Central Pennsylvania


The application period for the upcoming 2020-21 Fellows Program is open.



Year One Applications: You may complete the application using the web form (preferred) or the downloadable PDF (fill out by hand). If using the PDF, please print, then mail or fax the completed form to the Institute via the information listed below. Once your application has been submitted, please have your pastor and one non-related person who knows you well 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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