Perry Thorp has a heart for leadership. Having completed Youth Alive Leadership Academy in 2020, Perry has been heavily involved with coordinating programs and raising up leaders throughout the community.
Don Michael has been serving in the ministry since his early 20's travelling as a lay preacher for the Methodist church across country New South Wales. After meeting his wife on the mission field in India, Don moved from his sheep farm to the area in the late 2000s and has been preaching at Grace Chapel ever since.
Senior Pastor Peter Muir has been serving at Grace Chapel since 2018 originally as Associate Pastor and accepted the appointment as Senior Pastor in 2021. Pastor Peter pastors two church communities, Grace Chapel, and their original fellowship at Yarram Community Church and love doing so!
Pastor Christopher Chetland first felt the calling to minister in Wonthaggi in the 1970's, firstly not wishing to go, but since has lead thousands to Christ founding Grace Chapel in 1981 and it's Kenyan ministries in mid 2000's. Ps Chris stepped down as Senior Pastor in 2021 and has continued coordinating Grace Place, Grace Chapel's Kenyan halfway home assisting abused and neglected mothers.
Assistant Pastor Karen Thorp has been part of the Grace Chapel family for nearly 40 years first becoming a Christian at 12. Ps Karen has been involved with the church newsletter, kids ministry, youth ministry and even serving from 2010 as Pastor Christopher Chetland’s secretary and recently appointed the position as Assistant Pastor in 2021.