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 8:30 AM to 4:30PM from Monday through Friday. (Except Holidays)
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 Seniors' Visitation
Rev. Dr. Scott Dunham
Church Office Administrator
Lisa began at Grace in August of 2019. She grew up in a military family, but has lived most of her life in Fredericton.
Most of her career previous to Grace was in in retail management including being an assistant manager of the Northwest Company stores through fly-in zones up North. She also completed a Medical Administration Program through Eastern College. To relax she likes hiking, experimenting with mixed media artwork, travelling, listening to various types of music and playing pool.”
Emerging Generations Coordinator
Emily has been involved in the local Fredericton community her whole life, growing up in the downtown area.
She has been involved in summer camp ministry over the past seven years at various day camps such as Green Hill Lake Camp and Camp Peniel on Cedar Lake, NS. Her passion has carried her across the Maritimes, including youth programs such as Tidal Impact, OneCon, and working at Brunswick Street Baptist Church (Interim Youth Coordinator) and in the past, has helped here at Grace!
Emily married her University sweetheart Isaac Colpitts in 2020. They met in an IVCF bible study their first year of school and have been inseparable ever since!
Contact her at Kids.Youth@gracememorial.ca
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.