Our Team

John & Crystal Knudson : Senior Pastor

John & Crystal Knudson

Senior Pastor

Pastor John and Crystal Knudson have been serving at LifeSpring since August 2016.  After serving for 7 ½ years as Youth and Children’s Pastors in the Harrisburg/Hershey area, and 5 ½ years as the senior pastor at Lighthouse Community Church of Galeton, God opened the door and led them to this church.  Pastor John holds his ministerial credentials through Global University’s Berean School of the Bible. They have 7 children.

Pastor John and Crystal have a heart to encourage and challenge the people of LifeSpring to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, to live out their faith on a daily basis, and equip them to share their faith with others.  They also have a passion to reach people with the Gospel of Christ beyond the church walls whether that be the community, the state, the nation, or the world!





Ethan Dexter : Worship Leader

Ethan Dexter

Worship Leader

Ethan Dexter is the worship director at Lifespring fellowship. He moved to Lancaster in 2014 from Upstate NY and began serving at Lifespring in 2015. He has Taught music lessons in the area for two years!

Ethan began learning piano and guitar at a young age and has continued to use his talents to worship and help others praise God!





Kyle & Ashley Elmer : Children's pastor

Kyle & Ashley Elmer

Children's pastor

Pastor Kyle and Ashley Elmer have been serving at LifeSpring since June of 2017.  Pastor Kyle graduated from the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, PA with a Bachelor's of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. Ashley graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, an Associate in Early Childhood Education, and a minor Health Education.

Both have extensive experience working with children in all capacities and have a passion for seeing children grow in their faith with Christ.They met in a Bible study and shortly after were married in December of 2014. Kyle enjoys being outside hiking, camping, Tennis, or working on various

They met in a Bible study and shortly after were married in December of 2014. Kyle enjoys being outside hiking, camping, Tennis, or working on various hands-on projects. He also holds his Scuba Diving License, Emergency Medical Technician License, and has spent several years serving the community as a firefighter. In Ashley's spare time she loves to read anything she can get her hands on, sew, and take naps. Together they enjoy going on new adventures to different areas in each state and share a love for Disney.

Kidspastor@lfag.org





Travis Harris : Interim Youth Leader

Travis Harris

Interim Youth Leader

Travis, father of 7, business owner, and all around tech geek has had a dream of leading youth since he was one himself.  Travis dedicated his life to Christ in elementary school and within a year God used him to lead both his mother and brother to Christ as well.  Ever since, Travis' heart has been on fire to see the lost come to Christ and is passionate about making sure that our kids grow up to know Him and spread His Word.