Meet the Staff
Indy School of Leadership Director
Indy School of Leadership with North Central University provides students the opportunity to gain practical ministry and leadership experience while earning a degree from a fully-accredited university.
For more information please visit northcentral.edu/indyschool
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.
David has been serving in the area of church media for about 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his 5 children, 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 Indiana University.
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.
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.
Assistant to Lead Pastor
Traci has served at Grace since 2008. She serves as Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor, Wayne Murray. She leads the adult choir, primarily focusing on the annual Singing Christmas Tree and serves as a team member of Women of Grace. She has two sons and is outnumbered in a house of men, all of whom she adores, unless they never share the remote. She is not a sports fan until a Murray is on the field or court! A graduate of Butler University, with a nonprofit management focus, she is now both a Bulldog and a Boilermaker fan, thanks to one son attending Purdue.
Assistant to Lead Pastor
Brenda has served at Grace since 2007. She serves as Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor, Wayne Murray. 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.
Assistant to Executive Pastor
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.
Assistant to 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.
Assistant to Groups Pastor
Angie is proud to be the Administrative Assistant to the Groups Pastor since 2018. She and her husband Rob have been married since 2007. They have one son and they love to spend time together, especially outdoors! Angie loves reading, singing, and fine arts. She is a true cheerleader and loves to encourage people to use their passions and gifts for the Lord! She is also very passionate about small groups and their role in fulfilling the vision that God has for His people.
Assistant to Children's Pastor
Lori serves as Assistant to the Children’s Pastor. She is the married mom of 4 amazing kids. She has degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology and Biochemistry but finds her role as administrative assistant much more fulfilling. In her spare time, Lori enjoys traveling, Sudoku and cross word puzzles, and walking with friends. Dark chocolate is her not-so-secret love.
Assistant to Outreach and Hispanic Pastor
Evelyn has served at Grace since 2018. She serves as Administrative Assistant to the Outreach and Hispanic Pastor, Ed Garcia. She is originally from El Salvador and came to the United States to finish her degree in Business Administration. She and her husband Ed moved to Indiana in 2000. They have been part of Grace since 2002 and since then they have been helping to fulfill Grace’s vision of being a church for all people, leading Grace en Español. She has a son and a daughter.
Holyn has served as Receptionist since 2018. Holyn's passion for photography started when she explored Gods greatest creation, the Grand Canyon. It is where she has newly-wed her High School sweetheart, Morgan. Some of Holyn's favorite activities include: discovering new coffee shops, eating all kinds of cheese, practicing fonts in calligraphy, and watching dog videos.