our staff

  • 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.


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  • 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. 


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  • 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."


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  • Jeremy davis | Director 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 two children, Mercy and Elias, 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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  • 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). While her hobbies include walking, hiking, exploring quaint ocean towns, cooking and reading, her absolute favorite way to spend time is hanging out and spending with her sons and their families. Eileen’s favorite Bible passage is Isaiah 53.


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  • jenna mazer | Ministry Administrative Assistant

    Jenna is a native of Bucks County. She was a member of St. Andrew Church in Newtown and came to Grace Point in 2018. After attending small group Bible studies at Grace Point, she dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized in 2021. She joined our staff in September 2021 as our part-time Ministry Administrative Assistant.


    Jenna graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. She is currently obtaining her Paralegal degree at Bucks County Community College.   


    Jenna’s favorite verse is Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, and it does not cease to bear fruit.”

  • Donna Mulvaney | Interim Director of Children's Ministry

  • 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. Laura's hobbies include gardening, photography, baking, and doing arts and crafts.


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  • sharon sloan | DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM & WOMEN'S MINISTRY

    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 serves as the Team Leader for the Proverbs 31 First 5 editing team. 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’s passion and talent for what he does began in high school where he was afforded the opportunity to work in technical theater. Steve comes highly qualified as he has worked with such 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 with his sons, Reilly and Connor, or taking pictures with his wife, Sarah, who shares his love of photography.


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  • 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 organizing his garage.


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


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  • 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.”


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  • joan zeberlein | director of MISSIONS & HOSPITALITY

    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.” 


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OUr Elders

Paco Batres (Elder Emeritus), Keith Brown, Jack Edmond, Martin Hack, David Holmes, David Kneller, 

Ken Kovalik (Elder Chairman), Rich Speeney, James Weber, Dave Wolf (Lead Pastor)