Protecting our clients and staff during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in protection of our community’s health, we’ve made alternative arrangements for many of our services, info meetings, and events. Please see our events and meeting tab for details on each specific event, some of which are changing to an online format. Please contact our office with questions on office hours, services, or events.

Meet The Team

Mark Unger

Mark Unger

Regional Branch Director - Lancaster

Mark has over 20 years of experience working in Child Welfare. He has been a Branch Director Bethany since January of 2009. Mark has a Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership; a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; and an Associate’s Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. Prior to coming to Bethany, Mark served in various positions relating to Foster Care over a 10-year period including roles in recruitment; writing Family Profiles for Foster Families and providing Case Management for children in Foster Care. More recently, Mark has also served for nine years on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Council for Children Youth and Family Services (PCCYFS); Other board and organizational leadership committees include Ambassadors for Hope and The Grape Leaf Empowerment Center. Mark’s guiding verse is Matthew 6:33. Seek first His Kingdom . . .

Jamie Minick, MA, LPC

Jamie Minick, MA, LPC

Assistant Branch Director, MA, LPC - Lancaster

Jamie Minick serves as the Assistant Branch Director for Central Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Jamie holds degrees in Psychology and Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor. She has been serving in child welfare for over 20 years. Jamie also cares for clients in Bethany’s Counseling Services Program. She values Bethany’s ability to bring faith into the services being provided and ensuring that all those she encounters recognize their value.

Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed

Program Manager - York

Jessica Reed joined Bethany Christian Services in 2017 as a Safe Families for Children outreach coordinator. She previously worked for York County Children, Youth and Families and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in social work. Through Jessica’s experiences at Children and Youth she found her passion for keeping families together, which lead her to Safe Families for Children.

Tiffany Nulph, BSW

Tiffany Nulph, BSW

Outreach Coordinator - York

Tiffany joined Safe Families in 2019 as an Outreach Coordinator for the York County Office. She previously worked for a Family & Child Social Service Company providing child welfare services. She also brings her experience working as a Victim Advocate in the Court System, and also as a Probation Officer for York County. Tiffany graduated from York College in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science. Through her previous experience and also growing up in a Missionary home Tiffany has a heart for service which lead her to Safe Families For Children.

Lauren Pratt, MA

Lauren Pratt, MA

Post-Permanency/FCA Supervisor - York

Lauren Pratt joined Bethany Christian Services in 2016 as a post-adoption caseworker and adoption therapist. Previously, she worked with children and adolescents in a mental and behavioral health hospital. She has also worked as a permanency worker in foster care and adoption.

Paulina A. Rodriguez Gold

Paulina A. Rodriguez Gold

Foster Care Case Manager, BSW - York

Paulina served as an intern at BCS starting in the Fall of 2019. In the Spring of 2020, she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Lancaster Bible College and was hired as a full-time Foster Care Case Manager. She plans to further her education by earning her Masters in Social Work. Paulina is proud to be a Hispanic and has a heart to serve the Hispanic/Latino community by using her bilingual skills. She is passionate about showing the love of God and serving others in the community.

Tanya McGhee, MSW

Tanya McGhee, MSW

RESTore Program Coordinator & Post-Permanency Specialist - York

Tanya joined Bethany Christian Services in 2016 and has maintained various roles in case management, post-adoption, training, and program development. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Millersville University and her master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University. Tanya has worked with various populations within child welfare and social services over the past 10 years and is blessed by the opportunity to support children and families. Tanya strives each day to grow in her faith and challenges herself in new ways to become all that God has created her to be professionally and personally.