Grace Church Staff
BILL GEHM – Senior Pastor
Pastor Bill has been the Senior Pastor of Grace Church, Calvary Chapel Amarillo, since 1985. Bill’s number one focus has always been to feed God’s people with God’s word. Bill and his wife Cindy have been married for over 42 years and they have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Bill enjoys various outdoor activities such as riding his motorcycle, camping and working in the yard with his wife. His greatest hobby is reading the Word of God.
DOUG M. GEHM – Executive Pastor
Pastor Doug has been on staff since September 2005. He currently oversees all aspects of ministry at Grace. Doug attended and graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in California, England, and Spain. He is married to Kimberly and they are blessed with four children. Doug enjoys reading, cold weather, and sports.
NATHAN VAINIO - Youth Pastor
Nathan has been involved in Grace church since 2017. He desires to see students come to faith in Jesus, and actively follow Him! He is married to Jaymarie, and they have a baby boy on the way!
CJ HAYNES - Youth Assistant
CJ carries a heart for discipleship and his main focus in ministry subsists on serving the youth at Grace. His aspiration for discipleship came from a man named James Rodia who took the time to welcome CJ into his home, teaching, loving, and guiding him through the Word of God. For fun, CJ enjoys reading, spending time with loved ones, and making people smile. This native Floridian is excited for the students at Grace to know why they believe what they believe.
CINDY GEHM - Women's Ministry
Cindy met her husband, Bill, at Bible College. When their oldest son was 1 year old they moved to Amarillo. They had 2 more children, and started Grace Church right before their youngest was born - she was the first new baby in the church! Cindy now oversees the Women's Ministry and the Bookstore at Grace. She loves babies and children's books, and when the weather is nice, she loves to pull weeds!
TABITHA LEE - Children's Director
Tabitha has been the Treehouse Kids Director of Grace Church since 2016. She grew up at Grace Church. She attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, Children’s Ministry Institute, and has a Bachelor in Religion from Liberty University. She has worked previously in CEF Missions and as Children’s Director. She has the heart to reach our boys and girls for Jesus and lead them in Discipleship. She and her husband Jamie have 3 children. Tabitha enjoys reading, coffee, playing her guitar, traveling, and date nights!
LANDRY CALDWELL - Worship Director
Landry is a fun-loving, charismatic Texas panhandle native who has been on staff with us as Worship Director since 2016. He oversees the worship ministries, stage designs and setup, and sound engineering for the church as a whole. Landry has a great passion for worship and leading people into deeper communion with the Father, which overflows into every area of his life. He enjoys hunting, football (go Texas Tech!), all the food and music Texas has to offer, and spending time with friends and family. Landry and his wife Kayla have been married for 7 years, and they have two beautiful little girls.
DOUG S. GEHM - Biblical Counselor
Doug has been on staff at Grace since October 2007. His main focus in ministry is providing Biblical Counsel to those searching or in need. He also functions in other pastoral roles here at Grace as needed. Doug is a retired policeman of 25 years from the Denver Police Department. He also served with Exchanged Life Ministries for 3 years. He is married to Cheryl Gehm and they have 4 children. He thoroughly enjoys reading.
JODIE ZICKER - Biblical Counselor
Jodie Zicker, M.A., currently serves part-time on staff at Grace Church as a Biblical Counselor and is a certified Biblical Counselor for Healing Hearts International. Jodie has been married to the love of her life, Michael, for over 20 years. They have four amazing children--Jessica, Madison, Matthew, and Jason.
MARY VENABLE - Pastoral Assistant
Mary has been on staff at Grace since July 2005. She currently serves part-time as a Pastoral Assistant and also helps manage the Bookstore. She asked Jesus into her heart at age 5. After growing up in Colorado, she attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in California and England, graduating in 2004. Soon after, she moved to Amarillo to work as an intern at Grace, where she met and married her husband David Venable in 2007. They have two children, Brayden & Mya, who bring them so much joy. She loves spending time with family and friends and feels immensely blessed to be part of our church and staff.
THERESA FORD – Administrative Assistant
Theresa has been on staff since May of 2013. She assists the staff with multiple tasks and needs. She also fills the important duty of receptionist. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Music from Howard Payne University in Brownwood. She has a Management Certification from Amarillo College and PHR Certification from the Society for Human Resource Management. She is married to Warner Ford and has 6 children and eight grandchildren. She enjoys quilting and gardening.
CHANCE SMITH – Operations Manager
Chance has been a part of the team at Grace Church since 2012 and, as our Operations Manager, oversees various functions and needs of ministry here. He manages HR needs and our facilities staff, coordinates building projects, events, and weekly functions, and works closely with the entire staff as a steward of the property and resources that God has blessed Grace Church with. Chance and his wife Amee have been happily married since 2008 and have been blessed with a beautiful family. He enjoys spending time with family and working with his hands.
LINDA GRIGGS - Financial Assistant
Linda retired from full-time employment in 2016 and started working at Grace in April 2017 on a part-time basis. She is married to Cary and has one daughter, Amy. Linda enjoys traveling and quilting.
JOYCE WORD - Custodian
Since 2017, Joyce has been a custodian for Grace Church. Over the last couple of years, Joyce has found great joy in keeping the church a tidy and inviting environment for people to have fellowship, hear the Gospel, and praise God! Joyce has been blessed with a wonderful family and grandchildren. In her spare time, Joyce enjoys going for walks, gardening, and reading.
CHRISTY PORTER - Custodian
Christy has been on staff at Grace Church as a custodian since the beginning of 2019. She takes pride in keeping the church a clean place where people can come to worship and receive God's word. Christy has an A.S. degree in Health Science, is happily married, and is blessed with a wonderful daughter. In her spare time, Christy enjoys creating art, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
TODD ROLLISON – Communications Director
Todd has been on staff since 2008. As Communications Director He oversees all of Grace Church's multimedia. He maintains websites, social media, and mobile apps. He is involved in the creation of many of the print and visual media used by all of Grace Church's ministries. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising from West Texas A&M University. He also has a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Todd is married to Mandy and has two children. He enjoys computers, movies, and just hanging out with his family.
RICKY QUILODRAN - Facilities Manager
Ricardo had been serving at Grace Church for 5 years. He was born and raised in Amarillo and has graduated from Universal Technical Institute. His hobbies include collecting and modifying 1/64 scale cars like "Hot Wheels", drawing, and singing for fun. He maintains the Facility, also volunteers in the youth ministry
EDUARDO RUIZ - Spanish Study
Eduardo Ruiz ha estado sirviendo desde Octubre 2017 en la Iglesia Grace Amarillo. Graduado de la escuela de ministerio de Calvary Chapel de Costa Mesa California en 2012, también estudio la Biblia y Teología sistemática en el Instituto de Expositores (Idex) del 2015-2017. El nombre de su esposa es Elizabeth, ella también graduado de la Escuela de Ministerio de Calvary Chapel en Costa Mesa, California en 2016. Sobre los años ellos experimentaron juntos la gracia y misericordia de Dios. Ellos tienen dos hijas, dos hijos y siete nietos.
Eduardo Ruiz has been serving Grace Church Amarillo since October 2017, at the Spanish service. He is graduated from Calvary Chapel School of ministry in 2012 in Costa Mesa California. He also studied Bible and Theology at Idex (Instituto de Expositores) from 2015-2017. He is married to Elizabeth, and she also graduated from the School of Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in 2016. Over the years they have experienced grace, mercy, and faithfulness from God. we have two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren.
JAMIE LEE - Creative Technician
Jamie has been volunteering at Grace since 2016 alongside his wife Tabitha Lee who is the Children’s Director. Jamie has worked the last 20 years in the computer and technology field and is now on staff in the media department since Jan 2020. Jamie loves spending time with his family, camping, and hiking in the mountains, traveling the world, and photography.