Meet our Team
Billy Echols-Richter

Billy Echols-Richter

Pastor

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Billy was appointed as the first Pastor of Grace Avenue UMC in April 1999. He served as the Pastor as the congregation grew from 0 members to over 2500 members.

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Laura Echols-Richter

Laura Echols-Richter

Executive Minister

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Laura Echols-Richter has been with Grace Avenue UMC since its start in 1999 and now serves as the Executive Minister.

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Laurie Hanson Roberts

Laurie Hanson Roberts

Minister of Sanctuary Worship

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Laurie Hanson Roberts has been part of the Grace Avenue UMC staff since the beginning of the church in 1999.

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Christopher Vaughan

Co-Pastor of Modern Worship

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Jesseca Aziz

Co-Pastor of Modern Worship

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Jesseca serves Grace Avenue UMC as a Co-Pastor of Modern Worship. She is passionate about bridging the world and the church through ministries of reconciliation, liberation, peace and justice. In addition to preaching and teaching, her experience includes cultivating inclusive young adult ministries and community organizing around criminal justice reform and voter engagement.

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Wendy Child

Director of Modern Worship

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Wendy Child came to Grace Avenue UMC in 2019 after spending 2 years in Nashville pursuing her professional music career. Wendy has been involved in music ministry for almost her entire life, and has served as the Worship Pastor for churches in Colorado and Texas. She also has a passion for pop music, and has been creating music for TV/Film for over 10 years.

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Kristen Lane

Minister of Discipleship

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Kristen has worked full time in church ministry since 1995 and been involved in church work since 1992. As the Minister of Discipleship, she supports and oversees the Children’s, Youth, and Adult Ministry areas as well as the Small Group and Adult Sunday School program. 

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Brittany Board

Children’s Minister

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Brittany is the Children’s Minster at Grace Avenue. She received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from Austin College, and completed her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2014.

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Sarah Rozeboom

Youth Minister


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Mary Martin

Missions Minister

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Mary joined the staff at Grace Avenue as the Mission Minister in 2014.  Her passion, source of high energy and commitment brings our missions beyond our walls to be in relationship with our neighbors both locally and globally.

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Cindy Moreland

Cindy Moreland

Director of Operations

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Cindy has been with Grace Avenue UMC since early 2017. Her role at Grace Avenue includes, financial management, Human Resources, oversight of building operations and administration.

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Kim Eiffert

Kim Eiffert

Director of Communications

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Kim came to Grace Avenue in 2011 with a background in marketing, advertising, communications, and graphic design in a variety of different industries. 

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Donielle Mayes – Guest Relations Coordinator
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Joyce Cravens – Minister of Visitation
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Bill Roberts – Associate Music Minister
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Brayden Bishop – Youth Ministry Associate
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Preston Reid- Media/Video Coordinator
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Charles Crossman – Facilities Manager
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Karen Lubbe – Rainbow Corner Preschool Director
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Erin Galloway – Office Manager
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Laura Simmons – Heart & Soul Administrator
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Carole Boboy- Accounting Assistant
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Nicole Anderson – Preschool Ministry Coordinator
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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.