Leadership

Magness Family
THE REV. ETHAN J. MAGNESS
 is the founding Rector (that is, head pastor) of Grace Anglican Church. Ethan grew up in Harmony, Pennsylvania, which is a half-hour drive from Grove City. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern University in 2002, and graduated from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry 2006. Ethan is interested in the how the Gospel connects with our quaking inward lives, the centrality of the Cross, and the themes of the early Reformation. Ethan is married to Monique, and they have three daughters, Cora, Ella, and Avelina. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys reading, watching The Office, cooking and eating Indian food, and spending time laughing along with his friends and family. ethanatgrace@gmail.com

Rodes Family
THE REV. ERIC RODES
(PASTOR OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION) is the Assistant Rector of Grace Anglican, and oversees Christian formation for children, adolescents, and adults. Eric is married to Beth, and they have three daughters — Addyson, Sadie, and Piper. Eric attended seminary at Dallas Theological, and served as a pastor in independent Evangelical congregations. He recently swam the ‘Thames’ and became an Anglican, and is happily serving at Grace. We are delighted to have him on board! In their spare time, the Rodes love to camp and hike. emrodes52@gmail.com

Messer Family

ELIZABETH MESSER
(CAMPUS MISSIONER) assists the pastoral team by caring for the college students within the Grace community, leading the prayer ministry, and helping college students become more integrated within Grace Anglican Church. She leads a small group Bible Study for college students that meets in the Messer’s home on Tuesday evenings during the school year and is a frequent speaker on the GCC campus. She is a former teacher who has worked with college students through the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach). Having completed the Pastoral Care Training Course offered through The Lazarus Center, she is currently working on her MTS with a specialization in Spiritual Formation. When Elizabeth is not spending time with college students, she enjoys spending time with her husband Collin, a professor at GCC, and her three children, Camille, Grace, and Mac. ekmesser@gmail.com