Grace Church of The Nazarene 
Portage, Indiana



  Grace Church of The Nazarene 
Portage, Indiana




Dr. Mark Hostetler



Mark has been the lead pastor at Grace since he graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1973. During his forty-plus years of serving at Grace, the church has expanded greatly. He has overlooked the expansion of Grace's "Family Life Center" and the expansion and remodel of the church itself.

Along with being the lead pastor at Grace, Mark also serves as the district secretary for NWIN (Northwest Indiana), a board member at Olivet Nazarene University, and a mentor to young ministry students and pastors across the district.​​​​​​

Along with serving at Grace, Mark enjoys reading about historical people and places, sitting on his screened-in porch, and spending time with his family and friends.


Favorite Bible Verse: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us"

Romans 5:8




Rev. Lu ann hostetler

Christian education minister

Pastor Lu Ann has been serving at Grace for the past twenty-five years and has served in multiple roles. From Vacation Bible School Director to Church Secretary, Lu Ann has a heart for serving others around her. 

Along with serving at Grace, Lu Ann enjoys: spending time with family and friends, doing puzzle books, collecting aprons, and reading all kinds of books!


Favorite Bible Verse: "Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need" 

Hebrews 4:16

Lu Ann shares that this is her favorite Bible verse because since we can come boldly into the presence of God and get the help we need, no trial is too great and no temptation too strong but that Jesus Christ can give us mercy and grace that we need when we need it.