Leadership & Staff

Meet Our Pastors, Elders & Staff

Dr. Richard Gregory

Senior Pastor

Pastor Rick has been in pastoral ministry for over 35 years having studied pastoral studies in college, then gaining a Master of Divinity degree from seminary, and finally earning a Doctor of Ministry degree. As the Senior Pastor, he is responsible for the primary teaching during our worship services. When they're not involved in ministry, Pastor Rick & his wife Pat enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.  

George Liepart

Youth  Pastor

George enrolled in M.Div. program at The Master’s Seminary in 2014. While at TMS he served at Grace Community Church as an intern in the College Ministry, and administrated the D.Min. program at the seminary.  As  the Youth Pastor at GBC, George enjoys hanging out with students, teaching them from God’s word and encouraging them in their pursuit of Christ. He also plans ridiculous games and events to make sure they have  fun! George & his wife Natalie have 2 sons - George V. & Weston

Paul Ursol

Worship Pastor

Paul was saved in 2005 and has been preaching the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ ever since.  In 2017, he received a Masters of Divinity from Cornerstone Seminary. Paul’s greatest desire is to behold and to proclaim the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ . In addition to planning the worship services, Paul leads the Solid Ground Ministry with his wife Elly. They have been married since 2014 and have 5 children – Jane, Mila, Titus,  Vera & Charles.  

Luke Bussey

Pastoral Intern, Guest Services 

Luke played football at SDSU before transferring to Sac State where he received his BA in Business Administration. Christ got ahold of his life in 2018 and he started attending GBC. In 2021 he married his best friend, Abigail and they’ve been serving together in various ministries. Luke is heading up the Guest Services Ministry as well as serving alongside Pastor Paul in the Solid Ground. He is pursuing his M.Div at The Cornerstone Seminary.

Art Nesterenko 

Pastoral Intern, Grace Kids 

Art served as a deacon for the last few years, and now, as a Pastoral Intern, is stepping in as our new Grace Kids Director! He  is pursuing a Diploma of Theology from the Masters Seminary, and in his free time, he loves spending time with his wife Alesya and their 3 children, Adele, Jonathan and J.J.

John Cassidy

Elder Chairman
Along with his wife Sharon,  the Cassidy's  have been active in the Youth Ministry since 2012  and teach in Grace Kids. John also serves as a Community Group Leader.

Mark Hardy

In addition to serving as an elder, Mark and his wife Torrey are leaders of the Rocklin Community Group. Mark also teaches some of the Equipping Hour classes.

Jonathan Wolin

Jonathan leads one of the Fair Oaks Community Groups and works with the deacons  evaluating the life of the church body.

CR Messer

CR leads the Fair Oaks Sunset Community Group with his wife Leslie, and enjoys the opportunity to disciple some of the younger men at Grace. 

Toly Molitvenik

Toly's main ministry at Grace is Community Groups and Life on Life Discipleship. He also leads the Lake Natoma Community Group.

Ryan Hougham

Ryan hosts the Fair Oaks Sunset Community Group and teaches Equipping Hour Classes. He is the Elder Secretary.

David Kling

David helps lead the Fair Oaks Community Group and serves on various elder sub committees. 

Karen Buszinski 

Office Staff

Facilities Coordinator & Sunday Services 

Kaitlyn Buszinski

Office Staff

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