Dan Zollinhofer - Senior Pastor
Pastor Dan and his wife, Sue, came to Talbot Bible Church in 1988 as newlyweds. They were both recent graduates from Salisbury University and moved to Easton for employment. Sue became a first grade teacher for Talbot County Schools and Pastor Dan became a draftsman and photographer for a local aerial surveying firm. Both were actively involved in the ministries of TBC. Following his call to the ministry, Pastor Dan returned to school and completed programs at Capital Bible Seminary and Luther Rice Seminary. He became the Assistant Pastor of Youth/Christian Education in 1991 and served in this capacity until January 2001 when he became the Senior Pastor. Pastor Dan and Sue have one son and two daughters and live in Easton.
Year Joined TBC: 1988
Favorite Author/Book: Philip Yancey—What's So Amazing About Grace
High School Or College: Lumberton High School, Lumberton MS/Salisbury University (GO GULLS!!!)/Capital Bible/Luther Rice
Favorite Activity (Hobby): Basketball (playing and watching)
Favorite Dinner: T-bone steak, mashed potatoes, salad, and chocolate silk pie—YUM!!
Dream Dinner Guest: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Favorite Movie: James Caviezel in "The Count of Monte Cristo"
Favorite Verse: Micah 6:8
Greatest Excitement Of Your Life: Receiving gifts from God: Salvation, my wonderful wife, my precious son and daughters
Life Goal: Fulfill Acts 20:24
Something Surprising About You: I don't drink coffee
Sandy Blades - Secretary
Sandy started working at the church as a church secretary in January of 2007. She, at that time, started attending TBC once a month to be able to meet everyone here. When her home church went through leadership changes in the summer of 2007, she saw that as an open door to serve the Kingdom better here at TBC and so became a member. Sandy also volunteers with Nursery, Children's Church, Faithweaver Friends, VBS and Ladies ministries at TBC and the local Celebrate Recovery group.
Year Joined TBC: 2007
Favorite Author/Book: Many favorites, both fiction and non-fiction; Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven Life" is what came to mind in completing this survey
High School Or College: Undergrad: Western Maryland College (math major, education minor); grad: Univeristy of Baltimore (MBA) and Salisbury University (math)
Favorite Activity (Hobby): Volunteering, reading, sudoku, camping
Favorite Dinner: Roast Beef with mashed potatoes with gravy and corn
Dream Dinner Guest: Our kids, their significant others and our grand-daughter
Favorite Movie: Many favorites, but especially liked "As Good As It Gets" with Jack Nicholson
Favorite Verse: Matthew 7:7
Greatest Excitement Of Your Life: Helping and teaching others!
Life Goal: To bear fruit and glorify God
Somthing Surprising About You: I used to be a computer application's developer / project manager
Eric Royer - Director of Youth Ministries
Gary Price - Director of Administration
Gary and Barb started attending TBC in June of 1987. Initially Gary became involved with youth ministries and later served on the Deacon/Elder Board. Barb works with the missions program and is a member of the choir. Our two daughters participated in junior/senior youth programs and several mission trips throughout their high school years. Jennifer is now a missionary with Operation Mobilization in France where she organizes and helps direct evangelistic outreaches. Laurinda is married to Raymond Tapper IV; they live in South Dakota. Our whole family has been blessed with opportunities for serving and growing in Christ through the ministries offered at Talbot Bible Church.
Year Joined TBC: 1987
Favorite Author/Book: Tom Clancey
High School Or College: Nyack College, BA and Salisbury University, M.ED
Favorite Activity (Hobby): Exercising (YMCA) and Kayaking
Favorite Dinner: An evening with Barb at Texas Roadhouse or Outback
Dream Dinner Guest: Bill O'Reilly
Favorite Movie: Star Trek (Next Generation)
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:37-39
Greatest Excitement Of Your Life: Being a husband and father
Life Goal: To finish strong in the Lord
Something Surprising About You: I enjoy tea too!
Katie Whaples - Children's Ministry Director
Year Joined TBC: I started attending TBC in 1988 (I was 8 years old). I did not actually become a member until 2010, I'm quite the procrastinator!
Favorite Author/Book: Paul (Galatians and Philippians), Stormie Omartian, Max Lucado
High School Or College: Colonel Richardson High School, Chesapeake College, Salisbury University
Favorite Activity (Hobby): Cooking/Baking, Swimming with the boys
Favorite Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie
Dream Dinner Guest: My Grandfather who passed away when I was just a baby.
Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice, Sweet Home Alabama, Wizard of Oz, National Treasure
Favorite Verse: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 4-7)
Greatest Excitement Of Your Life: Giving birth to my three beautiful boys!
Life Goal: Becoming the wife and mother that God has intended me to be. To help my children (and others) in understanding Gods word and purpose for their lives.
Something Surprising About You: I really couldn't come up with anything surprising about myself!
Barb Miller, Director of Nursery Ministries
Year Joined TBC:
My husband and I moved here from Virginia in May of 2008. We planned to visit other churches in the area, but never made it past this one, and have been plugged in ever since! We officially joined October of 2011.
C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
High School Or College:
Kansas University, San Diego State University (twice!), & Grand Canyon University (Yes, I’m a professional student!)
Favorite Activity (Hobbies):
Hobbies? I have two young children! Someday I may get back to photography and screenplay writing.
General Tanuki Roll (a cooked sushi roll.)
Dream Dinner Guest:
My amazing husband, with music accompaniment by Yo Yo Ma. Also, my Grandmother whose joy and unconditional love I’ll never forget.
The Princess Bride
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
To please God in this life, and to sow seeds for his Kingdom.
Greatest Excitement Of Your Life:
Seeing our two little ones shriek with delight when they wrestle with their wonderful Daddy.
Surprising Thing About You: I used to floor direct and run camera for a San Diego News station.