Who Are Your Leadership?

Pastor--Chris Meade

Chris Meade is married to his amazing wife, Rachel.  They have been married since 2003 and have three great kids.  Chris and Rachel grew up around Salem, Oregon, and moved to Tahoe after Chris finished his Masters in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary in 2013. Chris has been the lead pastor of two other churches (in Colorado and Texas) and a Youth Pastor in Spokane, Washington.  Chris has a passion for the Word and to see people connect and grow in their relationship with Jesus.  

Chris is a huge fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trailblazers, and Detroit Lions.  He loves boating on Tahoe, camping with his family, and is quickly getting into mountain biking around the trails of Tahoe. Favorite Bible Verse:  "Too many..."

Elder--Jason Gibeaut

Jason is married to his wife Liz, whom he met playing together on a co-ed softball team. They now have three children: two in high school and one in elementary school.

Jason serves as a firefighter for Northstar Fire for the past 10 years.  He enjoys working out and playing basketball.  His wish: that he could have played football in the NFL.  He loves the Alabama Crimson Tide!

What would make him happy?  If his wife never asked him again to go to Disneyland, he’d be okay with it. :)  He has a great appreciation for our military and those that serve in it. Favorite Verses: Isiah 40:27-31 and Philippians 3:12-14.

Elder--Eric Grunder

Eric is married to his wife, Miriam.  They have three kids and two grandkids.  Eric has been a long-time veterinarian in the Sacramento suburbs.

Worship Leader--Mike Bandinger

"I've been a musician since I could walk. I play drums, guitar, a little piano, and I sing and write music too. I played drums in my Dad's band professionally at age 16 (a lot of weddings and Elk's clubs). I studied Jazz at North Texas State University. I've been married to my best friend, Linda, since 1982, and have a son, Matt, 24, and a daughter, Sarah, 21. (Great kids!) I've been in music as a profession for all my life. I still play and perform all over. I guess it's in my blood. And I love it. But, one of my greatest joys is to lead worship at Grace Church Tahoe. My motto: God first. Family next. Music, ministry, and everything else comes after that."
Favorite activity: Eating good food
Favorite Book: Anything by Jim Rohn 
Favorite Movie: Godzilla or Rocky 1
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 40:1-3

Grace Kids Coordinator--Liz Gibeaut

"I love to go to my children's events and watch what ever it is they are participating in - I truly love to do this.  I enjoy walking and hiking all over this beautiful place God made. I have many verses that are my favorites, so one is Proverbs 3:5-6-- 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.'  I have definitely come to a place in my life where I do not have to understand what God might be doing but just trust that He has it all under control...especially since I do not know, no matter how much I would like to!"