Ministry Directors

Makensy Pletcher

Makensy Pletcher was born and raised in Lancaster and has called Grace Church home for all of her life. Her own experiences in Grace Church’s Children’s Ministry spurred her desire to now serve as the director and help provide the current CM kids with the love and care she received for so many years.  Makensy received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, with a special emphasis in Special Education, through Millersville University and HACC. She loves spending time with…

Rebecca Shiffer

Rebecca’s face is often the first one people see when they visit Grace on a Sunday morning! As our Hospitality Coordinator, she makes sure everyone feels welcome and connected to our church family, in addition to ensuring that our facility is a safe and beautiful place to gather. Rebecca is the beloved wife to Joe, mom to Mary, Joey, and Elizabeth, and “Bubby” to her grandkids. She has a good taste for British mysteries, Dr. Pepper, and vibrant running shoes.…

Holly Wismer

Holly provides encouragement, resources, and training for our church leaders, serves as a member of the LIFE Group Leadership team, and works to develop an equipping culture here at Grace. Holly also leads our Global Outreach Team, helping to mobilize the entire Grace Church family to be involved in cross-cultural missions. Outside of her ministry at Grace, Holly has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Encompass World Partners (formerly Grace Brethren International Missions). Holly’s husband, Michael,…

Mary Liz Youtz

Mrs. Mary Liz Youtz serves as the director of Kids Express Preschool, a ministry of Grace Church at Willow Valley. She was raised in Lancaster County and has served in Christian education for over 40 years. She graduated from Millersville University with her Masters of Education (Elementary/Early) and received her Elementary Principalship Certification from Penn State University. She serves Homeschool families as an evaluator for K-12 students. She also is an adjunct in the education department at HACC Lancaster. Mary…