LEADERSHIP AT THE GRACE PLACE

OUR LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION

The Grace Place’s leadership foundation is guided by the appointing of the Holy Spirit.

These leaders commit to this community through service and christian growth while

fostering and nurturing the spirit of unity and family love.

OUR LEAD PASTOR
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 A graduate of Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (1984), Dr. Williams received her Master of Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University (1989). She graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry (1998) and holds the distinction of being the first non-Episcoplian to receive the prestigious Fellowship from the College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington, DC  

 

The first female Senior Pastor in our denomination, for over two decades Dr. Williams served as senior pastor of multi-staff churches in parish ministry before joining the Seminary faculty December, 2009. In February, 2013, she founded The Grace Place, a thriving community church plant in South Bend, Indiana, and learning lab for seminarians. On May 1, 2016, she was recognized by Andrews University with the annual JN Andrews Medallion, the highest university award for excellence in teaching. In March, 2017, she was the first Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary female professor to receive the university-wide Daniel Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award.  In September 2017, Dr. Williams received, from her alma mater, the Washington Adventist University (WAU) annual Visionaries Gala award for Excellence in Scholarship and Transformational Pastoral Service.

To learn more about our pastor and her international ministry click here Hyveth Williams Ministries.

OUR PASTORAL TEAM

Top Row

Dr. Hyveth Williams

Lead Pastor - email

Georges Prosper
Associate

Melvin King

Outreach Pastor

Latoya Wright

Media Pastor

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Bottom Row

Tyler Kern

Online/Media Pastor

Bryan Nuñez Castro
Children/Worship Pastor

Tariro Mutindori
Teen/Young Adult/TFE Pastor

OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Dr. Hyveth Williams

Dr. Hyveth Williams

Georges Prosper (c)

Georges Prosper (c)

Ella Taylor (c)

Ella Taylor (c)

Arlin Cochran (c)

Arlin Cochran (c)

Danielle Denny (c)

Danielle Denny (c)

Marlene Murray (c)

Marlene Murray (c)

Tyler Kern (s)

Tyler Kern (s)

Marsha Durrant-Walker (c)

Marsha Durrant-Walker (c)

Brenna Barroso (c)

Brenna Barroso (c)

Melvin King (s)

Melvin King (s)

Tariro A. Mutindori (s)

Tariro A. Mutindori (s)

Latoya Wright (s)

Latoya Wright (s)

Irwin Larrier (c)

Irwin Larrier (c)

Bryan Nuñez (s)

Bryan Nuñez (s)

This Leadership team's strength exists in the diversity of representation from both the community and volunteer pastors from The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (SDATS) at Andrews University.
 
Key: 
(c) Community Member 
(s) SDAT Seminarian