Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff lead the day to day operations across our two Grace Central Coast campuses, under the leadership of our Elder Team.  We value and celebrate the plurality of our leadership, both for making decisions and enjoying ministry together.  

Ken Peet

Campus Pastor - GraceSLO

Al Streder

Pastor of Adults & Missions - GraceSLO

Miles Nelson

Campus Pastor - Grace North County

Nick Shorts

GraceYouth Pastor & Video Director - GraceSLO

Ben Crandall

Worship & GraceYouth Pastor - Grace5Cities

Chris Rhodes

Pastor of Contemporary Worship Arts

Dori Iunker

GraceKids Director - GraceSLO

Erik Anderson

Middle School Director - GraceSLO

Mariah Woolard

GraceKids Coordinator - Grace5Cities

Lindsey Noland

Women's Care Director

Bethany Codding

Welcome and Events Director

Jacqueline Rank

Worship Coordinator - Grace North County

Emily Head

GraceKids Coordinator - Grace North County

Brayden Perry

Tech Coordinator - Grace North County

Administrative Staff

Our Administrative Staff are a vital and essential part of all that happens at Grace Central Coast.  Though they often do what they do behind the scenes, we couldn't do all we do without them.  

Grace Central Coast Elder Team 

God has been faithful to raise up a plurality of Godly elders here at Grace Central Coast who meet the Biblical qualificaitons for elders in 1 Timothy and Titus.  While our Ministry Staff Team gives leadership to the day to day operations of our church, our Elder Team is responsible for the developing and guarding the vision and direction of the church.  These teams work closely together, but technically we describe Grace Central Coast as 'elder ruled, staff led.'  

Our elders welcome and invite your interaction at

Governing Elders 

  • Pat Curtis  |  603.667.1049  |  GraceNorthCounty | Chairman
  • Dave Burns  |  805.441-5214  |  GraceSLO | Facility Deacon Team
  • Donny Valliere  |  phone unlisted for professional reasons  |  GraceSLO  |  Worship & Missions 
  • Jeff Martin  |  805.473.8737 | Grace5Cities  |  Grace5Cities & Property Acquisition
  • Jim Burleson  |  254.715.1825  |  GraceNorthCounty  |  GraceNorthCounty Campus Launch
  • Kristopher Couch  |  805.234.3744  |  Finance Deacon Team
  • Steve Potratz  |  Grace5Cities  |  Generosity Initiative 
  • Todd Talley  |  805-235-9511  |  GraceSLO | GraceCollege, Growth Groups & Leadership Intern Initiative

Non-Governing Elders 

  • Wayne Brown | GraceSLO | on a sabbatical break 
  • Rick Ernstrom  |  GraceSLO | on a sabbatical break
  • Ron Johnston | GraceSLO | non-governing due to a family member currently serving on the staff 
  • Leon Maksodian | GraceSLO | Elder Emeritus
  • Scott Morton | Grace5Cities | on a sabbatical break 
  • Jeff Mundorf | GraceSLO | on family leave
  • Wayne Peterson | GraceSLO | on a sabbatical break