bible study PA chelsea headshot Dr. Tim Boal Lead Pastor

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I have been leading local churches for more than 38 years as a Pastor. Nothing is as great a privilege as being entrusted to proclaim the message of Jesus and to lead His people. Grace is my third congregation served over these years and has been such a treat to lead. My wife Tammy and I, married now for almost 40 years, are also enjoying loving our 8 grandchildren in this season of life. Our mini-dachshund Ruby protects our home here in Lititz with her distinctive bark and wagging tail. When Tammy and I leave her at home, it's because we are riding our bicycles, or I am chasing some little white ball across another fairway. You'll find Tammy at the rec-center swimming pool in the summer or working as a nurse supervisor at a local care community. I love Jesus and am so grateful, that more importantly, He loves me!

chelsea headshot chelsea headshot Chelsea Rutt Connections Director

I love Jesus, and people, and combining them together! Meeting new people, hearing their stories, and connecting them to others are some of my favorite things. When I'm not socializing, I can normally be found walking with a podcast or curled up with a good book. My goal for the year is to keep my five plants alive!

mens bible mens bible Justin Gerhart Worship & Tech Director

I’ve been a member of the Grace Church family for my entire life. My parents started attending in the ‘80s, and the Gerhart family has been here ever since! I’m a graduate of Lititz Christian School and my journey in music started there when I first picked up a guitar in 7th grade. My love for music was further cultivated through youth bands, worship bands, even hardcore/ metal bands! Music has and will always be a huge part of my life, and I thank Jesus that I am able to use the gifts and passions He’s given me to lead people in worship and to praise His holy name week in and week out. Other than music, I love the outdoors, coffee, running, playing and watching soccer, spending time with friends, and so more than I can list! My wife Rebekah and I live in Rothsville with our dog Zoey, and we have been so blessed by the journey the Lord has taken us on with Grace Church!

children ministry children ministry Alli Swords Grace Kids Director

My husband, Mitch, and I live in Lititz with our four crazy kids. When I'm not running, I'm busy biking, playing games, running to soccer games, and spending time with friends and family. I want everyone I know to know that they are fully known and fully loved - by Jesus and by me. Watching kids put their faith in Jesus brings me an indescribable joy as the Kids Director at Grace Church!

dan headshot dan headshot Dan Boal Discipleship Pastor

I am a disciple maker, and I make disciples into disciplemaker. As a servant of Jesus, husband, father, and Pastor I’m called to build people into wholehearted, faith-filled, bold disciples serving Jesus in their own unique way.  I write, speak, train, life coach, and counsel. Additionally, I grow a beard faster than most people I know, but my first love is spending time with my wife and 5 children in the mundane routines of life, and a few crazy faith-filled adventures. 

bible study church staff Dr. Mike Coarson Executive Pastor

I love Jesus with all my heart. I have an amazing wife, named Diana and three awesome kids. I love traveling and experiencing other cultures. I also love fantasy fiction novels, warm fires when it’s cold outside, good movies, and great coffee. I enjoy influencing culture for the sake of God's Kingdom and pouring into leaders to help them become all that He's called them to be.

kids bible study kids bible study Whitie Willard Pastor Emeritus
youth group bible study youth group bible study Courtney Murphy Grace Kids Ministry Assistant

I live in Lititz with my husband, Brian, and our two sons Tanner and Connor. On a Saturday morning, you can find us walking downtown to grab breakfast followed by a playdate at Lititz Springs Park. We love our town! I have a background in early childhood and elementary education. I’m excited to combine my love teaching with my love of Jesus as I assist with Grace Kids ministry. One of my favorite things is when we unite our church families with our community through programs such as Vacation Bible School!

youth group bible study youth group bible study Holly Ford Worship Leader

I’m new to the Grace family and am honored to be a part of it! I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and leading worship for the past 14 years. I believe every person on this earth was created to bring glory to our Creator—my desire is to humbly lead others to a place where they can encounter the Holy Spirit. I also have a passion for interior design and love creating spaces and atmospheres where we can worship. I live in Hanover with my amazing husband, Matt, and our two children, Kellyn & Jude. When I’m not at church, you can probably find me buying too many plants, spending time outdoors, playing volleyball, watching HGTV, or chauffeuring my kids to & from their bajillion activities!

youth group bible study youth group bible study David J Hardie Youth Pastor

For those of you who do not know my name... my name is Pastor David mmmm J mmmm Hardie. I’m a youth ministry veteran of over 15 years. I have traveled all over the country as a youth evangelist. I am an artist who has created thousands of different T-Shirts over the past two decades for various bands, ministries and camps. I love my wife Tara and my three children, Josiah, Malachi and Indie. I am incredibly passionate about inspiring people to creatively do the good works which God prepared in advance for them to do (Eph 2:10).

youth group bible study youth group bible study Don Cassese Facility Director

As the new facility director, I feel blessed to be welcomed so warmly. My wife Beth and I love this church, and love Jesus. Between us we have a beautiful, large, blended family. We live in Lititz now and love the speed of life here. Fun facts – trained as a chef, former Navy corpsman, frequent “cruiser”, and have hit a hole in one on a long par 3. The Holy Spirit led me to Grace, in more ways than one.

youth group bible study youth group bible study Sarah Shenk Executive Assistant

I love Jesus passionately and am honored to be part of the Grace Church Ministry Family. I come from a healthcare quality background in operations and client services. I'm excited as I transition fully into church ministry to utilize my operational skills in a new way for His Glory! Aside from work I have a wonderful family who I treasure, my husband Colin and our two children Erin and Carter. When I'm not at the office you'll find my time spent with them at the park, going for walks and other fun shenanigans in our active life! And when I get the chance for solo adventures you may find me out for a run on the streets of Lititz and Manheim or grabbing a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop!