Meet our Team
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Rev.

BILLY 

Echols-Richter
Lead Pastor

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Rev.

LAURA 

Echols-Richter
Executive Pastor

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LAURIE 

Hanson Roberts 
Minister of Sanctuary Worship

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Rev.

CHRISTOPHER

Vaughan
Pastor of
Modern Worship

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Rev.

LAURA

Byrd
Pastor of Discipleship
and Outreach

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KRISTEN 

Lane
Minister of Discipleship with Families

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SARAH

Schneider
Youth Minister

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MARY

Martin
Mission Minister

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SETH

Wilkinson
Director of Operations

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KIM

Eiffert
Director of Communications

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Rev.

COURTNEY

Shultz
Lead Pastor
Grace Chapel

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Rev.

JOSHUA

Manning
Pastor of Community Engagement
Grace Chapel 

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Heather Seiser - Guest Relations Coordinator
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Misty Bain - Database and Office Admin
[email protected]

Laura Biescar - Office Adminstrator
[email protected]

Kellie Benson - Finance Assistant
[email protected]

Karyl Patredis - Pastoral Intern (Modern Worship)
[email protected]

Joyce Cravens - Minister of Visitation
[email protected]

Bill Roberts - Associate Music Minister
[email protected]

Preston Reid- Media/Video Manager
[email protected]

Ashley Glover- Modern Worship Livestream/Media Coordinator
[email protected]

Charles Crossman - Facilities Manager
[email protected]

Karen Lubbe - Rainbow Corner Preschool Director
[email protected]

Laura Simmons - Heart & Soul Administrator
[email protected]

Shannon Rose - Part-Time Graphic Designer
[email protected]

Michele Duffy - Children's Ministry Assistant (Preschool & Childcare)
[email protected]

Jordan Marbry - Children's Ministry Assistant (Elementary)
[email protected]

The Grace Avenue Ministry Team is here to assist you. If you have a special need or a question, please contact us by email or call the church office at 972.335.2882.