Bonnie Kline Smeltzer
Bonnie came to UBBC in the fall of 2002. Having grown up in Baltimore she was coming home after pastoring in California with her husband for 16 years. Bonnie loves to plan worship, lead small groups, talk with people about life and faith, and sing in the choir. Bonnie pastors from the heart and finds it important to connect to those she serves by bringing real life and a living faith together. For fun, she likes to travel, work out at the Y, go to the beach and the movies, read, and have last minute get-togethers with friends. Recently she has developed a love for all things Costa Rican! Bonnie has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Elizabethtown College and a Masters of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary. She completed the 2 year Oasis Ministries program, Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides. By far her greatest education has come from her family and the people in the congregations she has served. Bonnie can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Director of Christian Education
Karen started working at UBBC in June 2008 after serving on the Board of Christian Education. Karen grew up in the Poconos and moved to State College in 1986 to teach children with special needs in the public school system. She enjoys spending time with her husband Paul and children Caitlin and Ben. She also enjoys cooking, reading, working out at the Y, and visiting with friends. Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Mansfield University and a Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Lock Haven University. Prior to working at UBBC she taught for over 18 years in various public schools. Working at UBBC has given her an opportunity to blend her faith and teaching skills in a meaningful way. Karen can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alysia joined UBBC in early 2018 after taking a short career break to raise her two children. Alysia grew up in Centre County and resides in the Bald Eagle Area School District. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She loves to read but does not like to put a book down once she has started.
Alysia has an Associates Degree in Business Administration from South Hills School of Business & Technology. She has over 10 years experience working in various Human Resource positions with specialization in employee relations and recruitment. At UBBC, Alysia has found that this is much more than just a job – but rather a family!
Alysia can be reached by email at email@example.com
Dr. Christopher Kiver
Director of Music
Chris Kiver has served as Director of Music since September 2005. He is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Pennsylvania State University where he directs the Concert Choir and Glee Club, oversees the graduate choral conducting program and teaches classes in choral conducting and choral literature. Kiver was the recipient of Penn State University’s President’s Award for Engagement with Students in 2017.
Bio coming soon.