Pastor Michael Weaver (right) comes to us from the south side of Houston, moving to Brenham in 2009 where he immediately fell in love with “small town living." In Brenham, he met his wife Jennifer, a local Bellville Kindergarten teacher. Together they blended a beautiful family of four daughters--Camille, Jordan, Natalie, and Peyton. Pastor Michael received his education in pastoral leadership at the College of Biblical Studies and continues to study Christian counseling through Liberty University. He is currently an administrator at Faith Academy of Bellville and also the local business owner of The Perk coffee shop. He believes that sharing the gospel of Christ does not end on Sundays, but is about reaching all levels of the community every day. "My family and I are blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and look forward to many years of serving both the city of Bellville and its citizens."
Associate Pastor and Worship Leader Jake Mayfield (left) and his wife, Michelle, are Bellville natives. They moved "back home" after a six-year stint in Belton where they both attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Jake graduated with a B.B.A in Management in 2011. Michelle graduated with her L.V.N certificate in 2018. They have three wonderful children: Karter, Charlotte, and Valerie, who all attend Faith Academy of Bellville, where Jake is also a teacher. The Mayfields enjoy beach getaways, all things Tex-Mex, and lazy Sunday afternoons.
Called to the ministry at a young age, Jake aims daily to serve and lead others in every aspect of his life. "My desire is to see individuals, families, and communities changed by the power of the gospel." He loves being a part of God's story of grace in helping others to "see and savor" Jesus - especially in corporate worship and preaching.
Paul Vollrath has dedicated his life in service to the Lord. Paul grew up in Elgin, Illinois and received his education from Concordia Teachers' College in Chicago. Certified to teach English as a Foreign Language, Paul continued his education in linguistic studies at UT-Arlington. Paul also received an MA in Religion from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Paul served in missionary roles 45 years, living in Papua New Guinea 29 years along with his wife and two children, as a teacher and then as a Bible translator for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Paul and his wife Karen spent many years studying the Hewa language and people, ministering to them, and translating Scripture into Hewa. Retiring from international missions, Paul and Karen continue their missionary calling by serving faithfully at GCC and in the Bellville community.
Paul Vollrath, Elder
Joe Wolfskill is an accomplished business owner in Bellville of 36 years and a long-time member of Grace Community Church. He sees his service as an elder at GCC and support of Pastor Michael as a privilege and feels that "our body is the real deal where we love each other as a family."
Joe Wolfskill, Elder
Don Nettles works in Houston in machine maintenance and has lived in Bellville since 2004. Don's desire to serve led him to accept a position as elder in 2012. Don has a love for serving others which he believes God has placed in his heart. Don serves with his wife Cathy who is GCC's Events Coordinator.
Don Nettles, Elder
Alan Peake has been a dedicated member of GCC for eighteen years and faithful elder of the church for five. Alan serves as a spiritual leader at GCC as well as at Faith Mission in Brenham where has been employed for the past fourteen years.
Alan Peake, Elder
Doug Matuska and his family came to Bellville from Roswell, New Mexico and have been members of GCC since 2004. He was led into the field of teaching as a math teacher where he taught in the public school system until he felt called to teach math at Faith Academy of Bellville where he has been since 2012.
Doug Matuska, Elder
Cathy Nettles serves as GCC's Events Coordinator, organizing everything from children's church to holiday festivities. Cathy taught third and fourth grade in Kansas City for eleven years in Christian education before relocating to Bellville. In addition to her busy schedule at GCC, Cathy also works at Faith Academy of Bellville in early childhood education.
Retired from Shell after 27 years, Jerry Wood manages GCC financial accounts and fiscal budget. Jerry considers his responsibility handling what has been given to the Lord a true calling and what God has led him at this time to do.