Our Ministers


Donald M. Poundstone

            Pastor: 1970-1975


            David King

            Moderator of Session: 1975-1976


Charles G. Dennison

            Pastor: 1976-1999


            Lawrence Semel

Served on the Grace Church session in the oversight of Reformation OPC in Morgantown, WV:



Douglas B. Clawson

            Evangelist: 1984-1987


Danny E. Olinger

            Associate Pastor: 1996-1998


Robert L. Broline, Jr.

            Associate Pastor: 2000-2004


R. Daniel Knox

            Evangelist: 1984-1998

            Associate Pastor 1998-1999

            Pastor: 1999- Present


Brett Mahlen

Associate Pastor: February 2011 - October 2016



Our Interns


David Kiester (Summer 1976, preached at Grace Church  under  the oversight of the Rev. David King, ministerial adviser to the session)


Douglas Clawson (1984)


Richard Sowder (1984)


Daniel Gross (15 months 1986-1987, serving a mission work in Canton, PA)


Yong Kim (summer 1997)


Sanjay Patel (summer 1998)


Robert Tarullo (summer 1999, yearlong 2002-2003)


Matthew Cotta (yearlong 2001-2002)


Brian Belh (yearlong 2005-2006)


David Donovan (yearlong 2008-2009)



Foreign Missionaries


Grace OPC currently has direct involvement with two foreign missionaries. A unique relationship has been maintained with the Rev. Stewart (Woody) E. Lauer, OPC missionary to Japan, whose ordination and installation service was held at the Grace Church building on May 18, 1985. His wife Laurie and their children have maintained membership in Grace Church during the years of their family's service on the field.


Then, on December 14, 2008, Dr. James D. Knox was ordained and installed as a deacon of Grace Church, being commissioned to serve the OPC as a medical missionary in Uganda.