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Our Staff

Grace Church Senior Pastor

Grace Church is currently transitioning between pastors. Our elders, deacons and several guest speakers will be preaching in the interim. Our goal is to have a new senior pastor by the beginning of 2022. If you would like to apply for the position of senior pastor, please click here to fill out the application!

George Hill: Care & Discipleship Pastor

George Hill has been serving at Grace Church since May of 1998, first as Youth Pastor and now as Care & Discipleship Pastor. George received his Camp, Recreation, and Youth Ministries degree from Judson Baptist College in Portland, Oregon and has completed his Masters degree in Counseling from Adams State University. George enjoys doing anything with his family, follows the Colorado Rockies and is recently trying to improve his golf game. George and his late wife Sheri were married in January 1988. They have 3 grown sons, two of whom are married. Tyler and his wife, Chelsea, live in Colorado Springs. Josh and his wife, Heaven, live in Minneapolis. Keanu lives in Salida.

george@gracechurchsalida.com | 719.239.1286

Jim LaCroix: Children & Student Ministries Pastor

Jim LaCroix has been serving as the Children’s & Student Ministries Pastor since September 2016.  Prior to that he served as part-time Church Administrator since January 2014. Jim’s passion is to free up pastors from as much administration as possible, to help them to become the leader, teacher, and shepherd God has called them to be. Besides working for Grace Church, Jim also leads Young Life in Salida. When not working, Jim loves to camp with his family, golf, fish, or just be outside somewhere in the sunshine! Jim and his wife Nancy met at Bethel University in St. Paul Minnesota, and were married in 1989. Nancy works part-time for NL Moore & Associates as a research associate. Nancy loves beaches, reading, and family time. Jim and Nancy feel incredibly blessed to be the parents of Sarah and Rebekah, two great ladies!

jim@gracechurchsalida.com | 719.221.4996

Jessica Weeks: Children’s Ministry Director

Jessica Weeks has been serving Grace Church since February 2015, first as Sunday Morning Coordinator, and now as the Children’s Ministry Director. Prior to joining Grace Church, she taught at Christian elementary schools in Salida and in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Jessica and her husband Mike were married in June 2007, and have two sons, Crispin and Aidan, and a daughter, Anna Kate.

kids@gracechurchsalida.com | 703.909.0639

Judy Dobson: Financial Administrator

Judy Dobson has been a member at Grace Church since 1987 and serving as part-time secretary since 1996. She now serves as the Financial Administrator for Grace Church. Her husband, Ron, is a retired wildlife officer. They have three grown sons who grew up attending Grace Church. Judy enjoys hiking, biking, reading and spending time with her family. Judy, alongside her husband, Ron, lead the Dobson Small Group.

Dani Potter: Office Administrator

Dani Potter began serving as Office Administrator at Grace Church in 2020. She also serves as Women’s Bible Study Coordinator. Dani graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. She and her husband Nathan met at AI Denver in 2004 and were married in 2009. Nathan is a local artist who works in oil paint and loves to glorify God through painting. They have a son, Egon, and a daughter, Lola. During her down time Dani enjoys reading, writing, quiet mornings at coffeeshops, and spending time with her family.

office@gracechurchsalida.com | 719.539.2693

Elders & Deacons

Elders
Ron Dobson
Dan Higgins
George Hill
Paul Inge
Jim LaCroix
Seth Richardson

Deacons
Aaron Blondeau
Bruce Gross
Dennis Heckel
Larry Keller
Michael Weeks