PASTOR - ELDER | email
Matt & Leslie have been involved in church ministry together the past 30 years in both rural and urban/suburban settings. Matt and Leslie crossed paths at Grace Chapel while doing youth ministry and were married here in 1981.
Matt received a B.S. degree in Bible and Christian Education from Cairn University (then PCB) and his M. Div. from Grace Theological Seminary. Matt and Leslie enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing and being with their 4 children and 7 grandkids whenever possible. On long winter nights Matt can be found streaming detective shows on Netflix, playing with his model trains or, now and then, immersed in a good book.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
My name is Nancy Smyrl, serving as the Children’s Ministry Director. I grew up in Broomall and am an identical twin. Gregg and I met in the Singles Sunday School Class at GC, and were married here. I came to know about Jesus’ love and grace through the witness of a friend, Sandy who invited me to Delaware County Youth Ranch and later, Grace Chapel.
Our 3 children, Jonathan, Philip and Anne were all born in the West Indies. Now we have 4 grandchildren! I graduated from Marple Newtown High School and then Bloomsburg University. Gregg and I reach out to the University City international community with volunteers from Grace Chapel. I enjoy reading, walking and sometimes writing poems!
OFFICE MANAGER | email
Terry & Dave have been part of Grace Chapel since moving to the area in 1985. They met and married in NC, after attending rival colleges, and moved north to be closer to family after their first child was born. She started working in the church office in 2006 after 25 years as a stay at home mom.
Terry has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which has helped her understand and carry out her duties as Office Manager. She enjoys reading, sewing and spending time with her family - 10 children, 8 in-laws and 10 grandchildren.
YOUTH MINISTRIES INTERN | EMAIL
Cyrus is originally from rural Connecticut and is a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY. He is serving an internship with Grace Chapel while finishing his college degree online. He loves to play basketball and participate in sports. Cyrus, and his wife, Emily, are adjusting to life in Havertown.