Christian McMullan, Interim Pastor
Originally from Charlotte, NC (Hey y’all!) he 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.
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.