GCC Staff Team


  • 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 7 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 married daughters. They enjoy spending time with their 7 precious grandchildren.

  • Debbie Jarrell

    Ministry Administrative assistant

    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 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

    FACILITY MANAgER

    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.

  • Alicia Cross

    Youth Ministry DIRECTOR

    Email: Alicia@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Alicia oversees Intersect Youth Ministry here at GCC.She's passionate about fostering discipleship in the lives of teens. She began her Faith journey at GCC when she was just 16. In her free time, she plays sports such as basketball, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. Alicia also loves to hike and travel to new places. 

  • 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". 

  • Emmett Keck

    Family LIfe Pastor

    Email: Emmett@gracecrossingchurch.net

    Phone: (937) 320-9111

    Emmett joined the GCC staff in the Fall of 2021. He is our Family Life Pastor. 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.