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: Tim Green, Grace Engard, Ryan Braught, Laura Heller, Ben Achey

Servants Team left to right: Tim Green, Grace Engard, Ryan Braught, Laura Heller, Ben Achey

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


Ben Achey - Growing Deeper 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 


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


Tim Green - Blessing the World team leader

Tim grew up in Peoria, Illinois and met Sherry while they were on staff at a camp in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Tim and Sherry have been married for 34 years. They have a daughter who is residing near Sydney, Australia, and another daughter who resides in County Cork, Ireland with her husband and their two young children. Tim has served as a youth worker for Youth for Christ, taught Jr. High Sunday School, performed in plays and skits, and served as an elder and on the Global Outreach Team before moving to Lancaster City. He looks forward to encouraging the Veritas community to consider how we may combine our passion, gifts, and resources to reach out, blessing our neighborhoods, Lancaster City, and the world with the love of our Lord.

Contact: greensonorange77@gmail.com


Grace Engard - Administration team leader

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


Blessing the World

Tim Green (leader)
Kim Braught
Garrett Moore

Growing Deeper

Ben Achey (leader)
Nelson Longenecker

Sharing Life

Laura Heller (leader)
Ellen Kim
Sherry Green
Sammy Lang


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