About Our Staff

(photo by Stephanie Countess)

Rev. Katherine (Katie) Cort, Pastor

A proud New Jersey native, Pastor Katie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater production from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  After moving to Lancaster, she received her Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary, then served as co-pastor at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ, Lancaster.  While pastoring at Grace, she also serves as the Head Non-Skating Official of the Dutchland Rollers, Lancaster’s Premier Flat-Track Roller Derby League.  She lives in Lancaster City with her wife and 2 cats, several pairs of Doc Martens boots, and more books than she could ever read in her lifetime.

Contact Pastor Katie at pastorkatiecort@gmail.com.

(photo by Stephanie Countess)

Julia Lambert, Music Leader

Julia is pursuing dual degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance at Millersville University. Julia began her time with Grace in 2019, and she has enjoyed growing alongside the church over the past few years. Outside of work, she loves to sing, play piano, and spend time with her friends and family.

Contact Julia at graceucc@comcast.net.

Mary Ann Cumens, Office Manager

After finishing college with a Masters Degree in Business Management, (SUNY), Mary Ann and her husband Gary moved to Portland, OR. For over 20 years Mary Ann worked with Northwest Bible Training Center. She also helped develop and start the award winning Day Treatment Program for Volunteers of America in Portland, OR. In 2019 her husband retired from his position at a large nonprofit and they moved back to PA to be near his parents who were ill at the time. Still living in Oregon is their son, Drew and his wife, Liz and 4 children, Bailey, Oliver, Ava and Layla.

Mary Ann desired to find a position in PA that would allow her to work somewhere that held the same views and beliefs she did. She is very glad she found Grace United Church of Christ and is happy to work with Pastor Katie and the congregation and is eager to see how the church grows over the next few years.

Contact Mary Ann at graceucc@comcast.net.

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