Rev. Dr. Colie Bettivia

Pastor Colie been serving at Grace Congregational Church in 2013. She grew up in Glen Ellyn, a suburb of Chicago. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and in May of 2020, graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. Her dissertation research was on Millennials in church and is titled: "Hello, We're Here! Active Participation in Traditional Church Congregations by Those in the Millennial Generation." She lives in Two Rivers with her husband, Tobin, and their young son, Lincoln.

Mark Schmitt
Director of Christian Education

Mark has been Director of Christian Education since March 2023. He is a retired music educator who is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary. He is also an intern at Grace Congregational as part of his seminary program. He is a graduate of UW-Whitewater and Cardinal Stritch University. Mark lives in Manitowoc with his wife and daughter. He looks forward to getting to know the congregation and community.

Andrea Allington
Music Director

Andrea has been serving as music director of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ since 2012. She grew up in Cameron, WI, on a dairy farm. Andrea received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from UW, River Falls and her Master’s in Professional Development from UW, LaCrosse. She lives in Two Rivers with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. 

Beverly Mark

Beverly Barnes Mark has been serving as an organist and church musician since a young age starting at her family’s church in Philadelphia. She is an independent music teacher,
organist and active accompanist. Beverly attended Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and received her Pedagogy Certification from Silver Lake College. She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, Michibago Music Teachers Association and American Guild of Organists. When she is not behind a keyboard, Beverly enjoys being outside cycling, skiing, kayaking, hiking dogs and watching birds.

Penny Fabian
Office Administrator

Penny has been serving as our office administrator since March of 2022. She is a life long resident of Two Rivers where she resides with her husband, Paul. They have two adult children, Alanna and Max, a rescued pup named Cashew, and a grand-dog named Hazel. In her free time Penny likes to camp, stay active with biking, hiking & weight training, and road-tripping exploring the states. 

Grace Leadership
Committee Contacts

Moderator, Betty Becker
Vice Moderator, Hal Lexow 
Treasurer, Doug Charles
Trustee Chair, Jim Konitzer
Diaconate Chair, Aaron Buchholz 
Board of Christian Ed,
Robin Byrant-Stoeger
PC - Pastor/Parish Chair,
Stacy Backus
Endowment Chair, Linda Justema
Earth Care Committee,
Don DeBruyn

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