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 […]Continue Reading
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 who is married (27) and Tucker […]Continue Reading
A question we frequently get asked is, “Who’s the senior pastor around here?” Rather than looking to a particular individual to lead our church we have adopted a shared-model of senior leadership. Under the direction of the Elders, Mark Page and Dave Gundlach serve as co-lead staff pastors of Grace. Dave serves as our primary Sunday morning teaching pastor while Mark focuses on pastoral discipleship, leadership and oversight to our staff, ministries and operations. This shared model of senior leadership allows us to empower our leaders according their unique giftedness, without requiring any one of them to be all things to all people
In an effort to facilitate the ministry of the entire church, we have empowered certain staff members to work in a full or part-time capacity. Staff members each fill specific roles in order to spiritually shepherd our congregation in a variety of contexts and life stages. Whether its our ministry to adults, youth or children, or handling the various administrative needs of the church, our staff enhances the collective ministry of Grace Fellowship Church.
Healthy leadership requires healthy leaders. With this in mind, we work hard to provide our staff with an environment that is life-giving and a schedule that is sustainable over many years of ministry.
Jesus calls biblically qualified men to lead His church as elders. The primary responsibility of elders is to serve as spiritual overseers of the church. The elders are involved in a number of duties such as praying, teaching and discipleship, leading the vision for the church, determining church policy, caring for the people of the church and protecting sound doctrine.
Qualifications for eldership are found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. These qualifications include a mature faith, faithful leadership in the home, faithful service in everyday life, a thorough knowledge of the Bible, and a good reputation both in and out of the church. We believe there are many benefits to a plurality of godly leaders. Their combined counsel and wisdom helps assure that decisions are not self-willed or self-serving to a single individual.
Overflow Worship Director
Junior High Associate
Pastor of Families
Pastor of Overflow Youth
Pastor of Women
High School Associate
Director of Music
Midweek Childcare Coordinator
Junior High Pastor
Ryann Lou Smith
Pastor of Mission & Integration