​Office Team

Glenn Mitchell

Rachel Lindemuth

Executive Director

Director of Development

Rachel is experienced in the operational structure of non-profits. She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary and is currently studying for a Doctorate of Theology at LaSalle University in Christian Spirituality with a focus on contemplation and mysticism. She is drawn to the beautiful mystery of God and realizes the need for humility within our theology. She is passionate about expressing the inclusive, life-giving gospel message that she has come to know in creative ways. Ultimately, Rachel desires to open others to the fullness of life that comes as we break away from our false sense of self and dualistic thinking commonly found in religion, journeying with them deeper into the abyss of God’s incomprehensible love!
Glenn Mitchell M.Div., is Director of Oasis Ministries and a teacher with Oasis since 1996. Glenn was trained in spiritual guidance by the Shalem Institute and Oasis Ministries. He is a lead teacher in Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides and offers leadership in other Oasis training programs and day retreats. Glenn has a practice of spiritual direction based in State College, Pennsylvania. Glenn has two adult children and is married to Theresa Shay. Glenn loves all things contemplative and in his spare time enjoys watching birds, restoring their 1800's log home and making things from wood.

Executive Director

Betsy Keller

Michelle Hopkins

Operations Manager

Administrative Assistant

Glenn Mitchell M.Div., is Director of Oasis Ministries and a teacher with Oasis since 1996. Glenn was trained in spiritual guidance by the Shalem Institute and Oasis Ministries. He is a lead teacher in Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides and offers leadership in other Oasis training programs and day retreats. Glenn has a practice of spiritual direction based in State College, Pennsylvania. Glenn has two adult children and is married to Theresa Shay. Glenn loves all things contemplative and in his spare time enjoys watching birds, restoring their 1800's log home and making things from wood.
Michelle Hopkins has lived in the Mechanicsburg, PA area since she and her husband graduated from Shippensburg University more than 20 years ago. Originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, Michelle no w considers South Central PA her home. She loves spending time with her husband and their 3 teenage boys, 2 of which are twins! When she's not spending time with her family or friends, she enjoys getting lost in a book and traveling...especially when these go together. They have been actively involved in their church for more than 20 years and she is excited to be involved with Oasis Ministries.
In 1988, Kent began Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and for many years was Director, teacher, and retreat leader. Kent and Fredrika have two daughters and a son and in 2006 they moved to Denver, Colorado, to be near their two daughters and three grandboys.

Kent continues to provide spiritual guidance and retreat leadership. Someone asked Kent, “What do you do?” His immediate answer was, “I listen to people’s stories and give them back to them."

Kent Ira Groff

Founding Mentor

​Office Team

  1. Glenn Mitchell- Executive Director
    Glenn Mitchell M.Div., is Director of Oasis Ministries and a teacher with Oasis since 1996. Glenn was trained in spiritual guidance by the Shalem Institute and Oasis Ministries. He is a lead teacher in Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides and offers leadership in other Oasis training programs and day retreats. Glenn has a practice of spiritual direction based in State College, Pennsylvania. Glenn has two adult children and is married to Theresa Shay. Glenn loves all things contemplative and in his spare time enjoys watching birds, restoring their 1800's log home and making things from wood.
  2. Kent Ira Groff -Founding Mentor
    In 1988, Kent began Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and for many years was Director, teacher, and retreat leader. Kent and Fredrika have two daughters and a son and in 2006 they moved to Denver, Colorado, to be near their two daughters and three grandboys. Kent continues to provide spiritual guidance and retreat leadership. Someone asked Kent, “What do you do?” His immediate answer was, “I listen to people’s stories and give them back to them."
  3. Betsy Keller- Administrative Assistant
    Betsy Keller, (Administrative Assistant) has served in the Camp Hill office since 2004, providing day-to-day support for the programs of Oasis Ministries. This is the longest she has had a job, (other than motherhood!) since her husband’s employment has always moved them after 6-8 years, and she loves her job, connecting with Oasis people and beyond! She resides in Camp Hill with her husband, Dennis, a United Methodist minister, and has two grown daughters, and two granddaughters. Betsy enjoys traveling, photography, walking with her husband, playing with her granddaughters every Friday, her “day off”, and spending time with family and friends.
  4. Michelle Hopkins - Operations Manager
    Michelle Hopkins (Operations Manager) has lived in the Mechanicsburg, PA area since she and her husband graduated from Shippensburg University more than 20 years ago. Originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, Michelle no w considers South Central PA her home. She loves spending time with her husband and their 3 teenage boys, 2 of which are twins! When she's not spending time with her family or friends, she enjoys getting lost in a book and traveling...especially when these go together. They have been actively involved in their church for more than 20 years and she is excited to be involved with Oasis Ministries.
  5. Rachel Lindemuth - Director of Development
    Rachel is experienced in the operational structure of non-profits. She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary and is currently studying for a Doctorate of Theology at LaSalle University in Christian Spirituality with a focus on contemplation and mysticism. She is drawn to the beautiful mystery of God and realizes the need for humility within our theology. She is passionate about expressing the inclusive, life-giving gospel message that she has come to know in creative ways. Ultimately, Rachel desires to open others to the fullness of life that comes as we break away from our false sense of self and dualistic thinking commonly found in religion, journeying with them deeper into the abyss of God’s incomprehensible love!
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Wednesday.....9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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