Esther Horner
President
Esther is a member and child care provider at Pine Street United Methodist Church, where she also helps as a dinner host for our program as needed. She is also employed in retail management with Family Dollar. She is a former guest of our program, and has turned the hard situation she was dealing with into an opportunity to help others by joining our program as a volunteer as needed and as a board member.
Marilyn Ely
Secretary
Marilyn Ely is a retired social worker fro Lycoming/Clinton MH/ID. She is the treasurer of Hope Made Real, an organization that supports Urukundo Home for Children in Rwanda. She is a member of the Audubon and a trustee at Beech Valley Methodist Church.
Dan Allison
Treasurer
Dan is an Engineering Manager at Lycoming Engines. He joined the Family Promise Board in 2016 and also serves on the Finance Committee. Dan first learned about Family Promise at St Ann’s Church in Williamsport and since 2010 has been volunteering as a van driver for the families. Dan and his wife Heather live in Loyalsock, are active in a variety of organizations, and are strong believers in giving back to the community.
Don Metzger
Dan is a member of one of the host churches, Pine Street United Methodist, and serves as Secretary of Dietrick Lamade Lodge #755, on the Board of Directors at Central Oak Heights, and as a member of steering committee for the Williamsport Soap Box Derby. He is married with two children and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys taking his classic cars to shows.
Kathy Gudgel
Kathy has been involved with Family Promise since before we hosted our first family. She has served as an office angel, host, coordinator and board member. Kathy has a B.S. in Education, and three degrees in Nursing.The one thing that keeps her coming back to volunteer for Family Promise is the amazing growth she sees happen when our families are our guests. She has kept coming back because of the gift of the amazing people she has met in the program: guests, volunteers, and staff.
Christine Rupert
Christine is a former high school French teacher and is currently a Guidance Counselor at Montoursville High School. She served on the American Cancer Society Board for 10 years and the Relay for Life & Daffodil Days Committees. Christine has been a member of Faith UM Church for 38 years; serving on the Nursery Board and Hospitality Committees. She is a member & former officer of the Williamsport Women’s Tennis League and West Branch Tennis Club. Christine has been a member of Bible Study Fellowship for 12 years, married to Jack Rupert for 38 years with two adult sons, Brian and Kevin. She has a BS in French from Bloomsburg University and MA in Guidance and Counseling from Bucknell University.
Jack Rupert
Jack served as the first Director of Public Safety for Lycoming County. He is the co-founder and Vice President of Clearview Tower Company. He is a small business owner, with great partners, in a number of ventures over the last 25 years. He has served as President of the American Cancer Society Board for two years and Vice President and Chairmen of the Annual Fund Drive for two years and a member of the Board for eight years. He served on the Board of the Lycoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross for five years and as a member of the Disaster ReliefCommittee. Jack has been a member of Faith UM Church for 38 years; currently serving on the Church Finance Committee. He is a member of Bible Study Fellowship for 10 years. Jack is married to Christine Rupert for 38 years with two adult sons, Brian and Kevin. He has a BA in Psychology from West Chester University.
Kristie & Ken Healy
Ken Healy is Vice President of PMF Industries, Inc. Kristie Healy is a Human Resources Administrator for Woolrich, Inc. She joined the Family Promise Board in 2015 and also serves on the Event Planning/Public Relations Committee. Ken joined the Family Promise Board in 2017 and also serves on the Finance and Development Committee. Kristie and her husband, Ken, first heard about Family Promise at St. Boniface Church in Williamsport. They got involved with the program because it wasn’t just a hand out but went beyond that to help families obtain the skills they needed to better their lives and their children’s lives.