OUR TEAM

MEET OUR STAFF

  • DR. REG OVERSTREET

    LEAD PASTOR

    After 15 years of pastoral ministry in Lakewood, Washington, Reg was appointed by Community Grace as its Lead Pastor in February 2020. Reg grew up in Warsaw, moved away in 12th grade to Florida and then to Washington State, and has now returned after 29 years with great excitement about the future that God holds for Community Grace.


    Reg’s education includes a B.S. in Business Administration at Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater FL; Master of Theological Studies at Northwest Baptist Seminary in Tacoma, WA; and Doctor of Ministry at Corban University School of Ministry in Salem, OR. His family includes his wife Sarah, a Warsaw girl who he met while visiting family in the summer of 2004, and the resulting six amazing little girls: Lizzy and Gabby (who are uniquely different but very close twins), Sophia (an accomplished friend-maker), Penelope Joy (a supreme imaginer), Agnes Faith (a snuggle-loving friend to all) and the littlest, Leandra Irene who lives up to her names’ meanings, “lion-like peace.” The Overstreets are also very devoted to God's family, brothers and sisters in Christ, whom Jesus purchased with His blood to make His Church (Eph. 2:12-19).


  • SHAWN MASON

    DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES

    Shawn is originally from Kendallville, Indiana and graduated in 2014 from the The National Institute for the Development of Ministries to Youth. Shawn has a passion and desire to see young people be equipped to serve Jesus in whatever area of life they choose to pursue. It is Shawn's goal to see young people know what they believe and why they believe it so they can make an impact for Jesus in their everyday life. Shawn is married to his wife Alexis and they have one daughter, Sadie. In addition to ministry and family life, Shawn is an avid sports fan, and loves coffee and Dr. Pepper. If you have any questions about the youth program he would be happy to meet with you.

  • PAUL HOSTETTER

    DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    Paul Hostetter has been attending Community Grace Brethren Church since 1994, and has served in many capacities in Children’s ministries since 1998. Children’s Ministry is important to him because he became a Christian as a child and gave his life to Christ at age 12. “People may wander from their faith from time to time, but their faith is usually defined and set by age 12. It is important that children know what they believe and why by age 12."


    Besides being a Children’s Ministry Director, he is a delivery driver for Warsaw Masonry Supply. He also plays trombone for the Symphony of the Lakes and teaches a Homeschool Band. Basketball, Football, Bowling, and Softball are his favorite sports and he still claims “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien as his favorite book/movie.

  • AMY BLOEMENDAAL

    WORSHIP DIRECTOR


  • ALEX SPULLER

    CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Alex has been attending Community Grace since the fall of 2017. She graduated from Grace College in December of 2019 with a B.A. in Youth Ministry. Alex loves the church and has a heart to see the church grow and thrive as one body, united in Christ. It is her mission to radiate the love of Jesus to all that she encounters so that one day the earth might be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord (Habakkuk 2:14).


    Alex is married to her best friend, Tristan. When she isn't in the office, Alex loves to spend time with friends, catch up with 909 students, run, hike, attend the occasional concert, and drink way too much coffee. If you see her around, please say hi!

  • TAMMIE ROBINSON

    OFFICE SUPPORT

    Tammie and her husband, Jim, have lived in the Warsaw area since 1992 after moving from Akron, Ohio. Tammie grew up in the Ellet Grace Brethren Church in Akron, so after getting settled in the area, they finally landed at Community Grace in 1996 and haven’t looked back. Over the years she has served with the youth ministry, college ministry, worship ministry, women’s ministry and even as office support in the past. Tammie loves the church family here at Community Grace and is excited to watch what God is doing in the lives of the people here in this community. One of her passions is encouraging others, usually in one on one conversations. You may see her sipping her favorite chai drink at a coffee shop while listening to and praying with a friend, so please don’t hesitate to say hello!


    Tammie and Jim have two daughters and some “adopted” children and grandchildren that they love spending time with. And because life isn’t always easy, her life verse is found in Habakkuk 3:17-18 which says, “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!” Praising God in the midst of struggles is a choice and she chooses to praise God no matter what.  

  • STEVE CLASON

    FINANCE MANAGER

    Steve serves with three others on the Finance Commission. Together they steward our finances by handling the counting of offerings, recording giving, paying bills, assisting with budget and financial planning. Steve spent 40 years in public education with the last 25 in administrative positions handling many budgets and projects. He has been on financial teams in two other Grace Brethren Churches prior to coming to Community Grace. Steve is married to his Proverbs 31 wife Rose and has one daughter Valerie and two grandsons.

  • ROGER TEW

    DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES

    As the Director of Facilities, Roger serves by handling the general maintenance tasks for the church. Roger spent 17 years doing residential construction in Pennsylvania before moving to Warsaw to do maintenance at Grace College Physical Plant. Roger is married to his wife Karen, and together they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

ELDERS

  • Mike Fisher

    Moderator

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  • Rick DeBoest

    Secretary

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  • Doug Buller

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  • Jose Lara

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  • Scott Long

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  • Reg Overstreet

    Pastor

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  • Matt Starrett

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