meet our team
meet the team
Andrew stepped into his current position in 2012. A lover of stories, he is excited to help lead Grace through its theme of helping people discover the extraordinary story each of their lives hold when they follow Jesus. When he's not pastoring a church, you can find Andrew backpacking, cheering for Indiana Hoosier basketball, or maybe even riding a bull. He and his wife Brittanie have three kids.
lead student pastor
Jimmie is a Detroit, MI native. He came to Kentucky in 2012, where he attended Asbury university on a basketball scholarship. Jimmie married his wife, Kayah, in 2016 and now lives in Georgetown. Before coming to Grace, Jimmie served as the youth/college pastor at churches around central Kentucky. Jimmie answered God’s calling on his life to become a pastor/communicator and has a huge heart for community and leading others into a relationship with Christ. Jimmie and Kayah have three kids and one grandchild.
Joining the team in 2019, Nancy loves partnering with parents to help kids discover their story in Christ. She has a passion for developing creative, fun ways, such as The Main Course™, that help families bring Jesus into everyday conversations, make memories and grow together. Nancy and her husband, Chris, have three amazing daughters. (She may be biased but has references.) Whether making sculptures, taking photos of snowflakes or the Milky Way, finding items that are red, green, and purple, writing poetry, scripts, or a funny story, being creative and appreciating nature are likely what you will find her doing for fun.
In 2014, Tracy, her husband Paul, and three kids started coming to Grace. They loved the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and Tracy started in a volunteer position in Kidz City. Since then, she has served on staff as early childhood coordinator and now crunching all the numbers in finance. Tracy loves everything about being outdoors, whether that be hiking, camping, or being on the water.
Coming from Pennsylvania with his wife Bonnie and four kids, Brent joined Grace in 2015 as the strategy and vision overseer. He was attracted to Grace because of its simple yet powerful message and its dedication to the community and ministries. Brent is known as a lover of camping and books, and it is also not uncommon to see him walking around daily with energy drink in hand.
Back when he was in high-school, Josh was asked to play worship music at Grace's student center. From there, he transitioned into playing at the main service, and in 2017 he found himself on staff full-time. In this position, one of his biggest passions is to continue building the atmosphere of worship at Grace, not just outward on the stage but also inward within people. Josh is married to Lori and has three kids. He loves manicuring his beard and playing golf, and one of his dreams is to travel to Australia to visit Hillsong.
early childhood coordinator
Michell has been married to Joe for 21 years and together have a daughter, Grace. Michell says they walked thru the doors of Grace in 2008 and knew they had found their home church. Joe and Michell have volunteered with Grace students since 2008. Michell wears many hats; as a director with Tupperware (18 years) and in 2021 becoming the Early Childhood Coordinator. In her free time, she volunteers with the Church Benevolent Cooperative and is a youth mentor through Transform Scott County, When the weather is great, you can catch them on their boat and camping with friends and family.
executive administrative assistant
Bonnie joined Grace Christian in 2018 as an Executive Administrative Assistant for the Church and Early Learning Center. She has been married to her husband, Brent since 1994, and they share 4 children together. Originally from Pennsylvania, Bonnie moved to Kentucky in 2016 and has been loving the "country life" ever since. When not keeping busy with her children, Bonnie can be found in her original form as a domestic goddess -- cooking, crafting and gardening to her heart's content.
discipleship and teaching
Dan joined the Grace team in 2020 in the middle of a global pandemic...what could possibly go wrong? Passionate about helping people become who God created them to be, Dan is excited to play a part in shaping extraordinary stories at Grace and throughout Central Kentucky. Dan comes to Grace with his wife, Erica, and their three kids by way of Michigan and, before that, upstate New York. A lover of movies, an eater of delicious food, a thrower of frisbees, and a runner of half-marathons-but-not-a-step-further, Dan is up for just about anything if given the opportunity. Except quinoa.
Dean was born and raised in central Kentucky and been in Georgetown most of his life. He joined Grace in 2022 to share his passion of music and worship with everyone who comes through our doors. He and his wife, Ashlee, have four kids in elementary and high school. When not attending kids' functions and the weather is good, you can find him with the wind flowing through his hair on his Harley.
first impressions and small groups director
Kylena began attending Grace right in the middle of the COVID pandemic. What better time to find a new church? She has the gift of hospitality so as soon as the doors opened back up for in-person services, she was here every Sunday welcoming people. Her passion is for everyone who comes in the doors to feel welcome and at home. She spends her free time being a mom to five kids and homeschooling four of them with the oldest having graduated and attending college.
lead church plant pastor
As lead church planter, Dakotah is excited to help Grace Christian multiply God's Kingdom through making disciples and planting churches. Dakotah is passionate about equipping and empowering every Christ-follower to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Dakotah has three beautiful boys with his wife, Colby. In his down time, Dakotah enjoys traveling with his family, watching football, and playing golf. Visit their website www.kingcitylex.com to learn more.
Born and raised in Georgetown KY, Caleb first came to Grace in 2000. While searching in his heart about what to do after college, he was met with the opportunity to serve as intern at Grace. Caleb now attends every Sunday with his wife Ashten. He loves music, kayaking, fishing, and traveling. From a young age, his dream in life has been to serve a church as pastor and to get involved in planting churches.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Jade has been attending Grace with her family since 2003. She is currently leading the worship team at youth group on Wednesdays. When she's not making people laugh with her funny voices, she’s either drinking iced coffee, petting dogs, or playing Jeopardy! Jade hopes to attend UK next fall to study music theory to become a teacher.
Leah lives in Lexington and has been attending Grace since 2016. She loves connecting with students and helping them grow in their relationship with God. Leah also enjoys live music and pretty much anything outdoors and she has recently gotten into running (definitely not because she wants to but because she is training for a half-marathon).
Mason is from Indiana and came to Grace in the fall of 2021. He has a passion for sharing God's love through relationships and media opportunities. He hopes to learn more about media, communications and managing a media ministry. When he is not at church, he enjoys connecting with people in unique coffee shops and searching for ministry opportunities wherever he goes. He is also a fan of Christian rap and has even recorded an album.
grace board members