Luke & Amanda Eicher - Lead Pastors
Luke joined the GCF staff in December 2005, at the age of 27 as an associate pastor. He and his wife, Amanda, served in this role for eight years and in 2014 transitioned to the Lead Pastor position at Grace. Luke & Amanda met at Michigan State University where they both graduated in 2002. They felt called to make Sturgis their home and plugged in at GCF, volunteering at Youth Group and serving on missions trips. They joined the leadership team and took over the youth ministry in 2004 prior to joining the pastoral staff the following year. They have four daughters, Elaina, Riley, Kenzie and Mya. They enjoy doing ministry together and being intentional as a family to enjoy life together.
Ross & Jennifer Gerber - Pastor
Ross and Jennifer Gerber, and their three children, came to Sturgis in 1987 from the metropolitan area of Toronto, Canada. Ross joined the staff of GCF as Associate Pastor in 1991 and became the Senior Pastor in 1998. He served in that capacity until he "passed the baton" to Luke and Amanda Eicher in 2014. Ross continues to serve as a staff pastor and Jennifer teaches "Forward to Freedom," a course she developed to help people find freedom from past hurts and disappointments. Both Ross and Jennifer travel to the mission field regularly and have developed an organization called Strategic Ministry Partnerships International (SMPI) to share their vision for world missions.
Justin & Becca Wickey - Associate PASTOR
Justin was ordained as an elder in the church in 2012. In 2016 he was hired on staff full-time as an Associate Pastor and the Children & Family Life Director. Justin and Becca love people and want to see them grow closer to God. Not through just words but "...with a demonstration of the Spirit's power" (1 Co. 2:4).
Joe & Diane Markus - Elder
Part of the Grace family since 1995, Joe and Diane Markus enjoy the emphasis on the working of the Holy Spirit, the encouragement to grow in our gifts and serving each other, and the focus on worship that characterizes the Grace family.
Jon & Carissa Yoder - Elder
Jon and Carissa love Jesus and are so happy that He led them to Grace Christian Fellowship! When they walked into their first service in 2007, they felt they had found a home. They love serving, worshiping and experiencing the Holy Spirit, as well as leading the Life Group ministry at GCF.