Leadership

Peniel Bible Conference celebrates more than 80 years of ministry to the body of Christ. When you come, you become a part of Peniel’s history, ministry, and future.

The entire ministry of Peniel Bible Conference is directed by the Prayer Council (who serve as our Board of Directors), made up of fourteen members who are committed to the preservation and promotion of Peniel’s ministry.

Prayer Council Members:

 

Jan Goodwin - President

Home State:  Arizona    

Church Affiliation:   St. Mary's Episcopal, Lake Luzerne

Education:  Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Masters in Elementary Education, Masters in Counseling.  

Why I volunteer at Peniel Bible Conference:   Peniel is my spiritual home. I want to be a part of its ministry and continuing influence on young people's spiritual walk. 

Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 - "He knows his plans for me - I need to free myself to trust that He knows what is best."

Interests or Hobbies:  Reading

Bio:  Midwestern upbringing; came to Peniel as a college student; now a retired teacher; married; two wonderful children. 

Important message for Constituents:  Peniel has been a major part of my life, sometimes very challenging, sometimes very painful, always resulting in blessings. I would invite everyone to come here and expect to see God "Face to Face". 

 


 

Kristen Coltart - Treasurer

Home State: New York

Church Affiliation: Church of the Nations, non-denominational

Education: M.A. Degree Special Education. Roberts Wesleyan College & Niagara University

Why I volunteer at Peniel Bible Conference: I want to spread the word of God and his good news of salvation to children. I also love having my own children involved in this ministry. 

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:4-5 - "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:"

Interests or Hobbies: Camping, travel, game night with friends, teaching children, missions.

Bio: I grew up near Peniel. My mother worked in the kitchens of Peniel in the 90's. My husband, Philip, and I have three children and we live in the Lake Luzerne area. When the children's camps at Peniel were being revived I decided to get involved once again. I earned my teaching degree at Roberts Wesleyan College and I currently teach at King's, a private Christian school. Philip and I also work with a mission in Kenya, Africa. 

Important message for Constituents: My family is very involved with Hope for Kenya. This is a non-profit organization started by a small group in our home church. We work to bring the gospel of God's salvation & love for the people there by providing clean water and education for orphaned and at risk children. Our whole family has been to Kenya! My passion is to see children here and abroad come to know our Savior! 


 

Dianne Spelter - Council Member

Home State: New York

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Phil Allen - Council Member

Home State: New York

Church Affiliation: Community Church of Conklingville

Education: Pastor of Community Church of Conklingville

Why I volunteer at Peniel Bible Conference: To help out the Kingdom of God in anyway possible and to bolster local ministry.  

Favorite Bible Verse: James 1:22 - "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."

Interests or Hobbies: World travel, agriculture, business, ministry.

Bio: My wife Laura and I are lifelong residents of the area. I am the owner and operator of a small construction business. 

Important message for Constituents: Life is short, live without regrets. There is nothing so satisfying as serving God.  


Sarah Maynard - Council Member 

Home State: New York

Church Affiliation: Church of the Nations, Luzerne, NY (non-denominational)

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Chic Blowers - Council Member 

Home State: New York

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