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  • Phone: (724) 330-5350

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  • Mailing Address:

    Grace UMC Coal Center

    420 California Drive

    Coal Center, PA



Pastor Ken Custer has been appointed Senior Pastor of Grace Church as of July of 2012. He and his wife Susan have three daughters: Hannah, Lydia, and Naomi.

Pastor Ken has been in ministry for 27 years and joins us after having pastored churches in Indiana and Crawford Counties. He attended the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

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Sheldon is the son of an Evangelical United Brethren minister (the E.U.B's merged with the Methodist's in 1968), and then went into the ministry as a student with the newly formed United Methodist Church in 1970. He pastored for thirty-five years, mainly as a non-denominational minister in Ohio. Sheldon has also been a self-employed general contractor, and a commercial truck driver over the course of years. He is currently "semi-retired", serving as assistant to the pastor at Grace, and conducts & preaches at other area churches.

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Worship Leader / Choir Director / Drama Ministry Director
Todd Reagan grew up in a musical family in Michigan and began singing with his mother and brothers in church at a very young age. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 13 and has been singing about the Lord and passionate about leading worship ever since. Todd came to Grace Church in 2008 to direct our annual passion play, “God’s Masterpiece”, and in 2014 took on a larger role in ministry at the church and joined our staff. He has a BFA in Musical Theater from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio and now lives in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

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Our Office Manager, Chris Merashoff, has been an active part of Grace since 1997 and became secretary in April 2003.  She and her husband Fred have called the Lover area of Fallowfield Township home since shortly after they married in 1982. They are the parents of two, Kaitlyn and Jason.

Chris enjoys serving others and worked for 17 years as a legal secretary/paralegal in the Mon Valley before becoming a stay-at-home mom for a brief time. Chris enjoys working for her Grace family and is excited to see what big plans God has in store for Grace in the future. 

In her spare time Chris enjoys reading, spending time outside, baking and cooking dinners when everyone is home, and time with Fred.

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