"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

Elders & Staff

We believe the New Testament teaches a plurality of elders as the model of church leadership (1 Peter 5:1-2; Acts 20:28; 1 Tim 5:17-18).

Along with our commitment to the priesthood of all believers we also recognize the need for strong, Spirit-led, biblically instructed elder leadership under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

However, the elders are not the only shepherds at Grace. We want to see all those with pastoral and teaching gifts using them regularly. The leaders of our small groups function as pastors of their small flocks within our church.

We believe pastors/elders should function primarily as shepherds who emphasize the ministry of the word, prayer, discipleship and the spiritual health of God’s people. They are not primarily administrators, managers, etc.


Dave McMillen

Eric Twisselmann

Erik Thoennes

Jackson Randall

Jerrel Haugen

Jonathan Peel

Kip Dochterman

Kenny Clark

Phil Watson

Richard Dix

Randall J Gruendyke

Scott Rosenkranz

Tim Stranske

La Gracia Elders

Angel Galan

Ramon Garcia

Ministry Staff

Caleb Grossman

Jordan Weaver

Mary Stranske

Melanie Floyd

Mindy Klansek

RuthAnn Downing

Support Staff

Andrew Weston

Brandon Lee

Caleb Parker

Gil Mellis

Jim Clark

Joe Grossman

Paula Clevenger

Sara Kelly