The Rev. Lynn Hade arrived in August of 2021 to serve as our rector. Lynn is a second career priest and Grace is the 4th parish she has had the privilege to serve. A 2007 graduate of The Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, in her earlier professional life Lynn worked with children and families at Parenting Plus and Head Start in Centre County Pennsylvania and at North Broadway Children’s Center in Columbus, Ohio. A native of Iowa, Lynn is the proud mother of two adult daughters and grandchildren ranging in age from 6 months to 13 years. Lynn loves pretty much all she does, but will turn to a good mystery novel when she needs a little break.
Carolyn Nelson is our Senior Warden, serving in that role beginning in March, 2022. Carolyn is a longtime member of Grace, arriving in 1973 with her husband Cole, who is a lifetime member of Grace. Carolyn brings experience in many areas of life at Grace, serving previously as our Registrar and as coordinator of Sunday School. Carolyn is a retired kindergarten teacher and the proud parent of 4 adult children.
Keith Cameron began his tenure as our Parish Treasurer in February 2022. A longtime Episcopalian, Keith joined Grace when he moved to the area following his retirement in XXXX. Keith is a retired Coast Guard and the proud parent of
Donna Hayes is a member of the vestry and serves as our Parish Registrar. A retired Children’s librarian, Donna keeps us organized with her well detailed vestry meeting minutes and her many contributions to the life of the parish as a volunteer.
David Jones cheerfully serves as Property Warden and is a lifelong member of Grace. David is also our liaison with the Grace Foundation, a separate entity set up to provide long-term funding for property repair and upkeep. A man of good humor, David can always be counted upon for a wry observation of life, our buildings and the creatures that inhabit our property.
Pauline Koszoru Laurie Newmeyer Susan Newstead
Elsbeth Hoefler, Pauline Koszoru, Laurie Newmeyer, and Susan Newstead round out our vestry slate, each of them bringing something uniquely their own to our work as a vestry.
Martha Maczko and Sylke Bargsten share the job organist. Martha is an elementary music teacher with the Bel Air School District and Sylke is an independent musician and artist.
Carolyn Nelson and Jeff King frequently add their skills as guitarists to our worship service.