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Meet Our Staff
Pastors
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Jeremy Vickers
Lead Pastor
Reverend Jeremy Vickers has been lead pastor at Grace since 2004. He has a BA in Philosophy and Religion and a Master of Divinity. He is married to Jill, a pediatric nurse. They have three children. He preaches at our Lee's Summit Campus nearly every weekend.
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Hubert Neth
Pastor
Reverend Hubert Neth has been Pastor at Grace since 2010. He preaches at our Traditional service every week and does most of pastoral care visitation. Hubert has served numerous churches on the western side of Missouri. You can find a weekly column from Hubert in the Lee’s Summit Journal on Fridays. He is married to Barbara, who is an accomplished painter and artist.
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Rocky Kloth
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.
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Kevin McNeely
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.
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Tracy Carpenter
Campus Pastor, Oak Grove
Tracy joined the staff of Grace Oak Grove in July of 2018. She is married to Jim, and they have one son. Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has served in various committees in the local church, district and conference.
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Jacquie
Office and Campus Manager-Oak Grove
Jacquie was born and raised in Carrollton, MO but was destined for city life. She's worked and lived all over the Kansas City area. After marrying the love of her life, Jeff, she took him out of the city and returned to the small-town vibe of Oak Grove to raise their 3 beautiful daughters, Leah, Delaney and Zoe. Jacquie began her work in the church in 2005 as a teacher for the Mother's Day Out program and later became the Nursery Attendant during Sunday worship. She began volunteer work for the church office and was hired as Office Manager in 2013. Jacquie became part of the Grace staff in 2018 as Campus Manager when Oak Grove UMC voted to become the third campus of Grace UMC.
Office Directors
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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 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.
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Nancy Peace
Preschool Director
Nancy was born and raised in 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.
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Kelly Kloth
Director of Connections
Kelly joined 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.
Music Directors
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Sharon Owen
Choir 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.
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Brent Copeland
Creative and Worship Art Director
Brent joined the staff in 2018. He was born and raised in Small Town, MO. His passions include: The Artist Community Project, biking, and hanging out with his wife Lindsey.
Youth Directors
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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 Master of Art in Education with an Emphasis in Reading from Southern Missouri State. She joined the Grace staff in 2009.
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Courtney Boedeker
Senior High Youth Director
Courtney has been a member at Grace her whole life and has grown up in the church and has actively been involved in youth group. As of 2014, she has been a part of the Grace staff.
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Kolby Arnold
Middle School Youth Director
Kolby joined the Grace staff in 2014. He graduated from UCM. He teaches and coaches in Lone Jack. In his spare time, you will find him searching for the best deal on cans of Dr. Pepper and playing video games.
Coordinators
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Lee Smith
Technology Coordinator
Lee was born in Lebanon, MO and is married to Stephanie. They're kids are Cole, Carlee, and Callie. His favorite team, unfortunately, are the Jayhawks.
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Lorraine Adcock
Nursery Coordinator
Interns
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Natalia Ahrens
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