Our Staff 2018-04-25T15:43:57+00:00
Don Shirk
Don ShirkPastor
Donald Shirk has served as Senior Pastor of Grace since 1987. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Baptist Bible Seminary, and is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He has served as an Advisory Board Member to The Association of Baptists for World Evangelization (ABWE) and on the National Council of 18 for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC). He is the City of Batavia Police Chaplain. He is married to Claudia and they have 5 adult children and 10 grandchildren. Pastor Shirk loves gardening and yard work.
Jeff Bartz
Jeff BartzAssociate Pastor
Pastor Jeff is married to Jami and they have 4 boys. He has been on staff since 2007. He is the director of our counseling ministry and training center and is responsible for the educational ministries of the church. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in biblical counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a certified counselor and Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), and a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. He loves the outdoors, especially adventuring with his boys and hunting.
Corey Hancock
Corey HancockAssociate Pastor
Pastor Corey and his wife Jaycee have been serving at Grace since May of 2016. He is the Pastor of Student Ministries and has an incredible passion for young people. When he and Jaycee are not serving at church, they enjoy coaching various high school sports and adventuring with their son, Trevin. Corey has a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Bible Seminary as well as a Master of Arts from Clarks Summit University.
Cindy Heale
Cindy HealeMinistry Assistant
Cindy has served as Ministry Assistant at Grace since 2007. She has an Associates in Secretarial Science from Genesee Community College. Cindy is married to Rick and they have 3 adult children and a lovely daughter-in-law. Cindy enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family.
Aimee Dawson
Aimee DawsonGraphic Design/Communications
Aimee has served at Grace since 2017. She has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College. Aimee is married to Dan and they have a son, Wesley. Aimee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and painting.