The Financial Team oversees the finances of Saving Grace Church.
Deacon of 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.
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.
Dave has been a part of Saving Grace Church since 2005. He was ordained as a non-vocational pastor in 2020 and started working full time at the church in 2022. He is involved in the Mercy ministries team, Children's Ministry, Transform Youth Ministry, the Young Adult Fellowship, and church fellowship groups. He loves hiking and the outdoors in addition to spending time with his wife Satin and 5 children.
Erik has been a part of Saving Grace Church since 2001. He has helped with Campus Ministry (REC), Christianity Explored classes, Kids' Cove, Financial Team, and he is currently helping with Transform.
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.
Joe started attending Saving Grace Church as an IUP college student in 1997. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in Sociology. Joe and his wife, Mary, met at IUP and have three children. They both love cheering on their kids at their local sporting events throughout the year rain, snow, or shine. Joe joined the pastoral team in 2005 and has worn a number of ministry hats over the years. Currently he preaches, leads various ministry teams and disciples church leaders and members. Joe is also currently pursuing a Masters of Theological Study in Preaching and Pastoral ministry at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking, swimming, drinking coffee and hanging out with his family.
Kathie has been a part of Saving Grace Church since 1990 and has been involved in a number of ways over the years. She has worked in the office since 1993 and currently serves on the Financial Team, Mercy Ministry Team and helps at the Connect Center on Sunday morning.
Mark is a Mortgage Underwriter at Ephrata National Bank. In addition to being the Deacon of Fellowship Groups, Mark is a member of the Financial Team. Mark and his wife, Sara, have 2 daughters.