Chris Sparks


Chis serves as Lead Pastor and Head Elder at Grace. In 1998 he married his bride, Kari. They have four children, two sons, and two daughters. Chris has faithfully served as a pastor within the GMI network of churches for over a decade. His greatest joy in life is helping others come into an ever-increasing walk with Jesus Christ. Chris’s all-time favorite scripture is John 10:10.

Jackie Groce


Jackie has served in ministry for over twenty years as a worship leader and musician, along with serving in youth and children’s ministry. He is passionate about seeing people transformed and seeing them become who they are destined to be in Christ. Jackie married the love of his life, Kary, in 2014 and they have three children: Luke, Ella, and Reese.

Ryan Vennell


Ryan is passionate about his friends, family, worship, all things guitars & geeky! Most of all, he is loves seeing lives transformed for Christ. Ryan and Misty have been married for over 17 years, and in 2022 they, along with their daughter, Felicity, joyfully answered God’s call to move to New Braunfels to help plant Grace Community Fellowship.