: to pass or spread through or over (someone or something)
RIPPLE – a diverse group of people from varied racial, economic and educational backgrounds, all seeking God’s transformation by moving closer to Jesus as our center. RIPPLE is an Anabaptist community affiliated with Franconia Mennonite Conference that gathers for meal fellowship, Bible study, worship, prayer, and food distribution. Bible study and worship take place on the sidewalk, around tables, and in the sanctuary. RIPPLE is intentional about teaching and implementing restorative practices. RIPPLE works to build partnerships with those who are interested in joining God’s work in the city of Allentown.
Our Staff Members
Carolyn, along with her husband, Tom, started Ripple in their home in 2006, moving to Allentown in 2009. She holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction and earned a Certificate in Ministry Studies from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in April 2015. She also has a M.Ed. (1987) from Lehigh University and a
Tom, along with his wife, Carolyn, began Ripple in their home in 2006, moving the church and their home to Allentown in 2009. Tom earned a M.S. in Restorative Practices (IIRP) in 2015, a Certificate in Ministry Studies (2013), and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction (2009) from Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
Angela Moyer joined the pastoral team at Ripple in 2012 after serving for six years as youth pastor at Rockhill Mennonite Church. She is also an occupational therapist in Early Intervention at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. She graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2001 with a BS in Occupational Therapy and
Ben Walter grew up in Selinsgrove, PA located in central Pennsylvania. After high school he joined the Army infantry for three years and was stationed in Washington and Korea. He received a B.S. in nutrition from Penn State in 2001 and a M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary in 2011. His
Danilo is an Eastern University graduate and completed a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2013. He joined Ripple in 2014 in a part time joint youth ministry role with 2 other Mennonite congregations in the Lehigh Valley; Whitehall Mennonite and Vietnamese Gospel; and Karen Fellowship which