Donna Wright, Interim Pastor
Pastor Donna Wright has been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 25 years, serving as an intentional interim pastor in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod for the past 10 years. She has lived in many states and is used to moving and getting to know new people and situations. We here at Grace are her 8th interim congregation. In her spare time Pastor Donna enjoys baking bread, cooking, reading, history, and Sudoku puzzles.
Heather Hochstuhl, Parish Administrator
Heather has 15 plus years of experience working in an Early Learning Center. She has background in being a Preschool Director as well as teaching young children. Heather has achieved a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development.
My husband, Tony, and I have three children and spend most of our time traveling around the country with them playing softball, soccer, and gymnastics.
In addition to working with the children in our learning center I am able to utilize my skills in the church office as well managing the day to day operations of the church office.
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.
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.