Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board (which is comprised of a minimum of three church members) exists in order to provide counsel to our pastors. Each member on the Board is chosen by the pastors and must be a member conversant with our Statement of Basic Beliefs. Members of the Advisory Board serve one-year terms, although the pastors may ask specific members to stay on longer in order to provide continuity.

Erica Aiken

Erica is a school counselor at the Indiana Area Junior High School. In addition to the Advisory Board, Erica is also a member of the Women's Ministry Planning Team and a receptionist for the Kids' Cove. Erica and her husband, Matt, have 2 children. 

Pat Conrad

Pat has been retired from the Eat n' Park Hospitality Group since 2014. In addition to serving on the Women's Ministry Planning Team, Pat has been a Fellowship Group leader and also serves as a Mom's Lounge Attendant. Pat has 3 sons, one daughter and 9 grandchildren.

Craig Highberger

Craig and his wife Cheryl have been members of Saving Grace for five years. During that time, Craig has served in the Conawega Rehabilitation Ministry for about three years. He also served on the Coffee Committee for a couple of years and was a fellowship co-leader for a year.

Prior to joining Saving Grace Church, Craig served as a deacon and elder at Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana. He also was a facilitator in a Bible Study group for several years.

Craig worked as a social worker in the State juvenile justice system for 5 years and 25 years in the mental health system. After retiring from his work with the State, he worked in a psychiatric private practice for 8 years.

Albert Hines

Albert is an Engineer. At Saving Grace, he is a 3rd grade teacher in the Kids' Cove, a member of the Worship Team and he also is currently serving as a member of the Advisory Board. Albert was saved in college at the University of Tennessee in 1980. He and his wife, Leslie, started attending the church in 2010. They have 4 daughters.

Heather rice

Heather had a 14-year career in pediatric physical therapy and also worked as the office manager at Environmental Pest Management for 17 years.  She retired in 2017. Heather and her husband Jim have attended SGC since 1988. Together they served as FG leaders for 10 years.  As well as serving on the Advisory Board, Heather is part of Children's Ministry, the Prayer Team, and First Impressions Team. Jim and Heather have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.