PASTOR WES has been at Grace since 1992 and on staff since 2001. He is the boisterous, tall, dark, handsome father of Tyler, Ian and Caleb and husband to his precious Karen. Always ready for a conversation or food... especially both at the same time! He loves the Word of God and enjoys looking for God's open doors for sharing the gospel with everyone and anyone. Wes serves as the Chaplain for the Ulster Police Department, City of Kingston Police Department and the Police Academy when he isn't working with adults and students here at Grace.
Director of Music Ministries
JoAnne has been serving as director of music since 1992, two years after moving to the Hudson Valley from her native Brooklyn, NY. She has her M.A. in piano & harpsichord performance, and is an active performer/music director along with her husband, Paul, at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. Her greatest joys are: music, especially worship music with the word “Hallelujah,” puttering around in her garden, and most of all, snuggling on the couch with Paul and their two lovely daughters, Angelica & Maya, to watch great movies. She is grateful to God for his blessings in her life, especially that of beloved family and friends.
PASTOR KENT began his pastoral ministry role at Grace Church November of 2017. He and his wife, Amanda were stirred by God to move from Hershey, PA and to be a part of the building up of God’s church in the greater Kingston area. Kent loves pointing people to Jesus and encouraging believers to press on in their relationship with Jesus. He enjoys grilling, going for walks with Amanda, doing yard work, watching all types of sports, and he and his wife love having people over to their home.
Julie began attending Grace Church in 1994, and in 2003 started working in the office part time. In 2011 she became the full time Administrative Secretary. She enjoys the variety of people she gets to meet and assist daily in the office. Julie is happily married to Bill and they have three wonderful children, Joel, Mandy and Emily.
Shirley is one of the charter members of Grace Church (since 1957). She and her
husband Parker remained active in the life of the church until his recent passing. Since 2001 she has served as secretarial assistant in the office.
Closest to her heart is the joy of worshiping the Lord, loving her family members, and supporting mission work.She also enjoys the challenge of a good Scrabble game!