LEADERSHIP TEAM
 
 
SEAN ROCHE
Senior Pastor
 
Pastor Sean Roche was born in Philadelphia and raised in its suburbs. Following years of substance abuse, he found sobriety at 21. Six years later, after wrestling with the truth claims of the Bible, he came to a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ after reading Josh McDowell’s “More Than a Carpenter.” Since that time, Sean has been involved with various ministries of the local church, most recently as a Senior pastor in the York, PA area. He met his precious wife Jennifer as they were both doing street witnessing, and they were married in 1999. The couple were missionaries to Mexico for a season before having three (now teenaged) children named Grace. Elijah, and Simeon. Sean has a Master’s of Theology from Veritas International University.  It is his continuing passion to strengthen the brethren through expository teaching as well as reach the lost with the amazing love and grace of God!
 
Contact Sean at: sroche@gccnt.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRYAN PETERS
Elder
 
Bryan is a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh School district and Word of Life Bible Institute. He has served in various capacities at Grace Community church. He is passionate about seeing people come to a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ and encouraging people to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a volunteer fire fighter and has helped coach his son’s football team. Along with his wife, Lisa, he has raised 3 adult children and 3 children at home of which they homeschool. Bryan’s life Bible verse is Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things which you do not know.
 
Contact Bryan at: bpeters@gccnt.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JENNY LICHTENWALNER
Children’s Ministry
   
Jenny is passionate about working with children. Her experience includes 15 years of childcare and homeschooling her 6, soon to be 7, children. Being raised surrounded by strong Christian influences, a thriving, personal relationship with God is a priority in her life. She enjoys nature walks, camping, spending time outdoors, and anything to do with her family.   
       
      
Contact Jenny at: jlichtenwalner@gccnt.org

 

JIM TOBIAS
Elder

Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemical Engineering from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA and holds a Master of Business Administration in Fundamentals of Marketing Management from Cornell University’s School of Marketing Industrial Labor Relations.  He is passionate about creating and executing on the various roles within the technical, graphical and audio worship ministries at Grace Community Church.  He loves participating and administrating in small group studies and firmly believes that as we put our spiritual gifts together and work collaboratively; we become more than the sum of our parts, and become positioned to do the very thing Jesus commanded us — which is to grow in our capacity to love, to invest in the lives of others and expand His Kingdom here on earth!  Along with his wife, Michelle, they have raised seven adult children while still raising their youngest child who is nine. They enjoy spending time with their nine wonderful grandchildren. One of Jim’s favorite and life Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

                              Contact Jim at: jtobias@gccnt.org

 

 
ED SNYDER
Elder
 
Ed is a self-employed excavating contractor who has been involved in church ministry and leadership for many years. He has a passion for sharing Christ’s love by doing his work as unto the Lord and by developing relationships in everyday life situations. He also enjoys ministering through music and pointing people to Christ through genuine worship and prayer.
 
                              Contact Ed at: esnyder@gccnt.org
                             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                 
JASON MARCANTE
Youth Ministry
 

Jason loves working with youth and showing them who God is by faithfully teaching them the scriptures and exemplifying the character of Christ. He has experience working in the Bethany Church youth program.  He also started a youth ministry at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, and is very active as a coach for the Athletes for the Cross Sports Ministry. He loves his family, football, and hanging out with friends.

     
Contact Jason at: jmarcante@gccnt.org