LifePath volunteer Adam Kotzman driven to help others

LifePath volunteer Adam Kotzman driven to help others 1
Selling cars is a tough business, often with long hours.

You might think the last thing someone would do after a grueling week on the car lot is drive 25 miles to work as a volunteer.

But, Adam Kotzman wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading »

Ministries partner to help York inmates adjust to life on the outside

Ministries partner to help York inmates adjust to life on the outside
Matt Carey and Dan Katz are both dedicated to helping people who have taken a wrong turn in life.

While they work with people on opposite sides of York County’s Prison bars, both believe it makes sense for the organizations they lead to partner helping inmates make the transition back to the community.

“Two-thirds of the people we serve are coming from prison, and there is a shock factor for them coming out,” says Matt Carey, CEO of LifePath Christian Ministries. Continue reading »

LifePath focuses on mental health in new approach to addressing homelessness

LifePath focuses on mental health in new approach to addressing homelessness

LifePath has partnered with the Rev. David Vatral of Life and Light Counseling in southern York County to make a bigger impact on the mental health aspect of homelessness.

LifePath is on a mission – a new kind of mission.

Rather than just housing and feeding the homeless, they are leading with their hearts to really try and help their clients address the root causes of their homelessness to begin with. Continue reading »

College student finds mission setting at LifePath’s Cornerstone Ice Cream shop

College student finds mission setting at LifePath’s Cornerstone Ice Cream shop

Elizabeth Katz, a Biblical Studies major at Lancaster Bible College, says working at Cornerstone is a “big blessing.”

Elizabeth Katz has been on mission trips in traditionally warm places such as the Dominican Republic and New Mexico.

This summer, her ministry is taking her where the temperature dips to freezing: at Cornerstone Ice Cream, right in her hometown of York.

The ice cream shop, which is operated by LifePath Christian Ministries at 101 N. Newberry St., is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Landing a job at the shop last summer put Elizabeth, a Biblical Studies major at Lancaster Bible College, in a mission setting without leaving home.

“Ministry is very important to me. It was a big blessing,” she says of working at Cornerstone. Continue reading »

Love of Christian Ministries summer camp led to young man’s life work

Love of Christian Ministries summer camp led to young man’s life work

After graduating from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2016, LaQuinn Thompson became youth service director for The Lighthouse, a York youth program.

Summer camp is something ingrained in the memories of many people. For LaQuinn Thompson, it became part of his life.

The 24-year-old York native, like several family members before him, attended LifePath Christian Ministries summer camp, starting when he was in first grade.

“I loved it from the first day,” LaQuinn says. “The counselors were very inspirational, very encouraging. They allowed me to be who I wanted to be, to be myself. And they were very welcoming to everybody.” Continue reading »

Office volunteer finds her own way to contribute to LifePath’s mission

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Mary Ann Bull says her time spent at LifePath Christian Ministries is a rewarding experience.

Mary Ann Bull says she’s been blessed with a good life.

It’s partly why she’s been a volunteer at LifePath Christian Ministries for the past six years. She sees it as a way for her to give back.

“I get joy out of it,” she says, “knowing that I’m doing something to benefit people who really need help.” Continue reading »