Pastor Rhonda Butz and her Husband Gary are part of the founders of Word of Life Church. They are both born-again, Spirit-filled believers with a passion to see the church of Jesus Christ rise up in their authority and walk in the victory that Jesus already bought and paid for them with His own life.
Along with others who share that same passion, Gary and Rhonda willingly serve as members on the Board of Directors. They have been married for 37 years and are parents of two lovely Daughters and three precious grandchildren. They currently reside in Macungie, PA.
Cathy Heisler, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, has been part of the church since its start in 2008 and is a born-again, Spirit-filled believer, along with her husband, and prior board member, Barry. They have been married for 34 years and have three grown and married sons, Jim, Patrick, and Nicholas. They also have 4 grandchildren, twins Jonah and Vera, Charlotte, and Isaiah. Cathy is also the church Secretary and handles administrative and secretarial needs as required. She currently assists in the Worship ministry, but was instrumental in starting the praise and worship program with Barry from the beginning of the church’s journey. They both devoted many years in leading the congregation in Praise & Worship each Sunday. Through her own life's challenges and experiences, she was always drawn to encouraging hurting young women find their way in the plan and purpose that God has for their lives as stated in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Ralph Witcher of East Fallowfield, PA (Chester County) and his family have faithfully attended the Word of Life Church of Allentown Pennsylvania for more than 14 years, where he served as Associate Pastor for a period of 5 years.
He and his Wife Patricia celebrate more than 35 years of marriage. Together they are parents to four children and their spouses, one granddaughter and one grandson. They are also spiritual mentors to many families, couples and individuals who live in various places throughout the United States.