Pastoral Staff


Floyd Grace – Pastor of Preaching and Teaching

Born to a US Navy family in Norfolk, Virginia Pastor Grace grew up in Western Pennsylvania. Mostly schooled in the university of hard knocks, Floyd began his formal education at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Jamaica Plains and finished with a Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Cowell Theological Seminary. Floyd and his wife Elizabeth have lived in Gloucester for almost 50 years, and has been the Pastor of Preaching and Teaching since 1998. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Floyd’s interests are ancient history, archaeology, antiques, and travel.


Peter Aberle – Pastor of Youth and Family

Peter and his wife Nancy are originally from Northern California having moved to Gloucester in 1981. Peter has a BA in Christian Missions from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been the Pastor of Youth and Family at Lanesville since 1985. Peter and Nancy have three married children and six grandchildren. Pete has a special interest in 19th century American history, thoroughly enjoys traveling, and of course, spending time with his growing family.


Dan Hoffstetter – Associate Pastor

Originally from Allentown, PA, Dan received a BA in Biblical Studies from Eastern University, and has a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Theology in Theology and Culture from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dan began serving at Lanesville in October 2015 as the Pastoral Intern, but was brought on as the Associate Pastor in October 2017.He and his wife Heidi have been married since August 2014 and had their first child, Madelyn Joy, in May 2017. Dan enjoys playing sports, hiking with his family, and reading anything he can get his hands on.


  • Andy Sweet (Chair)
  • Glenn Deckert
  • Peter Fisher
  • Sandy Fisher
  • Carrie Martin
  • Elwin Richter
  • Sue Ross
  • Laura Staats
  • Trudy Summers


  • Building and Grounds Committee:
    • Brian Lane
    • Paula Richter
    • Deborah Schwendiman
    • Floyd Grace
  • Hospitality Committee:
    • Cynthia Atwood
    • Edie Fortado
    • Carol Russell
    • Sue Ross (Elder’s Representative)
  • Finance Committee:
    • George Wood (Chair)
    • Alex Mattera
    • Peter Aberle

Missions Committee

  • Beverly Johnson (Chair)
  • Naomi Deckert
  • Ruth Fisher
  • Sandy Fisher (Elder’s Representative)
  • Sarah Fisher
  • Edie Fortado (Deacon’s Representative)
  • Floyd Grace
  • Dan Hoffstetter
  • Steve Kirby
  • Diane Modahl
  • Erik Modahl