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Leadership at Grace Gathering

Grace Gathering looks at leadership a little differently than simply having a pastoral staff. We believe gifts 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 of his people to be leaders in his church in some way. Because our gathered church is broken down into many small and mid-size communities, each community is made up of leaders who are using their 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 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 elders are: Andrew Booth, Kelly Fair, Scott Jester, Brady Koehlinger, Tom Maxwell, Paul Maconochie, Chris Norman, Steve Terry, and Bill Turnwald, as well as various Elders-in-Training.

In addition, we have full and part-time leaders who help with the overall equipping of the church. They are servant leaders who use their gifts to provide resource and support to the overall church family.

Leadership Culture at Grace:

A culture of seasoned and young leaders together:

A culture of leading ministry as a spiritual family:

A culture of vulnerability on money/sex/power:

Grace Gathering Leadership


EastHigh School Youth

Adam Smith

High School Team Leader (East)

AJ Walz

Worship Team Leader (Central)

Allison Francois

East Site Leader Assistant
EastHigh School Youth

Audrey Murray

High School Team Leader (East)
(All Sites)North

Brian Menzie

North Site Leader + Communication Director

Casandra Stilwell

Connections Team Leader (Central)
(All Sites)Central

Dan Brusco

Director of Hispanic Ministries
EastMiddle School Youth

Emily Kraner

Middle School Team Leader (East)
(All Sites)

Erin Paris

Office Manager
(All Sites)East

Hayley Bowser

Connections Team Leader (East)
(All Sites)

Jennifer Neff

Finance and Operations Manager

Josiah Knapp

Worship Leader (East)
(All Sites)East

Kathy Norman

Team Leader Assistant

Levy Francois

East Site Leader

Liz Kelpin

Connections Team Lead (North)

Patrice Aristhome

Cap-Haïtien Site Leader
(All Sites)

Paul Maconochie

Leadership Development Director
(All Sites)North

Scott Jester

Missional Engagement Director

Shandi Menzie

North Site Leader Assistant
CentralNew Life

Stephanie Terry

Central Site Leader Assistant + New Life
CentralNew Life

Steve Terry

Central Site Leader, New Life Pastor

Toni Trumbower

Facility Coordinator (East)
EastMiddle School Youth

Trever Kraner

Middle School Team Leader (East)
All Sites: Children's Team LeadersCentralCentral

Yasmin Garcia

Children’s Ministry Team Leader (Central)

Zach Ziino

Children’s Ministry Team Leader (East)