Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Higgins, Young Adult Minister 

email: nhiggins@hbgdiocese.org

Nicholas was born and raised in Florida and recently moved to Newville, PA where he plans to open a non-profit coffee shop to support his mission community in Honduras.  Nicholas is an active member of the Catholic lay community the Missioners of Christ (www.missionersofchrist.org), recently serving for two years as a missionary in Honduras after completing his graduate coursework in Human Factors Psychology and Industrial Engineering in Florida.

Jolene Cramm, Coordinator of Religious Education

email:  jcramm@hbgdiocese.org

Jolene Cramm spent many of her childhood years with her family in Williamsport, PA.  She was baptized and married there at Mater Dolorosa Church.  For the past twenty years, Jolene has lived in Walnut Bottom, PA and has been a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation Church.  She and her husband have been married for twenty-seven years and are blessed with four children and one grandchild.  Jolene earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University in 2005 and has been teaching for eleven years.  She has also been active in volunteering with youth activities at Our Lady of the Visitation Church since 1997.  

Tracy Plotner, Office Manager

email:  tplotner@hbgdiocese.org

Since the age of 2, Tracy lived in Shippensburg.  She joyfully received the majority of the sacraments in the OLV Religious Education program and church.  Tracy began sharing her love of Christ by teaching Sunday school for 5 years.  In 2011 she happily accepted God's calling by becoming the Office Manager for OLV.  Today, Tracy has a loving husband, Terry, and 3 children - Hunter, Samantha, and Natalie.  In Tracy's spare time she enjoys playing golf, watching football, hiking, gardening, and camping at her family lake in Altoona.  Please call Tracy regarding any parish questions.  She can be reached at (717) 532-2912, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 4pm.

Fr. Dwight Schlaline, Pastor

         Father Dwight Schlaline was born on May 1, 1982 in Hanover, PA.  He grew up in the small town of East Berlin, PA.  He attended Bermudian Springs elementary and Middle Schools until 8th grade.  After that he attended Delone Catholic High School.  Fr. Dwight is an Eagle Scout whose project was to conduct a youth retreat at his home parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Abbottstown, PA.  After high school, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville and graduated in 2004 with a degree in Classical Languages and Philosophy.  In 2005, Fr. Dwight became a seminarian for the Diocese of Harrisburg.  He studied as a seminarian and was ordained a priest on June 26, 2010 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg.  From 2010 - 2014, he served as a Campus Minister at Dickinson College and Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick's Parish in Carlisle, PA.He became Pastor of Our Lady's parish on June 23,  2014.