Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Associate Pastor

Rev. John Everett

Everett Family

Pastor Everett and his wife Renee came to serve as our Youth Pastor in December of 2001.  He was ordained in 2008.  After retiring from PPL in 2014, he became our associate pastor.  Pastor Everett and Renee have 4 adult children, 3 are married and as of this writing they have 4 grandchildren, with one in glory.

Renee is employed part time at the Allentown Farmers’ Market and provides childcare for 4 very active grandchildren.

Education
  • AA from LCCC
  • BS from Philadelphia Biblical University
  • Additional Courses in Counseling
Interests
  • Snowboarding and other winter sports
  • The beach
  • Teens
Elder

Gerry Diaz

Gerry Diaz

Gerry Diaz and his wife Bianca came to our church in 2014 where a year later they were married. Gerry came to Christ a few weeks after graduating college, in June 2011, after a year and a half study of attempting to comes to terms with God’s existence. Since then he has enjoyed the fields of apologetics and theology and has served the church in preaching in teaching.

Both Gerry and Bianca are currently employed in sales and have two daughters.

Education

BS from Drexel University
Currently pursuing MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University

Interests

Theology and Philosophy
Martial Arts
Outdoors

Elder

Keith Wetzel

Keith Wetzel

Keith was raised attending a local Protestant church, but the issue of Jesus’ identity and His relevance to Keith’s life was a mystery. Through the witness of friends, he trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith as a young adult. An immediate love for God’s Word grew as he began to read and study the Bible. A member of GCC since 1984, Keith has been involved in many aspects of GCC’s ministry. He currently serves as an elder and leads the adults’ Bible study on Wednesdays. Keith and his wife Gayle are blessed to have three adult children, who walk with Christ, and they take joy in their three grandchildren. Gayle serves in children’s ministry and as a pianist.

Deacon

Eric Overholt

Eric Overholt

Eric Overholt has been at Grace Community Church since 2007 and is currently serving as a deacon in the treasurer role. Eric has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and his PA teaching certification in Chemistry and Physics. He and his wife, Kathy, have two grown daughters and are looking forward to welcoming their first grandchild in the summer of 2019.

Deacon

Philip Wetzel

Philip Wetzel

Philip Wetzel is a life-long attendee of Grace Community Church. He shares in preaching and teaching responsibilities and plays in the praise band. Philip and his wife Sarah are expecting their first child this summer. Philip holds a BA in Communication Studies from Kutztown University and works as a legislative aid to a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Sarah is a teacher at Lehigh Christian Academy.

Deacon

Jim VanWert

Jim VanWert

Jim and his wife Renee’ have attended Grace Community Church since the mid 1980’s. They have 3 married sons and 2 grandsons. Jim attended Automative Training School in Exton, PA., graduating as an Automotive Technician. In 2005 Jim was the runner up in the first Subaru International Technician Competition in Japan. He currently is a Facilities Manager for a large automotive group. Jim has served the Lower Macungie Fire Department for over 39 years, the last 22 years as Assistant Chief. Jim and his family have successfully raised 8 puppies for The Seeing Eye.

Deacon

Mike Hart

Mike Hart

Mike Hart studied at Jamestown Community College and Gannon University in Polymer Science. Mike also served in the Navy. He is married to Cyndee with whom they have cared for developmentally disabled adults for 20 years. He and his wife love to travel, drive their Harley and love the Lord.