Communications, IT, Media, and Production Director
Emily Johnson is a seasoned marketing professional with five years of experience at our company. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as Senior Marketing Specialist, where she leads strategic initiatives to drive brand awareness and customer engagement. Emily is known for her creative approach to problem-solving and her ability to develop innovative marketing campaigns that resonate with our target audience. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for driving results, Emily has played a key role in the success of our marketing efforts over the years. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and exploring new coffee shops around the city.
Rick and his wife, Lara, have been in Gainesville since 2007 when Rick served as Associate Pastor until 2012, when he became Lead Pastor of Grace Church. Through Lara’s worship dance ministry and Rick’s passion for preaching, teaching and making disciples, they love connecting people with Jesus and helping them develop as followers of Christ impacting the world, starting with their six children.
Larett and her husband, Todd, met as students at the University of Florida and have since stayed in Gainesville to raise their four children. Larett is dedicated to helping people recognize and utilize their talents and abilities. She coordinates small groups where people can connect and grow in their walk with Christ.
Interim Worship Arts Minister and Student Minister
Kathy was born and raised here in Gainesville and has been a member of Grace since 2005. She previously worked in the Health and Life Insurance Group Benefit Industry before joining the Grace team in 2010.
Dan moved to Gainesville in 2009 so that his newly wed wife, Heidi, could get her Bachelor in Nursing from the University of Florida.
Dan joined Grace in 2010. Later that year, he was hired as Volunteer and Hospitality Coordinator at Grace. Over the years, Dan’s roles have changed and he now oversees most things related to photography, graphics, and video, IT, service production, and communications.
He is always learning something, from design to science to how to become a better soccer coach.
They have their hands full with their daughters and are part of a few different ministries around town.