clancy cruise  |  lead pastor

In 2002, Clancy and his wife, Sandy, moved with their four kids from Wooster, OH, to Marysville to begin a new church plant for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. This was one small step of faith that God has used to impact the city of Marysville in huge way.


When Clancy came to know the Lord at age 19, his pastor began to encourage him towards preaching and pastoring. He soon began his formal training at Cedarville College (B.S. in Comprehensive Bible), where he met his wife, Sandy, followed by Grace Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity). He returned to his hometown of Wooster to serve on the pastoral staff at Wooster Grace. After 10 years on staff and much prayer, Clancy was persuaded by Pastor Ed Jackson from Grace Church Powell to plant a church in Marysville.


Through his years of ministry, Clancy’s passion remains being able to see people learn the gospel – praying a prayer that changes them from the inside out – grow in Christ-like love, then share that hope and love with others. He enjoys creating teams and seeing them be strong in their love, work, and witness. And he enjoys being challenged to use his God-given gifts of leadership, teaching, encouragement, discernment, and hospitality to serve others.

jeremy bury |  executive pastor

Jeremy and his wife, Terra, moved to Marysville in 2007 from Georgia where they had been serving as lay leaders in their church worship team. At the time, they had not been looking to move, but, when approached about the worship pastor position here at Marysville Grace, they knew it was what God wanted for them.

Jeremy grew up in Maryland, close to the Chesapeake Bay. Since his family was very musical, he learned early on to use his gift in music to worship God. He attended Grace College and graduated with his B.A. in Communications and Youth Ministry. Here he also met and married Terra. They now have four growing children.

For a few years, Jeremy ventured into the world of business, learning many skills that are now very helpful in his current role - people management, budget, and finance. To be even better equipped to serve and lead in the Church, Jeremy also received further ministry training by completing his Masters in Local Church Ministry through Grace Theological Seminary.

In his years here, Jeremy has been intentional in forming relationships and building and encouraging leaders. His greatest joy is found in leading people to know and follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

kelvin cooke  |  pastor of care & discipleship

Few people on the staff of Marysville Grace have lived in as many places as Pastor Kelvin. Indiana, California, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Washington, Iowa, and Ohio, since 2011, are all on his list. Many would see this as a physical journey in life, but it has also been a spiritual one.

When he was 10 years old, Kelvin went to an evangelistic outreach service where he made the choice to accept God’s free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. In high school, he had a moment of great conviction when he realized that he was not truly following Christ with his whole heart. After repenting and recommitting his life to Christ, he felt God calling him to go into full time Christian ministry.


Kelvin went on to receive his B.S. in Pastoral Ministries from Breckbill Bible College then his Masters of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary, where he met and married his wife, Kim. They now have two grown children.


Kelvin has had the opportunity to serve in many capacities over the years in the various places he’s lived: Associate Professor and Dean of Students, Senior Pastor, Pastor-Teacher, and volunteer. In these, he's been able to use his creativity and ability to build strong relationships to shepherd, disciple, and encourage the Body of Christ. Kelvin finds great reward in seeing people take the “next step” in their relationship with Christ, whether it’s the first step of faith in Christ or a step of growth in their relationship with Christ. He's also excited to train shepherds and leaders who can carry on the discipleship cycle with others.

ISAAC MURRELL  |  WORSHIP PASTOR

Isaac grew up in Moses Lake, WA, and gave his life to Jesus at a young age after hearing the gospel at Vacation Bible School. He was baptized at the age of ten and began to feel God drawing him towards worship ministry. Growing up with parents that were very musical, Isaac learned how to play the guitar and had many opportunities to serve on the worship team in his local church.

 

Primarily through the influence of his worship pastor, Isaac decided to attend Cedarville University and eventually graduated with his B.A. in Worship and Comprehensive Bible. While at Cedarville, Isaac gained further experience and training for worship ministry by serving four years on Heartsong Touring Teams, and three of those years as a Team Leader. Isaac and Julie met while serving with Heartsong and eventually got married.

 

Just before getting married, Isaac began the two-year residency at Marysville Grace in the Fall of 2015. He and Julie finally moved to Marysville in the Spring of 2016, after her fifth year at Cedarville University. Upon finishing the two-year residency and receiving his M.A. in Ministry Studies from Grace College, Isaac accepted the Worship Pastor position at Marysville Grace, knowing that it was what God had for him.

 

Isaac’s heart and purpose is to help people learn, live, and give the gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple and mentor next generation leaders, and to facilitate and lead our church in unified praise to God alone. 

tyler kramer  |  pastor of student ministries

Growing up, Tyler attended a Christian school, then went to Bellefontaine High School. At the age of 10, he accepted Christ as his Savior when he fully realized that Jesus really did die for him.

During high school, he began to feel God's call in his life to full time ministry. He attended Cedarville University, where he met his wife, Bree, and majored in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. He's thankful that he's had several different mentors over the years, including Jarrod Batholomew, Paul Fields, Dr. Hutchinson, and his dad.

Tyler loves being in ministry and has had lots of experience - youth groups, sports camps, mission trips, etc. In all these things, he has learned to approach challenges with prayer, reflection, and waiting for God's leading. Tyler's passion is to see students grow, see Jesus more clearly, and become more passionate about Him.

Since joining our staff in 2014, he's been glad to be at a church with the Gospel at it's center. He's excited to pour into people, to have other pour into him, and to see what God will do in our lives together. Tyler and Bree welcomed their first son in the fall of 2016.

daniel o'kane  |  pastor, bellefontaine grace campus

Originally from New Zealand, Daniel came to the US at the age of 20 to attend Bryan College in Tennessee on a soccer scholarship. Sports had played a huge role in his life, even playing on teams that traveled internationally. The summer between his sophomore and junior years in college, he played on Christian semi-pro team that was heavily involved in ministry. He was able to see how great Jesus was and how God wanted to use him, and that’s when he finally surrendered his heart to Christ.


Daniel began a two year internship here at Marysville Grace in 2013, during which he was able to work with Life Groups, One-on-One discipleship, the Middle School youth, and wherever else he could help out while also completing his Masters in Christian Ministries (with an emphasis on Pastoral Studies) through Grace Theological Seminary.

Halfway through his internship, Daniel had a unique understanding that God was calling him and Jessica to lead a church campus in Bellefontaine. Through diligent prayer, conversations, and mentoring, this calling became even more clear. When his internship was completed, Daniel was asked to stay as Campus Pastor of BGC (Bellefontaine Grace Campus), which will begin having regular services in September 2016. Daniel and Jessica have one daughter.

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elder team

Our Elder Team supplies leadership to Marysville Grace in many areas, including vision and direction, finance, growth, and administrative decisions.


PICTURED BELOW

Sitting (L to R): Pastor Jeremy Bury, Andy Heller

Standing (L to R): Brett Garrett, Jeff Hoffman, Craig Meredith, Bud Brentlinger, Pastor Clancy Cruise, Pastor Kelvin Cooke, Gary Murdock


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Corey Guttenbury, Pastor Daniel O'Kane