our staff

  • Sophie Allers | Director of Children's ministry

    Sophie has an enthusiastic heart for kids of all ages. She is originally from Chester County, PA, where she was raised by parents who worked for the church. Children's Ministry has impacted Sophie's life deeply and she strives to create an atmosphere where kids can learn about God in fun and engaging ways.

    After years of involvement in Children's Ministry at her church, Sophie studied Elementary Education at Cairn University. She has taught a variety of ages, including second grade at a small Christian school. She is passionate about instilling the love of God and a biblical worldview into her ministry, as well as partnering with parents to support them in raising God-loving kids. Sophie joined our team in March of 2022.

    Sophie, and her husband, Andrew, have two children, Lucy and Theo. They enjoy playing outside, cooking together and listening to Randall Goodgame's Slugs and Bugs!

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  • holly ames | Missions Assistant

    A native of Bucks County, Holly was first drawn to First Baptist Church of Newtown (now Grace Point) when her family returned to Newtown in the early 1980’s. She first came to know the Lord while attending Vacation Bible School as a child.

    Holly and her family have enjoyed watching Grace Point grow while serving in many different areas over the years. One of her goals is not to just serve, but to “Serve the Lord thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things”(Deuteronomy 28:47).  

    Holly also strives to “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” as instructed to us in Micah 6:9.

    Holly and her husband, Tom, have three grown children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren, for which they are very thankful and feel very blessed.


  • Darrell Benjamin | Worship Coordinator

    Darrell was raised here in Bucks County where he spent the bulk of his childhood, but not all of it. Darrell hails from an extremely-musically gifted family wherein they served the Lord together by traveling and performing concerts. They also spent two years serving as missionaries in Kenya. It was during his family’s time in East Africa when Darrell was in the 10th grade that he committed his life to following Christ. 

    Darrell’s natural and sincere passion for the Lord as well as his musical gifts from the Lord are evident the moment you see him on the stage as he exhorts the congregation to enter into worship together. He considers it a “privilege to worship and lead others each week into God’s holy presence.” Darrell and his wife, Mindy, have three kids: Brooke, Ethan and Jenna.

    His favorite verse is Psalm 37:4, ”Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” And if you know Darrell, you know he not only loves this verse but lives it as well. 


  • david crist | Facilities & Grounds Supervisor

    David feels privileged by serving on the Grace Point staff since 1996. A native of Parkland, PA, David grew up in the church and credits his parents for his involvement in the church. As a boy he spent countless hours volunteering at church, a practice that David continues diligently.

    When he isn’t serving around the church or at work, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda,and their family and also watching the Philadelphia sports teams. 

    David’s life verse is 1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."


  • Jeremy davis | pastor of Student Ministry

    A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, Jeremy was raised Lutheran and came to know Christ while being mentored by his youth pastor. After a brief time at Millersville University studying Meteorology, God called Jeremy to Student Ministry. He later transferred to Lancaster Bible College, where he graduated with a degree in Student Ministries and Biblical Studies.

    While Jeremy and Tara were good friends, it wasn’t until they started serving together in ministry that their romance blossomed which led to their marriage in 2013. They have three children, Mercy, Elias and Joyella, and are grateful for the opportunity to partner in ministry to disciple our middle school and high school students.

    While being with his family is his favorite way to spend time, Jeremy’s other hobbies include playing tennis, golf and football, enjoying a good cup of coffee and being outdoors around a campfire or grill. His love for meteorology and astronomy haven’t waned, but his greatest joy is working with teens and seeing them grow in Christlikeness.

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  • jason guynes | Director of Missions & discipleship

    Originally from Texas, Jason has lived in the northeast most of his life except for eight and a half years in Indonesia as a missionary, where he and his wife, Kim, had three of their four children. After returning to Philly from overseas, he and Kim planted a church on the mainline of Philadelphia, where he pastored for 16 years before being called to serve at Grace Point. The Guyneses have fostered many refugee children and housed international students from various countries over the years.

    Outside of spending time with their four kids, their spouses, and their new granddaughter (Isla), Jason and Kim might be found long-distance backpacking on some of the most beautiful trails in the world. Jason is an artist at heart and enjoys all creative things, and ministry is certainly full of opportunities to express that aspect of his makeup. By the way, Jason will also answer to "Raden Angkonan," his official title given to him by a sultan in South Sumatra who adopted him into their family.

    One of Jason's many life verses is: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." (Romans 15:13)


  • Eileen Hemming | Care Coordinator

    Though originally from New Hampshire, Eileen is right at home in Bucks County. Having been at Grace Point for more than 20 years, she brings her unique experience and gifts as our Care Coordinator. Prior to her work as a counselor, Eileen worked with young children with special needs. She has two grown sons, Anthony (married to Becca) and Nicholas (married to Emily). Eileen is delighted to have two grandsons, Graham Stone Hemming and Finnley Henning, and a granddaughter on the way!

    While her hobbies include walking, hiking, exploring quaint ocean towns, cooking and reading, her absolute favorite way to spend time is being with her sons and their families. Eileen’s favorite Bible passage is Isaiah 53.


  • Kae Klinger | Technical Coordinator

    Kae was born and raised in Allentown, PA and came to know Christ at a young age. He has been pursuing music since of the age of twelve when he started piano lessons, and then quickly followed up with electric bass. He has been playing on worship teams since he was 16 and went on to pursue and complete both a Music Composition degree and a Biblical Studies degree at Cairn University.

    During the initial COVID shutdown in 2020, Kae turned to learning music production to continue his music career. Since then, he has worked at several studios in addition to establishing his own audio mixing business, KAE Productions.

    Kae not only enjoys all things musical, but he also loves the community and the shared experience that music can bring. He especially loves when music takes the form of corporate worship, unifying believers as brothers and sisters fixed on one goal, glorifying Christ.


  • Ann kovalik | Children's Ministry Assistant

    A native of Marietta, Georgia, Ann grew up in a loving Christian family that was very involved in church ministry. She headed north after high school to attend Wheaton College in Illinois, where she majored in Elementary Education. It was there that she met her future husband (Ken) on her first day while paying her bill. They were married before their senior year and graduated in March. Ken’s job at time moved them from Illinois, to Minnesota, to Wisconsin, to Missouri and finally to Pennsylvania several years ago. Along the way, their family grew with the birth of three children (who are now married, and each have two children).

    Ann has always had a passion for working with kids. She loves to organize, develop crafts and demonstrate the love of Jesus to children. So, she is thrilled to serve God in these areas in her ministry at Grace Point.

    She loves the visual picture of her life verse: Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”


  • Nancy Landes | Ministry Administrative Assistant

    A native of Bucks County, Nancy has lived most of her life in the Langhorne area. Prior to coming to Grace Point, Nancy was the Academic Assistant in the School of Music at Cairn University, from which she recently retired after over 20 years in that position. She thoroughly enjoyed working with all the music students that graced the halls of the music building, along with the professors, teachers and various music instructors. To many of the music students, she became known as their “music mom,” encouraging them, giving them reminders of what they needed to do and praying for them.

    Nancy enjoys playing games, doing crafts and being with family, grandchildren and friends. She also enjoys planned and impromptu trips to Lancaster.

    One of her favorite verses is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.

    Nancy and her husband, Larry, are excited to be at Grace Point and look forward to being a part of the ministries at church.


  • Laura schlenker | bookkeeper

    Laura hails from a small town just north of Butler, PA, and has served at Grace Point since June of 1990. When asked what her favorite thing is about working at Grace Point, Laura says, “I enjoy keeping the finances organized so ministry leaders and staff can better manage the church funds. I also enjoy seeing how God meets the financial needs of the church and His people."

    Laura and her husband, Steve, have three grown daughters and a son-in-law. The Lord has also blessed them with a beautiful granddaughter and adorable grandson. Laura's hobbies include gardening, photography, baking, and doing arts and crafts.



    Sharon is a Bucks County native and has resided here her entire life. Her greatest joy is her family. She is wife to Jim and mom to Joshua and Gabrielle. Sharon is grateful to the Lord for the privilege of serving at Grace Point since January 2019.


    Sharon earned a degree in Executive Office Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University and studied paralegal courses at BCCC. Before coming to Grace Point, she worked as a paralegal for 12 years at a law firm in Montgomery County and served on church ministry staff for 18 years. She enjoys writing devotions and contributions to faith-based books.  Sharon has been a contributor for devotions and magazine articles and has served as an editor for Proverbs 31. Her own little book is called “SerenDIPity ~ Celebrating Dips, Faith & Friendship”.


    Sharon considers herself a forever student of God's Word. She says she is delighted by His Word and dependent on His grace. Sharon’s new-life verse is: “But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7 NKJV)

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  • steve weir | Pastor of ARTS & Communication

    Steve, a native of Cape May County, New Jersey, loves the variety of projects and work that his role at Grace Point provides.

    Steve has a passion for bringing technical excellence to our worship services and church communications and developing leaders within the church. Steve comes highly qualified as he has worked for many years in technical theater having worked with various artists and performers including the Metropolitan Opera, The New Jersey Ballet, Michael Card, Unspoken, The Philadelphia Orchestra, David Meece, Sister Sledge and Taste of Home Magazine’s Cooking School, just to name a few.

    He can often be found building LEGOs, playing video games with his sons, Reilly and Connor, or enjoying a shared love for science fiction and geeky things with his wife, Sarah.


  • Dave Wolf | LEAD Pastor

    Dave has a passion for seeing the church bring the love of Christ to a broken world, both in the local community and globally. After graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in electrical engineering, Dave felt a call to ministry and made a move to Texas where he attended Dallas Theological Seminary and met his wife, Sherri.

    Before Grace Point, Dave served in various roles including equipping/care pastor, lead teaching pastor and senior pastor. Dave’s team approach to leadership promotes collaboration among our staff and elders. He loves to teach the Word of God with relevance and accuracy, with the goal of life transformation.

    Dave and Sherri have three children: Jessica, Marissa and Nathan. Dave loves running on the Yardley towpath, eating ice cream in his family room, and playing with Honey the dog. Dave's favorite verse is Colossians 2:10

    Dave is the author of the book 40 Days of Hope: Devotions for a Brighter Day.


  • bill wright | Director OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS

    Bill is from Ligonier, PA. He came to know Christ at an early age and enjoyed playing percussion on his church’s worship team in high school. While a student at Penn State University, Bill went through one of the most difficult times in his life when his father passed away. Bill credits Jodi, a fellow Penn State student who later became his wife, with encouraging him to recommit his life to the Lord. 

    Bill enjoys serving on the Grace Point worship team by playing drums. Bill embraces all outdoor activities such as fishing, camping and hiking, mountain biking, hunting and canoeing. Bill and Jodi have one daughter, Alexis, and their two beagles, Toby and Murphy.

    Bill clings to Romans 5:1-5, “Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”


  • joan zeberlein | director of CONNECTIONS & Volunteer engagement

    Joan was born and raised in, as she describes it, “the very small town of Smethport, PA,” which borders New York State. Joan grew up in the church but, as she states, “I knew about God, but I didn’t know Him.” Joan credits special people God put on her path and the Rick Warren book, The Purpose Driven Life, for helping to bring her to the realization that God desired a personal relationship with her. 

    Joan served part-time as the Director of Women’s Ministries for 14 years. In 2019, Joan joined the staff full-time as the Director of Missions and Hospitality. “I am fully trusting God to ‘equip the called’ in my new role! I love the new and exciting challenges and opportunities to serve God, our Grace Point family and others.” Joan is extremely at ease whether building and leading serving teams or welcoming and following up with new people that God brings through the doors of Grace Point. 

    Joan’s life verse is Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 


OUr Elders

Keith Brown, Scott Eckert, Jack Edmond, David Kneller, 

Ken Kovalik (Elder Chairman), Andy Nichols, Dennis Terry, James Weber, Dave Wolf (Lead Pastor)

 Elders Emeritus: Paco Batres and Barry Yoder