JIM BROWN | Lead pastor

Jim has served at Grace for 23 years and is the Lead Pastor. If you were to cut him open and look at his heart you would see that he adores his wife and children. He has a passion to see men come alive in Jesus and lead their homes well. He desires to see marriages flourish and to see children chase after Jesus their whole lives. He loses sleep over lost people coming to Christ. He longs to see his church fall deeply in love with Jesus and His word so that they live to their redemptive potential.

Jim has been married to his college sweetheart Anne for 31 years. They have 3 children Josh, Hannah, and Isaiah and a son-in-law Johnny. Jim and his entire family are all Grace College and/or Grace Seminary graduates. They enjoy the outdoors and just about every sport that has a ball. He and his wife Anne enjoy running and riding on their Harley-Davidson. He enjoys playing golf and vacationing with his family and bride at the beach. He is from Hagerstown, Maryland. He enjoys reading, hunting, exploring the outdoors, and quiet times with his wife and family in the mountains. He is a Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles and Maryland Terps Fan. 

EMAIL JIM: jbrown@gc.church

JON RAUCH | Family/Discipleship Pastor

Jon has been at Grace Community Church since 2005 and serves as the Family and Discipleship Pastor. He has his hands in many of the ministries and loves helping individuals at Grace find their place in the church family, taking steps forward in their relationships with Jesus. His life verse (Psalm 71:18) sums up his calling, to pour Jesus into the next generation until Jesus comes back.

Jon is married to his high school sweetheart Tara, and they have 4 children. Elli, Ethan, and Elisha are all teenagers, and Emery is about ready to start school. They are originally from the East Coast and love rooting for any Philadelphia sports team. Jon and Tara love raising their kids, mentoring, exercising, and traveling together.

EMAIL JON: jrauch@gc.church

MIKE SILLIMAN | Care/Connections Pastor

Mike has been on staff at Grace since 2014 and serves as the Care & Connections Pastor. He grew up in Pennsylvania and transitioned at the age of 35 from the marketplace into full-time vocational ministry. He leads our First Impression Teams, our Small Group ministry, and our Deacon ministry. He enjoys helping people take the next step in their spiritual journey and seeing them come alive in their relationship with Christ.

Mike and Naomi have been married for 28 years. They have 4 children, Casey, Michael Jr., Abbey, and Caleb. He enjoys hanging out with his family, camping & hiking, reading a good novel, expressing ideas through writing, trying out unique and new restaurants, and of course roasting (and drinking) quality coffee from around the world.

BLOG: MikeSilliman.Com

EMAIL MIKE: msilliman@gc.church

JEREMY BYNG | Worship Pastor

Jeremy has been on staff at Grace Community since 2008. He grew up in Central Florida and graduated from Grace College in 2004. While attending college he met His wife Ginger and they were married in 2002. Since then, they have been blessed with a daughter and two sons; Lily, Riah, and Rhett. As a family they enjoy anything that gets a good laugh, experimenting with food, watching sports, and getting out in the sunshine whenever possible. 

Jeremy has a deep appreciation for the outdoors, hunting, working on guitars, and all things music. He has been playing guitar and leading worship in various settings since he was a High School Freshman and has a passion for seeing people's hearts come alive as they worship our Savior in Spirit and truth.

EMAIL JEREMY: jbyng@gc.church

NATALIE REPLOGLE | Women's Ministry Director

Natalie has been attending Grace Community Church with her family since 2009 and has been on staff as the Women's Ministry Director since January 2016. It brings her great joy to lead, walk alongside, and serve the women of Grace as they come together to pursue a growing relationship with Jesus.

Natalie is the wife to her heartthrob, Gregory, and the mother of three children, Jarrett, Brayden and Kyla. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on her favorite sports teams, being on the beach anytime she gets a chance, walking, reading, writing as a published author, and speaking at women's events.

EMAIL NATALIE: nreplogle@gc.church

Jordan Gillette | HIGH SCHOOL PASTOR

Jordan has been at Grace Community since November of 2016, serves as the High School Pastor and leads the Photography, Social Media, and Store teams. Jordan wanted to be a part of a church that was active in the community and investing in people and he found that at Grace. 

Jordan is married to Shelbi and they have one son, Silas. Jordan grew up in the hills of Virginia, chopping wood and chasing deer. The Gillettes love to be active... Spikeball, hiking, basketball, volleyball are all normal activities for them. Video games, card games, and board games help the Gillettes get through the cold months, as well as inviting themselves over to their neighbors.

EMAIL JORDAN: jgillette@gc.church


Charlie has been at Grace Community Church since July 2018 and serves as the Missions and Middle School Pastor. He is passionate about leadership development, teaching, outdoor ministry, and helping people discover what God has uniquely called them to be. Whether he is teaching in Axis Middle School or caring for missionaries; Charlie is humbled to have a front row seat to a Savior that is changing people’s lives. Jesus is awesome!

Charlie grew up on an orchard in the Ohio heartland. It is there that he acquired his love of the outdoors and all things Cleveland (Cavs, Indians, and Browns). Charlie lives in Goshen with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their new son, Miles. He is an adventure seeker who loves to live life spontaneously. In his free time, Charlie enjoys backpacking, firearms, hunting, Airsoft, playing the banjo, drinking GOOD coffee, and shooting the breeze. 

EMAIL CHARLIE: cmiller@gc.church

TANNAN PETERS | Children's Pastor

Tannan has been on staff at Grace Community since February 2016. He hails from Huntington, Indiana and is the only native Hoosier on the pastoral team. He leads anything pertaining to K-6th grade ministry and is passionate about speaking the foundational truth of God's Word to kids in relevant ways. 

Tannan went to Grace College on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 2013. While at Grace, he met his wife Arielle and they were married a week after graduation. God has blessed them with two children, Marcus and Maci. He loves spending time with his family, hunting, working out, watching the Purdue Boilermakers and believes the best basketball on the planet is found in Indiana.

EMAIL TANNAN: tpeters@gc.church

MAX BECK | Facilities/Grounds Coordinator

Max has attended Grace since Fall of 2007 and has been employed as the Facilities/Grounds Coordinator since 2011. Max cares for grounds, buildings, lawn care, snow removal, maintenance, housekeeping and events. He loves that no two days are alike, and the challenges that they bring. He loves getting to rub shoulders with thousands of people on a regular basis.

Max has been married to Melanie for 27 years, has 4 grown children and 14 grandchildren. Max loves going to the shooting range, fishing and spending as much time with his family (especially grand kids) as possible!

EMAIL MAX: mbeck@gc.church

Chris watson | Creative/Media Director

Chris has been attending Grace through his time at Grace College and employed by the church since June 2020. As the Creative/Media Director, Chris's role is to focus solely on the look and feel of everything that represents Grace and the mission to Love Jesus and Love People.

Chris has a dog, Argo, and recently moved back to Goshen after living in Maryland. Even though he doesn't look like it, Chris grew up on a farm in central Ohio. Chris has been taking photos for the past 8 years and loves the challenge that photography brings. In his spare time, Chris loves to watch movies, play board games, and listen to music.

EMAIL CHRIS: cwatson@gc.church

SCOTT DEVLIN | Tech/Systems Director

Scott took on the role of Tech and Systems Director at Grace in the Summer of 2015. He received his degrees in Youth Ministry and Business Communication from Grace College in 2004. He then went on to become a counselor for Lifeline Youth & Family, and founded his own company that produced surgical and marketing videos for the orthopedic companies in Warsaw. During this time, Scott also found a passion for audio and technology, and found himself mixing and working with bands such as Kutless, Brandon Heath, Jeremy Camp, and others. Scott remembers when he was called to Grace, and after years of serving weekly in the church, was excited to finally be a “normal person” that could just sit in a service like everyone else. Well, after two week of normalcy, Scott found himself playing drums with the band and the rest is history. Working at Grace, Scott absolutely loves the team he gets to serve with, and is passionate about doing things well and pushing the Church, (capital C), forward with technology.

Scott grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and married his wife Dana in 2007. They have a daughter, Mya, who lives in Los Angeles, and had the opportunity to adopt their son, Elijah, in 2013. Dana serves on the Remarkable Women core team and works as the office manager at Clinton Christian School. The family absolutely loves serving at Grace, and looks forward to seeing new growth and change in the church. They also love taking family vacations, primarily to Disney World, and also have a heart for exchange student ministry.

EMAIL SCOTT: sdevlin@gc.church

DARLENE PINION | Office Manager

Darlene has been attending Grace for 20 years and worked for the church for 15 years. She considers it a privilege to be the Office Manager and loves that Grace is always on the move.  Darlene loves the name of the church, because it reflects who Jesus is and what we all need.

God has blessed Darlene with her husband David, two adult children (both married and have children of their own) and six grandchildren. She loves being a grandparent and is convinced that the role was created just for her. The Pinions have mentored and continue to mentor young people in their home. Darlene loves having this tribe home for lunch every Sunday, sometimes crazy but always a portrait of family... talking and exchanging laughter, love and sometimes heartache. Darlene enjoys walks around a nearby pond with her husband and quiet time in the morning.

EMAIL DARLENE: dpinion@gc.church

MARKY GOON | Administative Assistant

Marky has been attending Grace for 14 years and working as an administrative assistant at Grace for 11 years. She loves being able to work with the community and in doing so, having the opportunity to reach the lost by trying to show Jesus to those who don’t know him. Often times that is just being a listening, caring ear and showing them love right where they are at. Jesus healed her heart and soul and saved her from a life of brokenness and emptiness and her desire is for everyone to know that there is hope in Jesus.

She has been married to the love of her life, Jason, for 26 years and the other love of her life, her daughter Brittny, is grown and lives in Chicago. She was born in California and loves the beach and often wonders what she is doing in Indiana. 😊 During her spare time, you will find her dreaming about the beach.

EMAIL MARKY: info@gc.church


Anita has been attending Grace Community Church with her family since January 2014 and joined the Grace staff as the Tiny Town Director in September 2016.

She is passionate about creating a safe, nurturing environment where babies and toddlers feel treasured, are well cared for, and can experience God’s love. It is also an amazing opportunity for her to encourage Grace families and to connect with the many volunteers that contribute to the ministry.


Anita was born and raised in Elkhart County where she met and married her husband Bennie 20 years ago. Together they have four amazing sons! Their days are spent homeschooling, cultivating family time, and growing in faith. Her family actively serves in many of the ministries at Grace and together they have experienced the benefits of personal and spiritual growth that come through being connected to the body of Christ. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing at the beach, cooking and exploring ethnic cuisines, and seeking out spontaneous adventures.

EMAIL ANITA: ashank@gc.church


Lindsey has been attending Grace Community Church with her family since January 2010 and has been employed as Preschool Ministry Co-Director, along with Lael Nafziger, since February 2019. She enjoys coordinating exciting curriculum, activities and crafts for our preschoolers to help them learn about God's word and get excited about it. It's so rewarding when she hears children reciting God's word! Lindsey also enjoys getting to know other volunteers in the church while serving in the 2-5 year old classrooms.

Lindsey has been married to her husband, Nate, since June 2008. They have 3 children together, Brian, Hannah, and Carter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, laughing til it hurts, spending time outside and gardening. Lindsey and her family also enjoy raising beef cows and chickens at their New Paris residence.

EMAIL LINDSEY: lhepnerer@gc.church


Lael has attended Grace since the spring of 2010, and has been Pre-School Co-Director since January of 2019. Lael also co-directs Grace’s M.O.M. Group, and is involved with AXIS Youth Ministry. She loves being a part of seeing others grow closer to God. Ministry is just one way to be useful for the King, and it truly is the “why” behind all she does at Grace. 

Lael and Joel have been married for 18 years and have 4 children (Brielle, Bryce, Jazlyn, and Alora).  Lael grew up in Ohio and her first “Grace” Church was in Wooster. She still roots for Ohio teams- (Buckeyes, Browns, Indians, and Cavs). Lael has a photography business, and also creates some pretty delicious things in the kitchen on a regular basis. She loves running, going on mission trips, playing basketball, laser tag, being with friends, late night card games and tacos with the neighbors, and chocolate. She and Joel love to travel, read, and adventure together. Her favorite Bible passage is Isaiah 40, because God is the only source of strength we need.

EMAIL LAEL: lnafziger@gc.church


Dana has been attending Grace Community Church with her family since 2012 and serves as the Park Director and is also a part of the Remarkable Women's Ministry Core Team.

Dana grew up as a missionary kid in Taichung, Taiwan and moved about every two years, because her Father was in the military, then a Missionary and a Pastor. Dana attended Moody Bible Institute for two years and finished her last two years at Grace College, graduating with a Counseling/ Criminal Justice degree. Dana began cheerleading in second grade and continued throughout college, eventually going back as the Cheerleading Coach at Grace College.

Dana is married to her Boaz... Scott, who is also on staff. Together, Scott and Dana share two amazing children, Mya who and lives in Los Angeles as a model/actress and Elijah who is a long awaited adoption miracle.

Dana's passion is to see lights go on in a heart that has been waiting for the hope that only Jesus can bring. Dana lives out this passion through cheerleading, working with exchange students, kids and families at The Park At Grace and the Remarkable Women's Ministry! Dana loves mango, coffee, reading, praying and talking all things Jesus everyday, all day.

EMAIL DANA: ddevlin@gc.church