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

Gayle Smith

Director of Finance  |  717-208-3738

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 for a non-profit, but she knows that God put her here and it is her passion and purpose.

She wears many hats at Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services and enjoys them all. They include accounting work, financial coaching, client reviews, Weekend Blessings paperwork, and our go-to tech person!

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

Dottie Slothower

Director of Client Services  |  717-208-3733

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

Director of Administration  | 717-208-3727 

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 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 Advancement  | 717-208-3742 

Angela TroutAs the Director of Advancement for Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services, Angela is responsible for grants, building donor and church relationships, individual and business donations, fundraising events, communications, website, speaking engagements, and social media.

Angela has nine years of non-profit experience. A former special projects editor for a Philadelphia newspaper, she left her newspaper career behind in 2011 to be a communications coordinator for a local women’s empowerment and racial justice organization. That opportunity launched her into fundraising, development, large-scale event planning, and marketing.

Shortly after graduating from college with a Bachelor’s degree in 1998, Angela honed her journalism skills as a reporter for several small community newspapers. Her favorite stories to write were about ordinary people who overcame struggle to make a difference for others. Angela uses her storytelling ability to highlight client success stories so our community knows that donations to CVCCS help to make real positive changes with our neighbors in need.

A proud baseball mom, Angela lives in Akron with her husband of 30 years, Matt, and baseball player son Kolten, 8.

Dave Unangst

Director of Operations  |  717-208-3731

Dave Unangst has plenty of experience managing people and projects. And he brings that experience to Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services as the Director of Operations.

You can usually find Dave 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.