LifePath Christian Ministries / York Union Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 5/26/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


For more than five decades, homeless and hurting neighbors have turned to York Rescue Mission to meet their desperate needs. And they'll continue to do so for decades to come.

Contact information

Mailing address:
LifePath Christian Ministries
363-371 West Market St
PO Box 1968
York, PA 17405-1968


Phone: 717-845-7662

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 236444734

CEO/President: Norman Humber

Chairman: Rev. Dr. Larry Walthour

Board size: 7

Founder: Stuart Shelley and others

Ruling year: 1968

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Our Vision: To be a Christ centered organization that is a compassionate shelter and vital community partner.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to extend the love of Christ to our neighbors in need by providing food, shelter, and a connection to support services.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating635 of 111079 of 141
Fund acquisition rating981 of 1111136 of 141
Resource allocation rating778 of 111188 of 141
Asset utilization rating35 of 11105 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$58,122$72,620$58,087$66,833$34,996
Short-term investments$0$0$0$704,323$662,522
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$642,068$1,603,823$1,743,300$1,196,807$816,323
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,539,057$1,577,312$1,550,720$1,394,727$1,636,208
Other long-term assets$2,169,536$1,022,166$1,259,273$1,020,841$1,111,480
Total long-term assets$3,708,593$2,599,478$2,809,993$2,415,568$2,747,688
Total assets$4,350,661$4,203,301$4,553,293$3,612,375$3,564,011
Payables and accrued expenses$324,734$264,105$220,910$284,891$367,463
Other current liabilities$0$1,788$13,388$8,380$26,800
Total current liabilities$324,734$265,893$234,298$293,271$394,263
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,074,811$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,184,155$48,288$174,800$380,320$94,113
Total liabilities$1,508,889$314,181$409,098$673,591$488,376
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,694,670$2,726,903$2,776,909$1,822,363$1,807,974
With donor restrictions$1,147,102$1,162,217$1,367,286$1,116,421$1,267,661
Net assets$2,841,772$3,889,120$4,144,195$2,938,784$3,075,635
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,578,677$3,925,377$4,184,227$1,971,681$2,178,267
Program service revenue$2,318,855$2,243,021$1,700,253$1,150,719$1,309,259
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$23,162$1,078($430)$204,070$97,083
Other revenue$106,241$74,904$49,181$1,631$6,434
Total other revenue$2,448,258$2,319,003$1,749,004$1,356,420$1,412,776
Total revenue$6,026,935$6,244,380$5,933,231$3,328,101$3,591,043
Program services$5,442,252$4,786,046$3,979,271$2,248,112$2,663,137
Management and general$531,106$482,826$352,930$443,987$670,958
Total expenses$7,132,499$6,266,371$4,993,829$3,370,825$3,905,879
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($1,105,564)($21,991)$939,402($42,724)($314,836)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,105,564)($21,991)$939,402($42,724)($314,836)


Norman HumberChief Executive Officer$128,870
Patrick Ball Start 523Interim CEO$5,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/26/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


"From the very beginning, the importance of a mission for York was on the hearts of all of us."

So said Stuart Shelley, one of the founders of York Rescue Mission (the precursor to LifePath Christian Ministries). In 1961, Shelley and others started planning the Mission's work and vision. We opened in 1962 with only two buildings - one for sleeping quarters for homeless neighbors, a small restaurant to serve meals, and a chapel, and the other for the Mission's superintendent and family.

Herman R. Smith, another founder and our first Board President, said, "Our first priority has always been the salvation of men's souls. Their spiritual needs come first, then their physical needs. We help them, house them, and feed them. We help them find God, and get over the problems they may have so they can reenter the mainstream of life."

Within the first two years, the Mission became overcrowded and had to expand ... and we've been expanding ever since - not just in our facilities, but also in the way we help our neighbors in need, now with more services than ever before.

Program accomplishments

2022 By The Numbers:
75,849 meals served
32,218 nights of safe lodging
2,446 unique guests served