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Tamara-2018

Tamara Becker

Receptionist

Tamara is a Bay Area native having grown up in Berkeley before moving to Oakland and settling in Concord. She is a graduate from California State University, Hayward with a degree in Health Science.  Tamara enjoys serving in tiny-tots and pre-k at Grace Bible Church. She also enjoys serving in the children’s program as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship. Tamara is a member of Grace Bible Church and has attended since 2012. Prior to working at Grace, Tamara spent over 16 years working as administrative support in the real estate industry.

tamarabecker@graceforus.org

   

Mariam-2018

Mariam Denny

 

 

 

Director of Operations and Children's Education 

Mariam joined our staff in November 2012 as the Children's Education Director. In October 2018 she was hired to also serve in the role of Director of Operations where she oversees all of the church's events and manages the weekly use of the church facility. 
Mariam was born and raised in Southern California, and during her high school years, her family moved to the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis on childhood development. She met her husband Scott at Cal and was married in 1992. She spent 5 years as a preschool teacher before the birth of their twins, Joseph and Matthew (1997). The birth of their daughter Katherine (2001) and son Nicholas (2004) round out the family. 


mariamdenny@graceforus.org

   

dawn-payneDawn Payne

Business Administrator/Pastoral Assistant

Dawn Payne is a fifth generation Californian and a Bay Area native. She has been a member of Grace Bible Church since 2000. She graduated from UC Davis in 1997 with a B.S. in Nutrition and worked in sales for five years before coming to work for Grace in 2005.

dawnpayne@graceforus.org

 

   

 Luke-2018

Luke Shelnutt

 

Jr. High Leader

Luke was born in Vallejo, CA, and grew up around the East Bay, Sacramento, and Kansas City, Missouri. Luke has been part of the youth group staff at GBC since 2009. He graduated from the Master's College (remote campus) in 2013 with a BA in Christian Ministries. Luke has a passion for youth and loves teaching, discipling, and caring for the students at GBC.

lukeshelnutt@graceforus.org