Meet our staff – they’re here to serve the CV community!

Elaine Ressler

Clothing bank coordinator  |  717-208-3711 

ElaineElaine Ressler is the clothing bank coordinator for CVCCS. She started in 2003 with the former Corner of Hope clothing bank and have been here for 15 years.

Elaine is involved with non-profit work because she feels God wants us to help those less fortunate. As in James 2:1-2, God says we are guided by the wrong motives if we show discrimination and don’t show everyone kindness.

In her spare time, she helps her son raise his two little ones, four and five-year-old. She loves children and, although she said she gets very tired after having them two or three days, they are the greatest joy of her life.

Gayle Smith

Food bank coordinator  |  717-208-3711 ext. 101

GayleGayle came to CVCCS from a professional career as a Certified Public Accountant in both public and private companies. She never thought she would be working in a food bank, but she knows that God put her here and it is her passion and purpose.

She wears many hats at the food bank and enjoys them all. They include accounting work, financial coaching, client reviews, scheduling and paperwork, ordering food, and even some computer administration.

Outside of CVCCS, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking and traveling with her husband.

Dottie Slothower

Financial Coach/New Client Intake Coordinator  |  717-208-3711 ext. 103

DottieDottie learned about CVCCS through a mailing five years ago and began volunteering soon after that. She loves being able to serve in her community. “Working here is one way I can follow Jesus in loving my neighbor,” she said.

Dottie and her husband enjoy gardening, visiting gardens, and spending time with family. The last several years they have been reading biographies together and have been inspired by how people have overcome obstacles and contributed to society.

Dottie says, “I am not the neatest, most orderly person in the world, but I love to make things pretty and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.”

Brittney Anderson

Volunteer Coordinator  |  717-208-3711 ext. 100

Brittney, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Liberty University, brings a wealth of human services experience. She was a school nurse for a local school district, a retirement community, and assisted military families with signing up for WIC while she and her husband lived on the Marine Corp Base in Okinawa, Japan.

During her time as a nurse, Brittney was responsible for converting paper records into digital files. That experience will serve her well as CVCCS is hoping to do the same, and Brittney will be the head of the project. She is responsible for coordinating volunteer duties, answering phones, taking food and clothing appointments, and assisting with donor records.

Brittney’s husband, Eric, served in the US Marine Corp. They have three children ages 10, 7, and 5 and live in Conestoga.

Angela M. Trout

Director of Development  |  717-208-3711 ext. 102

Angela TroutAngela Trout is the Director of Development for Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services. She is responsible for all fundraising, grants, events, public relations, and social media.

Angela has worked for non-profits since 2011 and brings with her communications, advocacy, and fundraising experience. She began her career as a journalist and her favorite stories to write were about ordinary folks making big differences in their communities.

A baseball fanatic who volunteered as bench coach for her son’s team, Angela lives in Akron with her husband Matt and son Kolten, 8.

Dave Unangst

Warehouse Operations Supervisor
  |  717-208-3711 ext. 104

Dave Unangst has plenty of experience managing people and projects. And he brings that experience to Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services as the new warehouse operations supervisor.

Dave started this newly created position in early July, and you can find him working alongside the volunteers stocking shelves, lifting heavy items, checking expiration dates, processing food donations, and more.

Dave lives in Ephrata and is a father of five — ages 5, 8, 11, 13, and 17.