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Listen: M28 Executive Director Jimmy Schambach and Board Member Susan Ewing on The Spark

Thank you to WITF’s Marquis M. Lupton for welcoming M28 Executive Director Jimmy Schambach and Board Member Susan Ewing to “The Spark,” the public radio channel’s daily public affairs show. Jimmy and Susan discussed our unique approach to assisting individuals in recovery from substance use disorder and how we help achieve a 60% one-year sobriety ...Read More

David’s Story: Living Life ‘With God at the Forefront’

“One of the best things I like about M28 is that step by step, day by day, I can really live my life on terms with God at the forefront,” said David Davenport. “I do not have to look a certain way or present myself as something that I am not. I can have flaws. ...Read More

Resilience through Rapping: Get to Know Frankie C.

Frankie C. is a truly remarkable person who has been doing life with M28 participants and working with Pastor Jim as his spiritual life coach. He has an important story to tell, and he does it through his original rap songs, which you can check out below. This medium helps Frankie as he works on ...Read More

A Second Chance and a New Path Forward with M28 Ministry

“You are talking with a dead man right now, but he is walking,” Cristobal Sanchez described himself as he recounted his life and how he became involved with M28 Ministry. Cristobal was born into a family of organized crime, drugs, and alcohol. He was involved with substances just as a regular part of his daily ...Read More

M28 Executive Director Jimmy Schambach & Board Member Susan Ewing-Rathfon on Glenn Hamilton’s Podcast

We were honored to appear on iHeartRadio’s podcast “The Good Stuff” with The River 97.3’s Glenn Hamilton, where the discussion focused on opioid abuse and recovery. M28 Executive Director Jimmy Schambach and Board Member Susan Ewing spoke about a variety of topics, including what you can do if you suspect a loved one might be ...Read More

‘God Opens Many Doors.’ Doug and Nikki McMullen’s M28 story.

“I took the cops on a high-speed chase and was using drugs badly. I thought I was going away for a while,” said Doug McMullen as he spoke about the grace of God and His caring nature introduced to him through M28. Doug and Nikki McMullen have been together for over twenty years, side-by-side through ...Read More

Listen: M28 Discusses Recovery on Popular iHeartRadio Podcast

M28 Ministry recently had the opportunity to appear on iHeartRadio’s popular “Insight with Sylvia Maus” podcast to discuss opioid abuse, recovery, and how we help people achieve sobriety rates well above the national average. We appreciated this chance to highlight some surprising realities of substance abuse disorder along with reasons for hope and some of ...Read More

Todd Cressler Becomes Associate Director and Development Officer At M28 Ministry

Todd Cressler recently joined M28 Ministry as Associate Director and Development Officer. In this position, he will lead the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts, assist in M28’s growth as an organization, and provide mentoring and life coaching to those finding their way in life. He also will work closely with Executive Director Jimmy Schambach and Director Emeritus ...Read More

Nonprofit M28 Ministry Holds Fundraising Banquet Featuring Keynote Speaker Damon West, An Internationally Bestselling Author

M28 Ministry, a faith-based nonprofit in Central Pennsylvania dedicated to assisting those in recovery from substance use disorders, will host internationally bestselling author Damon West as the keynote speaker for its annual fundraising banquet. The event, to be held Oct. 12 at West Shore Country Club, raises money to support M28 projects including a food pantry, life coaching, ...Read More

‘I Am One Of God’s Children, And I Matter:’ Patrick Lamey’s M28 Story

‘I Am One Of God’s Children, And I Matter:’ Patrick Lamey’s M28 Story After a string of bad events in Patrick’s life, he spiraled. Homeless for three years, Patrick found himself living in abandoned houses and tents. He prayed to many different idols and “gods,” not knowing what or whom to believe in. He had ...Read More