Office Staff

Josette Kluender – Operations Administrator

jkluenderJosette joined the staff of The Church of Grace and Peace in May 2011, she currently serves as the Operations Administrator. Josette possesses both spiritual and natural gifts in the areas of administration and management. Her can-do attitude is also well placed in the administration office.  
Previously she served as a Teacher’s Assistant at The Academy of Grace and Peace in the kindergarten class since 2002. She also assisted the principal and administrative staff with various projects and scheduling. Josette is the ministry head of GAP’s clothing room which serves approximately 100 people per month. She is married to her husband Tom and has three children and three grandchildren. Email Josette

Eugene Lyon – Facilities Administrator


Eugene joined the staff of The Church of Grace in Peace in February 1996 and currently serves as Facilities Administrator and oversees the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of our facilities. In 2001 he became the president of Trinity Motorcycle Ministries and enjoys ministering to others in the biker community alongside his Christian brothers. In 2001 he started working with Cutting Edge Youth Ministry and enjoys teaching and equipping students for their life long discipleship in Jesus. Prior to coming to The Church of Grace and Peace, he worked in landscaping, paving, excavating and construction. He enjoys learning new things and teaching others what he has learned. So if you have a desire to learn new things he would love to meet you. Eugene and his wife Laura, have eleven children and would like to be blessed with more! Email Eugene


Shari Gilbert – Data Base Administrator

sgilbertShari Gilbert has been on staff at The Church of Grace and Peace since 2006, she currently serves part-time as the Database Administrator. Shari graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a minor in Information Systems. She previously worked in the Financial Industry for almost 10 years, doing mutual fund accounting, system development and eventually printing financial documents for major brokerage firms. From there she married her husband James and came to work for The Academy at Grace and Peace as the Office Manager in 2005. James and Shari have two beautiful daughters. Email Shari

Bonnie Grodberg – Administrative Assistant


Bonnie joined the staff of The Church of Grace and Peace as its first staff member in 1987. She has followed the administrative offices to 5 different locations and in 2010 the offices found a home on the church property. She graduated from Monmouth University in 1968 with a Bachelors in Education. In 1972 she ended her teaching career to have a family. Once her children were grown, she sought employment again working as an office manager, a substitute teacher, a nursery school teacher and a painter. Email Bonnie


Diane Von Stetton – Administrative Assistant


Diane joined the staff of The Church of Grace and Peace in September 2010 where she has served as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to coming to GAP she had a background in bookkeeping, legal secretary and her most important job – stay at home mom. She currently serves as ministry head of Hospitality and also helps on the women’s serving team.  Diane and her faith-filled husband Charlie have three children Jessica, Christopher and Samantha and three grandchildren: Declan, Lainey and Will. Email Diane


Linda Pannasch – Administrative Assistant

Pannasch, Linda

Linda joined the staff at The Church of Grace and Peace as an Administrative Assistant in April 2012. She has been attending Grace and Peace since 2002 and currently serves on the Women’s Ministry Team. Linda and her husband Eddie are blessed with three children, a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law as well! Email Linda


Bill Bennett – Custodial Staff

bbennettBill joined the staff at The Church of Grace and Peace in September 2010. Prior to being employed in the custodial area, he served in his free time as an office volunteer for two years. Bill was previously employed as a Customer Service Manager with Wawa for five years. He attended Ocean County Vocational Technical School and DeVry University. Bill’s favorite scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Marlene Lizar – Custodial Staff


Marlene came to The Church of Grace and Peace in 1987. You could say she was an “original” member. She started on staff in April, 2011. Marlene has a great deal of experience in custodial services and has been a caretaker for local business schools. She also currently holds a position with Allentown High School where she works during the day, which allows her to work at Grace and Peace in the evening. She has been involved in missionary work since 1988 including owning property in Guatemala which she uses to care for widows and orphans. Marlene has one daughter, Susan; 3 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.