622 Old Lancaster Pike Shillington PA 19607
Pastor Ray &
A graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK, Pastor Ray served as Associate Pastor at Word of Life Christian Center in Bradenton, FL. He then moved to Reading and founded Grace Fellowship in 1984. The church met in an office building, a school, and the former Shillington Theater until its present location on Old Lancaster Pike. His life’s purpose can be found in Acts 20:24: “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Married to Pastor Ray since 1995, Nancy has a heart to see the church flourish as “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Ephesians 4:16, NLT
A lifetime member of Grace Fellowship, Nathan took on the position of Worship Director in January of 2017. He previously served in the position of Associate Worship Minister since May 2016, following his studies in Music Composition and Music Technology at Penn State University. While at Penn State, Nathan served as Worship Leader and President of DiscipleMakers, a Christian mission organization ministering to college students, and there he met his wife, Taylor. Nathan also oversees our Audio/Visual/Lighting Technology. He has a desire to honor God with musically excellent worship that is passionate, intimate, and free.
Children’s Ministry Director
Lori has lived in Berks & Lancaster Counties all her life. She has served as the Director of G.E.Ms (Grace Elementary Ministries) since September 2014 and overall Children’s Ministry Director since September 2016. Her goal is to present the Gospel in a fun and active way that will be memorable and life-changing for children of all ages. Lori is a graduate of Messiah college; she majored in voice & education and minored in piano. She’s served on the Grace Fellowship worship team since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her husband Dan Keller, son Thaad and her “furry son” (dog) Riddick.
Grace Fellowship’s Treasurer since 1997, Michael faithfully serves the congregation behind the scenes; he is responsible for all of Grace Fellowship’s financial operations. Michael has an extensive background in the banking industry, and has done accounting and financial work for several local businesses. His hobbies and interests include traveling with his wife Cheryl, genealogy, and working with the Kiwanis Club.
Ministry Operations Coordinator
Director of Student Ministries
Sara has worked at Grace since 2012 as the Ministry Operations Coordinator, and most recently as the Director of Middle School & High School Student Ministries. A native of Rochester, NY, and a graduate of Houghton College, she moved to the Reading area in 2009. Sara enjoys using her gifts of writing and administration for the church. She loves working with teens and has a passion to see them unashamedly live their lives for Christ and stand on God’s Word. Sara enjoys attending concerts, reading, traveling near and far, good coffee, Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.
Media & Creative Arts Director
Women of Grace Leader
Karen delights in reaching other women with the depth of God’s Word and encouraging men and women alike to walk in the plans and purposes God has for their lives. She has a degree in Speech & Drama from the University of Notre Dame and she’s a former TV news reporter and ad agency Media Director. “I am blessed to be able to put my education and earlier work experience to use at Grace Fellowship developing and directing Media and Creative Arts presentations.” Karen is the wife of Messianic Jewish evangelist, Jeffrey D. Miller. She especially enjoys time with her family which includes four adult sons.
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