Graceway is an organization that is committed to team leadership. Each staff team focuses on a specific areas of ministry, helping members fulfill the great commission by living the great commandment. We are dedicated to helping people find and use the resources they need to effectively minister to those around them, and count it a privilege to serve our family in this way.

Our Lead Pastors

Jeff Adams

Jeff has been Graceway’s senior pastor since 1986, having spent the previous ten years pastoring in Latin America with his wife Cheryl and daughters Sarah and Rebekah. He was gifted with the Spanish language while abroad and keeps it up by sharing his passion for the Word of God in English and Spanish at Graceway and as an international conference speaker. He holds a B.Min from Luther Rice Seminary and an M.S.L and Ph.D from Trinity Theological Seminary. He enjoys the cultural and dining diversity of Kansas City and has been known to take part in extreme adventures on milestone occasions! He’ll take a good latté alone or with company anytime day or night.

Tim Dunn

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 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.

Jeff Adams
Jeff AdamsCo-Lead Pastor
John Baxter
John BaxterExecutive Pastor
Tim Dunn
Tim DunnCo-Lead Pastor
Jim Edwards
Jim EdwardsCommunications Director
Jim Lee
Jim LeeSpiritual Development Pastor
Brian Stuchul
Brian StuchulFamily Life Pastor

Action Team

The action teams works together to implement the strategy to accomplish Graceway’s vision that is layed out by the Strategic team according to our core strategies and values. The Action Team consists of the department leaders of Graceway, other members of the Graceway team and community are invited to join from time to time when expertise on a specific area is needed.

John Baxter
John BaxterExecutive Pastor
Tim Dunn
Tim DunnCo-Lead Pastor
Jim Edwards
Jim EdwardsCommunications Director
Jim Lee
Jim LeeSpiritual Development Pastor
Carol Meador
Carol MeadorComptroller
Summer Montgomery
Summer MontgomeryCARE Ministry Director
Jeremy Schell
Jeremy SchellWorship Pastor
Brian Stuchul
Brian StuchulFamily Life Pastor

Pastors

John Baxter
John BaxterExecutive Pastor
Donivan Best
Donivan BestSkyKids Pastor
Marco Castro
Marco CastroHispanic Ministry Pastor
Jay Grimwood
Jay GrimwoodInternational Development Director
Nick Hart
Nick HartHigh School Pastor
Jim Lee
Jim LeeSpiritual Development Pastor
Dale Moline
Dale MolineCare Pastor
Chris Ruzicka
Chris RuzickaFacilities Pastor
Jeremy Schell
Jeremy SchellWorship Pastor
Sam Shockley
Sam ShockleyCare Pastor
Brian Stuchul
Brian StuchulFamily Life Pastor
Dalton Vann
Dalton VannLay Pastor
John Baxter
John BaxterExecutive Pastor

Business Administration

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.

Carol Meador
Carol MeadorComptroller
Paula Green
Paula GreenAccounts Payable Clerk
Janet Harding
Janet HardingAdministrative Assistant
Sherri Anderson
Sherri AndersonLead Bookkeeper
Summer Montgomery
Summer MontgomeryCARE Ministry Director

Care Ministry

The CARE Ministry offers help to individuals, couples and families through lay counseling, coaching, and pastoral guidance. Process and Support & Recovery Groups are also available throughout the year. A researched referral list for outside mental and behavioral health services is also provided, as needed. Resources through the CARE Ministry are available to anyone, member or non-member.

Jim Lee
Jim LeeSpiritual Development Pastor
Dale Moline
Dale MolineCare Pastor
Donivan Best
Donivan BestSkyKids Pastor
Jim Edwards
Jim EdwardsCommunications Director

Communications

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.

Mikaela Brooke
Mikaela BrookeProducer
Amy Green
Amy GreenCommunications Editor
Micah Klassen
Micah KlassenIT Specialist
Leon Hatt
Leon HattDirector of Physical Plant

Facilities

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.

Dan Bly
Dan BlyFacility/Grounds Maintenance
Barry Crawford
Barry CrawfordSecurity Officer
Andrew Daniels
Andrew DanielsFacilities/Grounds Maintenance
Cyle Limbach
Cyle LimbachFacilities/Grounds Maintenance
Brian Stuchul
Brian StuchulFamily Life Pastor

Family Life

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.

Donivan Best
Donivan BestChildren's Pastor
Kellie Cornley
Kellie CornleySkyKids Program Coordinator
Andrew Daniels
Andrew DanielsMiddle School Director
Laura Daniels
Laura DanielsFamily Life Coordinator
Nick Hart
Nick HartHigh School Pastor
Jay Grimwood
Jay GrimwoodInternational Development Director

Outreach

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.

Donna Bruce
Donna BruceCommunity Outreach Director
Kellie DeWitt
Kellie DeWittAthletic Director
Aaron Duckworth
Aaron DuckworthPortico General Manager
Jackie Roberts
Jackie RobertsResource Center Manager

Portico & Resource Center

Our Portico coffee shop serves up some amazing drinks and pastries needed for a Sunday morning pick-me-up. The Resource Center is your stop for all Groups materials or if you’re looking for resources to dig in deeper to the Word. Don’t have the book you are looking for? Just ask, we’ll be sure to help resource you in anyway possible.

Jim Lee
Jim LeeDiscipleship Pastor

Spiritual Development

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.

Chris Ruzicka
Chris RuzickaFacilities Pastor
Donna Bruce
Donna BruceCommunity Outreach Director / Discipleship Coordinator
Marco Castro
Marco CastroSpanish Pastor

Spanish Ministry

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.

Sandra Yoder
Sandra YoderSpanish Assistant
Jeremy Schell
Jeremy SchellWorship Pastor

Worship Ministry

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.

Jesse Hamilton
Jesse HamiltonWorship Coordinator
Chris Ruzicka
Chris RuzickaConnections Pastor