The Reverend Christian McMullan, Interim Pastor
Originally from Charlotte, NC (Hey y’all!) Pastor Christian has done ministry in suburban Boston and central MI, prior to coming to moving to Phoenixville, where he served as an associate pastor for several years before entering interim ministry. Since then, he has also done doctoral work and taught as an adjunct. In all, he has served full-time as an interim pastor at five different churches and consulted with three others in the past 10 years in southeast PA. He feels called to preach God’s good news to people navigating the ups and downs that come with change. He especially loves seeing people grow in their faith and get excited about the possibilities for ministry in their congregations. Pr. Christian lives in Phoenixville with his family and his rescue mutt. In addition to driving his kids all over creation, he likes to play soccer and read in his spare time.
Mrs. Phyllis Rinehart, Minister of Music
Phyllis began piano lessons at age five, and singing in the church choir at age eight. This began a lifelong love of God and church music. As an adult she began studying the organ more seriously in response to the shortage of substitute organists for her church. She has served as supply or interim organist at churches in Pottstown and Berks County. In her spare time, Phyllis enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
Ms. Patricia (Dee) Berger, Parish Administrator
Dee is a long time Lutheran having both worked and volunteered for several congregations over the years. She graduated from Pottsgrove High School, but now calls Harleysville home. Dee has two grown children, Kenny and Thomas, and is helping to raise two teenagers, Erin and Alex. In her spare time she runs an online consignment business on Facebook and eBay.
Dee’s office hours are 8:45 AM to 12:15 PM on Monday through Thursday. In addition to providing a presence in the office, she is responsible for church communications (bulletins, newsletter, website/Facebook postings, etc.), ordering supplies, and providing assistance for the Early Learning Center.
Mrs. Stephanie Houck, ELC Director
Stephanie Houck has been the director of Grace Early Learning Center for over 15 years. Stephanie holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Ed/ Elementary Ed from Kutztown University and a M. Ed. degree in Education/Instructional Technology from Cabrini College. All of her classroom experience has been in early childhood education. She has taught 2nd grade, Preschool, and Pre-K. Stephanie has two teenage children, a son and a daughter. Both attended Grace Early Learning Center as preschoolers. Over the past 15 years, working here has allowed Stephanie to meet many wonderful families in the Pottstown area. She enjoys watching the children grow as they come to the school as a toddler and leave as a preschooler. Stephanie enjoys reading, biking, exercising, hiking, and vacationing with her family.
Mr. Rob Palko, Sexton
Bio and photo coming soon!