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Meet the Counselors 2018-04-28T15:51:12+00:00
Jeff Bartz
Jeff BartzCounseling Director
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.
Gayle Waldron
Gayle WaldronCounseling Administrative Assistant
Gayle has been counseling since 2008. She serves as Administrative Assistant for Grace Biblical Training Center and is an Assistant ACBC Fellow. Gayle is married to Dennis and they have 3 adult children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Gayle especially enjoys family, decorating, flowers, projects, counseling, and helping others.

Nickie Calderon

  • Married to Matt and mother of 7
  • Homemaker and Chiropractic Assistant
  • Enjoys running, biking and physical fitness
  • BS in Business
  • ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor
  • Certified Herbalist

Mrs. Sydney Dziewa

  • Married to Rick, mother of 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
  • Artist/art instructor/Christian book illustrator
  • Passionate about mission work
  • Loves singing
  • ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor

Mr. Brandon Ricci

  • Married to Bethany and has a daughter and son
  • Vice Principal at Pembroke Jr./Sr High
  • Enjoys playing trumpet and drums
  • Misses coaching football
  • ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor

Dr. Donald Shirk

  • Married to Claudia with 5 adult children and 10 grandchildren with 1 more on the way!
  • Enjoys yard-work, tropical fish, music and riding bike in nice weather
  • Senior Pastor at Grace for over 30 years
  • D.Min in Pastoral Leadership
  • ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor