Grace Fellowship

Grace Fellowship is a non-denominational church plant that is part of the Charis Fellowship of churches.  Begun in January of 2017, Grace Fellowship serves southern Frederick, Northern Virginia and the Harpers Ferry area by knowing, living, and giving the Gospel away. 

We are a member of the Charis Fellowship- a non- denominational group of churches that joins together to greater impact the Kingdom of God.

Charis Fellowship

our Leaders

  • Scott Avey

    Lead Pastor

    Scott spent his first 15 years of ministry in worship ministry. He is a classically trained musician with an undergrad in Music Education and a Seminary Degree in Local Church Ministry from Grace College.  He is the founding pastor of Grace Fellowship and has an undying passion for the Gospel, his bride, his kids, and pineapple. His claim to fame (very brief fame) was being on the Jay Leno Show.


  • Chris Palmer


    Chris is a father of four, husband to Lauri, and loves motorcycles, mountain biking, and the outdoors. He recently has taken up kayaking and also loves shark fishing at the beach.  He and his wife were born and raised in New Jersey and have an undying love for Jersey pizza, cheesesteaks, jimmies, and the shore.


  • Lauri Palmer

    Grace Kids Director

    Lauri is the fearless leader of our Grace Kids ministry. She is a mother of four, wife to Chris and lover of flip-flops, the beach, and Jesus.  Although she loves Maryland and can get her favorite Wawa French vanilla cappuccinos here, she will always be a Jersey girl at heart.