Life Group Staff

Life Group


Meet the life group staff

Ric Joline, 
Life Group Coordinator


Family: Married to Shirley with our four grown kids: Ryan (single), Erica (married to Andy), Nate (married to Alena), and Kelli (married to Matt). Our two oldest live in the area, and our two youngest live in Northern Virginia.

Previous lines/places of work: Golden Meadows Swim Complex, Conestoga Valley Pool, Hempfield High and Middle Schools, Calvary Church, and Lititz United Methodist Church.

One of things I find most fascinating: People's personalities 

Books: Safest Place on Earth, Larry Crabb; The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller; The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck; Missional Renaissance, Reggie McNeal.  
Food: Sushi, Surf and Turf, In-N-Out Burger
Snack Food: Hammond’s Pretzel Rods, Kashi cookies and bars, and thick, key lime shakes
Movie: What About Bob?
TV Show: 
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction
Time of day: Evening
Place in the world: 
Gimmelwald, Switzerland and Coronado Island, CA
Recreational activities: Snorkeling at Red Reef Park, FL, and playing guitar.
Sports Teams: Liverpool FC, Penn State athletics, High Point University Women's Soccer, Warwick Swimming, Lititz Springs Swim Team
Soccer, Formula 1 Racing, Swimming
Place to pray:
 At the beach or mountains

Food: Peas
Snack Food: BlackTwizzlers
Time of day: 

Best thing someone said to you:
 "Build relationships"

Three people I’d like to meet: Madonna, Martin Luther, Winston Churchill

My Heroes (church related): Dr. Walter L. Baker, former Dallas Theological Seminary Professor of Global Missions; Frank Comfort, retired UNC Swim Coach

One of my greatest experiences with God: Meeting/training with 20 young German couples who are planting churches in every major city in Germany. 

Most people don’t know this about me: I officiated a wedding at the one of the oldest churches in Manchester, England.

Carolyn Polonus,
Admin Assistant


Family: Married to Steve with our daughter, Sarah and sons, Andrew and Matthew

One of things I find most fascinating: 
Infections and Absesses (I know, weird.)


Books: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White; Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
Food: Pizza
Snack Foods: Chocolate chip cookies
Movie: Grease
TV Show: Matlock
Time of day: After dinner until bedtime
Season: Spring
Place in the world: Jabez Pond at Silver Bay, New York
Recreational activities/hobbies: Tennis, horse-back riding, walking with my dog.
Place to pray: With small groups of people

Most people don’t know this about me:
 I have no sense of direction.