Grace Church Leadership
While there are many individuals who serve with Grace Church and help fulfill our mission, the following are those who are currently a part of our leadership in a staff role.
Joe was appointed to serve as the Pastor of Grace Church in July of 2020. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (2017), a graduate of the Ohio State University (2001) and Ashland Theological Seminary (2015), and is about to finish his first decade in pastoral ministry.
The one thing Joe would want you to know about Grace Church is that you will never find a group of godly, generous, warm, loving people quite like these. It's a joy to serve this church as pastor! He is deeply passionate about evangelism (sharing the good news of Jesus with people who don't yet know Him), preaching and teaching, and most enjoys talking about the Bible, cooking, history, or his beloved Steelers and Buckeyes, painting and reading, or spending time with his wife and daughter.
Kelly and his wife Twilah have been a part of Grace Church since 2017, with Kelly being licensed as a local pastor and joining staff in 2020. The Lees will say that it was the love they felt as soon as they walked through the door that drew them to Grace.
While helping people get to know who God created them to be is his passion, Kelly also enjoys frequenting a golf course when he's able and spending quality time with Twilah, their daughters, and their grandchildren.
Worship Arts Coordinator
Renée joined the Grace Church staff in September of 2020 and assists with the organization of teams who plan and lead our worship experiences. Renée has served local churches in a variety of roles over the past decade and is passionate about helping people experience what it means to follow Jesus in the right here, right now.
Paige has been a part of Grace Church for over 40 years, beginning on staff in 1978 as the organist. In 2015, after retiring from teaching school, she took on the role of office manager. She and her husband, Ray, serve as the church's lay delegates each year, too, representing Grace Church at the West Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
What Paige loves most about Grace is the people and the flow of the Holy Spirit that's so very present here. She's passionate about being a prayer warrior for others and has served on the music and worship teams of this church for almost as long as she's called Grace home.
Judy has been a member of Grace Church since 1976 and a part of the staff since 2016. Being a proud alum of Wright State University, she spent 43 additional years at that fine institution before retiring in 2014.
As a lifelong learner, Judy enjoys connecting with others who call Grace Church home and appreciates the many opportunities there are for study and discussion through small groups. She is also passionate about family, reading, flower gardening, and jewelry making.