Our Local Staff
Jennifer L. Yothers, Executive Director
Jennifer became Executive Director at Bridge of Hope BuxMont in March 2014. She brings a fresh enthusiasm and a gracious spirit to serve those involved in our ministry. Jennifer has found the faithfulness and mercy of God to be abundant throughout her life. Her desire in serving at Bridge of Hope BuxMont is to be actively part of providing hope and making a difference for single mothers and their children who are homeless.
Previously she was Director of Advancement for a local Christian school and also served as Special Markets Manager for an international distributor of Christian visual media. Her professional experience began with over 15 years experience in the banking industry where during that time she was privileged to be a part of a ten person team that started a de novo bank in Pennsylvania.
Jennifer and her husband Jeff have been married for 26 years and have three children. They currently attend Penn Valley Church of Telford where Jennifer is actively involved on their worship team. She enjoys playing piano, singing, baking, reading, entertaining people of all ages in their home and most of all being her kids’ biggest cheerleader!
Marlene Derstine, Family Resource Coordinator
“It is a blessing and privilege to work for Bridge of Hope BuxMont. This model of ministry brings people together and offers necessary support to single mothers and their children as they work towards family stability. It is a wonderful way to bring about God’s Kingdom here on earth.”
Marlene has 15 years experience in pastoral ministry, 8 of those years were in Puebla, Mexico where she was involved in leadership development, mentoring, administration and prayer ministry. Marlene is fluent in Spanish and has an Associates Degree in Human Services from Montgomery County Community College. Marlene and her husband, Arnold, have been married for 31 years and have three beautiful young adult daughters and one grandson. They currently attend Plains Mennonite Church.