About Our Staff


Rev. Katherine (Katie) Cort, Pastor:

graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater production from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.  After graduation she served as co-pastor at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ, Lancaster.

Contact Katie at pastorkatiecort@gmail.com.



Jill Reichert, Christian Education Director:  

After finishing college with a BS in Biology, Marine Science (Shippensburg University/Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium, 1989), Jill spent the next 11 years as an Environmental Specialist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), working to restore and create non-tidal wetland and riparian areas.

Long story, short, she began to sense a different call which led her to educational ministries in the church. She continued her education and training in education/teaching (HACC) and theology (LTS and Union). Now, nearly 20 years later, Jill has served in ministry through First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, Wayside Presbyterian Church, Parish Resource Center, First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, the Presbytery of Donegal and Camp Donegal, the Eastern Board of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators and now at Grace United Church of Christ.

She is honored to answer a call to serve at Grace United Church of Christ in Lancaster, and work with this phenomenal community of faithful followers of Christ, seeing where God takes us on this new adventure together!

Contact Jill at graceucc@comcast.net.


Tree of Life; tree ring with bark, with core carved into outline of tree with roots and branches, and a background painted in fiery fall colors.Deb Becker serves as church custodian and Memorial Garden caretaker. Deb has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from Millersville University. She has been self-employed since 1994, and is the sole proprietor of Wood ‘n Glass LLC. Deb balances her time between creating artwork that she sells at art and craft shows (see photo, left), and cleaning the offices/spaces of seven clients, including Grace UCC. Deb is also an avid gardener, with small vegetable plots in 3 different locations. Her gardening knowledge is a combination of learning from her mother and grandmother, experience and instinct.  You can contact Deb by clicking here.

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