Getting Grace Unstuck

Restructure Updates

You'll likely recall previous updates about the organizational restructure at Grace. (If this doesn't ring a bell, check out the Unstuck video series on YouTube.) We're excited to share significant progress with the re-org!


Over the past year the Grace staff have been working with the UNSTUCK group to examine and improve the inner workings at Grace. (You've likely felt the pain of our old processes.) This has included examining our place in the corridor community, understanding what God is calling us to right now (our vision), and making changes to the church as an organization to empower and support our vision, and strategies we'll use to accomplish it.

The Gist

We've finalized the church's new staff structure, effective at the start of December, and have some specifics to share with you.

  • We've hired a new Executive Director, Joshua Haveman, who will be starting Mid- to Late-December. Josh and his family have been part of Grace North Liberty for a number of years, and he brings valuable administrative and organizational skills to the church.
  • We've finalized the new departments and their leaders, listed below:
    • Engagement, lead by Pastor Steve Scheperle
      Responsible for planning and executing weekly services, and bringing in new folks into the church through online & in-person methods.
    • Spiritual Formation, lead by Pastor Dave Kirk
      Responsible for the discipleship of our church, including the discipleship pathway (bringing our body into spiritual maturity) and leadership pipeline (training new leaders and investing in existing leaders).
    • Next Gen, lead by Cindy Sulwer
      Responsible for partnering with parents to disciple children and students, ages 0 - 18 years.
    • Global Outreach, lead by Pastor Paul Hansen
      Responsible for missions and outreach to our community, the corridor, and the world.
    • Downtown campus, lead by Pastor Jason Blackley
      Responsible for the shepherding and growth of the downtown church body.
    • Operations, lead by Caleb Stamp
      Responsible for empowering Grace ministries to success through ensuring useful and functional environments, technology, and financial stewardship.

Have questions? Email us at Look for more communication in January about the restructure, the Unstuck process, and our vision for the future.

View our new organizational chart

Watch the 'Getting Grace Unstuck' video series