Kristen Anselmo Hertzog to be recognized for achievements in the 2017 Women of Influence Awards

Ephrata, PA (April 7, 2017) – Hertzog Homestead is pleased to announce that it’s Business Owner, Kristen Anselmo Hertzog, has been named an award recipient of the 2017 Women of Influence awards.

Kristen was selected as one of the top nominees by the judges for her leadership and achievements within Hertzog Homestead, as well as her contributions to the community.

“ I am really humbled to be recognized with this award. Both as a woman and being considered an influential one within the community are two things that women in other countries and certainly in almost every other period in history women could only dream about.” says Hertzog.

With strategic vision and communication skills, Kristen has transformed her bicentennial family farm into a successful business venture, Hertzog Homestead outside Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Along with her husband, Scott she has created a unique and hospitable environment for countless guests from around the world to enjoy Lancaster County. Kristen spearheaded the restoration of her 200-year-old historic limestone bank barn into a three-season event venue for weddings, executive functions and fundraising events. Scott and Kristen have two children, a 15-year-old daughter adopted from Haiti and a 10-year biological son, who is the 9th generation from an unbroken family bloodline to live at Hertzog Homestead.

The Women of Influence awards recognizes 30 women leaders in the midstate who are influential in their companies, industries and communities, based on their experience, integrity, leadership, and accomplishments.

As an award winner, Kristen will be recognized at an event on Monday, June 26 at the Hilton Harrisburg, as well as in a publication to be inserted in the June 30 issue of the Central Penn Business Journal.

Serving others and providing opportunity has been the keystone to Kristen’s motivation and passion. She facilitated the startup of student computer centers in Haiti, offers pro bono nonprofit consulting, and has led over 70 Haiti mission teams. For the past 5 years, Hertzog Homestead has rallied English, Amish and Old Order Mennonites together in a common goal of raising funds for educational projects in Haiti through her start up, Hope for Haiti Benefit Auction, which brought over 900 community members on her property last year to raise funds for selected nonprofits working in educational initiatives in Haiti.  

The eighth annual Women of Influence awards is sponsored by Brown Shultz Sheridan and Fritz; Mountz Jewelers; PinnacleHealth System and Rhoads & Sinon. It is a program of the Central Penn Business Journal.  

For more information about the Women of Influence Awards or to register to attend the awards luncheon, visit or contact Emily Winslow at or (717) 323-5268.


  • Gayle Wocoski
    June 18, 2017
    1:16 pm

    We have never stayed at the Hertzog Homestead yet, but I want to congratulate you on your award! This award proves that not only are you a phenomenal person and businesswoman, but that the Homestead is a a wonderful place to stay. We will try to be up soon.
    Gayle Wocoski
    Gaithersburg, MD

    • Scott
      June 19, 2017
      12:38 am

      Thanks so much! I appreciate that compliment. We would love to have you stay with us during your next jaunt to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.



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