GCC Staff Team

  • Leif Anderson

    Interim Pastor

    Email: Leif@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Leif is leading the church during this transitional time as well as overseeing and developing our staff and elders.  He began his role as Executive Pastor of GCC in August 2016. Leif is married to Jean and together they have 3 married daughters. They enjoy spending time with their 9 precious grandchildren.

  • Emmett Keck

    Associate Pastor

    Email: Emmett@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Emmett joined the GCC staff in the Fall of 2021. He oversees Worship, Children's Ministry and Connection Groups. Emmett and his wife, Morgan, have four kids; Madelynn, Zeke, Lincoln & Leo. He loves spending time with his family, is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and has a deep passion for Chick-Fil-A. 

  • Becca Kurtz


    Email: Becca@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Becca leads our Children’s ministry from infants to 5th graders. She has been attending GCC since 2021 and is so excited to be able to share the good news of Christ with so many wonderful kids. She loves to spend her time with her family and fiancé, Matthew. You could easily find Becca at a Christian concert, craft store or spending time outside!

  • Debbie Jarrell

    Ministry Administrative assistant

    Email: Debbie@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111 

    Debbie assists the Pastors and ministry leaders.  She is also responsible for church communication and coordination of specific ministry functions. Debbie and her husband, Scott, have 3 adult children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandson, walking their dogs and doing projects around the house. 

  • 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.

  • Mark Long

    Tech Coordinator

    Email: Mark@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Mark coordinates the worship technology area and has a love for all things audio. He and his bubbly wife Barbara have two married sons and six amazing grandchildren. He enjoys playing guitar and using technology to assist the gospel being heard. His motto is "Love one woman and many guitars".