Pastors and Staff

Zach Dudenhofer

Senior Pastor

Pastor Zach Dudenhofer began his journey to Grace Chapel back in 2004, when he began to attend a local college near his home in rural Western Michigan. There he saw the desperate need of his professors and classmates for Jesus Christ. The Lord used this experience to burden Zach to pursue higher education that would equip him for a full-time pastorate. Pastor Zach received his M.A. and B.A. in pastoral studies from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduation, God led him to Western Pennsylvania in January 2012, where he faithfully served as a senior pastor for eight and a half years, until accepting the call to come and pastor the flock here at Grace Chapel in July 2020.

Pastor Zach's burden is to shepherd fellow believers in their relationship with God through his teaching, biblical counseling, and prayer. His teaching style is characterized by a passionate exegetical approach to Scripture, usually implementing cross-references, in order to assist the listeners in their personal Bible study skills. Also, his preaching often highlights gospel truths and core doctrines that are found in each passage, as well as current ethical issues facing believers today.

Pastor Zach enjoys playing his guitar, hiking, biking, swimming, reading, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Chara, and two children, Felix and Ethan, currently reside in West Liberty, Ohio.

Susan Karg

Coordinator of Women's and Children's Ministry

Jaci Miller

Administrative Assistant

Laura Strickland

Administrative Assistant

Julie Yoder


Rick Hixson

Building Overseer

I was born in Columbus, Ohio in October of 1958. Although our family did not attend church, I learned of God and Jesus by attending Vacation Bible School with my neighbors. In 1967 we moved to Magnetic Springs, Ohio where I attended and graduated from North Union High School in 1976. I served in the US Navy from 1977-1981, spending the majority of my enlistment in Sicily, Italy. I came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in spring of 1981 in a preaching service at Faith Baptist Temple in Marysville, Ohio. It was there that I met and married Linda Dockery in December 1981. We have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I worked at Honda for 28 years until March 2014 and now split my time between duties here at the church and house renovation projects.

Elaina Bump