Dr. Lee Stauff, Senior Pastor
Office: (570) 366-3859
Pastor Lee has been serving our church since 2002 and has been in the ministry for over thirty years. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Johnson and Wales Univ. , his M.A. and M.Div. from Biblical Seminary, and his Doctorate from Dallas Seminary. Pastor Lee has been married to Carol Lee since 1978. They have two sons, Derek and Devin, both of whom are married. Derek recently (12/14) received his PhD. in music and Devin has also completed his doctorate and is a prof. of biochemistry at Grove City College. Devin and his wife have given the pastor and Carol Lee four grandchildren. The pastor is committed to this area long term and when the time comes, plans on retiring in this community.
Justin Whitenight, Youth Pastor
Pastor Justin came to GBC in October 2012. Originally from Western New York, he has an Associate’s degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting from Niagara County Community College, and a Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry from Lancaster Bible College.
Before coming to Grace he served as an interim Senior Pastor and spent four and a half years as a Youth Pastor outside of Pittsburgh. Pastor Justin was ordained in 2008.
Justin and his wife, Beth, married in October 2007. They have two children, Emma and Craig. Justin enjoys spending time with the family, playing and watching sports and riding motorcycle.
Kathy Gallo, Church Administrative Assistant and Church Clerk
Phone: (570) 366-2658
I was born & raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA and worked as a secretary for 6 years. I was married there in 1964 to Dave Gallo. While I had been raised in a church and thought I was a Christian, I accepted Christ as my Savior at a Billy Graham movie in Pittsburgh in 1965. It was then that I realized I had only head knowledge about Christ, but did not know Him in my heart. We moved to Orwigsburg in 1971 when Dave was transferred for his job, and became part of the church the next year. Our 4 children grew up in the church and graduated from Blue Mt. schools. They are all married and have their own families, as well as 11 grandchildren who are precious to our hearts!
I worked as a part-time volunteer church secretary from l978 to 1988. From l988 until the present, I have been paid on an hourly basis as a part-time administrative assistant. I have had the privilege of working with Pastors Pierce, Mellon, Keeler and now Lee Stauff. It has been a joy to serve the Lord in this way, as well as being part of our worship team, leading a bi-weekly ladies Bible study, being secretary of our ladies Missionary Fellowship, being part of a small group Bible Study, teaching children, and just being involved with our local church body in any way.
Dave and I will be married 43 years in 2007. I enjoy cooking, music, sewing, arts and crafts, traveling, hiking and especially spending precious time with our children and grandchildren!
Don Johnson, Worship Team Director
Phone: (610) 488-1473
Leslie Nester, Treasurer
Phone: (570) 593-8326
Assistant Church Treasurer
Phone: (570) 516-9187
Steve Derstine, Chairman – Elder Board
Dave Koch, Elder, Financial Secretary, Adult Christian Ed Director, Youth Leadership Team
Phone: (570) 668-2543
Gary Billman, Elder, Staff Relations Chairman, Small Group Leader, Website Administrator
Phone: (570) 617-1749
Brian Blatt, Elder, Liaison with Worship Team
Phone: (610) 488-1793
Steve Goodale, Elder, Chairman of Community Outreach Task Force
Phone: (570) 386-2469
Frank Varaso, Elder
Phone: (484) 437-7165
Brian Nester, Chairman of the Deacon Board
Brian Nester and his wife Leslie were married here at Grace Bible Church January 9, 2010. Having grown up in New Ringgold, Brian has attended Grace Bible Church his whole life and recently became an official member of the church in 2010. Brian graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 1991 and then went on to attend Lincoln Technical Institute. Brian is employed as the Plant Manager for Nova Precision Castings in Auburn where he has worked since the age of 16. Brian and Leslie welcomed the birth of their first child, Seth Abram, on March 21, 2011. In addition to spending time with his family, Brian enjoys hunting and the outdoors. Brian was led to the Lord early in life by his family and is looking forward to serving here at Grace Bible Church as a Deacon.
Rodger Stine, Deacon, Coordinator of Ushers and Greeters
Phone: (570) 366-2732
Gerry Pawlowski, Deacon, Building Maintenance
Phone: (570) 943-2862 (H)
Glenn Kershner, Deacon, Building Maintenance
Phone: (570) 745-7042
Tim Brady, Deacon
Phone: (610) 488-0803
Randy Reppert, Deacon, Benevolence Ministry
Phone: (484) 955-9458
Jeff Steencken, Deacon, Benevolence Ministry
Phone: (570) 573-1426