Core Team

SNL Core Team


Executive Director:

      Rev. Dr. Stephen Gallaher

As an ordained elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church, Stephen is appointed to ministry beyond the local church and serves as an associate professor of Christian Ministry/ Youth Ministry at Messiah College. Stephen is an outdoor enthusiast who still helps run the family farm. He and his wife Anne are the parents of three adult children.




Director of Creative Arts:

     Christie Miller

Starting as a summer intern in 2009, Christie moved into a permanent position with Salt ‘n Light after graduating from Messiah College in 2010.  She oversees all the creative arts aspects of the ministry, including dance, drama, music, and videography.





Director of Marketing and Large Events:

     Ryan Murphy

Growing up in the Camp Hill United Methodist Church, Ryan has been involved with Salt ‘n Light since he was allowed to attend the events. In 2005 he came onto summer staff and then moved to a permanent role after graduating from Messiah College in 2010.  He oversees the marketing work of Salt ‘n Light as well as the coordination of our large events including Impact, Zeteo, Celebrate the Light and more. He lives with his wife Leann in Lancaster.



Director of Missions and Financial Operations:

     Chris Irvin

Chris has been in ministry with the Salt ‘n Light staff since 2003. After graduating from Messiah College in 2009 with his degree in Business Administration,  he moved to Lancaster, PA with his wife Alli. They now have three beautiful daughters; Olivia, Grace, and Charlotte. Chris is responsible for the missions arm of SNL including the oversight of current trips and the development of new mission venues. Additionally, Chris serves as the Director of Financial Operations. 



 Director of Outreach:

     Cody Sherry

Cody Sherry is a graduate of Messiah College with a degree in Christian Ministries, specializing in Youth Ministry. He has been a part of the Salt ‘n Light team since 2010 and joined the year-round staff in 2012.  Cody’s work includes the oversight of our camping and retreat ministries, youth pastor resource efforts, and online presence through social media.