Central Pennsylvania

The application period for the upcoming 2017-18 Fellows Program

opens February 1, 2017.


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
Attn: Neil Olcott
470 Friendship Road
Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Email: n.olcott@cslewisinstitute.org
ph: 717-856-8050


The C.S. Lewis Institute in Central Pennsylvania is devoted to developing disciples who can articulate, defend 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.


Stacy Masshardt, Fellows Program Coordinator
Email / Ph: 774-272-3579

Stacy Masshardt is the Program Coordinator for the Central PA Fellows Program. She holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies and Theological Studies from Eastern University, and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Messiah College. She has a desire to share her passion of the good news of the Gospel and the reality of God’s grace with others. Stacy shares her life with her best friend and husband, Joe.  


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