In This MissionLink:

  • Updates from Brad Kulp, Mission Central's Operations Manager
  • Thank you, Carolyn!
  • Furniture Sale - Thank you!
  • Save the Dates
  • VBS Materials
  • Celebrating 20 Years - 2022!
  • Mission Central Mash and Dash - Registration and Sponsorships
  • Mission Central Contact List
Updates from Brad Kulp, Mission Central's Operations Manager

This week we sat down with Brad, Mission Central's new(ish) Operations Manager. Brad has been with the Mission Central staff team for about four months.

Why do you work at Mission Central?
The mission of 'connecting God's resources with human need' resonated with me. I loved getting the chance to see how things come in and go out so Mission Central seemed like a perfect fit for me. I have always been "meant to serve," and that is what Mission Central does.

What is your favorite 'God Moment' that you have witnessed here?
I am fortunate that I get to witness a lot of 'God Moments' in the warehouse. My favorite is probably when we were asked for toothpaste for Haiti but didn't have enough. The next day we received over 5,000 units of toothpaste and sanitation supplies. It is amazing when we are able to fulfill a need like that.

Why is your work important?
The coordination that I do is really critical. As things come in, I ensure that they go out to the correct place and as immediately as possible to someone that might need them. Nothing does any good sitting in our warehouse so my job is critical to our mission.

What is one new initiative that you have started since beginning at Mission Central?
I have been working on process improvements to ensure that as things come in, we have a plan for where they will go. We now have a monthly email list that goes out to over 1,500 partners, churches, schools and other nonprofits. These are items that we have in the warehouse that others might need. (If you are a nonprofit, school or church that would like to be added, please email me at bkulp@missioncentral.org.)

Why should others support Mission Central?
The more we are supported here at Mission Central, the more people we can support whether that support comes materially, through volunteering or financially. The other piece is what you consider 'trash' or no longer valuable might be gold to someone else in another country.

Thanks, Brad!
Thank you, Carolyn!

Thank you to Carolyn who has been interning at Mission Central this past semester. Carolyn was instrumental at putting things together behind the scenes for the Mission Central Mash and Dash as well as assisting with preparations for our 2022 Gala. We are incredibly grateful for her work and wish her the best as she moves on to Millersville University!

We continue to have internships available and are extremely flexible on hours, location (remote versus in person) and more. This is a great opportunity for students to get their community service hours in, learn about professional environments and support a great cause! To inquire, email Stephanie at stitzel@missioncentral.org.
Furniture Sale

Thank you to those that purchased from our furniture sale, and many thanks to the volunteer team and Mission Central staff team that made the furniture sale a success!

´╗┐We will be having a last chance sale for the remaining items via auction this weekend! So check in Friday to see if there are any goodies perfect for your home.
Save the Dates:
  • June 4, 2021: Mission Central Furniture Sale
  • September 16 - 19, 2021: Mission Central Auction
  • October 12, 2021: Mission Central Open House
  • October 24 - 31, 2021: Mission Central Virtual Monster Mash and Dash
  • May 15, 2022: Mission Central Gala
VBS Materials Available!

If you would like to have VBS materials to use (and keep or pass on), please give us a call. If you have a VBS kit you would like to donate, please drop it off at Mission Central so another group may use it.

To reserve your VBS kit, please call Margi at 717.766.1533.

Our current list of VBS Materials includes:

  • To Mars and Beyond - starter kit, puppet decorations, some craft supplies
  • Kingdom Rock - starter kit (2 available)
  • High Seas Expedition - starter kit
  • Camp Courageous - starter kit
  • Roar - starter kit
  • Fun Maker Factory - starter kit (2 available)
  • Cave Quest - starter kit and decorations
  • Weird Animals - starter kit
  • Avalanche Ranch - starter kit
  • Shipwrecked - starter kit (2 available)
  • Everest - starter kit
  • Panda Mania - starter kit
  • Crocodile Dock - starter kit
  • Hero Central - starter kit and decorations
20 Years of Great Work!

Next year, in 2022, Mission Central will celebrate its 20 year anniversary. Whoop! Whoop! If you have stories to share, pictures or anything else from the past 19+ years, please send it to 20years@missioncentral.org. Thank you!
Mission Central Monster Mash and Dash

Mission Central's second annual virtual run/walk is scheduled for October! This is a perfect event for families, youth groups, school groups, work teams and more to raise money for a great cause! We look forward to "seeing" you virtually!

This is also an amazing opportunity for sponsorship! In addition to being able to promote to our 150+ runners and walkers, you have the opportunity to promote to our 1100 churches, 8,000 volunteers, 6,000 MissionLink readers and all our social media followers.

Links are below.
If you are a church, nonprofit or school that wants to be added to Mission Central's monthly email list of items available for pickup, please email Brad at bkulp@missioncentral.org.
If you have received items from Mission Central, we want to hear from you! Please use this link to report your outcomes back to us! Thank you for your support!
Furniture Donations:

Please call New Digs (717.620.9735) or refer to their social media site for donation drop off times.
Contact Us:

  • Margi Bradley, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - mbradley@missioncentral.org
  • Cris Mizerak, Business Administrative Assistant - cmizerak@missioncentral.org
  • Laurie Whitmyer, Volunteer Coordinator - lwhitmyer@missioncentral.org
  • Stephanie Titzel, Director of Development and Communications - stitzel@missioncentral.org
  • Brad Kulp, Operations Manager - bkulp@missioncentral.org
  • Hope Harrison, Executive Director - hharrison@missioncentral.org

For general inquiries, please contact: missioncentral@missioncentral.org.
Mission Central has been serving in mission since 2002;
Connecting God's Resources with Human Need