About Us

Who Are We?

Our Story

Established in 1874, Shore Church is a Christ-centered church and has a long legacy of carrying out our biblical purpose statement of Loving God and Loving Others.

Come as you are and join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.

Sunday school classes are available for all ages following morning worship.

Our coffee bar is open before and after morning worship. Arrive early and enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship with a friend.


Worship with Us

Our worship services consist of both traditional and contemporary music.

Children, ages 3 years to 5th grade are dismissed for their own worship time prior to the morning message. A nursery with loving staff is available a short distance from the sanctuary.

Come, let us worship the Lord together – you are welcome here!

Meet the Team

Pastor Nic Raber

Pastor Nic is passionate about the Word of God and equipping Shore Church to live out Jesus’ mission in the world. Nic became the Lead Pastor in May 2022 and was the Youth Pastor for two years prior. Nic enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching basketball, and woodworking.

Contact Nic: 260-768-4240 x003

Administrative Assistant – Kim Mishler

Kim has attended Shore Church since 1988 and has been the secretary since 2004. She enjoys serving her church in this capacity and loves hearing the joy and excitement of the RYLM children in the building. Kim keeps the congregation informed of the “happenings” of the church and takes care of church and cabin rentals – amongst many other things! Kim can be reached in the church office Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Contact Kim: 260-768-4240 x001

Day Care Director – Portia Amstutz

Portia began as Director of RYLM in May of 2017. Previously, she taught Kindergarten and first grade in Ohio and later spent 16 years in the Christian Camping ministry alongside her husband, Pete. She loves being outdoors, paper-crafting (scrapbooks and cards), and hanging out with her three grown children and their families.

Day Care Assistant Directory – Conner Duzan

Conner loves to keep busy making spontaneous plans with her husband and three kiddos. Conner says, “God is doing amazing things at RYLM, and I’m blessed to be a part of it!”

Our Mission Statement

Loving God and Loving Others

Recognizing that our Biblical Purpose statement is Loving God and Loving Others, our commission comes from Jesus' words:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

With our own church members and in the community around us, Shore Church is committed to serving others in a way that points back to Jesus' love.

Click here to learn more about the ministries we're involved in at Shore Church.


What We Believe


We believe in one God, creator of all things: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God given by divine inspiration. The Bible remains the unchanging authority in faith and practice, and therefore, is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.


We believe that because of sin, humanity is separated from God and in need of salvation and restoration which comes only through Jesus Christ.


We believe that salvation is a gracious gift from God. We believe that through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God offers salvation from sin and a restored relationship with our creator.

The Work of Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection introduced the new covenant. Jesus heals, forgives, and delivers.

The Church

We believe that the Church is made up of all who are seeking a relationship with God through His grace and through faith alone in Jesus alone. The church is a community of believers sent into the world to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all.

Jesus-Centered Living

We believe that Jesus Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him. As followers of Jesus, we are empowered and filled with his Spirit. God commands us to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion towards the poor and justice for the oppressed. As we walk by faith in Christ’s way, we are being sanctified and transformed into his likeness.

Evana Network

Shore Church is a group of imperfect people who want to see God’s kingdom come through the power of Jesus Christ. We are a part of the Evana Network, which is a group of evangelical Anabaptist churches who strive to live out the Great Commission.

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