bible study PA chelsea headshot Dr. Tim Boal Lead Pastor

Sometimes, I can hardly believe that I've been serving local congregations for over 40 years as a spiritual leader. There's nothing quite like the privilege of sharing the message of faith and guiding believers in their spiritual growth in Christ. Grace Church has been a wonderful experience and a terrific group of people to pastor!

My wife Tammy and I have been married for over 40 years, and we are currently relishing the joy of spending time with our eight grandchildren during this season of our lives. We love residing in Lititz and when possible we enjoy riding our bikes in the beautiful Lancaster County countryside.

My faith in Jesus is central to my life, and I am deeply grateful for His love and presence. It is so wonderful to know that Jesus loves me! I'd love for you to know that He loves you too!

chelsea headshot chelsea headshot Chelsea Rutt Engagement 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 Music & Tech Director and Worship Leader

Christ Jesus, there is no greater name. As a worshipper, experiencing the presence of the Spirit is something so indescribably beautiful that I want everyone around me to experience it as well. That is what I strive for in leading worship: creating moments where The Spirit of the Lord is so overwhelmingly present that one cannot help but be consumed with love for the Father, as His overwhelming love and grace is poured out on us.

My musical career is long and varied... from youth worship bands, a band called Eternal Mindset and playing at many churches and retreats to signing to a record label with a hardcore outfit and touring around the country, playing our music in front of thousands and so much more in between, music will always be a part of who I am and I am so grateful for all the things I have experienced that have shaped me into who I am now.

My wife Rebekah and I live in Rothsville with our daughter Margot and our dog Zoey.

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!

sheena headshot Sheena Pickel Kids & Youth Ministry Assistant

I have been coming to Grace Church for over 15 years, and I can say this church is where I truly accepted Jesus fully and got baptized here as well! It is a true blessing that I get to call Grace Church my home church and now employer! I live in Lititz with my husband and two children, and you might catch us downtown at Dosie Dough on any given day. I enjoy working outside in my flower beds in the summer and laying on the beach on our family vacations. I have a passion for spreading the good news of Jesus our Savior, and I am excited to be working alongside people who also have the same passion for Jesus!

martha headshot Martha Kautz Childcare Coordinator

Working with young children, parents and the teen assistants at Grace is a blessing. In my 49 years as a Registered Nurse, 45 years have been in Maternal-Child Health and Pediatrics.  I love little kids, especially babies, and became known as the “Baby Whisperer”.  Married 49 years to my high school sweetheart, we have one son and two grandsons.  Being “sort of retired”, it is my desire to serve and shine for Jesus wherever I can.

rob headshot Rob Mancuso Executive Assistant for the Lead and Discipleship Pastor

My wife and I moved to Lititz and have been part of the Grace Church community since September 2022. I recently retired from a 25-year career as a Criminal Investigator for the federal government within the Inspector General community.   My wife Amy and I have been married for 27 years and we have two adult children.  You can normally find us either walking Winston, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel through downtown Lititz or driving around Lancaster County in our classic Mini Cooper.  I have a passion for the mission of the local church and it’s a blessing to be able to serve here at Grace Church!