Pastor John loves to teach and serve. Whether on Sunday mornings or in Bible studies or small groups, one cannot shake those old teacher roots. And whether in the community or on a mission trip, Pastor John loves to serve, being the hands and feet of Jesus to the world.

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Office Administrator

If you call or visit Grace UMC you're likely to first encounter Phyllis. Taking care of day to day operations for the church, Phyllis's love for Jesus and our church community is infused into every phone call, bulletin, and conversation with people who stop by the church. Let Phyllis welcome you into our community and be prepared to meet a new friend.


Digital Campus Host

Kristin is the host of our newly forming digital campus. "Piedmont Valley Community Church" is an online Facebook group that seeks to develop disciples in new and innovative ways. Online conversation, study, and small groups for the heart of this outreach ministry.

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Youth Coordinator

I grew up in Texas and spent ten years in the Air Force after High school but I call South Dakota and the Black Hills home. I understood my calling to serve youth and there families years ago. After I left the Air Force I went to Colorado Christian university and received a BA in biblical studies with a minor in Christian leadership. I love camp and mission trips because it's a time when we experience God in a very unique mountain top moment. These moments are key to faith development for youth and there families. My family and I are so excited to call Grace UMC home and getting to walking in faith with the community. I enjoy kayaking, hunting, fishing and spending time with my family.


Children's Ministry Coordinator

Kelly enters into children's ministry with a wealth of experience working with children and youth. Kelly has a deep love and passion for both children and for Jesus.

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Financial Adminstrator

Tending to the important ministry of financial administration, Cindy understands the big picture of what the church is all about. Additionally, she serves the church behind the scenes-- helping look after some of our shut-ins and facilitating the work of our Kitchen Committee. Cindy is a helper and a beacon of light. Should you have the opportunity to visit with Cindy, God is sure to work through her to lift your spirit!



Barb ensures that Grace is a place of hospitality, warmth, and comfort. Handling a variety of responsibilities connected to our facility, Barb understands each person has an important role to play in the Body of Christ. Barb also gives witness to the ways in which God desires to work through all of us, no matter our status or where we find ourselves.