Pastor Bob is originally from Connecticut, where he accepted Jesus as his savior at the age of 19 while attending Beacon Hill Evangelical Free Church in Monroe. He later received a business degree from Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Bob also served as a part-time youth director at Beacon Hill for two years.
In 1990, he was called to Westfield Evangelical Free Church where he served for 17 years as Associate Pastor of Youth & Evangelism and later as Associate Pastor of Discipleship.
Pastor Bob and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 22 years. They enjoy boating, fishing, skiing, camping, and other outdoor activities with their two sons, Robbie and Nate.
Youth Pastor Chad was born and raised in a Christian family just outside of Hartford, CT. He professed his faith in Jesus and was baptized at an early age. Chad attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where he realized his calling into the field of youth ministry.
After graduating from college, Chad gained most of his “hands-on” ministry experience as a volunteer at Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church. After spending multiple years there, he felt God’s calling to pursue a full-time youth pastor position elsewhere and was hired at Grace Fellowship in October of 2013. Chad’s goal at Grace is to bring students closer to Jesus through relationship-building and Bible teaching.
Chad and his wife Karina married in November 2015. He has two step-daughters, Sammy and Gabby, and a son, Henry. Chad is an avid sports fan, and he and his family also enjoy outdoor activities.