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Servant-leadership is our core principle. Jesus said that “The greatest among you will be the least, and the least will be the greatest. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, even to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45. Jesus spoke through word and deed to what leadership really means. He takes the world’s view of leadership and flips it upside down. Our desire is to serve, and our leaders are those who lead by serving.

The Leadership at Grace has three groups; each accountable to the other two, serving under Christ, the head. The first being a Pastoral Team, consisting of pastors and elders who provide spiritual leadership and promote discipleship, and second, a Planning Team that serves in an executive leadership capacity, establishing the mission of the church and coordinating the strategy to accomplish this mission. The third group consists of Small Group Leaders, who, with their friends, serve and build meaningful community within the church. In addition, numerous volunteers serve within the church under these three groups.

Pastors

Senior Pastor, Cliffe Knechtle
Next Generation Pastor, Jake Kircher
Community Pastor, Stuart Knechtle
Youth Pastor, Rob Knechtle

Elders

Brian Anyinam
Sid Beighley
Dorian Beighley Kevin Dailey
Lucy Freeman
Levon Freeman
Carol Brcek
Gil Kirkpatrick
Josephine LaFauci
Crista Mathew
David McKenna
Keith Peters
Diane Peters
Dan Weed

Planning Team

Joe Apuzzo
Kevin Ashley
Christine Brookfield
Mark Brookfield
Bob Barclay
Michael Chen
Leslie Crowley
Greg Crowley
Scott Harrison
Julia Hughes
Jane Hunsinger
Pete Hunsinger
Cliffe Knechtle
Lori Lawnsby
Kim Mathew
Robert Prince
Tom Richardson