PAUL OWENS, INTERIM PASTOR
Paul and his wife, Rhoda, are native Georgians. When his children, Daniel and Anne, were very young, Paul moved his family to Jackson, Mississippi, where he received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Paul has served in the PCA for 33 years. He became a staff member at East Cobb Presbyterian Church in 2013 as Director of Care and Counseling, a role that transitioned into his present position as Assistant Pastor using his gifts of shepherding and discipleship. Paul also oversees East Cobb's Life Groups Ministry, Men's Ministry, and Assimilation. He and Rhoda are celebrating their 44th anniversary. Paul is the proud father-in-law of Vanessa Owens and Justin Reynolds, and is Papi to Kadence, Riley, Wyatt, Chase, Branch, and Carter.
THERESA CADEN, ADMINISTRATOR
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-1PM.
Theresa and her husband Scott have been married since 1993 and are supporters of Alabama football. (We try not to hold that against them). They have two children and four grandchildren ranging from fourteen to four. Theresa's son, Craig and his family live in Severance, Colorado and her daughter Shannon and her family live in Cumming, GA.
Theresa recently retired from forty years in Operations and Human Resources. She and Scott have been at GracePointe since the fall of 2018 and jumped right into being involved!
RALPH JOHNSTON JR., FOUNDING PASTOR
Ralph and Lisa Johnston founded GracePointe Church in 2006 with a handful of people eager to bring the Gospel of Grace to northern Forsyth County and surrounding areas. Ralph saw GracePointe particularize and move into a building in the past 10 years of ministry. He also founded Camp Kerusso, one of Forsyth County's most popular summer camps. In the fall of 2019, GracePointe commissioned Ralph and Lisa to plant a church in North Carolina. This is GracePointe's first church plant and we are excited to see God's kingdom grow through the Johnston family.
JEFF LACEY, WORSHIP LEADER
In 2012, Jeff married his high school sweetheart Annalee. They currently have three children, Scarlett, Britton, and Foster. He and Annalee spent several years leading Young Life together as volunteers. Jeff has been the worship leader at GracePointe since September 2016.
JULIE LAIBLE, WOMEN'S MINISTRY LEADER
Julie and Bruce were married in 1990 and have three children, Brenden, Bethany and Rebekah. As Julie homeschooled her children, she became very active in ministering to younger homeschool families. When her children began to head off to college, she transitioned out of the homeschool community but still had a passion for women and families. In 2012, she was able to step into the position of Women’s Ministry Director for women at Gracepointe.
JULIE FEICHT, COMMUNICATIONS
Julie and her husband Jonathan have been married since 2008 and attending GracePointe Church since Super Bowl Sunday 2009 (there's a story there that I'm sure Julie is willing to tell you about). They have three children, Lincoln, Levi, and Lacey. Julie stays home with the kids while Jonathan teaches at a local school. One of Julie's passions is investing in the marriages of our church and community through Date Night Delivery. Check out more about DND here! Julie also coordinates our Date Night Co-Op for families with young children and oversees church communications.