Pastor Bill Mayk

Bill MaykBill Mayk is the founding pastor of Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church.
Prior to beginning this church planting work in the Pottstown area, Bill served as a hospice chaplain and a missionary to Mexico and Jordan. In Mexico, he was co-founder and instructor at the Seminario Theologica Interdenominatconal. In Jordan, he served with Samaritan’s Purse during the First Gulf War.   He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, and prior to that he worked in the IT field for various corporations for over twenty years.
Bill earned his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary.
He is married to Renee, and they have two children, Daniel and Michelle.

Pastors Monthly Book Suggestion



Elders must watch diligently over the flock committed to their charge, that no corruption of doctrine or of morals enter therein. They mustexercise government and discipline, and take oversight not only of the spiritual interests of the…church. All those duties which private Christians are bound to discharge by the law of love are especially incumbent upon them by divine vocation, and are to be discharged as official duties. They should pray with and for the people, being careful and diligent in seeking the fruit of the preached Word among the flock. (PCA Book of Church Order, paragraph 8-3.)


Paul Shane

Paul Shane was an Elder at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Conshohocken when Bill Mayk presented the idea of planting a church in the Pottsown area. It was a great blessing for Paul and his family when they joined that new Church a few years later in 2005, where Paul continues to serve as a ruling elder. He received an M.Div at Gordon-Conwell in 1994 and was licensed to preach by the Philadelphia Metro-West Presbytery. Paul wears many hats — serving as an I.T director at Milliman; a podcaster and video producer with Handyguys Productions; and a youth leader, musician and elder at Grace & Peace. He lives with his wife and three children in East Vincent, PA.


Gabe SantaMaria

Gabe, originally from Manila, Philippines served in Children’s and Sunday school, youth, singles, and young adults ministries. In 1984 his family settled in Philadelphia, PA where he joined Tenth Presbyterian Church in Center City in 1985 and served in the International Students and Single Adults ministries until 1989.

He attended Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA from 1984 to 1986 and earned his MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, 2004. He has 20 years of IT experience and currently works in Human Resources, Training & Development for a Corporation in the health care industry in suburban Philadelphia. He also owns a small IT consulting & services business.

In 2003 he transferred his membership to Christ the King Presbyterian Church, a daughter church planted by Tenth Church in Conshohocken, PA. Gabe has been involved with Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church since it’s launch in 2007. He is husband to Linda and Dad to Laura. They live in Phoenixville, PA.








Nick Rhoads



Deacons minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. It is their duty also to develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, to devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and to distribute these gifts among the objects to which they are contributed. (PCA Book of Church Order, paragraph 9-2.)

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 David Susek

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