Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yorktown Heights welcomed Pastor Christopher Chantelau in December 2017. God has called us together to grow in our worship, education, outreach and fellowship. Pastor Chantelau has 28 years of experience as a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (“ELCA”). He holds a B.A. in Music from Gettysburg College, a master’s in Divinity from Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, completed two years at Fordham University School of Law and has served four other Lutheran congregations in Pennsylvania, New York, and most recently in Towson, Maryland.
In addition to enjoying Bible Study with all ages, he also feels blessed to have led youth and adults on many Servant Trips, focusing mainly on his interest in repairing and renewing homes for those in need. He has also been committed to cooperative efforts among faith communities, saying, “In this time, people of faith must heal our divisions to come together in understanding and cooperation.”
Parish Administrator – Kristen Halderman
The Church office is staffed Monday through Friday by our Parish Administrator, Kristen Halderman. When the church building is able to safely re-open, those community members and groups who wish to use our Fellowship Hall for events may contact the church office. Kristen can also assist with coordinating weddings, baptisms, and funerals at Grace. She also serves as the Charter Sponsor / Coordinator with our Boy Scout Troop 174.
Director of Music – Becki Advocate
Our Music Director is Becki Advocate. Becki welcomes musicians who wish to perform as part of our worship services and community concerts.
Sexton – Vinnie Tipa
Our church property is maintained by an active Property Committee, led by our long-time Sexton, Vinnie Tipa.
Pastor Emeritus – Rev. Dr. Timothy Kennedy
Deacon Carol Straub
Deacon Peg Lindblom
Deacon Chuck Rogler
Deacon in Waiting Doug Jenkins