Lead Pastor & Elder
Derek is a father, teacher, worship leader, songwriter, author, and wrestling coach. He spent many years traveling the world as the lead singer of Isaiah Six, and also co-founded the Ugandan Water Project. He has the unique gift of communicating the gospel of grace through music and speaking, authoring 6 books and producing over 15 albums. He’s married to wife Heidi Jo and together they have 6 children, including some of the baddest wrestlers in NY.
Jesse is a father, teacher, auctioneer, and vice-president of RTI Auctions. Born and raised in Livingston County, he has deep roots & a unique appreciation for western NY. He’s a gifted communicator, though don’t expect him to start doing that auctioneer thing on a Sunday morning! Jesse is married to wife Kelley and has two sons.
Worship Director & Elder-in-Process
Nate is a gifted worship leader & songwriter who also runs a successful music lesson business. With a deep love & grasp of the gospel, he uses his music ministry to exalt Christ, teach gospel-centered doctrine, and he brings the hearts of hearers into contemplating the beauty of the grace & love of God.
Youth & Young Adult Pastor
Josh is a teacher, soccer coach, and a friend to all who know him. With years of experience in youth & college ministry through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he served for 10 years as the chaplain for the West Virginia University football team. With a wear-it-on-your-sleeve sense of humor & a deep love for the Scriptures, Josh often impacts the church through teaching in grace groups, youth group, or on Sunday mornings. He’s married to wife Jeneane and has a son named Ezekiel.
Randy is a husband & father with years of experience in local church ministry, serving as a leader in multiple contexts. An empty-nester, he has a heart to see families & marriages healthy, and the church vibrant with love for God & one another. Randy also serves on the board of Lima Christian School and is a Senior Manager at the Harris Corporation. He and his wife Lisa have three children.
Caleb and Chanel Berg
Director of Ministries - Caleb
Kid’s Ministry Director - Chanel
Caleb and Chanel moved from South Louisiana to Western New York to join GraceLife in October of 2017 along with their daughter Olive. Both Caleb and Chanel graduated from World Evangelism Bible College with Bachelor’s degrees in Theology in 2007 & 2008. They have served in ministry in a variety of roles since 2003. Their lives have been transformed by the grace of God and it’s been their pleasure to serve the people of God in glad response to that same grace.