Our Leadership Team

  • Nick Boonstra  - Senior Pastor

    Pastor Nick became the pastor of Blue Course Community Church in July 2023. Nick is a Clarks Summit University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary graduate. He is a self-professed theology nerd and, when not reading, loves to spend time with his family watching sports, hiking, and other outdoor activities. 

    Pastor Nick and his wife, Ashley, have been married for 13 years. They have three elementary-aged children. Ashley is also a Clarks Summit University graduate and is a third-grade teacher. You will likely find her helping out in our kids ministry. Nick and Ashley love to see people of all ages and walks of life grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.

  • Cindy Rutschky - Children's Ministry

    Cindy grew up in upstate NY between Rochester and Buffalo. But now, Cindy and her husband Matthew live in State College. They have one grown son/stepson who lives in Florida. They also have three pets they love. Bella their mini-golden doodle and two cats, Lily & Devon. In her free time, Cindy enjoys quilting, crafts, reading, kayaking, & camping with family and friends. Cindy has a Masters of Education Degree from Clarion University and completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Lock Haven University. Most of her previous experience is in the Early Childhood field.

  • Ruba Elias - Administrative Assistant


  • Ryan Cummins - Chairman

    Ryan has been a believer since 2005, when he placed his faith in Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. Ryan grew up an Air Force “brat” and was raised in the Lutheran Church. He graduated from college at George Mason University in 2012. While there, he joined Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and found out what he believed and why he believed it. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law in 2015, and is an attorney in State College. He’s been part of a life group at the church since 2012 and joined the church in 2014. His wife Olivia and he were married at the church in August 2016. Their daughter Claire was born in August 2019, and their son was born in March 2021. Olivia and Ryan have led a life group since 2016, and he served as Treasurer from 2018 – 2020. He has been an Elder since 2020.

  • Tim Miller

    Tim grew up in Northwestern PA, where he was raised in the Corry Alliance Church. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a very young age, and while he can’t point to an exact moment in which his faith became legitimate, he can say that by 7th grade, he could start to see his life and worldview differ from his peers. This is the time in his life when his faith began to truly grow, and he first learned to walk with God on a daily basis, and he has been walking with the Lord ever since. He was baptized at age 16 in the Corry Alliance Church, and in college he was a member of Cru at Penn State, where he majored in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. After college, he was a member of Grace Community Church in Corning, NY, until he moved back to Central Pennsylvania in 2013. He started attending Blue Course Community Church in 2013 and became a member in early 2014. Since then, he has served on the worship team and currently serves as the Facilities Director for the church.

  • Bill Simon

    Bill grew up in western Pennsylvania and attended a United Methodist church throughout his childhood, gaining knowledge about the Bible from the pastors and teachers there. As a college student at Penn State, he met some dedicated and joyful believers and came to realize that he had not fully committed himself to Jesus Christ; He gave his life to Him as a sophomore and became very active in campus ministry. Since then, it has been his desire to serve in areas where God has given him skills or strong interests, including musical worship, missions, and ministry to college students. Bill enjoys serving on the church’s worship, missions, and facilities teams and as a campus ministry affiliate at Penn State.

  • Sandy Smith

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