Men’s Council

We hope you’ll read about these guys on the Men’s Council. These men are committed to your welfare and pursuit of Jesus Christ. They want God’s very best for you and your family and they pray often and fervently for you. In fact, they want to get to know you—to be a brother you can count on. So check them out and make contact as you are led. They would love to hear from you!

Tim Ryan
Tim has experienced the Father’s faithful, loving pursuit since age 17.  Since then, God has opened doors for Tim’s rewarding involvement in the lives of youth and adults through short-term mission trips, children’s ministry, camp ministry, student ministry and men’s ministry. Tim loves travel, adventure and the outdoors—especially hiking, camping, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. Tim and Amy have been married for over 20 years. They have attended West Shore since 2002. Email Tim.

Nate Winters
Pastor Nate came to West Shore in the summer of 2007 after serving for ten years in upstate New York where he helped found a leadership/discipleship school and pastored at a local church. Now, Nate  oversees Men’s Ministry, Fellowship Groups and Training Arenas, while occasionally preaching as well.   He and Kim have been married 25+ years and have two adult children.   Nate yearns for men to simply want Jesus more, and to want to care for one another better.   Brothers Diner and Cracker Barrel suffice as his second and third offices and he loves to buy breakfast for any guy willing to join him! Email Nate.

Bryan Hoover
Bryan is a husband to Erin and father to Carley and Sean.  They live in New Cumberland and have attended West Shore since 2003.  Bryan works as the Transportation Program Manager at a Mechanicsburg civil engineering firm and in his spare time enjoys being with family, discovering the outdoors, and eating good food.  His personal desire, and for West Shore men, is to love the Lord and glorify Him through his marriage, fathering and work. Email Bryan.

Rich Biggs
Rich has been attending West Shore with his wife Heidi since 2006. In February 2014, Rich and Heidi welcomed their first born, Hudson into the world. Rich helped create the SixTen Fellowship Group, in which he continues to serve as a teacher. In August 2013, Rich earned his teaching certification for K-6 grade and is currently teaching at Cumberland Valley School District. Before becoming a teacher, Rich worked with ‘at risk’ youth in both Cumberland and Dauphin counties. Rich’s desire for himself and the men at West Shore is to develop and grow a strong relationship with Christ. Rich says, “I love getting together with guys and meeting them where they’re at.” Rich and his family live in Mechanicsburg, PA.”  Email Rich.

Paul Mank
Paul and his wife, Doreen, moved to Dillsburg in 2001. They had previously lived in Maine where Paul worked in heavy marine construction. They have been married for over 45 years and have four adult children and eight grandchildren. Paul is employed at WSEFC as the campus operations manager. Paul participates in the Men’s Bible Study at 6 AM on Friday mornings where he appreciates the excellent teaching and fellowship with other men who take walking with Jesus seriously. Burkina Faso in Africa holds a special place in his heart. Paul enjoys every opportunity he has to serve with our missionaries there: Dale & Florence Johnson, Matt & Julie Walsh, and their children (who also are missionaries). Email Paul.

Mike Russ
Mike and his wife Carol, have been married since 1975 and have two married children, Angi and Nick, and four grandchildren. They have been attending West Shore for nearly 20 years. He has taught and coached in Christian higher education for 20 years but since 2003 has been working as an investment advisor at Members 1st FCU. Mike also has significant training and experience in adventure education and a heart to use that background to serve the men at West Shore. He has a strong conviction that an alive men’s ministry is vital to the health of a church. He is very humbled and honored to serve on the Men’s Council. Email Mike.