Mark Brussel

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mark was born and raised in The Netherlands. He was saved at an early age and called by God into full-time ministry in his late teens. He attended Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) and graduated in 1993, majoring in Pastoral Studies. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. Before coming to Garden Chapel, Pastor Mark served as a home missionary in The Netherlands for 20 years and more recently pastored a church in Massachusetts. He is married to Gina and has three adult children and two grandchildren.

Peter Ryneski IV

Associate Pastor

Peter Ryneski was born and raised in Highspire, PA. After high school, Peter traveled as a missionary with Encounter Revival Ministries.  He graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2015 with a major in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies and in 2018 received his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Lancaster Bible College and Capital Seminary and Graduate School. Peter is married to his wonderful wife Stefanie, and has four sons, Peter the 5th, Neil, Marshall, and Asher.  Peter loves to teach, play music on his guitar, and play cards and board games.

Bonnie Wertz

Office Assistant

Bonnie was born in New Milford, PA.  She accepted Christ in a Sunday School class when she was 11 years old.  She went to Word of Life Bible Institute for two years where she met her husband Jordan. Together they are Word of Life Youth Missionaries. Bonnie has five children and works as the office assistant at our church.