What You Need to Know about Delaware County...

  • Delaware County is 191 square miles.

  • It is the 5th largest county in Pennsylvania and the third smallest by area.

  • 105,500 children between the ages of 5-14 call Delaware County home.

  • There are 70 public elementary schools.

  • There are 15 school districts in Delaware County with students from more than 80 different ethnicities.

  • Upper Darby School District is the 8th largest in the state and the largest in Delaware County with over 12,400 students.

Background Image: Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park,  Newtown Square, PA

"Ever since Tim* 'met God' at Good News Club, he's been acting different!"

~another child who attends the same club

*not his real name

What God did in 2018-2019!

Good News Clubs 2018-2019



Professions of faith-35

School participating-16

Volunteers teaching with CEF-43

Summer Ministry 2019

5-Day Club and VBS programs-20+


Professions of faith-55

Summer Interns-15

Total children reached:


Professions of faith-90

Brenda Smith


A native of Delaware County, Brenda joined CEF in 2006 with over 25 years of experience in children’s ministry. Originally the office manager, she transitioned to the role of director in 2009 with a burden to continue to grow the ministry by raising up the next generation of CEF workers.  Brenda, and her husband of 36 years, have 3 grown daughters, 2 grandchildren, and attend Crossroads Community Church in Upper Darby.

Aaron Contino

Asst. Good News Club Coordinator

Aaron came to know Christ at age 5 and has a passion for missions--especially for reaching children. He joined the staff full time in January 2015 and currently organizes the Good News Club ministry by continuing relationships with local public schools and churches and training volunteers. Aaron was married to Lisa in 2017 and they attend the Blue Church in Springfield.

Sandy Donnelly

Children's Ministry Specialist

Sandy has been involved in children's ministry for over 40 years. She became involved with CEF in 2000 starting as a volunteer before joining the staff. Sandy is involved primarily with teaching Good News Clubs and teacher training. She attends Faith Community Church in Brookhaven. 

What People Say...


"CEF training is always exceptional, professional, and very well done"

-Julie Reese, former Good News Club team leader 

"Of this I’m sure - hundreds of our people have found meaningful service through Camp Treasure Island (VBS) and dozens are now fulfilling their calling as members of the church, because of our partnership with CEF." 

-Rev. Rick Marshall, Senior Pastor of Springton Lake Presbyterian Church

"I've led VBS in our neighborhood for a number of years, but recently, God has been leading me into other areas of ministry. When I learned that CEF would come to my home and lead all the VBS activities, I couldn't believe it. This was a great way to keep VBS going in my neighborhood."

-Polina Pavlioglo, 2018 summer host

"My son loves coming to Good News Club and can't wait to tell me what he learned. I wish more people knew about how great club is!"

-A Parent

At one club when the teacher was talking about sin a little boy raised his hand and said "I've done that but God gave me a 2nd chance!"

Child Evangelism Fellowship of PA, Inc. Delaware County Chapter

153 N. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083



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