Meet the dedicated team who are committed to our growing and diverse congregation. Please feel free to reach out to them for any assistance you may require.
Regular office hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday through Friday. Other hours are by appointment.
Rev. Dr. Peter Lohnes
Peter was born in Kentville, Nova Scotia, but spent the largest part of his growing up years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Peter accepted Christ into his life as a young boy, was baptized at the age of eleven and sensed God leading him into full-time ministry during the final years of high school.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from an earlier version of Crandall University, and a Master of Divinity from Acadia University where he also earned a Doctor of Ministry in 2008.
Peter began serving as the Senior Pastor at Grace on January 1, 2014. Previous to that he served as senior pastor at a church in Nova Scotia for 18 years and in Carleton County, New Brunswick for 4 years.
Peter is committed to community worship, teaching and preaching the Word of God, helping people impact their community and seeing people experience life-changing moments with Jesus.
He’s been married to Lisa since 1989 and they have 4 grown children. He enjoys playing Catan and Killer Bunnies with his family, camping, and exploring archives. He loves planting vegetable gardens and occasionally pulls out the weeds.
Pastor of Family Ministries
Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCormick
Marilyn has been the Pastor of Family Ministries at Grace Memorial since January 2011. Prior she served for ten years as Director of Music and Children's Ministry at Petitcodiac Baptist Church, and, for part of that time, was an adjunct faculty member in children's ministry at Kingswood University.
For eight years Marilyn served as Director of Training with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches where she assisted churches in developing Christian education ministries. Prior to that she served as Minister of Christian Education at Greenwood Drive and Nashwaaksis Baptist churches.
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Marilyn studied at Acadia University, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Education Degree. She taught junior high mathematics for one year and then attended Acadia Divinity College, earning a Master of Religious Education degree in 1981. She was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1996. Marilyn was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College in 2015.
Marilyn’s passion is to lead children, teens and adults into a growing relationship with Jesus and to encourage them to serve Him all their lives. She also enjoys music and is a part of a local women's worship band called "Sisters' Act."
Pastor of Seniors' Visitation
Rev. Dr. Scott Dunham
Church Office Administrator
Dale grew up on a farm in Bear Island 45 minutes west of Fredericton, the oldest of 4 children. She has lived in Fredericton all of her adult life.
Dale became Office Administrator at Grace Memorial after several years in banking followed by some time off to raise her children. She enjoys volunteering in the hospitality ministries of the church.
In her off time Dale enjoys time with family and friends, taking walks, gardening, TV, cooking and knitting. She is married to Melbourne and their grown children are Michael and Lisa.
Erma Hawkes has been the choir director at Grace Memorial since 1996. A graduate of Teacher's College and the University of New Brunswick, she taught school music in New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, and at a private Christian school in Sydney, Australia.
Erma recently celebrated 52 years of marriage with husband Ronald, a retired chairman of Atlantic Gold. She and Ron have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Since 2008 Erma has sung with the 80-voice Fredericton Ladies Choir. Having recently given up golf, she continues to enjoy playing piano as an accompanist and teacher, teaching a weekly ESL class at the church, and reading Victorian detective/mystery novels.