Bryan Tema

Lead Pastor

bryan.tema@gracespringchurch.org

269.629.9622 x233

Bryan and his beautiful wife, Tammy, are from Lindale, Texas! They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 24 years. Bryan and Tammy have two children, Josh who works in the oil business and Cassandra who attends college at Taylor University. Bryan and Tammy are now considered "empty nesters." Bryan is described as a fun-loving guy who is passionate about the Lord and can connect well with people of any age group. In addition to being a husband, father, and pastor, Bryan enjoys outdoor sports such as golf, hiking, biking, and the less strenuous sport of cooking.

Jeremy Heavey

Pastor of Community Life & Operations

jeremy.heavey@gracespringchurch.org

269.629.9622 x247

Jeremy joined the team in 2011 and is responsible for providing leadership to our Community Life Ministry (men's and women's ministries, groups, classes, and events) and our Operations team. On the weekends, you may see Jeremy on the platform teaching or leading worship as well. Jeremy and his wife Kimberly love coming alongside people to help them thrive by living an abundant life in Christ! Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University, studied at Hong Kong Baptist University and is a certified Team Coach with Ministry Coaching International. Prior to getting into vocational ministry, Jeremy was in the corporate world, responsible for founding and running a company in Mumbai, India. Jeremy and Kim got married in 2005 and have a ball with their kids - Clara (March 2009), Wesley (May 2011), Norah (April 2013) and Ruthie (April 2016). The Heavey's enjoy entertaining in their home, family movie nights, camping and just spending time outside.

Rob Cook

Pastor of Care & Missions

rob.cook@gracespringchurch.org

269.629.9622 x208

Providing a “Circle of Care” around people in need has been a passion of Rob’s for over 20 years. He has a Masters Degree in Counseling and in Biblical Studies and is an ordained pastor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. In addition to his work with various churches, he has taught at Spring Arbor University, William Tyndale College and Koinonia Theological Seminary in the Philippines. Rob loves the outdoors and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and playing in the mud with his jeep. Rob and Sandy married in 1982 and have two children, Nicolle and Jeremiah. They are excited about what God is doing at gracespring and are honored to be a part of it.

Kevin Bennett

Pastor of gsKidz

269.629.9622 x248

Kevin joined the GraceSpring Pastoral Team in July of 2016 and is passionate about investing into the lives of children and partnering with parents in raising up biblically grounded young people. He has served the Lord in Full Time Ministry for over 17 years with 12 of those in the area of children’s ministry. Kevin grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and has been married to his wife Rhea for 18 years and has three sons: Samuel, Nathan, and Levi. You can typically find him sipping on Starbucks while enjoying a good book or playing/coaching sports. He is a proud fan of both the University of Michigan and the Indianapolis Colts.

Kenneth Price

Pastor of gsYouth

kenneth.price@gracespringchurch.org

269.629.9622 x225

Kenneth started at gracespring in June of 2014. He was born in Houston, Texas and through a long and wild ride through 7 states, found himself in Richland, Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Church Ministry from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and is currently pursuing a Master's in Ministry from Grace Bible College. He married his beautiful wife Monica in August of 2014. Kenneth's passion in life is to see students embrace the Gospel and proceed to live a life that shows God's love to those around them. He loves leading worship, reading, and writing. He also believes that some of the best time ever spent is in soaking up amazing conversation over coffee. Kenneth is so excited to spend every ounce of time possible pouring into the students of gracespring and seeing them become the next great wave of passionate leaders for God's Kingdom.

Our Elders

Jeff Thompson Chair Steve Claussen
Ryan Arledge Vice Chair             Shane Newcomer
Tim True Treasurer Jeff Miller
Brett Wild Secretary David Halley
Steve McKiddy Loren Tanis
Bryan Tema Lead Pastor