Evangelist & Missions 

Missions Director / Elder

Tom Laero is our Missions Director, a man of faith, has been a part of Grace Community Church more than 27 years. He and his wife served in a GCC mission outreach in the nation of Mexico and Jeannette, PA and as GCC Youth Pastor for over a decade. He also was a key developer of the Christian Performing Arts Company (CPAC). In addition to portraying Bible characters himself, as well as performing in the weekly video series, Children's Church, at Kiski Valley Inspired, he has written, produced and directed CPAC performances. He also has directed CPAC members in Bible character monologues for video presentation on the Internet as well as live performances in worship services and children's outreach ministries. Now Missions Director at GCC, he oversees the Kiski Valley Food Bank's missions department. Tom trained for the ministry at Pinecrest Bible Training Center in New York.

Missions / Elder

Lara Laero, is a Missionary, Kids' Community Bible Club Director, and a transplanted Southerner, our Missions Elder first came to Grace Community Church (GCC) in 1984 as a summer missionary, after serving as a missionary one summer with Mexican migrant children in Nevada and one summer in Massachusetts. The following year, she completed a B.S. in Elementary Education and Spanish at a Carson Newman College, Tenessee. Lara has served as a Youth Minister for more than 10 years at Grace Community Church. Lara operates the church's Kid's Community Bible Clubs ministry, and directs the children's church on Sunday mornings which can be viewed at the Kiski valley Inspired website. This ministry infuses an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation for the children, but also passionately gives a great depth of tenderness that gets through to kids.