Our Staff

 

Senior Minister

Grace Baptist Church of Blue Bell is searching for a new senior minister.  But don’t wait until we find one!   We have Rev. Stephen Crane on a repeat performance serving as interim pastor.  We loved him before, and if you haven’t heard him, you’re missing out!  Plus our programs are up and running.  We need you to come and worship with us, and join us in sharing God’s love with the community!  You are needed and wanted–please join us for a worship service and see if we are “just right” like a recent new member said, quoting Goldilocks.

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Siddall, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

We are pleased to welcome Andrea Siddall, a West Chester graduate with a degree in Elementary Education as our new Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director.  Andrea is currently a Pre-K teacher.  She has a son who is in third grade.  She grew up in nearby Dresher, the third of four siblings.

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Brookes, Director of Children and Family Ministries

Casey M. Brookes was welcomed to Grace Baptist Church in October 2011 as the Director of Children and Family Ministries. She has spent most of her life helping in the children’s department while growing up. She is the daughter of an American Baptist Pastor and had the privilege of growing up in Norristown, PA later moving with her family to Silver Spring, MD and Alderson, WV.

She is a 2009 graduate of Eastern University in St. David’s with a major in Youth Ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies. While attending Eastern University she had the opportunity to intern at the American Baptist Churches headquarters for National Ministries working on the National Gathering of American Baptist Youth, “More than a Week”, in 2008. She now resides in Secane, PA where she is a full-time administrative assistant in the court of common pleas.  In her free time, you can find Casey cheering on the Phillies, having craft nights with her friends and spending time with her family.

 

Barbara Ann Green, Director of Music
Barbara has shared her musical expertise and love of music with the Grace Baptist family for many years.  In her role as Director of Music and Organist, she directs the Sanctuary Choir, the Hand Bell Choir, oversees the Children’s Music program and directs and produces special community outreach concerts.  Barbara received both her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Music Education from Temple University.  As an Elementary School music teacher, she taught in the Neshaminy School District and Meadowbrook School. She taught piano in her home as well as in the studios of the Southampton Music Company.  Barbara founded and for many years directed a community Women’s Chorus in Bucks County, directed the Rydal Park Retirement Community chorus and continues to sing with the New Life Trio.  Barbara and her husband, Ken, have two daughters, Kim and Amy, and four grandchildren.

 

Trish Simpson, Office Manager

Trish has been part of the Grace Baptist staff since 1996.  She and her husband, Barry, are members of Central Schwenkfelder Church in Worcester and live in Upper Gwynedd.  Trish has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music and taught private piano lessons in her home for over 30 years.  She has been the Bell Choir Director at Central Schwenkfelder since 1987 and substitutes at the organ for her church and others in the area.  She and Barry have three  children, Whitney, Stephanie and Travis, and six grandchildren.

 

 

 

Steve Choyce, Sexton

Steve works at Montgomery County Community College and also keeps the church building organized and clean.