Missions & Outreach

a passion for evangelism, discipleship, and missions

Here at GCC, we aim to be a Biblically-driven, globally-focused, congregation engaged in helping people come to know and follow Jesus, around the corner and around the world. We exist to populate a wide pathway that supports local and global ministry so the church can actively engage the unreached, least reached, and hardest-to-reach people groups by promoting awareness and involvement in worldwide missions, as well as local community outreach, believing in the profound love of Christ for the lost. 

Our Missionaries

Yoriyoshi & emiko abe

about The Abes

Yoriyoshi Abe and his wife Emiko serve in Japan leading Grace Garden Church. We consider them “one of our own” because Yoriyoshi served as a pastoral intern here at Grace Community Church of Willow Street. They and their daughters, Kanae, Wakana and Honoka, are located in Ebina City just outside of Tokyo. Yoriyoshi & Emiko serve both Japanese and internationals in building up the Christ-centered community. 

Lucian & Rebecca avadanei

about the avadaneis

The Avadaneis serve with My Brother’s Keeper in Romania working in orphan ministry and children & youth outreach.

B.J. & rachel whitaker

about the whitakers

The Whitakers are missionaries sent by the Evangelical Congregational Church to serve in Spain with European Christian Mission International. From 2010 to 2020, they served as pioneer church planters in Alcora, Spain. In 2020, God led them to move to the town of Meco near Madrid, where they are currently involved in a church planting project in this town of 14,000 with no established Evangelical church.

Rachel serves as the Member Care Coordinator for the ECM Spain field and enjoys teaching part-time at Evangelical Christian Academy. B.J. serves on the executive leadership team of ECM Spain and is developing men’s ministry using Wild at Heart’s material and approach to engaging and transforming the masculine heart. They have two daughters, Miriam and Laura. 

dan & anna julian

about The julians

Dan & Anna Julian serve as pastoral trainers in Spain and Latin America with European Christian Mission and BEE World. They and their children, Calvin & Lucy, live in Lancaster, PA. Their desire is to help build healthy churches in the Spanish-speaking world through developing and equipping healthy church leaders.

tomoyuki & jessica abe

about the abes

Tomo and Jessica Abe are ministering to Japanese people and French people in France and Western Europe.

dan & melinda moury

about the mourys

Dan and Melinda have been ministering out of the Wycliffe USA headquarters in Orlando, FL since 2011. Dan serves as a videographer and editor in Wycliffe’s Marketing and Communications department. 

barry & dawn winchell

about The winchells

Barry & Dawn Winchell serve in leadership and leadership development with TEAM. They live in Waxhaw, NC. Their adult children Stephen (Ashley) live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Cristina lives here in Lancaster and serves on the staff of Grace Community Church in Youth Ministry and Communications. Barry is the Regional Executive Director for TEAM’s ministries throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 

brian & missy wagner

about the wagners

Brian & Missy Wagner serve with Africa Inland Mission as dorm parents and teachers at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya discipling and educating missionary children while enabling their parents to serve throughout the continent of Africa. They have three grown married children all living in the U.S. and recently became grandparents.

beth grimm

about beth

Beth taught Missionaries’ Kids (MKs) in a little one-room school (gr. K-5) for five years, and later taught MKs in Guatemala for 9 years over a period of 14 years, and in between worked at The Janus School (for students with learning disabilities). Since June 2006, Beth has been self-employed doing tutoring, testing, academic coaching, consultation, and intervention with home school, private school, cyber school, and college/seminary students, as a School Psychologist, Reading Specialist, and Educational Therapist. She is currently a Wycliffe (WBT) Volunteer Member under our EC Global Missions Community (GMC) with the job description as an Educational Specialist to be an international consultant to Missionary Kids (MK) schools, traveling extensively.

brittney stover

about Brittney

Brittney Stover serves with Bridges International, a ministry of Cru, in Washington D.C. She works to WELCOME international students at some of the nation’s top universities in the DC metro area by being a “home away from home.” She serves to bring the hope of Jesus Christ in order to WIN students to faith, BUILD the faith of believers from countries all over the world, and SEND them out to be Christ-centered multiplying disciples.

rachel kumher

about Rachel

Rachel is based in Clarkston, Georgia serving with OMF International and Global Frontier Missions. She is actively mobilizing young people to East Asia, training students in cross-cultural ministry, and making disciples among the unreached people groups who have settled in Clarkston, GA. 

lamar & janice Stoltzfus

about the Stoltzfus'

Lamar and Janice Stoltzfus serve with Africa Inland Mission in Missionary Children Education at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, Africa. Lamar and Janice serve as Dorm Parents for 9th and 10th Grade girls. Lamar also serves as the Director of Services at RVA, overseeing the departmental supervisors and the national staff as they support the functionality of all departments across the 90+ acre campus. It is a joy to serve in our specialized support ministry roles so our students’ parents can serve on the continent of Africa, reaching the unreached.

Heidi Jensen

about heidi

Heidi Jensen is an Ambassador for Christ to the United Nations Community and English Language Learners serving with Global Service Network. 

Our outreach partners

water street rescue mission

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align life ministries

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Unto Ministries

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northstar initiative

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Bible 2 School

Paul Weitzel serves as the Associate Pastor for Grace Community Church and Preacher in Charge at Bethel E.C. in Conestoga, PA. He enjoys talking about Philly Sports and wrestling. Paul will always welcome a bag of Herr’s Honey BBQ potato chips and a cup of coffee from Wawa. He grew up in Oxford, PA, so he considers himself a “local” (although Mike Sigman questions this designation).

In 2003, God changed the course of Paul’s life when Jesus became his personal Lord and Savior. From that time onward, Paul has always wanted to preach, teach and disciple others in the Word of God. He studied at Cairn University (B.S.) and Moody Theological Seminary (M.Div). While in college, Paul met his wife, Jen, who played softball for Ryder University. Paul came to GCC after pastoring in York, PA, for four years. He has been on staff at GCC since 2016 and lives in Willow Street. He has three daughters Madelyn, Carolyn, and Katelyn (a.k.a “The Lyn’s”).

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Solanco neighborhood MINISTRIES

Mike Sigman joined the Grace Community Church leadership team in July 2011, when he was appointed Lead Pastor. In this role, he serves as Grace’s primary preacher, while developing strategic vision and leadership in consultation with the Ministry Council. He is also responsible for the expansion of GCC’s local church partnerships, global outreach, and pastoral team development.

The two things Mike loves about being a pastor are spending time with people and preaching God’s Word. He desires to challenge seekers to become followers of Christ and to challenge followers of Christ to deepen their relationship with Christ.

His hometown is near New Danville, and his home church is Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Conestoga, where he began his relationship with Jesus Christ and answered God’s call to ministry. In ministry since 1986, Mike has been a church planter, pastor, denominational overseer for the US and global Evangelical Congregational Church, and seminary president at Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown.

A frequent preacher at area churches and camp meetings, Pastor Mike also served on the boards of Rawlinsville Camp Meeting and Water Street Mission. A 1983 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, he holds a Master of Divinity from Evangelical Seminary and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lancaster Bible College. Mike has completed post-graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mike and Jenny live in Smoketown, just east of Lancaster. They are the parents of four daughters: Katie, who is married to Brent Hostetter, Carolyn, Amanda, and Lydia. They are also grandparents to Camden, Grayson, Macy Kate, and Paige Hostetter.

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The haven

Paul Weitzel serves as the Associate Pastor for Grace Community Church and Preacher in Charge at Bethel E.C. in Conestoga, PA. He enjoys talking about Philly Sports and wrestling. Paul will always welcome a bag of Herr’s Honey BBQ potato chips and a cup of coffee from Wawa. He grew up in Oxford, PA, so he considers himself a “local” (although Mike Sigman questions this designation).

In 2003, God changed the course of Paul’s life when Jesus became his personal Lord and Savior. From that time onward, Paul has always wanted to preach, teach and disciple others in the Word of God. He studied at Cairn University (B.S.) and Moody Theological Seminary (M.Div). While in college, Paul met his wife, Jen, who played softball for Ryder University. Paul came to GCC after pastoring in York, PA, for four years. He has been on staff at GCC since 2016 and lives in Willow Street. He has three daughters Madelyn, Carolyn, and Katelyn (a.k.a “The Lyn’s”).

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joy el

Addison Roberts serves as the Digital Online Pastor at Grace Community Church. He is passionate about creating an online environment and content that helps people know and follow Jesus. As a first-generation Christian, he is a firm believer in the power of Jesus to permanently change lives and family systems through the use of online resources.

Addison is married to Alyssa. They met while at college in 2011 and graduated together in 2012. They have three daughters. Addison has a Master of Arts in Theology from Regent University.

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Lancaster county prison ministry

Mike Sigman joined the Grace Community Church leadership team in July 2011, when he was appointed Lead Pastor. In this role, he serves as Grace’s primary preacher, while developing strategic vision and leadership in consultation with the Ministry Council. He is also responsible for the expansion of GCC’s local church partnerships, global outreach, and pastoral team development.

The two things Mike loves about being a pastor are spending time with people and preaching God’s Word. He desires to challenge seekers to become followers of Christ and to challenge followers of Christ to deepen their relationship with Christ.

His hometown is near New Danville, and his home church is Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Conestoga, where he began his relationship with Jesus Christ and answered God’s call to ministry. In ministry since 1986, Mike has been a church planter, pastor, denominational overseer for the US and global Evangelical Congregational Church, and seminary president at Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown.

A frequent preacher at area churches and camp meetings, Pastor Mike also served on the boards of Rawlinsville Camp Meeting and Water Street Mission. A 1983 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, he holds a Master of Divinity from Evangelical Seminary and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Lancaster Bible College. Mike has completed post-graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mike and Jenny live in Smoketown, just east of Lancaster. They are the parents of four daughters: Katie, who is married to Brent Hostetter, Carolyn, Amanda, and Lydia. They are also grandparents to Camden, Grayson, Macy Kate, and Paige Hostetter.

Volunteer with LCPM

ls together

Paul Weitzel serves as the Associate Pastor for Grace Community Church and Preacher in Charge at Bethel E.C. in Conestoga, PA. He enjoys talking about Philly Sports and wrestling. Paul will always welcome a bag of Herr’s Honey BBQ potato chips and a cup of coffee from Wawa. He grew up in Oxford, PA, so he considers himself a “local” (although Mike Sigman questions this designation).

In 2003, God changed the course of Paul’s life when Jesus became his personal Lord and Savior. From that time onward, Paul has always wanted to preach, teach and disciple others in the Word of God. He studied at Cairn University (B.S.) and Moody Theological Seminary (M.Div). While in college, Paul met his wife, Jen, who played softball for Ryder University. Paul came to GCC after pastoring in York, PA, for four years. He has been on staff at GCC since 2016 and lives in Willow Street. He has three daughters Madelyn, Carolyn, and Katelyn (a.k.a “The Lyn’s”).

Volunteer with LST

love inc

Addison Roberts serves as the Digital Online Pastor at Grace Community Church. He is passionate about creating an online environment and content that helps people know and follow Jesus. As a first-generation Christian, he is a firm believer in the power of Jesus to permanently change lives and family systems through the use of online resources.

Addison is married to Alyssa. They met while at college in 2011 and graduated together in 2012. They have three daughters. Addison has a Master of Arts in Theology from Regent University.

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rawlinsville camp meeting

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a woman's concern

Paul Weitzel serves as the Associate Pastor for Grace Community Church and Preacher in Charge at Bethel E.C. in Conestoga, PA. He enjoys talking about Philly Sports and wrestling. Paul will always welcome a bag of Herr’s Honey BBQ potato chips and a cup of coffee from Wawa. He grew up in Oxford, PA, so he considers himself a “local” (although Mike Sigman questions this designation).

In 2003, God changed the course of Paul’s life when Jesus became his personal Lord and Savior. From that time onward, Paul has always wanted to preach, teach and disciple others in the Word of God. He studied at Cairn University (B.S.) and Moody Theological Seminary (M.Div). While in college, Paul met his wife, Jen, who played softball for Ryder University. Paul came to GCC after pastoring in York, PA, for four years. He has been on staff at GCC since 2016 and lives in Willow Street. He has three daughters Madelyn, Carolyn, and Katelyn (a.k.a “The Lyn’s”).

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our missions and outreach team

Kevin Kumher

missions pastor

about kevin

Kevin Kumher serves as the Missions and Outreach Pastor at Grace Community Church and the Lead Pastor at Bethel EC Church in Conestoga. He is passionate about teaching the word of God. He desires to see people come to know Christ and grow in spiritual maturity to be effective ambassadors for Christ in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Kevin is married to Cheryl. They met while attending Lancaster Bible College and were married in October of 1988. They have 4 children: Kristi, married to Jake Kreider, Jon married Cait, Rachel, and Sarah. They have 6 grandchildren.

avery bieber

Outreach & Communications coordinator

about Avery

Avery Bieber serves as our Outreach & Communication Coordinator. She is driven by Acts 1:8, “to be His witnesses in all of Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and the end of the earth”. Her passion is to walk alongside others as they discern their role in the Great Commission. Avery holds a BA in Communication & Media Arts, a BA in Biblical & Theological Studies, and an MA in Strategic Communication Leadership, all from Lancaster Bible College. Outside of work, Avery finds joy in traveling, cooking, and being with loved ones, embracing the beauty of creation and the people the Lord has blessed her with.