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Dawn 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.


Mariam Denny

Children's Education Director

Mariam joined our staff in November 2012. She 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. Mariam has served in Children’s Education ministry and the nursery ministry on and off for almost two decades. She is excited about serving the littlest worshippers as the Children’s Education Director.



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.