Ministry Staff

Our Ministry Staff lead the day to day operations across our two Grace Central Coast campuses, under the leadership of our Elder Team.  We depend on the plurality of our leadership, both making decisions and enjoying ministry together.  

Ken Peet

Pastor of Family Ministries - GraceSLO

Al Streder

Pastor of Worship & Missions - GraceSLO

Angela Anderson

Women's Care Director - GraceSLO

Kelsey Nelson

Events Director - GraceSLO

Miles Nelson

Pastor of College & Growth Groups- GraceSLO

Nick Shorts

Student Ministry Pastor & Video Director - GraceSLO

Ben Crandall

Worship & GraceYouth Pastor - Grace5Cities

Dori Iunker

GraceKids Director - GraceSLO

Erik Anderson

Middle School Director

Mariah Woolard

Grace5Cities Kids Coordinator

Administrative Staff

Our Administrative Staff are a vital and essential part of all that happens at Grace Central Coast.  Though they often do what they do behind the scenes, we couldn't do all we do without them.  

Grace Central Coast Elder Team 

God has been faithful to raise up a plurality of Godly elders here at Grace Central Coast who meet the Biblical qualificaitons for elders in 1 Timothy and Titus.  While our Ministry Staff Team gives leadership to the day to day operations of our church, our Elder Team is responsible for the developing and guarding the vision and direction of the church.  These teams work closely together, but technically we describe Grace Central Coast as 'elder ruled, staff led.'  

Our elders welcome and invite your interaction at

Governing Elders 

  • Pat Curtis | 603.667.1049 | GraceSLO | Chairman
  • Dave Burns | 805.441.5214 | GraceSLO | Facility Deacon Team
  • Donny Valliere | phone unlisted for professional reasons | GraceSLO | Worship / Missions / Worship Search 
  • Jeff Martin | 805.473.8737 | Grace5Cities | Grace5Cities & Property Acquisition
  • Jim Burleson | GraceSLO
  • Kristopher Couch | 805.234.3744 |  Finance Deacon Team
  • Rick Ernstrom | 805.544.0664 | GraceSLO | GraceKids / GraceYouth
  • Steve Potratz | Grace5Cities | Generosity Initiative 
  • Todd Talley  | 805-235-9511 | GraceSLO | GraceCollege / Growth Groups / Leadership Intern Initiative
  • Wayne Brown | 805.783.2012 | GraceSLO | Family Ministry / Covenant Membership 

Non-Governing Elders 

  • Ron Johnston | GraceSLO | non-governing due to family member currently serving on the staff 
  • Leon Maksodian | GraceSLO | Elder Emeritus
  • Scott Morton | Grace5Cities | on a sabbatical break 
  • Jeff Mundorf | GraceSLO | on family leave
  • Wayne Peterson | GraceSLO | on a sabbatical break