James May President
Term begins July 2021
Jim and Ellen May moved to Brookshire community January, 2019. After a 35 year military career we moved from our home in NE Pennsylvania in order to be closer to our youngest grandchildren. We are parents of four children, grandparents to 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Our career includes 8 years as a trumpeter in the US Marine Band, Washington, DC . I then attended seminary, after which I served as a pastor for four years. In 1982 I became an Army Chaplain and served in various locations, including as the senior Army Chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. Our last assignment was in Heidelberg, Germany, where I was responsible for the oversight of all the Army Installation chapels in Europe. I retired as an Army Colonel in 2008 after 26 years as a chaplain.
I earned a doctorate degree in Pastoral Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as an honorary doctorate from Baptist Bible Seminary. I also received a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA.
In retirement we spend much time with family. I teach Sunday School and do pulpit supply when needed. I have travelled to Africa on six occasions to teach seminary students in Zambia, Cameroon, and Benin.
Brookshire Community has proven to be the ideal retirement spot for the Mays, and we thank the Lord for leading us to our new home.
Kay Hudak Vice President
Term starts July 2021
My husband Joe and I moved to Brookshire in 2019 from Lititz where we resided for 32 years. We have one daughter and a son in law who also reside in Manheim. We are originally from the Bedford/Johnstown area where Joe and I both grew up.
I attended The University of Pittsburgh, Allegany Community College and Penn State University where I earned my Masters Degree in Education. I worked in the Dental field for 11 years prior to teaching at the Lancaster County Career and Technical School for 28 years. I retired in 2018. I have worked in the Dental field with the military, part time, since that time traveling to various bases PA, MD, NJ, and RI with a program called Mission Readiness. We provide treatment for soldiers getting ready for deployment.
Some of past responsibilities have included:
Liaison between the Warwick School School Board and the LCCTC
Penn State University local Resource Instructor where I was responsible for new teachers during their student teaching.
Was instrumental in developing a satellite Dental Assisting Program, an Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Program and a Dental Hygiene Program at the LCCTC.
Served on numerous administrative committees for the purpose of hiring new administration and developing new curriculum, as well as advisory capacities for student organizations..
Upon moving to Brookshire I immediately became involved in the activities here. I currently serve on the Decorations Committee, Coffee Shop volunteer, , co-chaired the New Years Day Dinner at the club house, organized a police dog demonstration for the community, play on the bocce league, and served as Secretary to the HOA Board.
Term starts July 2020
Fred Sample, lives at 1004 Cambridge Drive with his wife of 44 years. They have two children and five grandchildren.
Born and raised as a local boy, he graduated from Warwick High School, received a track scholarship from Pennsylvania Military College ( now Widener University). He graduated with a BS in Business Management and Engineering, and received a Commission in the Army Corps of Engineers.
After his Honorable Discharge, Fred spent a few years as a construction engineer and then project estimator for Henkel’s & McCoy Inc, the then America’s largest utility contractor
In 1974 Fred joined Hauck Manufacturing Company as the Coordinator of Special Projects and in 1977 became Manager of International Operations.
Fred spent huge blocks of time abroad. Seventeen countries, six Passports. He has also taken on a few consults abroad. Three weeks in Saudi Arabia.. Two
weeks in Moscow. Numerous trips south to the Islands and others.
During his professional life he has also contributed to community:
Past member Elizabeth Township Planning Commission
Past member Optimist Club
Past President Lions Club
Past Coach/Board Member Lititz Youth Soccer Club
Past Coach Lititz Little League
Past President Warwick Volleyball Parents
Past Committee Chairman Scout Pack 154
Past Lay Representative to Local, State, and National Conferences for our church
Current Advisory Committee Chairman, Brookshire Community Association
Term Ends July 2022
With Joe Biden as a neighbor and Valerie Bertinelli down the street I grew up in the blue-collar town of Claymont DE. I always had a passion for music writing my first song when I was eight and forming my first rock band when I was thirteen. At the age of fourteen I started my first job as a dishwasher. It was then I would also meet my future wife Linda. We married after graduating high school. Music was put on hold as I quickly moved up the corporate ladder. In 1974 I was offered a position with The Marriott Corporation, which lasted twenty-two years. Linda and I moved to Northern Virginia where we raised our three children, one boy and two girls. I held numerous leadership and creative positions within Marriott and was on the development team to develop a new fast food concept called Roy Rogers. In 1995 I became a franchisee for Burger King and later on Popeye's. I operated a total of seven restaurants until my retirement in 2011.
I really feel God delivered Linda and I to Brookshire and feel blessed every day I wake up and step outside my front door. It truly is one big family. There is not a day goes by that I don’t witness the generosity, compassion and love that Brookshire residents have.
Former member of the rules committee for five years and chairman for another two.
Board Member for 5 years, Vice President for three.
Designed Brookshire’s web site and have been webmaster for nine years
Provided information and assisted several neighbors with reducing property assessments.
Member of Brookshire’s “Fun Band” performing at many Brookshire events.
Plays keyboards for the local rock band “Off Our Rockers”.
Past and Current Affiliations / Memberships / Certifications
Freemason: Member Manheim Lodge.
Member of the Scottish Rite Harrisburg Valley
Dale Carnegie: Public speaking instructor.
American Society for Composers and Publishers (A.S.C.A.P.)
Chairman Nashville Song Writers Association for Delaware
N.S.F. Certified to teach Serve Safe sanitation classes
Certified Instructor: The Learning Annex:
American Red Cross: C.P.R. and lifesaving
Instructor: Charles Hobbs Time Management