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Touching our Community with God’s Grace


Ken Hegtvedt serves as the founding pastor and teaching elder for Grace Community Presbyterian Church in Bremerton, Washington. In 2014, Ken retired from the Army after 25 years serving as a chaplain. Ken married Janet in 1974 and they have four children and eleven grandchildren. Dr. Hegtvedt’s great love in the ministry is the study and teaching of God's Word, discipleship and pastoral ministry. Ken was born and raised in Bremerton and has a great desire and passion for reaching the greater Bremerton area with the good news of the Gospel and with the transforming grace and love of Christ. Please feel free to contact him at: ken.h@gracecommunitypca.org.

Bob Cassis serves part-time as Assistant Pastor. He is involved in adult Sunday School, helps lead Sunday worship and contributes to administrative tasks. Bob retired from the US Coast Guard after 25 years of service. Bob and his wife Kathy both attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, graduating in 1990. Bob has served as a church planter and as Executive Director of West Sound Youth for Christ. He and Kathy were married in 1961 and have two children, eleven grand-children and several great grandchildren. “My passion is to see God’s people gathered into His church and there be transformed by His Word faithfully taught into people who truly glorify and enjoy Him.”

Cassie Gillis directs the music ministry at Grace Community. Music is an important part of praising our Savior in church. The music at Grace Community Presbyterian Church is based on the Scriptures with the singing of hymns and a mix of some contemporary music. We use the Trinity Hymnal as well as praise songs from a wide range of decades. Great music with great words stand the test of time. Cassie’s background in music stems from 35 years as a choir director and theater arts director in the Bremerton public schools. “I feel very blessed to be able to serve the Lord through the ministry of music."

Gary Christiansen, Treasurer

Dick Shipley, Ruling Elder, and his wife, Sue, have been delighted to find a loving new home in Grace Community Presbyterian Church the last couple of years. GCPC has helped us to grow in knowing and loving our Lord. We have lived in Kitsap County for the 47 years and raised our two sons Paul and Scotty in this wonderland, as well as our foster daughter Becky. Sue was Principal of View Ridge elementary school until her retirement in 2003. Dick worked as the Chief Engineer at Puget Sound Naval shipyard until he retired in 2003 also. Our fun retirement includes vacation adventures with our children and six grandkids, and happily “ever-aftering” in our Poulsbo home.

Doug Frazier, Ruling Elder, married his wife, Melinda, in 1968, and they have one daughter and three grandchildren. Doug has worked in the financial software and information technology business since 1968. He and Melinda moved in September 2015 from North Carolina to Port Orchard, WA to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. In 1982 Doug accepted the Lord and joined a PCA church in FL where he later was ordained as a deacon. “I have been seeking to know how the Lord wanted me to serve Him. Then we moved to Washington and found our home at GCPC. Grace is a great place to grow and serve the Lord and His people.” .”

Steve McGarr, Deacon, currently on leave of absence.

Gary Christiansen, Treasurer

Jenny Kucera, Women of Grace

Janet Hegtvedt, Children’s Ministry

Grace Community Presbyterian Church

ph (360) 932-3077    
916 Veneta Avenue,
Bremerton, WA 98337


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Sunday Worship

9:00am Fellowship Hour

9:00am Sunday School (September - June)

10:00am  Worship & Children's Church