Grace Presbyterian Church: Following Jesus, we love, welcome, and serve.


This is the staff and session of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Grace Staff

Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo - Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo has degrees from the University of California, San Diego, Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Even with all that education, she is still pretty fun. She almost always loves her work, even when it's hard. She likes to join people on their journeys with God through Jesus Christ, help them find their own places of ministry, and try to live with integrity as a faith community.
Joanne has a spouse, Sam Roberson, and five adult children, all of whom are educators.   Rounding out the family are dogs Tucker and Zeppelin. Joanne has done ministry in all the "O" states, as well as California, and both of the Carolinas.
Joanne loves being pastor of Grace, a funny, vibrant, theologically and socially engaged group of folks who seek to love God and neighbor, just like Jesus told us to.
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Peggy Blaine - Administrator
Peggy has served as church administrator since 2012. She has a degree in Sociology which has served her well in church work.
Peggy has a spouse, Curtis, and four adult children,. Most of the children are nearby and keeps her and her husband busy outside of work.
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Ginger Deaton - Director of Music Ministries
Ginger is our music director here at Grace. She has had a lifelong passion for music, and you can find her sitting on the piano bench each Sunday morning.   Ginger began as an accompanist for Grace in 2003 and now enthusiastically leads the music program.  She holds a degree in Music Performance from Winthrop University and resides in Rock Hill with her husband, Brent, and their children, Miles and Lila.
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Rhett Eckhardt - Director of Communications and Engagement
Rhett has worked at Grace since 2013. During 2020 he helped lead the church in the digital age as they added to their audio/video needs so they could reach those who weren't able to come to church. He also has a wife,  Jen, and two sons, Wyatt and Eli, who keep him busy.
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Sarah Childers - Director of Christian Education
Sarah lives in Rock Hill with her husband Steve. They have 4 grown children and 3 granddaughters. Sarah began working at Grace in 2018 and is currently taking classes to become a Certified Christian Educator. She loves getting to know the children at Grace and their parents.
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Melissa Hunter - Preschool Director
Melissa is a charter member of Grace Church. She has been the director of our preschool since its opening in 2000. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.
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Session is the leadership of the church. Each session member serves a three-year term.
Class of 2023
Mary Louise Connor
Ryan Lentini
Ray Scott
Will Shillington
Karen Triplett
Class of 2024
Annmarie Clark
Sarah Hamilton
Kara Hinkle
Nan Jurnak
Jason Wolfman
Class of 2025
Pat Banki
Stump Eppes
David Frazier
Cole Kessell
Dre Manoni