Michael Dunn, Senior Pastor
 
Pastor Mike has been serving in local church ministry for over 30 years, and leading Grace Christian Fellowship since 2009. Born and raised in Arkansas, he completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) at Arkansas State University, and went on to achieve a Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also spent 4 years as a Campus Crusade for
Christ (Cru) staff member at the Ohio State University, and the University of Georgia.   Mike and his wife April have been married since 1980, have 5 children, and a growing number of grandchildren.
 
B.A. – Arkansas State University
M.Div. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
D.Min. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nick Dunn, Assoc. Pastor
 
Pastor Nick provides oversight to Youth Ministry, our Sunday Morning Welcome Team, and Connections Ministry. He holds a BA in History Education from Cedarville University with a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University. Pastor Nick loves to connect with, and equip people to serve in various ministry areas around the church.  He has served on the ministry team at Grace since 2010. He and his wife, Alysha have been married since 2013.
 
B.A. in History Education – Cedarville University
M.Div. – Liberty University
 
 
 
 

John Hartman, Assoc. Pastor Emeritus

Pastor John served at Grace from 2008 to January 2018. Although he tries to retire, we are grateful that he continues to serve here on the church board, preaching several times a year, and providing visitation to church family. Originally from Hot Springs SD, Pastor John holds a BS in Natural Science and Education from the University of MN, and his M.Div from Bethel Seminary.  He has served in numerous pastoral roles over the years.  Pastor John and his wife, Joanne, married in 1963 and have two children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
 
B.S. in Natural Science and Education – Univerisity of Minnesota
M.Div. – Bethel Seminary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark Brumagin, Asst. Pastor of Worship & Music
 
Mark is responsible for the leadership of our worship & music, and technology departments.  Prior to entering into full-time ministry, Mark served as a music teacher in Pennsylvania public schools.  Since 2006, he has served in full-time ministry in churches in Pennsylvania and New York. He is currently pursuing the Doctorate of Worship Studies (D.W.S.) through Liberty University.  Mark’s desire is to see the people of God respond to Him with appropriate worship as they become more aware of who God is and why He is worthy of our praise. Mark has been married to Erin since 2003 and is the proud father of three daughters. 
 
B. Mus in Music Education (Piano Emphasis)- Grove City College
M.L.A. – McDaniel College
M. Min. – Clarks Summit University
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrea Niggli, Children’s Ministry Director
 
Andrea directs our Nursery and Grace KIDS Sunday programs. She provides special Family and Children’s ministry programs throughout the year, including Vacation Bible School, Operation Christmas Child, and Cradle Care.
 
 
 
 
Ben Burtis, Interim Youth Director
 
Ben is working alongside Pastor Nick to oversee all Youth Ministry related areas from Sunday Morning classes to our mid-week youth gatherings.  Ben holds a Masters from Moody Bible Institute with an emphasis in pastoral ministry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joelle Zimmerman, Community Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
 
Joelle helps connect GCF to the community with oversight of media communications and special outreach events and opportunities, including The Global Leadership Summit. In addition she helps match volunteers with serve opportunities and co-leads the Stephen Ministry at Grace.
 
 

Lynne Sypher, Equipping Ministries Coordinator Lynne is responsible for our Connection Groups ministry. In this role she provides resources, training and mentoring to group leaders. In addition she provides training and support to equip ministry volunteers.

 
 
 
 

Lauraine Newman, Office Administrator Lauraine manages the front office and provides oversight of the facility, including approving facility requests. She assists the Senior Pastor with computer & IT needs, database information management, as well as church policies and procedures. Lauraine provides oversight to all purchasing and assists the Church Treasurer.

 

Susan Jacobs, Receptionist

In addition to answering the phones and welcoming visitors to the office, Susan designs and edits our weekly bulletin, manages mailings, the van ministry, and maintains our church database.
 
 

Mikel Withers, Facilities Caretaker

Mikel is responsible for general maintenance and cleaning of the church facility and grounds. In addition to keeping the facility clean, he is responsible for setting up and tearing down of equipment for the ever-changing facility use needs. Mikel has also created the awesome murals gracing the walls of our Children’s Wing.