LEADERSHIP

Elders

Chris Daukas


Chris grew up with a loving family and in a moral home, but despite his upbringing, he was a sinner in need of grace. In his sophomore year of college, Chris yielded his life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2000.

They were founding members of East Valley Bible Church Tempe (now Grace Bible Church in Tempe, AZ). The following year, Chris joined the staff as Worship Leader and had a growing desire to pursue pastoral ministry.

Chris and Tara relocated in 2003-2004 for training at a Pastor’s College and they returned to serve at a fellowship in Gilbert. While ministering there, God further strengthened a desire in Chris’ heart to see another church planted. After years of conversations and prayers, the planting team of Grace Church began to form. Chris, Tara, and their children relocated in May of 2009 to the northwest side of Phoenix in Peoria, AZ. Four months later, Grace Church had its public launch and the church was born.

Chris currently serves as the Lead Pastor for Grace Church and is passionate to see God transform lives through His glorious gospel. He has a B.A. in Religious Studies from Arizona State University and an M.Div. in Missiology from Southern Seminary. He and Tara now have four children – Taylor, Trevor, Rylee, and Alexie.

Jon Moorhead

Jon was born and raised in Idaho where he grew to love the outdoors and where he first heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although God demonstrated His power and grace to Jon many times in those early years, it wasn’t until he was 22 and experienced true brokenness, that he responded to God’s calling to follow Him.

After spending some time as a medic in the Army, Jon moved to Arizona to go to college. There he met Stacie, and in 1997 they were married. Jon and Stacie are blessed with four children whose ages span 13 years from oldest to youngest: Abby, Sarah, Tanner and Jacob.

Since becoming a follower of Jesus, Jon has served in campus evangelistic ministry, led Bible studies, been a small group leader, taught in children’s ministry and served as Director of student ministries among other things. The Lord brought Jon, Stacie and their family to Grace Church in 2010, during its first year as a church. Jon works full time in the Information Technology field and still loves getting out in God’s creation.

Jamie Self

Jamie has served in full-time ministry since 1999. He loves serving Christ, discipling men and eating smoked beast. He is proud to be married to his beautiful, godly wife Andrea and enjoys spending time with his two adult children, Makenzie and JJ.

Deacons

Ryan Coulter

Ryan was born and raised here in the greater northwest Phoenix area. He grew up in a Christian home and gave his life to Christ at a very young age. Ryan has been a member at Grace since 2010. Ryan married his wife Deanna in 1996 and they have four children: Courtney, Tyler, Ashlynn, and Brooklynn.  Ryan has served in the business administration and finance areas of ministry since 2002. He became a deacon at Grace in 2016, but has served the body since 2011 in the area of finance.

Joel Erickson

Joel grew up in Kansas, ended up in Indiana where he met his wife Amy, and worked as an expat in the United Arab Emirates for 11 years before moving to Phoenix in 2019. Joel married Amy in 2003 and they have three children: Joseph, Andrew, and Cora. They’ve been attending Grace since their return to the States. Joel grew up with Christian parents and accepted the Lord at an early age. He has served in various areas of ministry with his local churches all his life.

David Lord

David surrendered his life to Christ early in High school and has attended Grace church since 2010. He began serving shortly thereafter in the setup ministries, then in the technology ministries in 2020. He is married to his beautiful wife Abby and loves working with computers.

Adam Mooberry

Adam was born in Illinois but was raised in Peoria, Arizona for the most part.  In 1996, Adam married his wife, Jody, together they have 2 children: Tyler and Taylor.  He and his family all gave themselves to Christ together in 2014.  Adam has been a member at Grace since 2016.  Adam has served the church with set up and tear down since 2014 at another church, when he started his journey to Christ and continued to serve when he came to Grace in 2016.  He became a deacon in 2021 at Grace.  He and Jody have also served in children’s ministry and try to help in any area when needed.

Adam Van Liew

Adam was born in Columbia, SC, where his father was attending seminary.  He has lived in Phoenix most of his life and considers himself a desert rat.  He placed his faith in Christ at a young age and grew up in the Church as the son of a youth pastor.  He and his wife Amy have been married since 2002 and they have four children: Vaughn, Kate, Isaiah, and Ariana.  Adam has served in both student and worship ministries at previous churches, has led multiple community groups, and was a deacon.  He became a member of Grace in 2020 and has served with the worship team since then, becoming a deacon at Grace in 2021 in the area of worship.

Amy Van Liew

Amy was born in Kalispell, Montana but has lived in Phoenix since 1st grade.  She was brought up in a believing home with parents that modeled ministry and community with believers.  She placed her faith in Christ at a young age and started serving in a leadership role in high school within student ministries.  She and her husband Adam have been married since 2002 and have 4 children, Vaughn, Katelyn, Isaiah, and Ariana.  She enjoys silence but hasn’t really experienced it since her kids were born.  She has supported her husband’s ministry by ministering to her kids full time at home.  She has also led along side him in community groups, discipling individuals and couples, and was a deacon.  She joined Grace Church in 2020 and has been building relationships, helping with community groups, administration, and graphics. She became a deacon at Grace in 2021.

Admin Assistant to the Pastors

Pam Hodson

Pam was born and raised in Wales, UK. She was converted at age 14. After college, she taught math to grades 6-12 for several years.  She served in fellowships in England and Wales in both women’s and Sunday school ministries. In 1997, she moved to California with her husband, Greg, and their 3 children, where she continued serving in the local church. In 2017, Greg and Pam moved to Arizona to be nearer their grandchildren. She is excited about the new opportunities that the Lord has opened for her in Grace Church.

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