This video is an overview of Chris and Kathy Norman’s journey at Grace.
Grace Gathering looks at leadership in the church a little differently than simply having a pastoral staff. We believe the pastoral gift (as well as all the other gifts of the Spirit) are demonstrated and modeled throughout the church body by everyday people, rather than predominantly by an ordained or paid few.
We believe God desires all believers to be leaders in his church in some way (leadership as following Christ and influencing others to follow him as well). Because our corporate church is broken down into many small and mid-size communities, each community is made up of believers who are using their spiritual gifts to serve and lead the church.
Alongside the leaders of various ministries, we believe there are two official leadership offices in the church made up of overseers/elders and deacons. The elders give accountability oversight in the areas of spiritual, doctrinal, and financial health of the church. The names of our current overseers are: Andrew Booth, John Haydock, Scott Jester, Brady Koehlinger, Chris Norman, Tim Smith, as well as various Elders in training.
In addition, we have some full and part-time leaders who help with the overall equipping of the church body. These leaders have various spiritual gifts (some might be pastoral, but most are other kinds of gifts). They are servant leaders who use their gifts to provide resource and support to the overall church family.
Those who are on paid staff are listed below and can be contacted via email by using their first initial and last name @gracegathering.com.
The various leadership teams all work together to assist, support, and undergird the church family as it pursues discipleship and mission.