Pastor Dan Thornton
Pastor Ronald Shank
Church Leadership
Dan joined Maranatha as Executive Pastor in 2010. He comes to Hagerstown from Soldotna, Alaska, where he served at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church for twenty years. In addition to preaching and teaching, Dan enjoys Bible study, playing trombone, and directing music groups. He has been married to Susan since 1980 and they have four adult children. In his spare time, Dan enjoys backpacking the Appalachian Trail. Check out his blog here.

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Ron began his ministry at Maranatha in 1985 as the full time Youth Pastor, later serving as Associate Pastor.  He served in the church for 23 years.  He then became the Director of Pastoral Care at Brook Lane Health Services in Hagerstown.  He continues to serve at Maranatha as one of the Preaching Pastors.  He and his wife Nancy have been married for 28 years and have two grown children Matthew (currently teaching English in South Korea) and Bethany (a senior at Liberty University).  In his spare time he enjoys singing, gardening, and snow!  He currently serves on the Board of CE National, which is one of the ministries of the Grace Brethren Fellowship.
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