Wayne and Traci have been the lead pastors at Grace since 1997. Wayne is a graduate of Columbus North High School (Indiana), Central Bible College (Springfield, MO) and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, MO). Traci is a graduate of Butler University. They met at age 12 in their hometown church. They have two sons, one in college, one in high school. Wayne is an avid sports fan, especially when his boys are participating. He enjoys reading, travelling, yard work, and is a news junkie.
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Garry and Connie have been serving at Grace since 2015. Garry is a graduate from Fort Wayne Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Grace Theological Seminary. Connie is a graduate of Oakland City University. They met in high school and have two children, a son and daughter, both whom are married. Garry and Connie have been involved in ministry their entire married life. Garry is an avid golfer and long distance bicyclist.
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Tim and Angie Davis have been serving as the Connections Pastors of Grace since 2004. They provide oversight to all the Guest Service Ministries as well as Member Care. They also enjoy leading ministry to young adults. Tim spent his childhood days in Oklahoma (Go Sooners!) and Angie is a native Hoosier. Tim graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1991. They have been married for over 25 years and have three young adult children. Tim enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs!
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Jason and Amy have served at Grace since 2005. They manage and facilitate all aspects of the volunteer ministries. Their goal is to help all Grace attendee’s to discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts, skills, and passions to build up the body of Christ and to glorify God. Jason is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. Jason and Amy have four beautiful children, truly the delight of their lives. Jason loves to see people make a difference in the lives of others.
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Hispanic Ministry & Discipleship Pastor
Ed and Evelyn Garcia have been serving as Hispanic Pastor and Discipleship Pastor at Grace since 2007. Together, they are helping to fulfill Grace’s vision of being a church for all people. Ed is a graduate of Evangel University, and Evelyn is a graduate of John Brown University. They met in Siloam Springs, Arkansas where Ed was in church planting and Evelyn was getting studying for her undergrad. They have one son and one daughter.
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Andrew and Anna have been the student pastors at Grace since 2015. They love engaging with students and leading them to become better followers of Jesus. Their life goal for students is to: Love God, Love Others, Love Yourself. Andrew graduated from Evangel University in 2014. They met at Central Bible College, in the basketball arena. A few years later, they were married in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Andrew and Anna both enjoy watching and playing sports, but their favorite thing to do is cheer on the Razorbacks, and Call the Hogs!
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Ryan and Amber have served as Children’s Pastors at Grace since 2013. They manage and facilitate all ministries to children. They have a passion to see kids connect with the one true God and have a real relationship with Him. Ryan graduated from Purdue and was a mechanical engineer before answering the call to ministry. Ryan received his ministry training at the Indiana School of Ministry. Ryan and Amber have two sons and a daughter. They both grew up in Indiana and were High School sweethearts. Amber is an amazing baker and crafter. Ryan loves the outdoors.
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Steven has served as worship pastor at Grace since 2011. He is very passionate about leading the church body into the presence of God through dynamic praise and worship. This guy never ceases to give God his best praise – and will encourage you to do the same! Steve has been married to his wife, Sarah, since 2006. They have four young children. He enjoys spending time with his family and hunting. A jack of all trades, Steve enjoys building things, whether set designs or a fireplace for his wife.
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I.T. & Staff Evangelist
Jeff & Heather have been serving at Grace since 1999. Jeff currently serves as I.T. Director. He has a passion for preaching and teaching and does traveling ministry from time to time. Jeff graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1993 and obtained his ministry credentials in 2003. He has continued to hold down a full-time job in Information Technology, not to mention nurturing a tribe of four Little children (with lots of help from Heather, of course). Jeff is an avid golfer and sports fan and is probably the only Boise State football fan east of the Mississippi.
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Building & Grounds Director
Hey there, my name is Paul Sopke. My beautiful wife Vanessa Sopke and I were married in May of 2005. We met in Phoenix Arizona, but we have both been born and raised in the state of Indiana. I’ve been attending Grace Since 1997 and have been working here since 2010. It’s a joy to be a part of Grace and all the things that are going on here.
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David has been serving in the area of church media for about 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, going out with his wife, and making new friendships. He also enjoys designing in his free time and learning more about the field of Media Arts. He is also a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from IUPUI.
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Assistant Media Director
Ryan has worked in Media Ministry since 2004 and has served at Grace since 2016. Ryan is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Media Arts. His experience has taken him on nine mission trips to Central and South America. He has worked as a Media Producer for Pacers Sports and Entertainment for the past seven years. Ryan is also a musician of five instruments. He enjoys shooting photography, spending time with family, customizing his golf cart and cruising on his pontoon boat.
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Administrative Assistant & Small Groups Coordinator
Traci has served at Grace since 2008. She serves as one of two Administrative Assistants to Lead Pastor, Wayne Murray. Traci also serves as Small Groups Coordinator. She leads the adult choir, primarily focusing on the annual Singing Christmas Tree. She has two sons and is outnumbered in a house of men, all of whom she adores, unless they never give her the remote. A graduate of Butler University, she is now both a Bulldog and a Boilermaker fan, thanks to one son attending Purdue.
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Brenda has served as Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor Wayne Murray since 2007. She and her husband, J.R., have combined six adult children and seven grandchildren. She is thankful for her role as Mother and Grandmother. Brenda loves to spoil her kids/grandkids. She enjoys cooking, baking, decorating, reading, and is a Christmas fanatic. Iced White Mochas and Java Chip Frappes are a favorite. She especially loves to drive her Z3 ragtop in the summer.
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Holly serves as Assistant to the Connections and Activate Pastors. She and her husband, Mike, have two sons.. She has a passion for serving people and the church. Her life scripture is Phil. 4:13. Holly is inspired by people who share how God has taken their past experiences and turned them around for His glory. She is a sports fanatic. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her boys play sports, attending sporting events, visiting amusement & water parks, outdoor activities and vacationing with her family.
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Amber has been on staff as the Nursery/Preschool Director since 2014. She writes, prepares and oversees the spiritual and physical needs of the littlest Grace attendees. She has a passion for children and thoroughly enjoys working in the gifting she believes God has given her by creatively teaching children about God. She married her high school sweetheart and together they serve to reach kids for His Kingdom. They have two sons and one daughter. Amber loves being a wife and a mom. She also enjoys all things crafty and baking.
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Student Ministries Administrative Assistant
Anna is a 2015 graduate from the School of Theology and Church Ministries at Evangel University, with a unique passion for students, communication, one-on-one discipleship, creative and strategic planning, and administration. Anna’s desire is to live in relationship with Jesus Christ in such a way that it causes others to live in relationship with him. In May of 2015, she married her best friend and hero, Andrew. Originally from Wisconsin, Anna loves time spent at her parents’ home with her husband and sisters and anything Green Bay Packers related.
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Executive Pastor Administrative Assistant
Barb has served at Grace since 2015 and is the Administrative Assistant for Executive Pastor Garry Brackett. She and her husband, Jon, are N.A.M.E. marriage counselors at Grace. They have two daughters and one son. Barb is a 1992 graduate from Ball State University with a degree in Business Administration. She enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, reading, and traveling to the beach.
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Administrative Assistant to the Worship Pastor
Karine has served as Administrative Assistant to the Worship Pastor since 2016. Relocating from Wisconsin in 2014, she is a graduate of U.W. – Madison in Dietetics. She and her husband, Lee, have 4 children. Music lessons have been a part of her life since childhood. Throughout her years as a homeschooling mom, she taught piano lessons, played piano in church, and mentored students in the Fine Arts.
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Assistant to the Children’s Pastor
Ashley serves as Assistant to the Children’s Pastor. She is married to Josh and has six children, four boys and two girls. Her family also has a fur child named Patches. He is really a dog, but the kids think he is their sibling. Ashley attended Ivy Tech to pursue a Nursing Degree before she and Josh adopted their four oldest children. She was a Stay-At-Home Mom for 8 years before joining the team at Grace in 2016.
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Kate has attended Grace since 2013 and has served as a Receptionist since 2016. She studied at Southeastern University for two years pursuing Youth and Family Ministries. She has eight siblings and is a quadruplet. She loves spending time with all of her nephews and nieces. Kate also loves trail hiking, kayaking, running, or spending any kind of time in nature with her sisters and friends. Kate also enjoys meeting new people and learning more about who they are and what their story is.
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Junior Bible Quiz Coordinator
Lori thoroughly enjoys serving as the administrative assistant to Children’s Pastor Ryan Jackson and as our Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) Coordinator. Lori holds degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology and Biochemistry but left her job at Eli Lilly and Co. to give her full attention to her family and JBQ. She thrives on helping elementary students memorize God’s Word through fun, friendly competition. When she isn’t eating or breathing JBQ, you will find her mothering over her favorite peeps!