Church council

Grace Community Church has a 14 member Church Council that oversees the mission of the church, provides accountability and support for the pastor and staff, and serve as keepers of the vision. 2018/19 Church Council members include those listed below.

Jacqui Sargent

I am married to Shelton and we have two amazing daughters, Audra and Ember. We love our Grace family and the heart that our church has for missions.

Lance McReynolds

I’m married to Judy and we have two adult sons. Johnny, his fiancé Emily Krause, and Brett and his wife Alyssa. We have been members at Grace for 8 years. We enjoy the active missions approach at Grace. You can see the good things the Grace congregation is doing all over the community for the glory of God. 

Jim Bottjen

 I am married to Kelli and we have two redheaded daughters, Sydni and Averi.  Sydni loves to dance and is in the ninth grade at Ramsey.  Averi loves volleyball and is in the seventh grade at Ramsey. I have been attending Grace for 15 years and feel blessed to be part of a church that has a biblical base and a godly love for everyone. 

Diane Graham

I am married to Bryce Marshall.  You will see us in the Grace Café the 4th Sunday of each month.  We have two wonderful sons, David and Jonathan, and two wonderful grandsons, Joshua and Gabriel. Joshua is a UCA graduate and Gabe started kindergarten August 2019.  I have been at Grace since 2004.  Services were in what is now the StuMin building.  I knew I was “home” the first Sunday I walked in.  Serving on the Church Council has been a…

Diane Nix

I have one daughter and two grandkids, plus my two furr babies.  I have been a member of Grace for over 20 years and was part of the first group of people who came from Wesley to start Grace Community Church.  I know that Grace is part of God’s plan and I am so happy to be a part of it. I was honored to be selected to serve on the Council. I take my service to the church and…

Tom Smith

I am happily married to DeeAnna. We have one son Brayden and one grandson Alex. We have been members of the Grace family from nearly the very beginning, joining 20+ years ago.  The first year it opened.  Serving on Council is a privilege and a great honor. It is both challenging and rewarding to see where God is leading His church and to be a part of that leadership process.

Kathryn O’Brien

My husband, Chase and I have two children and four grandchildren. Our daughter, Heather lives in northwest Arkansas and our son, Shawn lives in southcentral Arkansas. Our oldest grandson completed his Bachelor’s degree in December. Our granddaughter is currently pursuing a degree in health care. Our middle grandson completed military training to serve in the National Guard in December and is currently enrolled at ASU in Jonesboro. Our youngest grandson is in the eighth grade.Chase and I began attending Grace…

Steve Forsgren

I have been married to Gala for 28 years and have two daughters and a son.  Abby (23) is a nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  Hannah (20) is a junior at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  Jake (16) is a sophomore at Southside High School. I have been a member at Grace for about 18 years.  I love the opportunity to serve in a church that truly seeks God’s plan and vision.

Ken Duncan

I have been married 41 years to Jackie ! We have two sons, Ryan and Corey. Ryan and his wife, Gentry, have four kids and are members of Grace. Corey lives in Fayetteville. We’ve been at Grace since the doors opened in 1999 and it has been Life Changing!! I’m involved in Missions, Youth, Life Groups, Personal Relationships and Spiritual Growth!! So Blessed Grace Found Us !! 

Kim Linam

My husband, Mark, and I met at Hendrix College and have been married since 1987. Our oldest child, Meredith, is a junior high school teacher in Fayetteville. Our youngest, Kirk, is 20 years old and is working and going to college at Washington University in St. Louis. We have been members of Grace over 15 years. My favorite thing about serving on the Church Council is working with amazing volunteers. I would never have made the connections at Grace without…
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