On January 1st, 2006 Mark P. Fisher became Sandy Cove Ministries’ 5th President & Head Innovation Coach.
Affectionately referred to as “FISH”, Mark served as Vice President of Forest Home Ministries for nearly eight years. Forest Home operates three distinct Christian camps in Southern California. Mark also led the Men’s Ministry at Forest Home. He is a speaker, author and discipler of men. As a husband of one and father of five, his passion, from personal experience, is to become a Christ-like husband, father and man – while inviting others to join him on the same journey.
Mark holds a double degree in Bible and Communications from Cedarville University and Word of Life Bible Institute. He has been a leader in Christian camping since 1981 serving as a camp counselor and program director at Word of Life and in various volunteer roles with Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA) and in executive roles at Sandy Cove Ministries from 1991-1996 and at Glorieta Conference Center outside of Santa Fe, NM.
In addition, Mark is an ordained minister of the gospel and has been actively involved in men’s accountability groups and personal discipleship through the Christ-Quest Institute of Life Partners Ministries. (His most recommended read is by the Founder of Life Partners Ken Nair – Discovering the Mind of a Woman).
Mark and Lori, his wife of 23 years, have five very unique and active children, and one daughter-in-law. Lori has sacrificially given her life to homeschool each child up to various ages instilling amazing character qualities. Lori now serves at Sandy Cove in various roles during the summer and is an English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor at the University of Delaware. Mark has enjoyed coaching his older boys’ football team, team-teaching Sunday school with his wife, acting and directing in church dramas, playing at amusement parks with his kids and hacking little white balls on beautiful grass. In addition, he remains an avid Washington Redskins fan; in fact he recently experienced a fan-thrill of speaking at one of Redskins pre-game chapel services.
Mark has authored daily devotionals and over 50 articles on spiritual insights, business practices and restaurant reviews as well as three full length training DVD’s.
His heart for applying God’s ways is seen in his home, leadership, discipleship and teaching. On a personal level, you can see more about Mark and his family on Facebook.
A Todd Rivetti, Chairman
Dr. Roderick Moten, Vice Chairman
Mr. Thomas R. Boyer, Secretary
Rev. Mark. P. Fisher, President
Mr. Darrell Andrews
Mr. Derek Carter
Mr. James E. Doherty
Mr. Craig H. Evans, Esq.
Rev. Cameron Garven
Mr. George Harrington
Mr. Bradley P. Jacob, Esq.
Mrs. Debbie Mascioli
Dr. Robert J. Moore
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Mr. Robert Wood
Darrell takes great pride in being a loving husband and a loving father. He and his wife Pamela have been mentors to countless married couples and have been blessed with sixteen years of marriage. They are the proud parents of three children and have been a homeschool family for over a decade. Darrell committed his life to Christ in 1988 and has served various ministries in the capacity of a youth pastor, men’s fellowship director, board chairperson and pre-marriage counselor. He and his wife Pamela have informally established a ministry entitled Standard Bearers Family Ministry. God has placed the mission of transforming the paradigms of families and youth on the hearts of the Andrews. Their desire is to see spiritual restoration in families nationally and worldwide. They stand by the belief that if you build strong families you will build a strong nation.
Professionally, Darrell “Coach D” Andrews is the founder of Darrell Andrews Enterprises, a speaking, life coaching and consulting firm located in the State of Delaware. Coach D’s innovative speaking and training programs have helped to positively reshape the paradigms of businesses, schools and school districts, individuals and organizations in North America. He is internationally recognized for the development of his HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) Soft Skills Development Program. HYPE empowered thousands of youth and youth stakeholders to maximize their God given potential. Coach D and his staff used biblical based interventions to help HYPE students succeed pre and post secondary. Coach D is the author of several books including How To Find Your Passion and Make A Living At It, The Purpose Living Teen-A Teen’s Guide To Living Your Dreams and Believing the HYPE-Seven Keys To Motivating Students of Color. His story of education pursuits is highlighted in the book Chicken Soup For The African-American Soul.
Coach D is a graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Cheyney University. He was a winner of the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders Awards in the city of Philadelphia. Coach D has been honored with multiple proclamations from the city of Wilmington, Delaware for his work as a community leader. He is a regular guest on radio and television programs nationally.
Last but not least, Coach D looks forward to serving Sandy Cove Ministries as a Board Trustee. He will work diligently to continue the legacy of faithfulness and connectedness that has been the hallmark of Sandy Cove since its inception.
Tom is the devoted husband of Lynne and father of three precious home-schooled girls, Abigail, Lydia and Chelsea. They have enjoyed Sandy Cove for nearly ten years. Their attachment to Sandy Cove has grown over the years as they spend more and more time here. The girls LOVE ClubCove during the summers. In 2010, Tom and Lynne brought the family’s small group fellowship to the Memorial Day Weekend Family Fusion. Everyone had such a great time that more people are coming in 2011!
Vocationally, Tom owns one business having two units. One develops and manufactures accessories for the military to help with night operations, and the other evaluates homes to find where they are wasting energy. Since the office, home and home school are co-located, the family has lots of time together.
Tom graduated from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) in 1992 and immediately went into the Navy. After the Navy, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. Finally, he completed an MBA degree from Regent University in 2005.
As a trustee, it is Tom’s hope and prayer to be a servant leader, building upon the excellent foundations set by godly men and women from Sandy Cove’s history.
It is his desire to:
Craig has had ties to Morning Cheer and Sandy Cove for over 50 years. His wife, Joy, was a camper at Hilltop Ranch in the late 50s and he attended youth retreats there. Later, during the 80s, their son and daughter spent two weeks every summer at Camp Sandy Hill, down the road from the current Sandy Cove Conference Center. Each Sunday, after camper pick-up, the family worshiped at the Cove and ate the wonderful turkey dinner prepared at noontime. For the past several years, Craig and his wife have attended at least one week of the Bible conference.
Professionally, Craig is a patent attorney. His work-related travels have taken him worldwide. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He earned an MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia and then a J.D. from Rutgers – Camden School of Law. He spent many years working for the DuPont Company, but now is in private practice.
Craig serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Camden County, NJ, as well as functions on the steering committee overseeing the construction of the Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Camden. He is a past-president of the Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court, a group of intellectual property attorneys in Philadelphia. He is happy to be joining the Board of Directors at Sandy Cove.
Craig and Joy have a son who is a doctor of internal medicine and a daughter who is an attorney. They have three grandchildren – boy/girl twins who are four and a granddaughter who is one.
Cameron is a chaplain with Corporate Chaplains of America where he provides pastoral care to employees at local companies.
Cameron Garven is originally from Niagara Falls, New York. He and his wife Mary are both graduates of Philadelphia Biblical University, where Cameron received his Bachelor degree in Bible and Pastoral Studies. At Dallas Theological Seminary, he also received his Masters degree in Christian Education, concentrating on college teaching. He has completed his doctoral work in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox University. He has ministered and traveled in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico and the Pacific Rim.
Rev. Garven is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church. He is adjunct faculty at Cairn University and Development Associates International. He also consults with a leadership development firm called TAI, Inc. He was a pastor at Bible Fellowship Church in Yardley, PA from 1989 – 2013.
Pastor Garven resides in Newtown, PA. He loves to be with his growing family, travel, read, ski, play in the ocean and generally be on the move. His wife Mary grew up in Southampton, PA. They have three sons: Colin, Ryan and Dylan. Their daughter Megan was tragically killed in an automobile accident while teaching in the Dominican Republic (May 2013).
Cam speaks for Sandy Cove’s CrossWalk (teen program during Summer Together Family Camp) and is a part of the leadership team for Memorial and Labor Day Family Weekends. Cam’s excited to be serving as a board member; encouraging staff and those whose lives are being changed by Christ.
Debbie is the supportive wife to her soul mate and husband Pastor Sammy for 19 years. She is passionate about proclaiming the love, forgiveness and grace of her Lord Jesus Christ and sharing the Scriptures with women to see them set free by the power of the Holy Spirit. Debbie and Sammy are raising and home schooling four precious gifts from God, Katie Lynn, Sammy, Kelsey and Solomon.
Debbie is the founder of Whole Heart Ministries, Inc. and In Her Heart magazine. WHM is a non-profit organization that desires to lead women to the cross of Jesus Christ and to encourage them in their intimacy with their Lord and Savior. WHM also facilitates many opportunities to bring women together for worship and build intimacy with one another. Debbie’s calling is to invest in women and coach them along in this journey we call “life”. Debbie is a speaker, writer and teaches women’s Bible studies weekly in her home church.
Her and her family love being together in the outdoors, camping, playing sports, spending lots of time on the beach or just cuddled up on the sofa watching a family movie. They are very active and invested in their home church of 19 years.
Debbie and her family love Sandy Cove (of course!) as one of their favorite places and is excited to be involved now as a board member.
Rev. Robert J. Moore, Psy. D. received his doctorate in psychology from Chestnut Hill College and his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, cum laude. He was a pastor for twenty-five years, directed counseling at Sunday Breakfast Mission, and currently is the Clinical Supervisor for his office with Onward Behavioral Health. He has written on clergy marital problems and specializes in child, family, and trauma counseling using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. He is an adjunct professor at Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) and speaks regularly on psychology and Biblical truth. He approaches counseling from a Christian and discipleship perspective which produces true repentance.
Rod is a devoted husband and loving father of five children. He began following the Lord when he was fourteen, but like too many young people walked away from God due to peer pressure. However, he recommitted his life while in graduate school and has been pursuing God with passion since then.
Vocationally, Rod is a software technologist. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University and has over 12 years experience teaching computer science at the college level and developing software commercially. Currently Rod is the President and Solutions Architect of his own firm, Kingdom Glory Technologies, which provides software solutions for businesses of all sizes. Rod was born and raised in New York, but currently resides in Delaware.
Rod is always enriched by God’s presence and fellowship with others at Sandy Cove. He looks forward to being used by God as a Board Trustee to help others have similar experiences.