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.

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  • 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.

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Our Team

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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 38 years, have 3 daughters, 2 grandchildren, and attend Crossroads Community Church in Upper Darby.


Good News Club Coordinator

Sharon came to know the Lord as a young child and later rededicated her life to Christ to ensure eternal salvation. She has a passion for evangelism and missions and has been involved in children’s ministry for over 20 years. Sharon became involved with CEF after finishing street-evangelism training. Before joining the Office Staff, Sharon completed CEF’s Teaching Children Effectively, Level One training and  became, and continues to be, a Good News Club volunteer. She and her husband attend the First Baptist Church of Darby.

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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. 


Children's Ministry Specialist


Children's ministry has been Connie's passion for as long as she can remember. She began her journey with CEF in 2012 as a summer intern while getting a degree in Youth Ministry from Eastern University. Connie was the part-time Administrative Assistant for several years and is now working full-time sharing the gospel with children and mentoring high school and college students. Connie lives in Philadelphia and attends Harvest Bible Chapel.

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Administrative Assistant


Linda came to know the Lord as a teenager and later went on to become a member of Aldan Union Church along with her husband of 37 years. They have an adult son and daughter. Sixteen plus years ago she started working in the AUC office as one of the secretaries where she enjoys the administrative side of ministry. She is pleased to be joining CEF as an administrative assistant.


Technology Coordinator

Matt is a graduate of Lancaster Bible college where he studied Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing a masters degree at Westminster Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Deanna, have been married almost one year and live in Norristown where they enjoy reading, biking the Schuylkill River trail and running a small photography business. Matt has a passion for children and youth and is very excited to be working with CEF bringing the gospel to them.

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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!"