Our Team

Grace Presbyterian Church employs a staff committed to living out the Gospel of Christ. Extending a helping hand, gently listening, offering up a prayer, commenting with insight or simply lifting someone up with a smile is what they do! They bring their God-given talents and a sense of humor so that the church glorifies God, functions smoothly and can cater to the needs of its community members. Each one has a treasure trove of stories on how God has intervened in their lives and brought them here; what follows are brief glimpses of them along with favored Bible verses. As you get to know the Grace family, be sure to introduce yourself to the staff and know that doors are always open if you ever have a question or need for guidance and direction.


Sandy Hull - Pastor

As a longhaired, bellbottomed 1970s teenager, Sandy felt the first stirrings of a call to ministry.  He studied at Amherst College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and McCormick Theological Seminary, and then served churches in Missouri and New Jersey before coming to Grace in 2007… 


Stephanie Templin Ashford - Associate Pastor

Stephanie Templin Ashford is a Pennsylvania native who lives in Newtown with her husband Paul, son Noah and daughter Maeve.  Since her ordination…

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Valerie Clayton

Music Director

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Kevin Engleman


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Cynthia Kaminski

Nursery School Director


Kristen Levens - Associate Pastor

Kristen Levens was raised on a farm in rural North Carolina, which fostered a deep love for the earth and all its potential.  During her undergraduate career at UNC-Greensboro, where she earned degrees in…


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Tina Hinks

Financial Secretary


Beth McKeown

Office Support


Sara Bloncourt

Director of Ministry to Children and Families