GCC STaff Team Statement

The GCC Staff is a team of enthusiastic dreamers and creative thinkers determined to leave a legacy for Jesus Christ in our church, community, and world.

  • Gil Dukeman

    lead Pastor

    Email: gil@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Since June 2000, Gil has served as the visionary leader and chief communicator of the vision, mission, and values of Grace Crossing Church.  He oversees the spiritual health and development of the leadership and culture of GCC. Gil is married to Keli and together they have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. 

  • Leif Anderson

    Executive Pastor

    Email: leif@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Leif works closely with our Lead Pastor to execute a healthy leadership culture here at GCC while overseeing and developing our staff and elders. Leif also oversees our connections groups. He began his role at GCC in August 2016. Leif is married to Jean and together they have 3 daughters, two of which are married. They enjoy spending time with their 3 precious grandchildren.

  • Josh Burtram

    Associate Pastor

    Email: josh@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Josh oversees family and music ministries at GCC. Josh is married to Ashley Burtram and they have two children at home, a daughter Noelle and son Malachi. Josh always makes time to read and likes to discover new music. He loves to cook and is even working his way through the Betty Crocker and Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks.  

  • Debbie Jarrell

    Executive administrator

    Email: debbie@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111 

    Debbie assists both the Executive and Lead Pastors.  She is also responsible for church communication and coordination of specific ministry functions.  Debbie and her husband, Scott, have 3 children, Zach, Caleb, and Hannah.  In her free time she enjoys walking their dog and doing projects around the house. 



    Email: ashley@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Ashley's role is to oversee the functioning of the GCC Kids Ministry and the development of its leaders as it works to further the spiritual development of children (newborn-5th grade) in line with the Vision, Mission, & Values of Grace Crossing Church. Ashley joined the team at GCC in 2013. Ashley met her husband Josh at the University of Valley Forge and they have been involved in family ministry together since their marriage in 2010. When the weather is nice she likes to go on family walks and work in her small garden. She stays busy chasing her son Malachi while juggling her daughter Noelle.

  • Lydia Boreman

    Stewardship director/treasurer

    Email: lydia@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Lydia oversees the financial ministries and processes of the church. She started volunteering in this role in 2011 and came on staff in February of 2015. She and her husband, Craig, have two teenage sons. Craig is retired from the military which included the privilege of being stationed overseas in England for four years before moving to Dayton.  

  • J.T. Bukiewicz


    Email: jt@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    JT‘s primary role is to keep our wonderful church building maintained and operational. He is married to Amy and they have two daughters and a son. His passion is being a husband, a father and spending time with family.