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 RuttConnections 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!
Justin GerhartWorship & 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!
I am the Financial and HR Coordinator and have been for the past 8+ years. I have 2 kids, and 2 doggos. I have a passion for kids and adults with special needs, one of my kids has non-verbal autism.
Alli SwordsGrace 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 BoalDiscipleship 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.
Rebecca WhiteMinistry Assistant
While praying with my mom and dad, I accepted Christ when I was 8 years old. Since then, I've graduated from Messiah College with a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science, coordinated Philhaven's Lancaster County After-School Program, and taught preschool at Lititz Christian Early Learning Center for 16 years. I am married to Bob White who teaches 6th grade at Lititz Elementary. Together we have three kids - Ben who is married to Calista; Elise, and Anna. In my free time, I enjoy being a Culinary Assistant at Zest Cooking School, camping with my family, sewing costumes, and reading historical fiction.
Dr. Mike CoarsonExecutive 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.
Whitie WillardPastor Emeritus
Courtney MurphyGrace 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!