While led by Pastor Ryan, Veritas strives to be led communally. The Servants Team is our leadership team which directs the ministry on a day to day level.

Servants Team

Servants Team left to right: Laura Heller, Amanda Charles, Ben Achey, Ryan Braught, Grace Engard, Anne Morrison 

Servants Team left to right: Laura Heller, Amanda Charles, Ben Achey, Ryan Braught, Grace Engard, Anne Morrison 

Ryan Braught - Pastor/Church Planter

Ryan Braught is the Pastor/Church Planter of Veritas. Along with his wife and kids he founded Veritas in 2009.

He is the husband of Kim, and father to Kaiden and Trinity.  

Ryan has a BS in Telecommunications from Kutztown University and a Master of Arts in Religion from Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Besides his work with Veritas, Ryan loves to read, listen to music, snowboard, and spend time with his family.

Contact: ryan@veritaschurchpa.org | 717.572.5914


Ben Achey - Blessing the World team leader

Ben has been active in the Church for many years and is filled with excitement to keep growing closer to Jesus and to spread the Word about Him throughout Lancaster and the world! Ben is a teacher and hopes to use his teaching abilities to ignite and equip others in understanding and serving God more fully! Ben is passionate about reviving the Church’s joy and effectiveness in working together with God to carry out His plan for the restoration of our community and planet, and he eagerly anticipates partnering with each Veritas member to do this and more!

Contact: bwachey@gmail.com | 717.575.9447 


Anne Morrison - Growing Deeper team leader

Anne Morrison is originally from South Africa and has been living in the USA for 17 years. She is currently working at Lancaster General Hospital as a food hostess. She has a passion for prayer and loves to see how prayer can bring victory in people’s lives. Anne loves to see how God can meet everyone’s needs in a way that is unique and personal.

Contact: bamorrison2008@gmail.com | 717.725.3732


Laura Heller - Sharing Life team leader

Laura has been attending Veritas since the spring of 2012 and enjoys leading worship on Sunday mornings and participates in a small group. She has a Master's degree in Urban Studies from Moody Bible Institute. She loves to travel, works as a group director for international students and has the cutest dog Lancaster has ever seen.

Contact: urbanheller@gmail.com | 312.925.0841


Grace Engard - Administration

Grace is originally from the Philadelphia area and moved to Lancaster after graduating from Houghton College to work as a graphic designer for HOPE International. Since the fall of 2012 she has attended and been involved in Veritas and loves its unique approach to church. Grace is passionate about art, travel, organization, and helping others to be transformed by Christ!

Contact: graceengard@gmail.com | 267.241.5218


Amanda Charles - Financial/Treasurer

Amanda Charles has been a Respiratory Therapist at Hershey Medical Center since graduating from Millersville University in 2013.

Outside the medical field she has a huge passion for church ministry and has previously been in various leadership roles for Mountville Mennonite Church, University Christian Fellowship, and Gateway House of Prayer. She also completed a year of Bible school at the International House of Prayer University in Kansas City, Missouri.

She loves serving wherever needed, from teaching to organizing finances, in order to provide opportunity for people to encounter the Savior that so radically transformed her heart and life

Contact: acharles.rt@gmail.com | 717.209.0612


Blessing the World

Ben Achey (leader)
Kim Braught
Matt Wheeler
Garrett Moore

Growing Deeper

Anne Morrison (leader)
Amanda Charles

Sharing Life

Laura Heller (leader)
Ellen Kim
Sherry Green



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