Jim grew up in the Midwest and the pacific northwest. Jim and Laurie met at Moody and married in 1984 and have 2 grown children, Ryan and Michaela. Jim attended Moody Bible, Trinity College, and recently did doctoral studies in Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jim pastored in Portland, OR prior to moving to Waverly in 2006. Jim enjoys hanging out with his family, reading, and coffee shops. He spends time biking, hiking, fishing, and watching sports - especially the Bears and Cubs. Jim’s passion is to glorify God in preaching and teaching and to lead in the mission of Ephesians 4:12, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ”.
Josh grew up in Minneapolis and met his wife Sonya at North Central University. They got married in 2013, and now, by God’s grace, they have five sons; Titus, Gideon, Ezra, Roman, and Phinehas. They enjoy delighting in God together in reading the Word, singing, playing board games & video games, and geo-caching. The coffee is always flowing at their house. Before coming to Grace, Josh was a carpenter for many years and specialized in drywall. His favorite Scripture verses are Romans 11:32; “God has consigned all men to disobedience so that He might have mercy on them all.” And Matthew 11:12; “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”
Brian and his family have been members of Grace since March 2012. Brian’s main focus at Grace is Worship. Brian has been married to his wonderful wife Alyssa since 2002, and have five wonderful kids they consider gifts from God– Kale, Makana, Bohdan, Esther and Tabitha. You will see Brian spending a lot of time with his family and enjoying time outdoors. Favorite scripture verses… Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by Grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is a gift of God, not a result of works, so that no man can boast.” Psalm 66:1-2 “Shout for Joy to God, all the Earth; sing the Glory of his name;give to him glorious praise!”
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Jessica and her family have been at Grace since November of 2016. Jessica and her husband Ben met at Bible College and have served on and off in ministry since then. They have 4 kids ages 15-4. Favorite Scripture verses are Psalm 37:4-5 “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”