Deacons &

Ministry Leaders


DEACONS

Our deacons serve as official servants of the church. Deacons differ from our pastors in that they are not required to teach; their ministry roles are oriented in directions of mercy, service, and administration, rather than leading through teaching. Deacons may or may not be paid staff.



Chris Eckenrode

Building and Grounds

Chris oversees the church building and grounds in terms of maintenance and construction. He is also a Fellowship Group Leader and a Financial Team Member. He is a professional civil engineer who has a degree from The Pennsylvania State University and works for a consulting firm in Altoona, PA.  He and his wife, Randi, have three children and live in Indiana Borough.



ron Eshleman

Technical Ministries

Ron is an Advisory Engineer. In addition to being the Deacon of Technical Ministries, he serves as a Sunday School teacher and Photographer. He and his wife, Elaine, started attending the church in 2004. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.



Mark Failor

Missions

Mark is a Residential Mortgage Underwriter at S&T Bank. In addition to being the Deacon of Missions, Mark is a member of the Financial Team and a Sunday morning offering counter. Mark and his wife, Sara, have 2 daughters. 



Jim Rice

Ushers

Jim oversees the Ushers Ministry at Saving Grace Church.   He is also a member of the Financial Team. Jim is an IUP Graduate and a Vietnam Veteran.  He is recently retired after being an independent business owner in Indiana, PA.  He has been a member of Saving Grace Church for over 30 years.  He and his wife, Heather, have four adult children and five grandchildren.



Andrew Wallwork

Finances

Andrew is retired from S&T Bank where he worked for 30 years. Andrew and his wife, Patty, were at the first organizational meeting for the church in June of 1978 and have been members ever since. Andrew currently serves on the financial team and is the church treasurer. Together, he and Patty have 4 daughters, 4 sons-in-law, and 7 grandchildren.

Ministry Leaders




Scott Hudson

Children's Ministry

Scott Hudson has been an engineer for 24 years and has mostly worked in manufacturing. He serves as the Children’s Ministry Director and also helps with Announcements on Sunday mornings. Scott and his wife, Denise have 3 children. 



Bob Reiter

First Impressions Ministry

Bob Reiter manages a local furniture store. He is the Ministry Leader for the First Impression Team. He oversees the Greeters, Welcome Center, SGC café and coffee bar, SG101 classes and much more. He and his wife Debbie have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.