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Ann Shanahan, Ministry Assistant


 Ann has been at Grace Community Church for over 15 years. She has served in the Grace Kids ministry, helped lead a community group, and served as a deacon during that time. Before working at GCC, Ann taught elementary school in Baltimore County for 30 years. Ann loves being a grandmother and anything related to the beach! 


 Becky Fox, Office Manager

BeckyBecky started working at Grace in 1998. Through the years, she has helped write curriculum for our Sunday School, led our middle school ministry, recruited volunteers for our Sunday ministries, and supported each pastor in the various ministries they oversee. Becky's job now includes overseeing the day to day operations of the church office and providing leadership and direction to the administrative staff. Becky's passion is teaching - she currently volunteers as a Beginner Level teacher in our ESL program and as a teacher in our Sunday School.

 Kylie Mersch, Grace Kids Director

KylieKylie began serving as the GraceKids director in 2019. Kylie has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University. After graduating, Kylie joined staff with Cru and worked training and discipling college students for 8 years. She has always had a passion for children and is excited to serve the church in this role. She and her husband, Erik, have three adorable children, Alaina, Joshua, & Madison.

Laura Distefano, Receptionist

LauraLaura has been a member of Grace for since 2001.  She is the receptionist at our church office.  She would be the first person to greet you there.  Laura has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Services from Lycoming College, Pennsylvania.  She lives in Overlea with her husband and 5 children.

 Marilyn Templeton, Bookkeeper

MarilynSince 2017, Marilyn has served at Grace Community as Bookkeeper. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Towson University, and has extensive knowledge in finance and operations from her previous work experience with AON, a Microsoft Consulting Partner, and teaching at Harford Community College. She and her husband live in Bel Air, and have two grown children.