Previously known as Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services

Our Board

The Align Life Ministries staff and board is a dedicated team of fun people who love Jesus and life. They passionately serve local families, as well as the Church, Christian leaders, and believers in our region and throughout the nation.

SVPS Team Member - Brian Asper

Brian Asper

Board Chair

Brian and his wife Lucinda have been blessed with five children on this side of eternity. They live in the Ephrata area and serve as leaders of the Bible Quiz ministry at Ephrata Community Church. Brian is a financial advisor and owner of Pathway Financial Services. He joined the board in 2012.

SVPS Team Member - Janae Hostetter

Janae Hostetter

Board Vice Chair

Janae is married to Rodney and loves being able to stay at home full time to care for their three young children. Previously, she worked in the social work field. When she is not frequenting local parks, the library, or Dutch Wonderland with her kids, she enjoys meeting with friends for coffee, spending time in her flowerbeds, and decorating their old stone farmhouse that Rodney is restoring.

SVPS Team Member - Ben Risser

Ben Risser


Ben joined the board in 2019 with a desire to serve God’s Kingdom by defending and supporting the sanctity of human life locally and beyond. He has diverse life experience that includes aerospace engineering and commercial real estate syndication. Ben is the Principal of Providence Capital, Ltd. and resides in Lititz, Pennsylvania with his wife Gina and their three children.

SVPS Team Member - Deb Hinkel

Deb Hinkel

Board Secretary

Deb joined the board in 2013, excited to embrace our commitment to the sacredness of life and emphasis on partnering with churches to carry out the mission of God. After 13 years as a Lancaster Bible College professor, Deb returned to full-time church ministry as a Director of Spiritual Formation. For fun, she and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants and renovating their 140-year-old home.

SVPS Team Member - Rodney Hostetter

Rodney Hostetter

Rodney is a Physician Assistant, practicing primarily in urgent care medicine. He also provides mental health care at Water Street Rescue Mission, and previously served on staff with Gateway House of Prayer. He and his wife Janae serve on the board together. They and their growing family reside in Ephrata.

SVPS Team Member - Sue Charles Barley

Sue Charles Barley

Sue is an Elizabethtown College graduate. She has four children and six grandchildren, whom she loves to spend time with. Sue attends Calvary Church where she is privileged to co-lead the post-abortion Bible study, Surrendering the Secret. In her free time, Sue enjoys watercolor painting, teaching art classes in her home, drawing, gardening, reading, and of course, eating chocolate.

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