Led by Elders

Grace Community Fellowship is led by a plurality of elders, most of whom are lay elders (not paid by the church). This means nearly all the ministry decisions are made by qualified men elected to serve as elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9). Elders are pastors, overseers, shepherds of the church (Acts 20:17, 28-30; 1 Peter 5:1-4).

The desire of the elders is to shepherd the flock of God under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ with the support of the deacons.

Served by Deacons

The role of the deacons is to serve and support the ministry of the elders. They serve the church body by spotting and meeting tangible needs in the body and protecting and promoting church unity.


Doug Olsen- Chair 
Jeremy Duerksen
Dennis Funk
Jason Unruh


Jim Enns
Merlin Funk
Kurt Herrel
Wade Sorensen

Organized by Teams

Our ministry is organized by teams and our teams exist to help us fulfill our mission and vision. Each of our teams are led by a great team leader.

You can check out a list of our teams here and find an opportunity to serve on one of our teams here.


Paid Staff


AJ Lewis |
Lead Pastor 

AJ was brought on staff as the lead pastor in February on 2024. AJ is married to Maryssa and they have 2 children (Baylor and Kenley). AJ has a focus of reaching into the community of Hillsboro and Marion county with the life changing truth of Jesus; specifically connecting with non-beleivers. He believes God is going to use our church to lead many people to Christ with an intentional outward focus. He has served in 2 previous church's (in Kansas and Ohio) in his 12 years as a student and associate pastor. In both church's AJ's main ministry was the student ministry where he saw growth, both in numbers and in depth. 

AJ graduated with his B.A. in Pastoral Theology in 2012. In the Spring of 2021 AJ completed Seminary (M.Min) at Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA.   

When AJ is not in the office he is usually with his family outside somewhere either, deer hunting, fishing or working out! 

Email: alewisgcf@gmail.com


Sitting in WheatBrenda Enns |
Financial Administrator / Administrative Assistant

Brenda Enns has served Grace since 2013. She and husband, Jim, are farmers northwest of Hillsboro. They enjoy spending time with their 3 married children, and 7 grandchildren. Brenda is fully involved in farm activities. She also enjoys quilting, crafting, reading and landscaping.

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Fellowship | 10:00am

Gathering | 10:30am