WHY ARE WE HERE?
Hanover Valley exists to assist people in knowing Jesus Christ, until there is a visible difference in their quality of life and in the community. We believe that the Gospel of Christ has a tremendous power to produce positive transformation spiritually, psychologically, socially, and culturally – first through ourselves and then through the community by word, deed, and community.
What kind of church do we need to be to make a difference in Hanover? To help people know, love, and serve God through Jesus Christ? We are striving to be a church with an open door to those who seek Christ and a clear path for those who are journeying toward Him.
Joyous, Biblical Worship
We must focus on both private and public worship for the former drives the latter. We expect to experience joy in our worship since the message of the gospel tells us that we are accepted and forgiven through the work of a Savior and not our own frail efforts. The worship service will be Biblically based, God-centered, & Grace-focused. It will reflect God’s desire to reveal Himself by being understandable to those present and marked by excellence.
MEET OUR STAFF
Drew Derreth is a native of Baltimore, MD and a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (degree in mathematics) and Westminster Theological Seminary (graduate degree in theology and pastoral care). While in seminary, he was involved in the work of church planting in Bucks County, PA. Before coming to Hanover, he was the associate pastor for youth and family in a growing church in Baltimore for nine years seeking to develop disciples of Christ in and through the church. His wife, Becky, has roots in the Lancaster County area and is an accomplished fine artist. They have been married since 1986 and have 3 children: Tyler, Hannah, & Kate.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES
Noah Trask grew up in Hanover and is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College (B.A., Worship Arts & Biblical Studies). He has completed coursework at Westminster Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a masters degree at Covenant Theological Seminary (M.A.). Before coming to Hanover Valley, he served as the director of youth and young adults at a church in York, PA. His wife, Sarah, is also from Hanover and is a graduate of Millersville University (B.A., Social Work). They are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2016. They have two children, Norah and Paul.
YOUTH MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Ellis grew up in Hanover and works full time with a local arborist while serving our youth in a part-time capacity. He is currently pursuing a degree at South African Theological Seminary (BTh). He enjoys brewing the perfect cup of coffee, studying theology and church history, and spending time with friends and family.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & MERCY COORDINATOR
Sarah grew up in Hanover and works part-time as our administrative assistant while also volunteering as our mercy team coordinator. Her mercy work is greatly aided by her B.S. in Social Work which she earned from Millersville University. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.