our Staff

To keep track of the day-to-day functions of the church, we have a staff of three Pastors and two Administrative Assistants.  Those of us on staff here at Grace are so thankful to be able to serve the congregation in various ways.
We want to get to know you, and to learn how we can serve you more effectively.  Please feel free to contact us at your convenience with any needs, questions, or prayer requests you might have.

  • Dave Emmons, Senior Pastor

    Dave enjoys sports (go Eagles!), music, fishing, and spending time with his family. He holds a B.S. in Bible and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership, both from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University). His passion is for individuals and families in the church to continue to grow up in Christ, exhibiting genuine love, knowledge, and discernment (Phil. 1:9). Dave is married to Makenzie, and they have 3 children; Luke, Jack, and Mercy.


    You can email Pastor Dave at demmons@gbcnewfane.com.

  • Nate Hlad, Associate Pastor

    Nate enjoys fishing, biking, hunting, camping, anything outdoors, reading and the company of his wife, Lydia and daughters, Sophia and Helena. He graduated from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania with a BS in Bible and an MA in Worldview Studies. Nate desires to see God glorified through making much of Christ for our abundant joy together. He feels particularly blessed to be a part of the community of Newfane and is looking forward to the glory God will reveal in and through His people.


    You can email Pastor Nate at nhlad@gbcnewfane.com.

  • Matt Weir, Associate Pastor

    Matt enjoys hiking/backpacking, biking, playing guitar, reading, journaling, conversation with his wife (Laura), and eskimo kisses from his daughter (Adelynn). He holds a B.A. in Bible from Moody Bible Institute. Matt gets excited about people coming to know God more intimately and accurately through the study of the Bible and through relational interaction with Him. He desires to help people behold Jesus in the Gospel in such a way that every area of their life becomes more centered on Him.


    You can email Pastor Matt at mweir@gbcnewfane.com

  • Amy Talladay, Administrative Assistant

    Someone's gotta keep us organized around here... and that's where Amy comes in! Overseeing the calendar, the bulletin, and the rambunctious pastors is a challenging task, but she always does it with a smile on her face and a willing spirit. She and her husband Dave also do some teaching and counseling here at Grace.


    You can reach Amy at amyt@gbcnewfane.com.

  • janell rohring, Administrative Assistant

    Janell returns to the Church office after a 19-year "hiatus" and is enjoying working in such  a fun atmosphere! 


    You can contact Janell at grace@gbcnewfane.com.