Lead Pastor Tim Dunn

Tim Dunn
Lead Pastor

Tim grew up attending First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio. While living there, he participated in Graceway’s (then, KCBT) discipleship program and traveled to Kansas City to participate in past missions conferences. Tim has studied at Kent State University, in New Philly’s Shepherd School program, and is currently finishing his master’s degree at Trinity Bible College & Theological Seminary. Tim has held both Executive and Senior Pastor roles throughout his many years in ministry. He is committed to developing personal relationships and fostering local outreach programs.

Board of Directors

Mike Perry, Mike Pruitt, Rudy Blahnik, Jeff Adams, Jondy Britton, Bob Hodge, Daniel Ekwue

Strategic Planning Team

The strategic planning team sets Graceway’s vision and guides the church based on our core strategies and values. Other members of the Graceway team and community are invited to join from time to time when expertise on a specific area are needed.

Tim Dunn
Lead Pastor

Jeff Adams
Teaching Pastor

John Baxter
Executive Pastor

Jim Edwards
Communications Director

Jim Lee
Spiritual Development Pastor

Brian Stuchul
Family Life Pastor

Pastors

Tim Dunn
Lead Pastor

John Baxter
Executive Pastor

Jeff Adams
Teaching Pastor

Donivan Best
Children’s Pastor

Marco Castro
Spanish Pastor

Jay Grimwood
International Development Director

Nick Hart
High School Pastor

Elisha Katamura
Outreach Pastor

Jim Lee
Spiritual Development Pastor

Dale Moline
CARE Pastor

Chris Ruzicka
Facilities Pastor

Jeremy Schell
Weekend Experience Pastor

Brian Stuchul
Family Life Pastor

Business Administration

John Baxter
Executive Pastor

The Business Administration department is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Graceway and the business affairs of the church in the areas of finance and budgeting, human resources, and insurance.
John Baxter | Executive Pastor
Carol Meador | Comptroller
Paula Green | Accounts Payable Clerk
Sherri Anderson | Lead Bookkeeper
Janet Harding | Administrative Assistant
Cathy Allie | Administrative Assistant
Jackie Roberts | Resource Center Manager
Aaron Duckworth | Portico General Manager
Bailey Daniels | Portico Operations Manager

Communications

Jim Edwards
Communications Director

The communications department is responsible for all content you see on our website, social media, and e-newsletters. They also ensure that all communication that come from Graceway is clear and easy to understand. This department also includes IT which utilizes technology to help the staff and congregation fulfill Graceway’s mission.
Jim Edwards | Communications Director
Amy Green | Communications Editor
Micah Klassen | IT Specialist
Mikaela Brooke | Broadcast Producer

Facilities

Chris Ruzicka
Facilities Pastor

The Facilities department does everything from indoor maintenance to mowing the fields and security patrolling our property, these men keep our facilities looking great. Our campus remains beautiful thanks to our hard-working facilities team.
Chris Ruzicka | Pastor of Facility
Dan Bly | Facility/Grounds Maintenance
Barry Crawford | Security Officer
Andrew Daniels | Facilities/Grounds Maintenance
Cyle Limbach | Facilities/Grounds Maintenance

Family Life

Brian Stuchul
Family Life Pastor

The family life department is focused on caring for and partnering with families in all stages of life. From Children’s Ministry to High School ministry; Graceway desires to partner with families to develop families that thrive and glorify God in their life.
Brian Stuchul | Family Life Pastor
Donivan Best | Children’s Pastor
Kellie Cornley | Preschool Director
Andrew Daniels | Middle School Director
Laura Daniels | Family Life Cordinator
Nick Hart | High School Pastor

Outreach

Jay Grimwood
International Development Director

The outreach department is instrumental in reaching our local community and the world to show them the love of Christ. Whether it be running our athletics programs, coordinating with one of our local outreach ministries, or traveling around the globe to train and teach others; these men and women have a heart for ministering to our community and the world.
Jay Grimwood | International Development Director
Elisha Katamura | Outreach Pastor
Donna Bruce | Community Outreach Director
Kellie Dewitt | Athletic Director

Spiritual Development

Jim Lee
Spiritual Development Pastor

The Spiritual Development team oversees all of our small and medium groups, Directions, leadership development and our Connections ministry. Whether it be your first time walking in the door here at Graceway or if you’ve been attending here for years, this team has created ways to make you feel welcome into the church body and designed a pathway for your spiritual growth and development.
Jim Lee | Spiritual Development Pastor
Donna Bruce | Spiritual Development Coordinator
Dale Moline | CARE Pastor

Spanish Ministry

Marco Castro
Hispanic Ministry Pastor

The Spanish ministry exists to reach out to Hispanics in our city and provide an environment to know God and become part of our church, Graceway. We are a group of wonderful people of about 12 different countries providing a wonderful community with a great variety of cultures and costumes. We are a place to help Hispanics to grow in their full potential in Christ and become integral part of Graceway.
Marco Castro | Spanish Pastor
Sondra Yoder | Spanish Assistant

Weekend Experience

Jeremy Schell
Weekend Experience Pastor

The worship department creates a unique and diverse worship experience for the congregation each Sunday morning. They manage a group of volunteers with incredible talent that lead in music each week. This department also puts on several concerts throughout the year as well as our Christmas program.
Jeremy Schell | Weekend Experience Pastor