|GRACEWAY STAFF |
|Rev. Dr. RONALD B. FRITTS - Pastor |
Pastor Ron has an abundance of experience, gifts and skills in leading a congregation. He has a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychology, a Doctor of Ministry degree in Organizational Leadership, 31 years of pastoral, chaplain experience and a passion for evangelism. “I want to serve a community who believes that nothing is impossible with God and that a bright future awaits them.” Welcome to GraceWay, Pastor Ron!
|SUSAN DAY - Church Administrator |
Susan brought a varied work experience to GraceWay and will tell you that she has loved every job she has had. She considers her most fulfilling, important, and rewarding job has been that as mother to her daughter, Kasey. Susan has brought to GraceWay her gifts of detail, compassion and patience. Her passion is working with and nurturing children and youth on their journey through life. She loves all aspects of the church and church family is her heart. She is always ready to roll up her sleeves, get involved and help in any capacity.
|ALI DICKSON - Director of Music & Media |
Ali received her BA in Music Education from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN studying under the great Paul J. Christianson. In 1998 she served as the Director of Daystar Academy of Music & Performing Arts in Leesburg for ten years where she also was a vocal coach, and musical theater instructor. She came to GraceWay as Director of Music and Media in March of 2009. Christ has put a song in her heart and given her a passion for leading God’s people in worship. Ali and her husband Don live in Leesburg.
|TOM VALENTA - Director of Student Ministry |
Tom leads our Middle and High School youth groups. When not working with the youth of GraceWay, he is a teacher at Tavares Middle School. Tom is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he earned his B.S. in Education. A native of western Pennsylvania, he is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan - he even has a dog named Steeler. Tom and his wife, Angel, have two girls, Ava and Ivy.
|KATIE CONNER - Children & Family Ministry |
Katie Conner is excited to join the ministry team at GraceWay! Dedicated to helping others experience Christ through His Word and actions, she looks forward to Wednesday night “Kidz ROC!” where she will bring a high energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and grow in relationship with Him. “Kidz ROC!” will begin studying people in the Bible who showed character and honored God with their behaviors. There will be music and movement, Bible stories, games, missions, and fun activities to help elementary age kids learn how God wants them to live. Katie also teaches "Continuing the Conversation", an adult class that studies the Scripture presented in the sermon with the purpose of interpreting it for life application. Katie is a preschool teacher at Triangle Elementary School. She has three children and lives in Mount Dora.
|RAY MILLER - Sexton|
| BOB RYAN - Sexton |
|WORSHIP MINISTRY |
| GraceWay Celebraton Choir If you have a passion for worship and a desire to help lead the church in praise, join the Celebration Choir! As a choir member, you will enjoy the opportunity to be part of one of our most dynamic ministries at GraceWay. A lifestyle of worship is exemplified as the Celebration Choir takes the lead in praise within our church family. We are seeking all those who have a heart for worship to join us! |
Our Choir rehearsals are more than learning notes on a page. These times are full of energy and excitement as we prepare both spiritually and musically to be our best! Rehearsals are held each Wednesday night at 6:00 pm and we are located in the Worship Center building. Follow the signs and steady stream of singers headed to the Music Suite. For more info contact our director, Ali Dickson at 352.728.1620. Join us and see if the GraceWay Celebration Choir is where God is leading you!
Highest Praise Handbell Choir
The Bell Choir rehearses Wednesdays 4;30-5:30 and participates in worship services monthly and for special events. If you're interested in becoming a ringer, contact Larry Lutte at 352.728-1620. A basic knowledge of reading music is a must.
|THE YOUTH GROUP|
RELENTLESSLY PURSUING GOD’S PRESENCE
Building up a generation of students who are poised
to be the church of today--not tomorrow!
| WEDNESDAYS |
6:00 Middle School
6:45 TYG Cafe (we'll feed you dinner)
7:30 High School
8:00 Eleven:28 - College
9:30 RISE (Worship for youth in 6th - 12th grade)
|At GraceWay - We Serve with Love |
|One of the best ways to get involved in the life of our church is to serve together with others! We strive to bring joy and wholeness by serving our church and neighborhood through our words and deeds so that God's restorative love might be manifested throughout our local community and beyond. |
GraceWay partners with area missions including Stop Hunger Now, The Duvall Home, Leesburg Food Bank, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, and Habitat for Humanity to bring hope and healing to those in need. Caring hearts and willing hands work side by side in a spirit of joy to express God's amazing love. We also support several overseas mission efforts such as the Kajiado Children's Home in Kenya, with our financial and prayer support enabling missionaries to touch the lives of those with the greatest needs.