Pastor, Rev. Thom Lamb came to Grace Presbyterian Church after serving churches in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.  After 30 years in the ministry, Thom is deeply grateful that God led him to Temple, TX. Thom also serves the Presbytery as Moderator of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry and serves as Director of the GenOn Youth Summit in Estes Park Colorado.   Thom is Married to Lori, a wonderful artist and together they have two grown Children, Doug who lives in Pennsylvania and Kim who lives in Temple.  When not engaged in ministry, Thom enjoys reading, Golf, playing guitar and on occasion a little fishing.  

Director of Music and Children’s Ministries, Chelsea Stern holds a BM in Music from Baylor University, a Master of Sacred Music in Choral Conducting from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Meadows School of Fine Arts also at SMU.  Chelsea is always excited to welcome new musicians to our church and is equally excited about the growing group of young families and children at the church! Chelsea and her husband Chris, both grew up in Temple. Chris is an ordained elder and is a Nurse Practitioner and works at Baylor Scott and White.  They have three children.  


Administrative Assistant, Sharon Ellis, comes to GPC after serving in multiple churches in Texas and Iowa.  Sharon offers great enthusiasm in her work and an excitement for serving Christ at our church and in our community.  She is married with three children and three grandchildren.  Out of the office, Sharon loves decorating, photography, crafting, lots of DIY and maintaining her own creations that she sells.  

Organist, Brian Tanaka has been involved in church music for over 10 years.  Brian was born in Bloomington, Illinois and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College with majors in Economics and Music.  Brian plays organ, piano, guitar, and drums (not all at the same time).
Childcare Coordinator, Jane Nance was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been taking care of the GPC children since 1994. Jane is married to Frank, and together, they have three children, Dylan, Megan and Logan.