Our Leadership Team

At Grace Family Church we are large enough to serve you, and small enough to know you.   Our leadership team, headed up by Pastor Keith Manley is here to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry.  We are blessed with a fine staff of leaders called to serve the Kingdom.


  Pastor Keith Manley


Pastor Keith & his wife Cathy founded Grace Family Church on June 10, 1984 and he continues to serves as our lead pastor.   Along with his ministry of the Word, Keith also writes and records contemporary christian music, and his songs are recorded by a number of christian artists.  Keith & Cathy have been married for 33 years and they have one son and two daughters.  Cathy works in the Rockford school district as a school nurse.



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 Dan Nied

Assistant Pastor / Awana

Dan Nied has served Grace Family Church as assistant pastor since 1990, and today he serves as commander of our Awana Club for children.    Dan also ministers in the pulpit and serves as an elder in our church.  

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David Rydell
Assistant Pastor

Pastor Dave has been associated with Grace Family Church almost since its inception.  Dave teaches our adult Sunday School and ministers in the Wednesday evening service.  


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 Walter Pope
Assistant Pastor

Pastor Walt has pastored several churches and he has been a great blessing to our congregation.  Walt and his wife Connie are the newest  addition to our staff.  

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Sam Gerthung

Youth Pastor

Sam Gerthung is the newest addition to our staff, and he is a great asset to our team at Grace Family Church.  Sam leads our youth group and serves  as pastor to our Jr. & Sr. High students.
Email Us At:

Pastor Keith: pastor@gracefamilychurch.com
Pastor Dan: dan@gracefamilychurch.com
Pastor Dave: dave@gracefamilychurch.com
Pastor Sam: sam@gracefamilychurch.com

Pastor Walt: walt@gracefamilychurch.com