Leadership

Pastor & Staff

Todd Christine

Lead Pastor

Graduate of Pennsylvania State University (B.S.) and Wesley Theological Seminary (MDiv.). Todd grew up in the State College Area of Pennsylvania. Ministry is his second career, Todd worked as a carpenter for 15yrs before responding to God's calling in his life. Todd plays guitar and loves to sing. He also enjoys crazy antics or anything that gets people excited about Jesus. His quote, "Ministry is the passion for my life; leading others to discover their faith and ushering the faithful to maximize their gifts in serving Christ's holy church has been my ministerial pursuit."  Todd is family man married to his wife Autumn, and very involved with his two children Paytyn and Tristan. Todd is community minded and vision focused. He says  "We exist so that our lives touch the world." Pastor Todd's life verse is Ephesians 4:1 "I therefore a prisoner for the Lord urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received." 

Kelly Parker

Office Manager

Kelly Parker is a member of our church and Office Manager here at Grace since 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the College of Norte Dame in Baltimore City, Maryland. After 10 years of teaching at Gerstell Academy she decided to leave her career to stay at home to raise her children. Now that both of her boys are in school, Grace Church has provided her with a schedule that fits her family’s lifestyle and to work in an environment with folks who have the same religious beliefs and values.

Jennifer Freeman

PreSchool Director

Jennifer Freeman is the Director at Grace Preschool. Jenn has a Bachelor’s of Education and a Masters of Psychology from Stevenson University. Jennifer has worked many years in preschool and public school settings, helping children prepare socially and academically for their continuing education.  She resides in Hanover with her husband and their two children, who attend South Western High School.

Keith & Janet Garrett

Directors of Youth Ministry

Directors of Path Youth.

Meredith Howard

Director of Children's Ministry

Meredith Howard is the Children’s Ministry Director at Grace Church and has been a member of the church since 2018. Meredith also works as a substitute teacher for Spring Grove Area School District.  She graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications. After years of living and working in Texas, New York and New Jersey, Meredith and her husband, Tom, returned to PA in 2013. They live in Spring Grove with their three wonderful children – Grant, Emily and Lauren.

Larry Kuntz

Director of Music Ministry

Larry Kuntz grew up in Harrisburg, where he attended Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church as a youngster. He has been Director of Music Ministries at Grace United Methodist Church since 2007, responsible for directing the Chancel Choir at the 11:00 service, assisting with the Cherub Choir, and coordinating special music at the 7:45 service. In addition to his duties at Grace, Mr. Kuntz also teaches music in the South Western School District, and he recently started his second tenure as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Hanover Symphony Orchestra. His first tenure with the HSO was highly-acclaimed and lasted from 1995 until 2011. Before moving to Hanover in 1992, Larry taught music in the Corning-Painted Post Area School District and he was Choir Director at First Baptist Church in Painted Post, NY. He holds degrees in music from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and VanderCook College of Music (VCM) in Chicago, and a degree in education from Temple University - Harrisburg. Since obtaining his Master of Music degree from VCM, he has completed post-graduate work in conducting at VCM and at the University of South Carolina, where he participated in the prestigious Conductors’ Institute of South Carolina. When he’s not at the church, you may see Larry performing in the community with the Black Rose Brass Quintet, Class Act String Quartet, or Swingin’ Seven Jazz Band. When not making music, he enjoys spending time with his wife Debbie, his children Scott, Trevor, and Olivia, and his dog, a loveable Yorkie-poo named Maxwell Amadeus Kuntz.

Duane Myers

Director of Technology

Director of Media and all tech support for us here at Grace Church! I  grew up in the Lutheran Church.  After high school, went to the Electronics' Institute and the Broadcasting Institute.  I began my broadcasting career at WHSW in Baltimore and are currently there;  the call letters have changed to WUTB.  Worked my way up from Master Control, Production and then into Engineering.  Today, my office is located in WBFF's studio and am responsible for a large array of stuff for all three stations  which also includes WNUV.  I use my acquired knowledge to help transform our Church worship experience and support our Children's ministry.

Angie Kaltreider

Organist

Angie Kaltreider grew up in Brodbecks, Pennsylvania.  During her childhood, she started learning to play the piano at age 11 and also learned to play the flute and the piccolo.  She is an active member of Grace Church and has been the organist for many years. Angie enjoys playing with Endless Grace praise team at Grace.  In the past, she has also been the Music Director at Emory United Methodist Church in New Oxford, PA and was also Music Director at Mt. Zion UCC in Spring Grove, PA.   In addition to working at Grace, she also works at Hobby Lobby.  She likes to spend time singing and traveling.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and children, Stephen and Sarah, and her two dogs, Misha and Bailey.  

Noah Parker

Praise Team Leader

Before he could even walk Noah enjoyed watching his father play guitar and sing.  It was a common occurrence in his household along with attendance at church.  Noah did his first voice solo for a first grade concert and started playing musical instruments in the 4th. grade. From there the rest is history.
 
Noah is honored to work beside the Endless Grace Praise team.  He greatly enjoys collaboration with the team and Pastor to create an atmosphere of worship 2nd to none.  " I Humbly invite each of you to give our church and contemporary service a look.  God is doing awesome things at Grace United Methodist Church and we welcome you to be part of this amazing family.  See you at church! "  
 
Noah plays guitar, bass guitar. Double Bass, mandolin, Harmonica and percussion instruments.