Rev. Lauren Cain, Pastor
Rev. Lauren Cain is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. The ELCA and the UCC are in full communion with each other and this allows Rev. Cain to serve Grace Lutheran Church.
Rev. Cain is passionate about mission, outreach, revitalization and serving God’s people most in need. She is excited about working with the congregation of Grace to minister in Pottstown and beyond.
Rev. Cain is also the part-time pastor of St. Paul’s UCC, a few short blocks away in Pottstown. She was also recently selected to be a part of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI), the UCC’s elite leadership program for up and coming young clergy.
Rev. Cain currently resides in Lansdowne with her husband Ryan and their son John. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and going on adventures with her son.
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.
Parish Administrator – currently vacant
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.