Pray for These Churches in Pastoral Transition

(1) Laurel, DE Church

(2) Milford, DE Church

(3) New Cumberland, PA Table Life Church
(4) Rising Sun, MD Church


Westminster, MD Church

We are pleased to announce that Pastors Liberty (Libby) and Micael Pereda have been elected to serve as the next Lead Co-Pastors of the Westminster, Maryland Church. They previously had been serving as associate pastors of the Westminster Church. They have begun serving in their new roles. We offer our congratulations to the Pereda’s and the local church.

Severn, MD Grace Pointe Community Church

On Sunday, January 17th Pastor Phillip Nase was elected to serve as the next Lead Pastor of the Severn, Maryland Grace Pointe Community Church. He has accepted the election and will begin on March 8th.  His previous assignment was the Owego Church on the Upstate New York District. We welcome Pastor Phillip and his wife, Laura along with their two small children to the Mid-Atlantic District.


Pray for Our Pastors & Families

Ronald L. Shehan, a retired Nazarene Elder and former pastor of the Broad Top City, PA Church of the Nazarene, passed away on Monday, February 15, at the Hearthside Nursing Home in State College, PA.  No other pertinent information is available.


Ron also served as an associate pastor of the McConnellstown, PA Church prior to his health declining. Please keep the family in your prayers. Ron had no immediate family in the area. 



Please keep Pastor Melissa Mankamyer & family in your prayers in the passing of her mother, Shirley Horst. She passed last Wednesday , February 3 at 9:28 pm. Pastor Melissa says, "Gently she left our presence into His". She had been in failing health the past 2 years.


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Rev. Melissa Mankamyer, 471 Beech Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257. Melissa is serving as the pastor of The Harbor in Shippensburg, PA.




We received word that Mrs. Laura Grosse passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. She was the wife of Rev. Robert E. Grosse who passed away in 2015. Both of them served churches in OH, PA. MD, VA, RI and NY. When during his retirement her husband was the associate pastor at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Hanover, PA she served in many areas of the church faithfully.


She is survived by three children, Sherry Grosse of Hanover, Christopher Grosse, Sr of Hingham, MA and Brian Grosse of Maumee, OH.


There will be no viewing and the burial will be on February 12th at 11:00 A.M. at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA. The cemetery allows only 25 people at graveside because of Covid.  Memories and condolences may be shared at


Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family care of: Sherry Grosse,144 Clearview Road, Hanover, PA 17331.


Please keep the family and the Hanover Trinity Church in your prayers.





Irene Pettit, wife of retired pastor, James Pettit has been placed in a rehabilitation facility following a hospital stay. The Pettit's address is 3111 Hourglass Road, Hartly, DE 19953. Please keep both Irene and Jim in your prayers.