OUR TEAM

Recent studies show that 70% of students will walk away from the church when they graduate high school. That's an alarming statistic! At GP Students, we want to turn that statistic upside down. Our goal is to make sure every student is known and develops a real faith that goes with them beyond graduation.

Our team of small group leaders are here to make a difference in the lives of students.


DJ Murvine-Student Pastor  DJ is the Student Pastor and has been in Student Ministry for over a decade. DJ is married to his hot wife Beth and has two daughters. He loves Ohio State Football, Cleveland Indians baseball, and good (not chain) coffee shops.

DJ Murvine-Student Pastor

DJ is the Student Pastor and has been in Student Ministry for over a decade. DJ is married to his hot wife Beth and has two daughters. He loves Ohio State Football, Cleveland Indians baseball, and good (not chain) coffee shops.

Jacob Allen-Small Group Leader  Jacob works in online marketing and is working toward a Nursing degree. He has 17 brothers and sisters and loves to watch Scooby Doo. He loves playing soccer and meeting new people.

Jacob Allen-Small Group Leader

Jacob works in online marketing and is working toward a Nursing degree. He has 17 brothers and sisters and loves to watch Scooby Doo. He loves playing soccer and meeting new people.

Brian Barber-Small Group Leader  Brian is a website developer for Team Chevy. He loves long walks on the beach, collecting seashells, and his loving wife of 8 years. He and Angie love spending time outdoors traveling, backpacking and camping.

Brian Barber-Small Group Leader

Brian is a website developer for Team Chevy. He loves long walks on the beach, collecting seashells, and his loving wife of 8 years. He and Angie love spending time outdoors traveling, backpacking and camping.

Angie Barber-Small Group Leader  Angie works for the Boys and Girls Club. She loves to sing Disney songs and binge watch Stranger Things. Hamilton is her favorite musical and she LOVES eating bacon...lots and lots of bacon.

Angie Barber-Small Group Leader

Angie works for the Boys and Girls Club. She loves to sing Disney songs and binge watch Stranger Things. Hamilton is her favorite musical and she LOVES eating bacon...lots and lots of bacon.

Jake Mueller-Small Group Leader  Jake is a graphic designer at The Corporate Thread. He has been a musician for over 12 years and loves to play the drums. He enjoys traveling, skateboarding, soccer, and video production.

Jake Mueller-Small Group Leader

Jake is a graphic designer at The Corporate Thread. He has been a musician for over 12 years and loves to play the drums. He enjoys traveling, skateboarding, soccer, and video production.

Gabriel Vega-Small Group Leader  Gabe works in the Steel Industry but his heart is in God's ministry. He loves his kids and riding his bike in downtown Chicago. He really likes Mexican food and is quoted often as saying, "Viva Los Tacos!"

Gabriel Vega-Small Group Leader

Gabe works in the Steel Industry but his heart is in God's ministry. He loves his kids and riding his bike in downtown Chicago. He really likes Mexican food and is quoted often as saying, "Viva Los Tacos!"

Alisa Herrold-Small Group Leader  Alisa works at GracePoint as the GP Kids Production Director. She is a mom to two blue eyed, blonde haired boys. Her husband Phil is a farmer and they live on a farm. Alisa loves to travel, go on adventures, and learn new things.

Alisa Herrold-Small Group Leader

Alisa works at GracePoint as the GP Kids Production Director. She is a mom to two blue eyed, blonde haired boys. Her husband Phil is a farmer and they live on a farm. Alisa loves to travel, go on adventures, and learn new things.

Sam McCarley-Small Group Leader  Sam is currently a student at IWU and a care worker at Barre&Beyond. She is a lightsaber yielding mother of 4 who has been married to her husband for 5 years. She's been a youth ministry volunteer for quite a few years. Sam loves reading, photography, singing, and all things nerd related.

Sam McCarley-Small Group Leader

Sam is currently a student at IWU and a care worker at Barre&Beyond. She is a lightsaber yielding mother of 4 who has been married to her husband for 5 years. She's been a youth ministry volunteer for quite a few years. Sam loves reading, photography, singing, and all things nerd related.