Mercy Ministry


The primary goal of Saving Grace Church's Mercy Ministry is to assist in meeting the practical needs of church members and other regular attenders who are experiencing hardship due to sickness or other difficult life circumstances.

There are many opportunities to serve: construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, yard care, snow shoveling, moving help, cleaning, transportation, visiting, and providing meals. To become a Mercy Ministry volunteer, sign up here.

We all have periods in our life when we need extra support. If you have a need that might be met through this ministry, please contact the church office at (724) 349-7940 or feel free to let one of our Mercy Ministry Team members know.

Mercy Ministry Team

Mary Bennett

Mary is an Occupational Therapist working in Early Intervention in Indiana County. She has served in a number of areas over the years including Children’s Ministry and Fellowship Groups. She is currently serving on the Mercy Ministry Team and also the Prayer Team. Mary and her husband, Wade, have 3 children and 1 grandchild. 

Wade Bennett

Wade is a self-employed residential contractor. He has served as a Fellowship Group Leader, Children’sMinistry teacher, and is currently serving on the Mercy Ministry Team and Prayer Team. He and his wife, Mary, have 3 children and 1 grandchild.  

Gary Devivo

Gary is a retired physical education teacher, but still coaches 8th grade boys basketball. He teaches physical education classes for Learning Tree and works with the Miracle League baseball program for special needs individuals. He runs an adapted swim program for special needs children in the Indiana Area School District and is a handyman available to those in need. He serves as a member of the Mercy Ministry Team and a Coordinator of the Day (COD) in the Children’s Ministry, Kids’ Cove. Gary and his wife, Susan, currently have 5 grandchildren and two more on the way!! 

Debi Gressley

Debi is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Indiana County. She has served in the Kids’ Cove as a teacher, bathroom monitor, Mom's Room attendant and receptionist. She has also helped to oversee the Coffee Bar, been a member of the Prayer Team, and also has led women's bible studies. Debi and her husband Beryl have been members at Saving Grace Church since 1990. In the past they were Fellowship Group leaders. They have three children, Justin, Kylle, and Mikaela. Beryl has three older children as well.  

Kathie Kearney

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, Women’s Ministry Planning Team, Mercy Ministry Team and helps at the Connect Center on Sunday morning. 

Dave Marshall

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.

Donna McKelvy

Donna is a retired RN (Hospice and Nurse Navigator), Grandma and wife. She has served SGC in Fellowship Groups, Women’s Ministry, Prayer Team, Mercy Ministry and short-term Missions to Uganda. Donna and her husband, Tim, have 3 grown children and 12 wonderful grandchildren.