Brian has been in full-time ministry since 1987. He has been a licensed minister with the Foursquare Church since 1989.
With extensive experience in youth, young adult and adult ministries, Brian stepped into the role of Lead Pastor of Grace Place in July of 2010. With a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Southern California College and a Masters degree in New Testament theology from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Brian brings both a theological perspective and a people sensitive approach to ministry. Brian and his wife, Carolyn, have been married since 1991 and have 5 children, Samantha, Michaela, Tessa, Eliana and the man-child, Levi.
Samantha has attended Grace Place since 2018 and serves as the Associate Pastor.
Samantha grew up as a pastor’s kid and has served in various areas of ministry throughout her life. At a young age she felt God calling her into ministry and she is grateful to have the opportunity to live out that calling here at Grace Place. She loves to help organize women’s events, lead Bible studies, help people find areas to connect and serve within the church, and she has a passion for teaching and communicate God’s word.
Samantha is currently working towards her bachelors degree in Biblical Theology. She has been married to her husband, Will, since 2008. They have two sons, William and Ethan.
Shawna serves as the Children's Ministry Director of Grace Place. Shawna has been honored to work with kids in a variety of ways, as a Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school volunteer, youth director, and public school and home school teacher. She has yet to meet a kid she didn't like.
She and her husband, Kim, have two children, Davey and Annie. Shawna also has a bachelors degree in liberal studies and a masters degree in education from Fresno State.
One of Shawna's favorite verses is Psalm 127:3 "Children are a gift from God."
Amber joined our Grace Place family and leadership team in 2020 and serves as our Youth Pastor. Amber began her vocational ministry journey in 2003 and has been serving Jesus and his church faithfully in a variety of pastoral ministry roles, including youth ministry, leadership development, and preaching and teaching.
With a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College, Amber is currently working toward her Masters in Divinity degree at The King’s University.
Amber has three daughters, Riley, Brooke, and Kayla.
Sean Mahoney is a graduate of Central Valley School of Ministry. Sean has been active in music ministry since the early 90s and was just recently licensed as a Pastor with Foursquare. He has been married to his wife, Shari, for over 30 years and has 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Sean has written several songs and poems and is excited to see what God will do next at Grace Place.
Jerry and Janet help to oversee ministries that care for the people of our church and the community around us.
Jerry has a heart for the sick and ailing. He spends much of his time making hospital and home visits. Jerry also helps with church finances and any other administrative tasks as needed. Janet is the director of our Curb to Core Ministry, which focuses on helping new guests get connected into the community of our church. Jerry and Janet have been attending Grace Place since 2010. They enjoy spending time with their two children and four grandchildren.
Our Business Council is a dedicated group of individuals who want to serve and give guidance to the Pastors of Grace Place.