Patrick J. Cox – Pastor

Pastor Patrick was raised in Wyandotte, MI, a suburb of Detroit. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Upon graduating college he moved to St. Louis, MO where he met his wife, Lisa. He worked at McDonnell Douglas and then Monsanto for a total of nine years before beginning his studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1995. Patrick served his seminary internship in Freeport, IL. After receiving his Master’s of Divinity at Concordia Seminary he received a Call as Associate Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in York, PA, where he was later called to be Senior Pastor. Pastor Cox and Lisa have two daughters, Elise and Natalie. One of Patrick’s favorite Bible verses is John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)

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Dianne Deloe – Church Secretary

Dianne Deloe has been Grace’s church seccretary since the fall of 1993. She and her husband, Tom, and son, Bryan, reside in Bradford. In her spare time, Dianne enjoys baking treats for her family and friends and reading. One of her favorite Bible passages is Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”

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Selene Machuga – Community Life Center Coordinator

Selene Machuga has served as the Coordinator of the Community Life Center since August of 2003. She and her husband Jim (along with their four cats) reside in Bradford. In her spare time, Selene enjoys gardening and hiking with Jim, and volunteers at two local establishments. One of her favorite Bible verses is Phillippians 4:6-7 – “Rejoice in the Lord always. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which trancends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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Karen Rakieski – Organist/pianist

Karen Rakieski has served as organist/pianist at Grace since 1986. She also works in the Creative Services department at Zippo as a graphic designer. Karen and her husband, Ken, live in Gifford. They have two grown children, Amy and Mike, and a son-in-law, Dusty. In her spare time, Karen enjoys gardening, cooking, bicycling and fishing with Ken, and of course, playing the piano. One of her favorite Bible passages is Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path.”

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