Central Pennsylvania


The application period for the 2019-20 Fellows Program is open until April 15th 2019.



In order to apply for year one you need to do the following:

1. Complete the online application: Click the link below and complete the online application which takes approximately an hour to complete. You are able to save portions of the application, so it does not need to be completed in one sitting.

2. Send Recommendations: Toward the end of the application you will be asked to send an electronic recommendation form to be completed by a pastor or elder in your church and a second recommendation to be completed by someone who knows you well. The recommendations will then be sent in by your references and your application will be complete.



Year Two Applicants: Along with your Year Two application, please submit a copy of your original Year One application by mail, email, or fax using the information listed below. If you did not retain a copy, you may contact the Institute to check if we have it on file. If original application is not available, please complete a new one. Once your application has been submitted, please have your pastor or other ministry leader submit a Fellows Program Recommendation Form and return it directly to the Institute either via the web form or the information provided below.



C.S. Lewis Institute - Central Pennsylvania
Mailing Address:
Attn: Neil Olcott 
31 Ken-Lin Drive, Dillsburg, PA 17019
Email: n.olcott@cslewisinstitute.org
Phone: 717-856-8050

Meeting Location:
Harrisburg, PA


The C.S. Lewis Institute in Central Pennsylvania is devoted to developing disciples who can articulate, defend, share and live faith in Christ in public and personal life; we are an extension of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington D.C., which began in 1976 and stresses discipleship of mind and the heart. The Institute works in partnership with local churches and ministries to help believers glorify God by becoming mature disciples of Jesus Christ who impact the spheres of influence to which God has called them.  This discipleship occurs through:

  • The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program, an intensive mentoring/discipleship program that focuses on spiritual and theological growth.
  • Apologetics and Discipleship Seminars, through which world respected authors and speakers instruct and encourage participants about important aspects of life in the Kingdom of God.
  • Knowing & Doing, a quarterly publication with challenging articles, interviews, and reviews designed to nurture discipleship of heart and mind.
  • Pastors Network - The vision of the Pastors Prayer Network of Central PA is to connect pastors and clergy across our area to come together to pray. We have a desire to see the pastors, clergy and ministers of our area growing in friendship, unity through centering on Jesus and His gospel through prayer, that the people of our neighborhoods, cities and broader region might believe in Jesus. For more info go to: http://pastorsprayernetworkcpa.org/
  • Informal gatherings, where the important issues of the day and of personal life can be explored from the perspective of biblical orthodoxy.

Neil Olcott, Area Director

Email /Ph:717-856-8050

Neil Olcott is the Area Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute of Central PA. His desire is for followers of Christ to continually know Christ in a deeper and more meaningful way.  Neil has been in church ministry for over 30 years in a variety of roles including Senior Pastor. He holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Barrington College, and both a Masters and Doctorate degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Neil lives in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Pat.  They have three adult children, Jocelyn, Emery, and Annaliese.

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