Jeremy Vickers

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Lead Pastor

Reverend Jeremy Vickers has been lead pastor at Grace since 2004.  Jeremy received a Bachelor of Philosophy and Religion in 1996 and a Master of Divinity in 2000. Jeremy is a twice published author who enjoys reading, mountain biking and hiking. Don’t get him started talking about tomatoes, Dr. Who or College Basketball. He’s married to a wonderful woman named Jill, a Pediatric Nurse at Children’s Mercy, and they have two amazing sons named Johnathan and Josiah. And of course, we can’t forget their precocious dog Rheau.

Hubert Neth

Hubert Neth

Pastor

Reverend Hubert Neth has been Pastor at Grace since 2010.  He preaches at our 8:15 am traditional chapel service every week and does most of pastoral care visitation.  Hubert has served numerous churches on the western side of Missouri.  If you’ve never heard him preach, it’s a must if you live in Lee’s Summit.  You can find a weekly column from Hubert in the Lee’s Summit Journal on Fridays.  He is married to Barbara, who an accomplished painter and artist.

Debbie Boedeker

Business Admin

Debbie was born and raised in Kansas, and still proudly celebrates Kansas Day. She received BS in Business and Computer Science from Baker University in 1984. MBA from Rockhurst in 1987. Teacher certification from CMSU 1994. Debbie joined the Grace staff in her current role in 2006. She refuses to switch to a Mac computer.  Previously, Debbie served as SonShine Preschool Director and Assistant Youth Minister. She is married to her wonderful husband Phil and has two amazing daughters, and one brilliant son in law. And of course, we can’t forget their precocious cats Minnie and Micki.

Nancy Peace

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Preschool Director

Nancy was born and raised in NW Iowa, the home of Blue Bunny Ice Cream. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from UMKC. She worked and managed a bank on the Country Club Plaza for nearly eleven years. Nancy joined the Grace staff seventeen years ago, and has been in her current position since 2005. She is married to her wonderful husband Gary. They have two brilliant children, Bradford and Jackson. And of course, we can’t forget their precocious dog Buddy.

Sharon Owen

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Music  Director

Sharon is originally from Joplin, Missouri. She received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from SBU, a Masters from PSU in Choral Conducting and a Specialist Degree in Administration from UMKC. She taught high school choral for 21 years, served as a music evangelist with her brother for several years and recently retired as Assistant Principal at Ray-Pec High School. Not only is Sharon an amazing Choir Director, but she is also an accomplished musician and vocalist. She has had 3 pieces published including “Jesus Paid It All” which includes piano, strings and voice as well as many other pieces that she has not officially published but shares with the congregation at Grace. And of course, we can’t forget her precocious dog Cody.

Loren Bridge

Loren Bridge

Pianist and Praise Team Leader

Loren Bridge was born and raised in Western Kansas.  In 2001 he graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Music Education.  Loren joined the Grace staff in 2004 as Pianist, and is now Praise Team Leader.  Currently, Loren is a choir director at Center Senior High.    He is also extremely gifted in theater production, lighting and acting.  He has two amazing kids, Brenna and Cailyn.

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Student Ministries Director

Stephanie was born and raised in Southern Missouri. She graduated from SBU with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In 2008 She received a Masters of Art in Education with an emphasis in reading from Southeast Missouri State. Stephanie joined the Grace staff in 2009 as. Student Ministries Director. She taught kindergarten for eight years. She enjoys time with family and friends, cooking and baking, being crafty and enjoying the outdoors. She is married to her gifted husband Lee. They have two amazing children, Cole and Carlee. And of course, we can’t forget their precocious dog Baxter.

Lizz Reinart

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Coordinator of Children’s Ministry

Lee Smith

Lee Smith

Technology Coordinator

Lee was born and raised in Lebanon, Missouri. He graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Marketing and Business. Lee joined the Grace staff in 2009 as Student Ministries Director, and eventually moved into the role of Technology Director. Through is leadership, we have significantly upgraded almost all of our workstations to Mac!  He works for Cornerstone Home Lending as a Mortgage Lender and is always available to chat about technology, College Basketball or business. He is married to his amazing wife Stephanie. They have two amazing children, Cole and Carlee. And of course, we can’t forget their precocious dog Baxter.

Kelly Kloth

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Director of Connections

Kelly joined the Grace staff in November of 2013.  She is highly gifted in graphic design and database management.  She is married to Rocky, and they have four kids, Mackenzie, Avery,  Xander and Joel.  He is a floor layer by trade, but since a call to ministry while playing in the Grace (Lee’s Summit) band.

Kolby Arnold

Assistant Youth Director

Kolby joined the Grace staff August of 2014.  He graduated from the University of Central Missouri.  He accepted a teaching position in Lone Jack and will be coaching basketball.   In his spare time you will find him searching for the best deal on cans of Dr. Pepper and playing video games.

Nick Morrow

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Assistant Technology Intern

Nick joined the Grace staff in August of 2014.  He is in charge of Environmental Projection, Livestream and video design.  He is a college student at Longview.  He also works at Best Buy and in his spare time is probably building amazing gaming computers.  He is a windows guy, but will slowly be converted to Mac!  Resistance if futile.

Kevin McNeely

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Campus Pastor,

El Dorado Springs

 Kevin joined the Grace staff in the summer of 2015.  He is married to LaRita and they have two boys, Robbie and Kayne.  Kevin is a stone mason by trade, but since being saved he has a heart for the lost.  We are blessed to have Kevin leading our El Dorado Springs Campus.

Rocky Kloth

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Pastor

Rocky joined the Grace staff in the summer of 2015.  He is married to Kelly, and has four amazing kids, Mackenzie, Avery, Xander and Joel.  He is a floor layer by trade, but had a call to ministry while playing in the Grace (Lee’s Summit) band.