ELDERS

 

Bruce Laible has been married to Julie since 1990 and is a University of Maryland grad, Fear the Turtle!  They both grew up in Bowie, MD and moved to Duluth, GA, attending Perimeter Church since 1996.  Bruce has been at AT&T since 1998 after 8 years with UPS.  Since 1989 he has been actively serving with the US Navy Reserves in the US and Middle East.  Bruce and Julie have enjoyed

homeschooling their 3 kids (Brenden, Bethany and Rebekah).  He met Ralph during their homeschooling Dad adventures and enjoys the theology of grace and the feeling of community which is found in the lives of those at GracePointe.

Dave is originally from Toledo, Ohio and lived on Long Island before moving to the Atlanta area in 1995.  Cathy and Dave have been married since 1973 and have a daughter (Tiffani) born in 1978 and a son (Peter) in 1979.  They have 3 granddaughters born in 2003 (Leah), 2005 (Ryleigh), and 2012 (Zoe). Dave and Cathy have been at GracePointe since Randy Pope introduced Ralph and Lisa in 2005 and he became an Elder in 2011.

The Vogelpohls also host a Community Group and several other church functions at their home. Dave's hobbies include woodworking, boating, golf, and reading.

Barbara and Bill married in 1971.  During that time Barbara has loved and supported Bill through a 30 year Navy Reserve career, a 34 year Georgia Power/Southern Company career, 13 years of night school at Kennesaw State earning a BBA and an MBA, and 10 years of service as a deacon at Old Peachtree Presbyterian (PCA) in Duluth, GA. They have two grown children and four grandchildren, all of whom live

within two hours of their home.  The Wilds are now retired, very involved in an RV travel club, and frequently travel with their Airstream in tow.  If they aren’t in church, they’re probably on the road.  Bill and Barbara love this church family, their community group, and their D-Group.

JB moved to the Atlanta area at a very young age and has been here ever since.  He first met his wife, Carolyn, in church nursery at the age of two (no, that is not a typo) and got married to her 20 years later in 1992.  He first started attending Intown Community Church (Perimeter PCA plant) while attending Georgia Tech in the early 90’s.  In 2016, they moved to the lake and found a new church 

home at GracePointe after 18 years at Perimeter.  With eight children ranging in age from 7 to 24 (Mitchell, Anne, Emily, Drew, Will, Lindsey, Skyler and Luke) things are never dull around their house.   When JB is not working, he enjoys hanging out at the lake, home improvement projects and brewing beer.

DEACONS​

Sandy Branen:
sbranen@bellsouth.net

Sandy and June married in 1973 and have been blessed with three children and seven grandchildren. June is a retired teacher, who graduated from Florida State University and grew up in St. Augustine, FL. Sandy grew up in Decatur, GA, earned a degree from The University of Georgia, and is a retired salesman.  We moved to Lake Lanier, in Dawsonville, in 2014 after a

40 year residence in Lilburn, GA. Sandy was a deacon at Parkview Church  (PCA) in Lilburn for about 13 years. We were planning to visit various PCA churches in the area and make a decision; however, their first visit was to GracePointe and knew it was home. June and Sandy love Jesus, each other, our families, and living on the lake.

BJ and his wife Tiffany were married in 1999. They have two beautiful children, Ella and Kamen. They enjoy family time boating, camping, hiking, playing board games, watching TV and movies. BJ owns an auto repair shop in Cumming where he restores old cars and builds race cars. Before coming to GracePointe, BJ served as outreach coordinator for six years at a non-

denominational church. He has a growing passion for sharing the gospel and seeing others reconciled to God. He strives to find new and exciting ways to connect with the people of our community and beyond to share the love of Jesus.

Jonathan and his wife, Amanda, have been married since 2007. They have two children, Eva and Benjamin and have been at GracePointe 2008. Jonathan graduated from Covenant College with a BS in Mathematics. He has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and a Specialist Degree in Educational Technology. He has been a teacher since 2005. Jonathan currently teaches computer science at Forsyth Central High School. Jonathan and Amanda love working with and developing the gifts of young individuals. They have served as leaders with Camp Kerusso for several years. They strongly believe that life is about what you do for other people. Jonathan is the webmaster of GracePointe.

Daniel and Vanessa were married in 2003. They started attending GracePointe in 2011 and have continued to worship and grow in this community. As a young child Daniel lived primarily in Mississippi where his dad attended RTS and pastored a church in Collins, MS.  

Daniel and Vanessa have three children: Kadence, Dakota, and Branch. Daniel owns his own landscape and construction business, Horse and Plow. He is a true jack of all trades! Daniel enjoys playing soccer and anything out of doors.

Scott Caden:

Scott and Theresa moved to Cumming in 2018 from Tennessee to be near family. They quickly found a church home at GracePointe. Scott was born and raised in Alabama. He has spent most of his work life in retail and currently runs a Cash America pawn shop in Alpharetta. The Cadens have four grandchildren, two in Cumming and two living in Colorado. Scott is an avid reader and follower of the Crimson Tide and the Braves. The Cadens also host a Community Group.

Phil Manning:

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