Mike Moran, our Senior Pastor, was raised in Stockton, California, and moved to the Auburn area in 2009. He is a graduate of Golden Gate Theological Seminary, and served on the staff of First Baptist Church of Modesto, California, for over 18 years. Mike’s passion is to see life change in himself and others, trusting God to remove those things in life that cause us to accept mediocrity and the status quo. He feels called to help people anticipate this work of God in their own lives, as God grows them up into the very image of His Son. He and his wife, Nancy, have two grown children. Mike is an avid golfer and dedicated sports fan, cheering for the Giants and 49’ers. He is currently in the process of painful sports transitions!
Larry met his wife, Sheri, who grew up in Renton, at a church in Kent. They have three children and live in the Lea Hill area, where they serve as Regional Shepherds. Larry is a partner in a beverage distribution company in Kent. He is passionate about small groups and discipleship, and the work God does in these environments. He has served in various positions at Grace over the years, as an usher, greeter, teacher, and small group leader.
Kimo met his wife, Anita, at Grace and they were married in 1982. Kimo, originally from Hawaii, graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Zoology and a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. He currently practices companion animal medicine and surgery in downtown Auburn. He and Anita live in Northeast Auburn, where they raised their four children. Involved in various church ministries over the years, Kimo's passion is discipleship and leadership development. Through the Starting Point classes at GCC, he helps people find their place in God's story and better understand their relationship with Jesus.
Brad and his wife, JoAn, have been married 26 years and have been part of Grace since 2005. They have four children. Brad has been working as a manager in the transportation industry for the last 25 years. He grew up in Boise, Idaho, and moved to Seattle in 1983. He graduated from Northwest University with a degree in pastoral ministry. Brad has served in small group leadership and currently leads Encounter, our college and young adult ministry. He enjoys reading and hanging out with his family.
Rich and his wife, Diane, have been married since 1984. They have been at Grace since 1996 and involved in numerous ministries. Rich graduated from the University of Washington and Western Seminary in Portland. He has taught at Western Seminary and Cascade Bible College. Rich and Diane are realtors with Keller Williams Realty.
Dave and his wife, Malinda, have been married 30 years and have two grown children. They came to Grace in the late 80’s and have since been involved in various teaching ministries. Dave’s passion is studying God’s Word and sharing it through Precept Ministries’ inductive studies and in small groups. He also loves engaging in Christian apologetics. In his spare time Dave can often be found working at Boeing.
Reuben and his wife, Judy, have been married over 54 years and have been part of Grace since 1969. Reuben worked as a school teacher, and later as Executive Director of Business for Puyallup Schools until he retired. They currently live in Puyallup, where they raised their two children and are now happy great-grandparents. Reuben has served in many areas of ministry at Grace, including teaching and shepherding and International Partners. He and Judy presently lead a small group in the Puyallup South Hill area.
Barry and his wife, Patty, greatly enjoy the opportunity to serve together in ministry. Currently they are leading Second Sunday Prison Ministry and Unshakable Parents, a support group for parents who have children battling addictions. Barry and Patty are also very active in Worship and Arts ministry and have formerly served as Marriage Mentors, taught blended family classes, and served in the High School ministry. They live in Auburn and have four children and one grandson. Barry is a business consultant who specializes in strategic planning, process and operations excellence, organization effectiveness, and change management.