Dr Tiberius Rata is currently the Associate Dean of the School of Ministry Studies and Professor of Old Testament Studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN. A native of Romania, Tiberius was educated at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, California, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. An ordained Baptist minister since 1997, Tiberius served as pastor in California, Alabama, Indiana, and Michigan. Besides teaching, Tiberius enjoys playing the piano, tennis, soccer, and golf. Tiberius and his wife Carmen have two sons: Timothy (19) and Nicholas (15). His wife is a nurse at Miller's Merry Manor.
Director of Student Ministries
Shawn serves as our Director of Student Ministries, overseeing our weekly student ministries meetings and pushing high school and junior high students in their walks with Christ. Shawn graduated from The National Institute for the Development of Ministries to Youth, and he previously served as an interim youth pastor for nine months. As for his passions, Shawn loves seeing young people following Christ. He also has a burden to see people give their lives to Christ. In addition, Shawn loves coffee, Mountain Dew, the New England Patriots, and the Chicago Cubs. He and his wife Alex together have one daughter, Sadie.
Interim Director of Children's Ministries
Director of Facilities
As the Director of Facilities, Roger serves by handling the general maintenance tasks for the church. Roger spent 17 years doing residential construction in Pennsylvania before moving to Warsaw to do maintenance at Grace College Physical Plant. Roger is married to his wife Karen, and together they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.