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 38 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 

Dan Nied has served Grace Family Church as assistant pastor since 1990,   Dan has served in our children’s ministry and he also ministers in the pulpit on Sunday mornings. 

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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 Pulpit.


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 Walter Pope
Assistant Pastor

Pastor Walt faithfully served our congregation until he went home to be with the Lord in 2019.  He is greatly missed by all.

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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