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!
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.
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.
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!
Steve MartinezGrace Students Director
I am the Director of Student Ministries at Grace Church. I went to Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary where my passion for student ministry started and grew. Since then, I've taught at a Christian school and have been involved with a few different student ministries in local churches. I am married to my college sweetheart Ashley and we have 2 children, Olivia and Ethan. I enjoy watching movies with my wife, having fun with my kids, playing and watching sports (mostly watching), reading books, listening to music and of course hanging out with students.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Carlos VazquezPrayer & Facilities Director
God, Family, and Grace. I love Jesus because He first loved me, even when I acted as an adversary against Christ, I love my beautiful daughters and the son God has blessed me with, topped off with the sweetest wife ever - truly a good thing for me. I like to pray, bless people when I can, and play warzone on ps5. I also love music as I have written for musicians, recorded music, and wrote numerous songs.
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.