• Bob Wriedt

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Bob has been at Grace since 2006. In addition to preaching in the Sunday worship services, he leads our leadership development program and serves as head of staff. He is a graduate of UCLA (B.A. in History, Political Science, and Religious Studies), Talbot School of Theology (M.Div., Th.M.) and is currently a DMin student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and Becca have been married for 14 years and have two sons and two dogs. He plays ice hockey in a local adult league, and enjoys following UCLA sports.

  • Tim Culling

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Tim has a deep pastoral heart for people, a strong track record of ministry experience, and passion for displaying Christ's love for the community. He serves at Grace by leading our outreach and Christian education efforts. He holds an MDiv degree from Talbot School of Theology. He has one wife of 20+ years, twin teenagers and three dogs of unknown ages. When Tim's not at home or work, you can usually find him at a local coffee shop or movie theater.

  • Justin Fox

    Worship Pastor

    Pastor Justin leads worship at each of our three Sunday morning services. He is a graduate of Talbot School of Theology (MA in Spiritual Formation). Prior to coming to Grace, he served as a pastor at churches in Virginia and Costa Mesa. Justin is an accomplished singer-songwriter, and you can find his ten albums on iTunes. Justin and his wife, Heidi, have been married for over twenty years, and have four children.

  • Lois Sherwin

    Children's Ministry Director

    Lois Sherwin is passionate about God's work in the lives of children and ways she can partner with parents to raise kids who know and love Jesus.  She is married to Dr. Nick Sherwin, a business professor at Biola University. They are blessed with two children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two bonus granddaughters. Lois has earned two Masters degrees, one from Trinity and another from Talbot School of Theology (M.A. Christian Education). She ministered the last two decades leading children’s ministries and is returning to children’s ministries after caring for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013. When not serving, Lois enjoys reading, baking, walking, bike riding, scuba diving, and travel!

  • Randi Kisner

    Director of Middle School Ministry

    Randi came to Christ through Grace's children's ministry years ago, and is now helping students make similarly significant spiritual decisions. She has completed a four year Biblical Certification program at Moody Bible Institute, and is currently working on her Bachelor's in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis in Preaching at Moody. She has an incredible passion for students, the Bible and mentorship. Randi's other loves include Jacob, her husband of four years, and her cats, Dolby Finn and Charlie Danger. 

  • Jason Ricafranca

    Director of High school Ministry

    Jason is married to Annie, and they have three young kids. He is currently in the MA program at Talbot School of Theology. The fact that he became a youth pastor is hilarious to those who were his youth pastors, given how rebellious he was at that stage. 

  • Amanda Buda

    Director of Communications and Global Mission

    Amanda first came to Grace 10 years ago while in college at CSULB. She now leads our ministry for young adults and our global missions efforts. Prior to coming on staff at Grace, she served as a missionary from our church and was based in Chicago, IL. She has led mission trips in Belize, Costa Rica, Miami, Chicago, and Atlanta, and looks forward to leading many more around the world. Amanda met her husband, Luis, while on a mission trip and they've been married now for 3 years. She's passionate about family, mobilizing God's people, DIY projects, and is pursuing a B.A. in Interior Design. 

  • Liz Fukumura

    Interim Director of Women's Ministry

    Liz Fukumura has been attending Grace for 16 yrs along with her husband, Glen and 2 adult children, Gaby and Aaron.  Most of her volunteer experience at Grace has been in the children's ministry, but she also coordinates the all church picnic and now as the interim women's ministry director. She has a BA in biology from Pomona College, Claremont, where she met her husband, Glen and a BS in Occupational Therapy from USC. Liz loves to hike/walk, watch sports, play volleyball, garden and clean house. If you want to hear a story that is funny and God working in mysterious ways, ask her how she met Glen.

  • Christa Heideman

    Director of Operations

    Christa grew up in our church, and now she's running it as the Director of Operations. She has been a part of the Children's Ministry and Worship Ministry here at Grace over the years. She came to this church when she was 2 years old and continues to be heavily involved in various ministries. 

  • Steve williams

    Pastor of seniors

    Pastor Steve has been at Grace since 1989, first as the college pastor, then as associate pastor and senior pastor (2012-2017). In May 2017, he transitioned to his current role as Pastor of Seniors, where he leads our church's grandparent ministry and Stephen Ministry. He is a graduate of Talbot School of Theology (M.Div) and Grace Seminary (D.Min.). Prior to coming to Grace, he worked in the private sector in the family business, staining glass (on purpose). He has been married to Trish for over 40 years, and they have two adult children and four grandchildren. 

  • Donald Shoemaker

    Pastor emeritus

    Pastor Don has been a minister for almost 50 years and was the senior pastor at Grace from 1984-2012. A graduate of Grace Seminary (M.Div.), Fuller Seminary (Th.M.), and American Baptist Seminary (D.Min.), Don brings his wise and friendly personality into his ministry here at Grace and as Senior Chaplain of the Seal Beach Police Department. Prior to serving at Grace, he was on the biblical studies faculty at Biola University. He has been married to Mary for over 50 years, and they have two adult children and six grandchildren. Don likes to hike and doesn't like to lift weights, but he does them both. 


Our elders serve as the spiritual leaders of Grace Community Church.

Top row (L to R): Tim Culling (Associate Pastor), Glen Fukumura, Travis Greene (Chairman), Bob Wriedt (Senior Pastor), David Gray

Bottom row (L to R): Justin Fox (Worship Pastor), Tom Enyart (Vice Chairman), Robert Harrell, Preston Barr