the rest of their lives.  I enjoy reading, cooking, exercising, the outdoors and ice cream.  I love Jesus and His church– walking with Him is, by far, the greatest joy of my life.

Marcia Heigel

Office Secretary, Administrative Assistant

I am no stranger to Word of Life Chapel – having grown up in the church, serving in Youth Ministry for over 40 years, and now serving as administrative assistant the last 16 years. Loving God’s Church and serving His people brings great joy! I serve in the office throughout the week coordinating the Chapel calendar & events, and communications, while supporting the pastor and ministry volunteers.

Our Elders

At Word of Life Chapel, we believe that Christ’s Church is led through a plurality of Elders. These are men who fit the standards of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9 through the power of God’s Spirit and with the help of God’s grace. They are men who lead by example in word and work and cheerfully serve the Church for Christ’s sake (1 Peter 5:1-4, Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24, 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Phil Collins

Jim Gerlach

Keith Heigel

Laine Hellein

Dain Kulp

Jason McFadden

Ernie Miller

Pastor Aaron Spoonhour