Apostle Walter Healy
I am presently serving as Apostolic Overseer of The Church of Grace and Peace which I founded in 1985 and also as head of two networks, New Jersey FAITH ALLIANCE and FaithNet USA. In 1986 I founded the Grace and Peace Institute of Biblical Studies and later added the School of Ministry and a three year Counseling School. In January, 2006 I was appointed Chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute, Toms River, our fourth school. I have been serving as Dover Township Police Chaplain since 1995. I also currently serve on Boards listed below.
I am ordained by It Is Written Evangelistic Association and currently carry licensing as an ordained minister from the International Convention of Faith Ministries, from Charismatic Bible Ministries of Tulsa, Oklahoma, from The Church of Grace and Peace, and from FaithNet USA. I am a member of all of these as well as being a member of Christ Covenant Coalition and the International Coalition of Apostles under John Kelly.
Maureen Healy is a wife, mother, grandmother and pastor. She is mother of seven children and grandmother of sixteen.
She was born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1973. Since then she has been involved in all types of ministry including prayer meetings, Women’s Aglow, tape lending library, and retreats. Maureen co-founded The Church of Grace and Peace with her husband, Walter in 1985. She also serves as the corporate Vice President and is a member of the Trustee Board. She travels with her husband in connection with International Coalition of Apostles and FaithNet USA.
Maureen is the Ministry Overseer for several Grace and Peace Ministries including Women’s Ministry, Altar Prayer Team, Single Moms, Emergency Prayer Team, and Deliverance Ministry just to name a few. In prayer Maureen has been able to hear from heaven successfully to attain freedom from spiritual bondage for those who are oppressed.
Jim grew up in Northern Jersey and gave his heart to Christ at the age of 19. Soon after he felt God was leading him to begin training for ministry. He spent 6 years as a youth pastor before joining the staff of The Church of Grace and Peace (GAP) in 2001. Jim was GAP’s youth pastor for 11 years until becoming an Associate Pastor in July of 2011. In August of 2013 Jim was installed as Grace and Peace’s Lead Pastor.
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Ralph Freda joined the staff of The Church of Grace and Peace in 1987 and was one of the founding trustees of the church. He is currently the Senior Associate Pastor and a pastoral Elder. Ralph oversees all Christian Education here at The Church of Graced and Peace which includes discipleship, formal education and periodic informal education. As a Pastoral Overseer he helps coordinates pastoral care, church membership, water baptism, and baby/child dedications.
Ralph was saved in June 1979. Prior to becoming a pastor he taught guitar and 5-string banjo. He was also a production coordinator at a military manufacturing plant. In 2009 he received his Doctorate Diploma in Practical Ministry from the Wagner Leadership Institute. Presently Ralph also serves as Dean of the Wagner Leadership Institute-Toms River.
Ralph and his wife, Rosemary, have one son John. To Ralph, his greatest experiences with God are being able to hear His voice and to know His mercies are new every morning.
James Wheeler came to The Church of Grace and Peace in January, 2011.
He serves as Worship Pastor over the worship, graphic arts, and multi-media ministries.
God’s call has unfolded as a life journey for James that has given him a diverse array of ministry opportunities. He received his under-graduate degree in Trombone performance and a Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Oral Roberts University. James has performed live as a trombonist on television and in professional symphonies and pops orchestras. With music missions teams he has ministered in the U.S. as well as abroad in Finland, Estonia and Japan. He has extensive experience as a studio-recording musician, staff arranger, creative director, songwriter and producer.
Thomas Hoffman has served as Principal of The Academy at Grace and Peace. He is presently an instructor at Grace and Peace Institute of Biblical Counsel (IBC) as well as Grace and Peace Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS).
He possesses degrees in Natural Science/Mathematics and advanced degrees in Chemistry and Counseling. Tom lectures on multiple counseling subjects including the enhancement of interpersonal relationships as well as solution-focused pastoral care. He also offers conferences in the areas of scientific applications and presentation on Creationism verses Evolutionism. Thomas and his wife Sandy have two sons, Joe and Brian
His Biblical background includes the following: graduate of Grace and Peace Institute of Biblical Studies, graduate of Grace and Peace School of Ministry, licensed pastor, staff pastor, itinerate minister and speaker at various churches, pastoral care counseling for individuals, groups, couples, families and bereavement.
His academic degrees include the following: AAS in Business/Paralegal, BA in Natural Science/Mathematics, Masters in Counseling and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Tom Kluender joined the pastoral staff of The Church of Grace and Peace in 2010 as Counseling Pastor. Tom oversees the men’s counseling department. Tom regularly teaches at GAP’s Institute of Biblical Counsel (IBC) and has taught at Wagner Leadership Institute.
Tom also serves as Pastor of Redeemed City Ministries, an addiction recovery aftercare program. Tom’s ministry passion is to see men’s lives changed and when men’s lives are changed families are changed which changes communities.
Gabrielle grew up at The Church of Grace and Peace. For her, it has always been a second home. After completing a three-year Youth Ministry Internship under Pastor Jim in 2012, she took the role of helping over-seeing operations for Cutting Edge Youth Ministries for a year. In August of 2013, she became the co-Youth Pastor at Grace and Peace. She loves working with the youth! Gabrielle’s main passion in ministry is to see the teens in our region experience the love and holiness of God and to have a deep and personal relationship with Him. She also has a passion for worship, counseling, missions, creative communications, and human trafficking awareness.
In her spare time Gabrielle enjoys singing, writing, reading, photography and decorating. She loves children, the Arts, Broadway, The NY Giants, ice cream and anything to do with the season of fall. She also absolutely loves spending time with her family and friends.
Nate joined the youth leadership team at Grace and Peace in 2006, and graduated a three year internship with Pastor Jim Wehrer for youth ministry in 2012. He then became Co-Youth Pastor in August of 2013. He has a passion to see the youth of Ocean County encounter God, live for Jesus, and lead lives that will change the world. Nate also has a heart for evangelism, and bringing the gospel to a hurting world where it’s needed most.