Leadership

Lead Pastors

  • Dave Gundlach  -  dgundlach@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Dave serves as our primary Sunday morning teacher at Grace, providing substantive Bible teaching in a manner that's both understandable and relevant to our everyday lives. Dave is active in men's discipleship, pastoral care and works alongside Mark Page and the elders to help shape the vision and values of our church. Dave and his wife Carrie have three girls, Adele (5), Cora (3) and Josie (1) and live in Costa Mesa.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I love watching God’s Word come to life in people’s hearts and minds so that it transforms the way they approach their daily lives. More than anything, I want to live from a “pure and simple devotion to Christ,” and I love encouraging others in that same devotion.

  • Mark Page  -  mpage@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Mark serves as the primary overseer of our staff, ministries and operations at Grace and helps shape the vision and values of our church. Mark also heads our Axios men’s discipleship ministry and provides pastoral care to our church body. Mark and his wife Tracy have two children, Casey (24) and Tucker (20) and live in Irvine.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    Healthy ministry depends on healthy leaders, which is why I'm passionate about cultivating healthy leaders and a leadership culture that focuses on the right things for the right reasons. I want our leaders to be spiritually and emotionally healthy individuals who feel known, loved and live dependently on God as they use their giftedness for God's glory. My heart for our church is that our life together as a church family would be a beautiful expression of faith expressing itself in love.

Staff

  • Gina Carpenter  -  gcarpenter@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Gina manages the financial affairs of Grace whether it’s in the collecting, depositing and accounting of donations to making sure all our bills are paid accurately and promptly. Gina also administers many of our communication mediums, including our Sunday morning bulletin, website calendar and church-wide email communications.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    The thing I am most passionate about in my role here at Grace is watching God work in the hearts of our people to move from merely attending our church to a deeper involvement by giving their time, talents and resources in support of Grace Fellowship Church itself and the people who make up our Grace family.

  • Haley Downey  -  hdowney@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Haley is our OVERFLOW Junior High Ministry Associate who in partnership with Trevor Lawrence helps to lead and love our Junior High students towards Christ as they navigate this often-challenging season of adolescence. Haley provides oversight and training to our volunteer leaders with particular emphasis on our ministry to young girls and brings great energy and a joyful spirit to her role.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I am passionate about equipping students to adventure with Jesus and serve Him in the unique ways he has gifted them. It brings me joy to see Junior Highers experience the love of God and grasp His grace as enough for them, for the first time! It's the best.

  • Trevor Lawrence  -  tlawrence@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Trevor serves as our OVERFLOW Junior High pastor and works alongside Haley Downey to love and shepherd our students towards a life lived in Christ. Trevor provides vision, leadership and oversight to our ministry to students as well as our volunteer leaders and brings a wonderful pastoral heart to his role.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I am most passionate about students discovering for themselves the beautiful Truth of the Gospel and then watching God transform the way they live their lives. Junior High is such a foundational time and I love seeing students begin to think carefully about what they believe, why they believe it, and how that impacts their lives.

  • Christina Levasheff  -  clevasheff@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Christina is our Women’s Pastor at Grace and serves as a shepherd-leader responsible for the care, leadership and oversight of the women in our church family and the various ministries that seek to cultivate maturing, faithful followers of Jesus.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I am most passionate about seeing women experience the Kingdom of God in such tangible and significant ways that it can't help but transform the way they love people and engage the world around them.

  • Jessica McDonald  -  jmcdonald@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Jessica is our OVERFLOW High School Ministry Associate and serves in partnership with Chad Merrihew to shepherd our High School students at Grace with particular emphasis on our ministry to our young girls. Jessica provides oversight and training to our volunteer leaders and leads our students with a servants heart and wonderful competency.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I'm passionate about seeing students experience the kingdom of heaven here on earth and creating a space for that. I love being able to sit down with students to discuss scripture, Gods will for their lives and other topics. Our students are smart and desire to be challenged.

  • Chad Merrihew  -  cmerrihew@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    As our OVERFLOW High School pastor, Chad brings vision and passion to his role providing biblical foundations to our students that will not only equip them for adolescence but also for life. In partnership with Jessica McDonald, Chad also brings great giftedness in building dynamic volunteer leadership teams, curriculum, programs and adventures that spiritually strengthen, stretch and shape the young lives of our students.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I'm passionate about our students having a safe place to discover firsthand who God is and why he is Truth and I love watching students develop and cultivate a passion for God's Word and prayer.

  • Scott Owen  -  sowen@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Scott serves as our director of music at Grace and leads our church family in the worship and praise of God. Scott’s gifts as a leader and musician bring our community compelling musical arrangements of both timeless hymns and contemporary choruses that are both beautiful and rich in substance.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

  • Tracy Page  -  tpage@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Tracy serves our church by providing much of the administrative support that keeps our office and operations running smoothly. Tracy brings a servants heart to her behind-the-scenes role and provides significant pastoral support and encouragement to many in our church family though her gifts of compassion and gentleness.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I have a heart for the broken and hurting. This is where my passion lies. My role being on staff, as well as being married to one of the pastors, gives me some unique opportunities to spend time with people to listen to them, encourage them and speak truth into their lives.

  • Ryan Zeulner  -  rzeulner@gracefellowshipchurch.org

    Ryan is our pastor for Home Group and Mission ministries at Grace. Ryan's two-fold ministry emphasis encompasses coordinating our Home Groups as well as helping point our church family towards their God-given calling to be a light in a dark world and to share the love of Christ in their own contexts and beyond.

    What are you most passionate about in your ministry at Grace?

    I enjoy watching the Holy Spirit ignite his people to love their neighborhoods, their city and the world in Jesus' name.

Elders