Lancaster Evangelical Free Church

Meet the KidMin Staff





Dema Kohen, Pastor of KidMin

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate peanut butter (Cold Stone Creamery's Mud Pie Mojo is the best!)

Favorite childhood memory: My dad teaching me to ride my first "grown-up" bicycle when I was 8. I felt loved, protected and led. I remember wanting to scream at the top of my lungs, "Look, world! I have a Dad!"

What I wanted to be when I grew up: As a young child I wanted to be a truck driver and go to the West (since only truck drivers were allowed to travel outside of the USSR boundaries). I was fascinated with the life in non-communist countries and wanted to see it for myself. As a teenager I was dreaming of becoming a translator. This dream came to reality. Starting at the age 18 I began translating (From English to Russian) and haven't stopped since!

Melissa Zook, Early Childhood Coordinator

Favorite Ice Cream: Peanut butter swirl

Favorite childhood memory: Jumping waves with my family in Ocean City, NJ every summer

What I wanted to be when I grew up: A hairdresser

Julie Zook, Early Elementary Coordinator

Favorite ice cream: Mocha Chip

Favorite childhood memory: Spending time with my family at our cabin in Sullivan County. We would go swimming in the creek, play in the big yard, and eat great food.
We also went camping in a pop-up tent trailer every summer. We traveled to many states for national conventions with the Ephrata Camping Club. Our most memorable family camping trip was a three week vacation out the Canadian Highway to Banff National Park, down through  Montana to visit relatives, through the Badlands and east to Pennsylvania. Great memories!

What I wanted to be when I grew up: An elementary school teacher like my mother. Early in my career I taught fifth grade at manheim Central School District.

Christy Kramer, Administrative Assistant

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite childhood memory: Watching hot air balloons land in the field acoss the street from our house, then running over to see them up close and watch them take off again.

What I wanted to be when I grew up: Figure Skater