Life Verse: Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.

Glendon Strickler is from Mount Joy, PA and spent his growing up years in Lancaster County. He attended grade 1-10 at Rheems Mennonite School and spent his last two years of high school at Mt. Hope Mennonite School. Glendon attended a January-March term and a Summer Term at Faith Builders in 1997. He then taught at Mt. Hope Mennonite School for one year before earning his B.S.E. in Social Studies education at Millersville University. Glendon taught middle and high school Social Studies at Conestoga Christian School in Morgantown, PA for 5 years. He then moved to Ephrata Mennonite School where he served as administrator for 8 years. Concurrent with his educational work, Glendon served for approximately 12 years as an Amish country tour guide via horse and buggy, from the seat of Belgian horse-drawn wagon and from the drivers seat of a motorcoach. Glendon participated in several education-related boards including Tidings of Peace Christian School, Urban Mennonite Ministries and the Faith Builders board. In June of 2015, Glendon’s family relocated from Ephrata to Guy Mills where he joined the FB team.

Starla (Groff) Strickler is from Bird-in-Hand, PA where she spent her growing up years on a vegetable farm and selling produce at Central Market in Lancaster city. She attended Weavertown Mennonite School for grades 1-8 and then graduated from Faith Mennonite High School. Starla served as school secretary for 10 years at Weavertown Mennonite School. In addition to caring for her 5 children, Starla enjoys doing part-time office work from home for a Lancaster County business.

Glendon and Starla were married on January 6, 2001. Their five children are Sierra, Janae, Brooke, Erika and Brendon. The Strickler’s home church is Tidings of Peace Mennonite church in York city. The family enjoys raising Scottish Highland cattle, Greater Swiss Mt dogs, sheep, goats and a variety of other critters on their farmette in Guys Mills. Their hope is that they can be an encouragement to students who are developing their talents for service in the Kingdom of God.