a vibrant and affirmative congregation and ministry
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Shared Responsibilities

The responsibilities that we will share while Rev. Chris is away…


General: Our Wardens, Sharlene Begley and Charlie Green, will function together. They will be able to contact Rev. Chris if they need to.

Office: Katie Brengle, our administrative assistant, will handle the church office and day-to-day operations. Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-3PM and Friday 9AM-12PM. You can reach Katie at 508-993-0547 or office@gracechurchnb.org.

Leaflet/E-News/Announcements: Contact Katie by Wednesday morning to have an announcement published in the weekly announcements and e-news, or to have a name added or removed from the prayer list.

Room Scheduling & Calendar Events: Contact Katie in the church office to add an event to the parish calendar or to discuss renting or using a room in the church building. All events occurring on church property must be requested through the parish office to avoid calendar conflicts.

Building & Property: Contact Charlie Green, Junior Warden (508-951-0188) for all property issues, including emergencies.

Children’s Education/Church School: The volunteer team of Betsy Pye (508-965-2527) & Charlene Ryder (508-728-4374) will continue to oversee our church school program.

Youth Program: Rachael Vaz, Youth Ministry Coordinator, at youth@gracechurchnb.org, will continue to coordinate our youth program.


Music: Brian Roderick will arrange all music for all services at Grace Church. He can be contacted at the church office 508-993-0547.

Sunday Announcements: These will be given during worship by Rev. Ran. Make sure to inform him in advance of any announcements for Sunday. Please contact Katie by Wednesday morning to insert announcements.

Baptisms: The next opportunity for baptisms is on January 12, 2019. Please speak to Rev. Ran if you would like to learn more about baptism preparation.

Funerals: Rev. Ran will be ready to help plan and officiate any funerals that occur. The local funeral homes know to be in touch with him during these weeks.

Lay Sunday Leadership: Jerré Croteau will continue to create schedules for lectors, ushers, acolytes, subdeacons, and Eucharistic Ministers.  He can be reached by calling the church office.


Sabbatical Priest: The Rev. Ran Chase will be here to lead worship, meet with the wardens, and make pastoral visits on Sundays and will be in the office at least one day a week. Call Rev. Ran at the church office if you have a pastoral emergency, if you would like to plan a funeral, or if you have any acute pastoral needs.

Eucharistic Visitors: Contact Charlene Ryder 508-728-4374 if you would like a Eucharistic visit.  


Instagram and Facebook: Maggie Boyce will coordinate our presence on these social media.  Please contact her at 508-985-8115.

Website: The website is administered by Diana Ukleja.  Contact her at 508-415-8920 or diana.ukleja@gmail.com