It is with great excitement that I announce that Grace Covenant’s Session (“Council of Elders” for those who don’t speak fluent presbyterian-ese) is appointing Nathan Luzwick to serve as our new Children’s Ministry Director!
Actively involved at Grace Covenant since early in 2021, including leading in worship on several occasions, Nathan brings a wealth of pastoral and ministry experience, having previously served on church staff as both a Director of Worship and a Youth Director. Nathan is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A.-Fine Arts), has a Masters in Teaching from Trinity International University, and he is only a few credit hours shy of completing his seminary degree from Westminster Seminary. On top of his credentials, Nathan comes with enthusiastic endorsement from those who know him best. I have great hope that Nathan will not only meet the high expectations we have for Children’s Ministry at Grace Covenant, but that he will flourish in this position, and even add a new dimension to our ministry team.
Nathan is married to Allison, who is an attorney for the U.S. Navy. Together Nathan and Allison have four children – sons John, Elijah, and Calvin, and daughter Grace – who was born early this past Summer.
We are excited about welcoming Nathan to our pastoral team! Official start date has not yet been finalized, but it is expected to be within the next couple weeks. Officially Nathan will begin as “Interim Children’s Ministry Director”, until he completes the current Discovery Class, and becomes a member of Grace Covenant later this Fall. (At that time the “Interim” tag will be dropped, and Nathan will assume the title of Director of Children’s Ministry.)
Finally, on behalf of the Elders of this church, I also want to take this opportunity to thank Rachel Bartelmay for her faithfulness and diligence while serving as our Interim Children’s Ministry Director since Easter of this year. Rachel has done a tremendous job spearheading this vital ministry through the Summer, and leading us into the new school year. As you have opportunity, please thank Rachel, as well.
Grace & Peace,
W. Dennis Griffith, Lead Pastor