Pastor Nate joined the youth leadership team at Grace and Peace in 2006, and graduated a three year internship with Pastor Jim Wehrer for youth ministry in 2012. He then became Co-Youth Pastor in August of 2013. He has a passion to see the youth of Ocean County encounter God, live for Jesus, and lead lives that will change the world. Nate also has a heart for evangelism, and bringing the gospel to a hurting world where it’s needed most.


In his spare time Nate enjoys running, movies, writing, video games, paintball, and a good cup of coffee. He also loves time with friends and family, and adventures to anywhere. Nate is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in ministry and theology. 



Pastor Gabrielle grew up at The Church of Grace and Peace. For her, it has always been a second home. After completing a three-year Youth Ministry Internship under Pastor Jim in 2012, she took the role of helping over-seeing operations for Cutting Edge Youth Ministries for a year. In August of 2013, she became the co-Youth Pastor at Grace and Peace. She loves working with the youth! Gabrielle’s main passion in ministry is to see the teens in our region experience the love and holiness of God and to have a deep and personal relationship with Him. She also has a passion for worship, counseling, missions, creative communications, and human trafficking awareness.


In her spare time Gabrielle enjoys singing, writing, reading, photography and decorating. She loves children, the Arts, Broadway, The NY Giants, ice cream and anything to do with the season of fall. She also absolutely loves spending time with her family and friends.


Gabrielle has an Associate Degree from OCC in Liberal Arts and is currently pursuing her education in Ministry and Theology.




Who we are:

Cutting Edge is made up of students, 7th grade through college, from around the area from all different backgrounds.


Cutting Edge is the youth ministry of the Church of Grace and Peace. For more information on our statement of faith, beliefs, etc.  go to  


Mission Statement:


Our purpose is to bring the youth of the Ocean County region into a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, prepare them for life-long discipleship, and empower them to become world-changers for him.


Our Values:


- Faith

- Integrity

- Relationships

- Vision

- Excellence

- Revolution

- Personal Growth