Jesus Christ is the ultimate leader of Grace Community Church (Ephesians 4:15-16). Also, as the New Testament prescribes for church leadership, Grace is overseen by a team of elder-pastors (Titus 1:7, Acts 14:23, 20:17). We also have deacons who serve as a church-wide care team and many ministry directors who lead the ministries at Grace.
Stephen Paulsen, Lead Pastor
Pastor Stephen Paulsen is a twice deployed Navy Veteran who has been involved in Pastoral Ministry since 2003. He and his wife Julia grew up in Orange County, and Stephen even attended AWANA at Grace as a child! Stephen holds a Bachelors of Science in Christian Ministry from Hope International University and has completed his first year of Seminary for a Master of Divinity degree at Moody Bible Institute. Stephen’s top spiritual gifts are Teaching, Leadership, Encouragement, and Discernment.
Stephen loves to spend time with his family, going hiking, visiting parks, playing sports, and attending events. He has been happily married to his wife Julia for 15 years and has four children: Grayson, Asher, Kerrick, and River.
Brad Douglass, Director of Worship
Brad Douglass is a long-time member of Grace Community Church and is now serving as our Worship Director. With the assistance of his rock band, he provides an upbeat worship experience every Sunday morning.
“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” —Isaiah 25:1 (NIV)
Betty Cramer - Administrator
Gina Resnicke - Administrative Assistant
Jill Caouette - Accounting
Sarah Donawerth - Communications Director
Ted Boldt - Facilities
ELDER PASTORAL TEAM
Grace Christian Schools Board
Galvin Chia, Chairman