Our staff team works together to shape the culture and direction of GracePoint, and we have a blast doing it!
Along with a small group of people, Ben launched GracePoint in 2009. He is passionate to create a church that unchurched people love to attend. Along with preaching, he sets the overall pace and direction of the church by providing the vision and leadership of GracePoint. He has an unhealthy addiction to Dateline and 48 Hours. He also loves rocking out to Avicii, Imagine Dragons, and David Crowder.
Due to the volume of e-mails Ben receives daily, any correspondence may be read and managed by our Administrator. You may also contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy is responsible for the overall administrative life of the church, including accounting, organization, and coordinating the administrative functions of GracePoint. She is obsessed with her iPad and binge watches documentaries. But, more than anything, Cindy loves being a grandma to three awesome girls named Emma, Carter, and Hadley.
Student Pastor and Technical Director
As our Student Pastor, DJ oversees the Middle and High School students at GP and works to develop small group leaders to point students to Jesus. He is also our Technical Director. He leads a team of volunteers to create a fully immersive environment in Sunday services using sights and sounds to tell the story of God. He loves spending time with his beautiful wife Beth and his two daughters. He’s all about fresh small batch coffees, Buckeye Football, and Indians Baseball.
GP Kids Director
Jill oversees the children’s experience at GracePoint to ensure every kid is begging their parents to bring them back to church! She is married to the love of her life, Bill, and is the mother to two amazing kids, Molly and Liam. She is also madly in love with her 120-pound Great Dane named Kiedis. She’s been attending GP since 2011 and has been on staff since 2012. Fun fact: Jill is obsessed with tattoo shops and could spend hours getting new work done!
Jeff joined the GracePoint staff in 2015. He’s responsible for all details related to the planning and execution of dynamic worship experiences every Sunday and oversees our band and music teams at GracePoint. Jeff fell in love with music at an early age and has been playing guitar since he was 12. He and his wife Becky have three children. He likes to travel, watch The Office and Parks and Rec on repeat, and is on a quest to find the best burger in the world.
Art oversees GracePoint's facility. He's responsible for the building and grounds, ensuring that everything is fully operational, safe, and prepared for Sunday services and special events. He's married to his rock-star wife Shari, and together they have three grown children.
Guest Services Director
As our Guest Service Director, Jill works with her team to ensure every person that comes to GracePoint has the best experience possible! You can always find her at our Guest Service area on Sundays. She started attending GP in 2011 and came on staff in 2013. One of her favorite quotes says, “Remember to smile. Not because life is perfect, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things God has given you.” Jill is a smiling wife and mommy to two.
GP Kids Pre-School Director
Erin oversees the pre-school experience to ensure every child birth through five years old feels safe and loved. She is an awesome mom to two amazing children named Olivia and Cayden and is married to her incredible husband Josh. They live on a farm with their cows, pigs, and chickens.
GP Kids Production Director
Alisa oversees all aspects of production on Sunday with GP Kids and leads the elementary area. She is passionate about creating environments where kids grow closer to Jesus. Alisa is married to her best friend Phil and enjoys being outside with her two adorable children, Quintin and Crusoe, on their farm. She also loves salsa dancing and fulfilling her bucket list of travel and new adventures.