Student Ministries

We exist to make people alive in Christ, connected to each other and engaged in the world by providing students with a taste of what
it means to develop a deep, personal relationship with God and others while living in a real world.

 

CrossRoads (Grades 6-8)

"Walking a different road" -Ps. 119

Crossroads meets every Sunday morning at 11:15am and every other Wednesday at 7pm. Crossroads is a haven of friendship and Godly perspective for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Not only do we learn about God, but we have a great time doing it... while eating an abundant amount of Sour Patch Kids. You can contact Devin Dunn for more details and be added to the CrossRoads mailing list.

CrossRoads FaceBook Page   /   Current CR Newsletter
Retreat: Winter Escape  (Camp Forms)  /   Mission Trip: Serve and Swerve   /   CrossRoads Teachers

 

 

Impact (Grades 9-12)

"Rooted, built up and established" -Cl. 2

We are a group of broken people who have found incredible meaning and purpose through God in everyday life. We get together to think deeper, grow, make a difference and, simply, to have a great time together. Impact meets every other Sunday morning at 11:15am and most Sunday nights from 7-9pm.

Impact is designed to provide students with a taste of what it means to develop a deep, personal relationship with God and others while living in a real world.

Impact Facebook Page   /   Current IM Newsletter
CL:2   /   Mission Trip: Cross Training /   Fall Retreat

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Meet Our Leaders!

Zach Whitted GREW Up in the community of GRACE CHURCH, while also for a time living as a missionary kid in Mexico. GOD GIFTED zach WITH A SOFT HEART and a passion for sharing the gospel with others. he is a great asset to the Crossroads leadership team.

 Mitchel Thome has served for over 5 years as a leader. He grew up at Grace Church, went through the programs himself, and decided that he wants to give back the same way he was given to.

Mitchel Thome has served for over 5 years as a leader. He grew up at Grace Church, went through the programs himself, and decided that he wants to give back the same way he was given to.

 Julie and Rick eggerding came to Grace Church from the west side of the state of Michigan. having 4 kids of their own, they are incredibly gifted in pursuing and discipling young people. This is their third year in Crossroads!

Julie and Rick eggerding came to Grace Church from the west side of the state of Michigan. having 4 kids of their own, they are incredibly gifted in pursuing and discipling young people. This is their third year in Crossroads!

 Chris and liz Wyskiel are absolutely crazy... but the perfect kind of crazy. They are always ready to serve and give back, and have a great time loving on students (including their own kids). this will be their third year as impact leaders.

Chris and liz Wyskiel are absolutely crazy... but the perfect kind of crazy. They are always ready to serve and give back, and have a great time loving on students (including their own kids). this will be their third year as impact leaders.

 Taylor Thompson

Taylor Thompson

 Ryan eggerding

Ryan eggerding

 Student ministries pastor Devin Dunn

Student ministries pastor Devin Dunn

 Mark and Gwyneth Gielow are some of the most humble and sacrificial leaders a youth pastor could ask for. They are well seasoned youth ministry workers and are going into their second year with impact.

Mark and Gwyneth Gielow are some of the most humble and sacrificial leaders a youth pastor could ask for. They are well seasoned youth ministry workers and are going into their second year with impact.

 Brian and Jackie Darnell both attended Grace church as kids, but it wasn't until they were adults, that God brought them back to be a part of the community. Both have an incredible gift in communicating truth to students in a way that is relevant and impacting. We are grateful to have them be a part of this community.

Brian and Jackie Darnell both attended Grace church as kids, but it wasn't until they were adults, that God brought them back to be a part of the community. Both have an incredible gift in communicating truth to students in a way that is relevant and impacting. We are grateful to have them be a part of this community.

 Kailey Whitted, a graduate of Crossroads and impact herself, has served in crossroads for 4 years and this will be her first year in impact. She has an amazing servant leadership kind of heart, and she has an eye for the students who are hurting. Kailey is passionate about missions and sharing the gospel, as well as pixar films. She is a great addition to the team.

Kailey Whitted, a graduate of Crossroads and impact herself, has served in crossroads for 4 years and this will be her first year in impact. She has an amazing servant leadership kind of heart, and she has an eye for the students who are hurting. Kailey is passionate about missions and sharing the gospel, as well as pixar films. She is a great addition to the team.

 Richelle Purvis

Richelle Purvis

 tim gielow

tim gielow

 Phil Smothers

Phil Smothers

Jeff and Diane Fowler have served as leaders in both Impact and CrossRoads for more than 20 years. They have been a crucial part of the growth and development of these groups, as they have committed their lives to serving the youth of Grace Church!

 Lance Gullivar is a first year leader in Crossroads. LANCE STARTED COMING TO GRACE IN HIS 10TH GRADE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND CONTINUED TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE COLLEGE GROUP AND NOW DECIDED HE WANTS TO START LEADING IN STUDENT MINISTRIES. HE HAS A LOVE FOR VIDEO GAMES AND SOCCER, BUT MORE THAN THAT, LANCE LOVES TO BE in ministry.

Lance Gullivar is a first year leader in Crossroads. LANCE STARTED COMING TO GRACE IN HIS 10TH GRADE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND CONTINUED TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE COLLEGE GROUP AND NOW DECIDED HE WANTS TO START LEADING IN STUDENT MINISTRIES. HE HAS A LOVE FOR VIDEO GAMES AND SOCCER, BUT MORE THAN THAT, LANCE LOVES TO BE in ministry.

 Dave DeJonge is the adult child of the student ministries team. He brings such a youthful attitude to his service . His youthful spunk and energetic pursuit are perfect in pursuing students. Dave is married to his wife Jodi, and they have three kids, Aaron, allison, and Julia.

Dave DeJonge is the adult child of the student ministries team. He brings such a youthful attitude to his service . His youthful spunk and energetic pursuit are perfect in pursuing students. Dave is married to his wife Jodi, and they have three kids, Aaron, allison, and Julia.

 Maggie moved from a church in the greater chicago area, where she served in student ministries for years. We are so blessed to have her be a part of impact, as she leads with enthusiasm and great love for our students. she has been married to her husband, Aaron, for 13 years and has three wild, but lovable, children. Cora (8), Ruben (5.5), and Asa (3). Her family tends to stay close to home, but enjoy the occasional adventure and making memories as a family. They also have a dog, named Kalli, who feels very neglected and would love to have you visit so she can sit in your lap (she's probably 40 lbs).

Maggie moved from a church in the greater chicago area, where she served in student ministries for years. We are so blessed to have her be a part of impact, as she leads with enthusiasm and great love for our students. she has been married to her husband, Aaron, for 13 years and has three wild, but lovable, children. Cora (8), Ruben (5.5), and Asa (3). Her family tends to stay close to home, but enjoy the occasional adventure and making memories as a family. They also have a dog, named Kalli, who feels very neglected and would love to have you visit so she can sit in your lap (she's probably 40 lbs).

 Jill and scott kern

Jill and scott kern

Mike and Trish are the mom and dad of all of CrossRoads. They have 2 kids that went through CrossRoads and Impact (Keegan and Megan), and they are overjoyed with the opportunity to serve in student ministries.

 Gina epley grew up coming to crossroads and impact, and mike joined just as he was graduating high school. They have faithfully continued serving at grace church since they graduated themselves, and have a passion to serve and love people. They are some of the most generous people that many will ever meet.

Gina epley grew up coming to crossroads and impact, and mike joined just as he was graduating high school. They have faithfully continued serving at grace church since they graduated themselves, and have a passion to serve and love people. They are some of the most generous people that many will ever meet.

 Bill Wells is one of our well seasoned ministry leaders, serving with the youth since the church first OPENED in the 80’s. Year after year, Bill has served whole heartedly to disciple the youth at grace church. Some people should hang up the cape after so many years, but we wont let Bill leave. God has given him amazing gifts in teaching and leading. He is a huge asset to student Ministries.

Bill Wells is one of our well seasoned ministry leaders, serving with the youth since the church first OPENED in the 80’s. Year after year, Bill has served whole heartedly to disciple the youth at grace church. Some people should hang up the cape after so many years, but we wont let Bill leave. God has given him amazing gifts in teaching and leading. He is a huge asset to student Ministries.

 Kirstin gladding has also grown up at Grace church, going through both crossroads and impact. She has become incredibly influential in the life of our church, especially with the youth. She is sassy, spunky, humble, and a great addition to the team.

Kirstin gladding has also grown up at Grace church, going through both crossroads and impact. She has become incredibly influential in the life of our church, especially with the youth. She is sassy, spunky, humble, and a great addition to the team.

 amber tatum

amber tatum

 Katie Holden

Katie Holden