Staff and Board Members

John O. Yoder

John O. Yoder, Executive Director

John has been a church planter and was a full time pastor for nearly 30 years. Before entering pastoral ministry, he was a radio announcer and radio program producer.

John is also a musician. He has been active as a conductor and singer with a variety of choral groups and ensembles.

He is a passionate believer in Jesus and is committed to the Bible as the Word of God.

John and his wife, Arlene, have two sons and two daughters, all married. They have 10 grand children. John & Arlene live in Mount Joy, PA.

Ralph Malin Ralph Malin, Founder & Original Program Producer

Ralph was involved at the conception and birth of Sunday School Meditations some 60 years ago. Since the first broadcast on September of 1958, Sunday School Meditations has been heard every week.. He produced and announced every program during the first almost 50 years of SSMI's ministry.

Ralph went home to be with his Lord Jesus in 2017.
Rodney Landes Rodney Landes, Chairman

Rodney and his wife Eva live in Harleysville, PA. They.have three children and five grandchildren. 

Rodney teaches Sunday school and shares responsibility as an elder at his church.

Rodney is employed by Godshall's Meats in the Souderton, PA area. 

Harold Halteman Harold Halteman, Assistant Chairman

Harold Halteman is a retired dairy farmer from Telford, PA. He is active in his chusch as a Sunday School teacher with at least 50 years of service.

Harold and his wife Marilyn have been listeners to Sunday School Meditations for nearly 50 years, and he has been a board member since 2003..

Ken Hershey Ken Hershey, Treasurer

Ken was a dairy farmer for 25 years. Since 1999 he has been a salesman for Hoober Feeds, Inc., Gordonville, PA.

Ken is the pastor of the Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church, Quarryville, PA.

He and his wife, JoAnne, live near Willow Street, PA. They have three children and ten grandchildren. He enjoys sports, both watching and playing.

Cliff Bender Cliff Bender, Assistant Treasurer

Along with a career in various management positions, Cliff has also been involved in singing with several choral groups.
He is a Sunday School Teacher and Financial Administrator at his church.

Cliff and his wife, Gloria,  live near Willow Street, PA area, and both enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, traveling, and nature.

Cliff is recently retired as manager and dispatcher at Double 'G' Distributors in Manheim, PA.

Larry Harnly Larry Harnley, Secretary

Larry and his wife Marian live in East Petersburg, PA. He's been active in many different aspects of church life. He is a sound technician and Sunday School teacher at his church.

Larry is a retired auto and light truck technician with over fifty years of experience at the same dealership. He now works part-time as a parts delivery driver.

Larry joined the board in July of 2011 and serves as secretary.

Larry does the duplicating of the broadcasts and mails them to the radio stations.

Him Horst Jim Horst

James Horst and his wife Carol live near Paradise, PA. They are the parents of 5 children (1 son, 4 daughters) and grandparents to 11 grandchildren.

He is a diesel engine technician, working mainly for the agricultural community.

Jim and Carol attend New Covenant Mennonite Fellowship where he is a small group leader, a worship leader, and a sound tech. Jim’s hobbies include sound reinforcement and word/number puzzles.