The elder board is the primary source of leadership at Grace, and is composed of both paid (staff) and volunteer elders. Our volunteer elders are men confirmed by our congregation who meet the Biblical qualifications for the office (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9).

The elder board oversees and tends to the needs of the church, and we are available for prayer and counsel. Our current elder board members are listed below.

Gerard Holinde, Elder Board Chairman

Gerard Holinde

Elder Board Chairman

Karl McCulley, Elder

Karl McCulley


Kevin Henderson, Elder

Kevin Henderson


Jay Beuoy, Senior Pastor

Jay Beuoy

Senior Pastor

(Facebook page) (Twitter page)jay.beuoy@gracegreatbend.org

Pastor Jay Beuoy has been a pastor in the EFCA since 1990. He has served churches in Indiana and Minnesota. Jay came to GCC in December of 2007. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children and one grandchild. Jay's desire is to lead the church into a deeper relationship of abiding in Christ and from that abiding to see the church abound in fruitfulness.

Leon Haselhorst, Elder

Leon Haselhorst


Jon Kelly, Student Ministries Pastor

Jon Kelly

Student Ministries Pastor

(Facebook page) (Twitter page)jon.kelly@gracegreatbend.org

Jon and his wife, Christie, moved to Great Bend in December of 2011. He has been in full-time youth ministry in Pennsylvania and New York beginning in 1999. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. Jon's goal is to help teens develop and deepen their relationship with Christ while living a life that is greater than the ordinary (John 10:10). He is in charge of all the student ministries at Grace including the youth building, The Loft.

Jonathan Phillips, Worship & Outreach Pastor

Jonathan Phillips

Worship & Outreach Pastor

(Facebook page) (Twitter page)jonathan.phillips@gracegreatbend.org

Jonathan joined the GCC staff in June 2009, coming from Evansville, Indiana. His desire is to see the church engage in Biblical worship--the right response of the believer's heart to God's self-revelation. Jonathan has also led mission trips to 4 different continents and has a passion to see God's name glorified among all peoples. Before coming to Grace, Jonathan worked full-time in the technology industry, so he also is our resident "tech head". He and his wife, Amy, have two children.

Chris Riddle, Elder

Chris Riddle


Bryan Schenk, Elder

Bryan Schenk


Don Williams, Elder

Don Williams