Working for Christian unity
for the sake of the world
Interim Executive Director/Director of Finance & Facilities
Since 1992, Jan Gulick has served as Director of Finance and Facilities for the Pennsylvania Council of Churches. In that role, she tends the Council’s financial and business functions, manages the Pennsylvania United Church Center (a 40,000 SF office building in Lower Paxton Township), and supervises the Council’s clerical and maintenance staff.
Previous experience includes employment with The Farmers Bank and Trust Company as a loan officer and branch manager, as office manager for Lantz Manufacturing Company, and in the accounting department of Priority Systems, Inc.
Volunteer work and memberships include former member of the Business Woman’s Associations of both Lower Paxton Township and York County; serving as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia Society of Central PA; and local involvement with ladies auxiliaries and youth groups. Jan currently is a certified USA Junior Olympic Bowling Instructor coach of the youth in the Young American Bowling Alliance, serves on the Board of Directors of the Harrisburg District Bowling Association, and is a member of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association.
Rev. Sandra L.Strauss
Director of Advocacy & Ecumenical Outreach
Sand) joined the staff of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches in April 2004. As Director of Advocacy and Ecumenical Outreach for the Council, Sandy’s responsibilities are to inform, educate, and empower people of faith on significant public issues, facilitate the work of common ministry and ecumenical relationships, manage external communications, and organize and manage Council events.
Sandy received her Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary and is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She also holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Music from the Lindenwood Colleges (St. Charles, MO). She lives in Harrisburg with her husband, David Arnold, a handyman and clockmaker who does many things, but especially miraculous things with wood. Together they have reclaimed a city property on the block behind them for Dave’s clock and watch repair shop, a woodshop, a prolific garden, and a home for tens of thousands of bees.
Campground Ministry Program Coordinator
Audry Crawford started employment with the Council in 1986 as the secretary in the Social Ministry Office, where she worked with Paul Gehris for ten years. She moved from there to the office of special ministries serving as secretary for the Truckstop, Fruitbelt Farmworker, Chester County Migrant and Leisure Ministries. Currently she works part time as the coordinator of the Campground Ministry Program.
Audry is a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, serving there as a communion steward and financial secretary. She is also active with Cub Pack and Troop 180 as an advancement committee member. On the civic front, she served many years as a Judge of Elections.
She is the mother of two grown sons and now enjoying spending time with grandchildren.
Service Department Manager
Tommy has been employed with the Council as the service department manager since December of 2002. Since then, Tommy has tried to build relationships with current center tenants as well as local area non-profit agencies to better the productivity of the printing department.
Tommy has had on the job training for many print production and finishing pieces of equipment ranging from high speed copiers and offset printing machines to folding and collating equipment. The service department has grown its capabilities with the addition of items such as an offset plate maker and tabbing and binding equipment, to be able to add the services needed for the tenants and other non-profit agencies printing needs.
The service department strives hard to provide the printed tools needed for the agencies, so that they can properly convey their mission and purpose, printing materials that truly represent their individual identities and goals of outreach to the local community.
Tommy also enjoys bowling. He has been bowling since the age of 5, and uses his Saturday mornings to volunteer at the bowling center, coaching in the youth program from which he once competed.
Administrative Assistant to the Finance Office
Linda Shenck joined the staff of the Council in June 2014 as Administrative Assistant to the Finance Office.
Previously, Linda was employed by the Farmers Bank & Trust Co., Lantz Manufacturing Co., and Nationwide Insurance.
Linda lives in Harrisburg with her husband, Michael and her kittie Snickie. She enjoys gardening, photography, and bird watching. Linda loves all animals, has organized a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Harrisburg, and supports organizations that support the welfare of animals.