Leadership

Jeff Steffel : Lead Pastor

Jeff Steffel

Lead Pastor

After graduating from bible college where he met his wife Violet, Jeff was on staff at a church for a few years before moving to Port Saint Lucie and starting Grace Family Church in 1989. He has a passion for people to be grounded in the Gospel and truth of God's Word, and in 30 years of ministry has been a faithful preacher of God's Word. As Lead Pastor, he is responsible for teaching each week while directing and communicating the vision of the church to the congregation and staff. He enjoys hiking and skiing and spending time with his family.

jeff@gracepsl.org
Violet Steffel : Women and Care

Violet Steffel

Women and Care

Violet is the wife of Lead Pastor Jeff Steffel. Together, they founded Grace Family Church in 1989 and have served side-by-side faithfully for nearly 30 years. For many years, Violet led worship each and every week, and also served as the youth pastor. She now leads the Women of Grace ministry and also makes visits and takes care of members of the congregation. She loves singing, playing her piano, and spending time with her husband and children.

violet@gracepsl.org
Chuck Rustin : Membership and Care

Chuck Rustin

Membership and Care

Chuck was rescued by God from the streets of Fort Lauderdale in February, 1984, and married his wife, Julie, in December of that year. Together they have two grown sons, and enjoy exercise, biking, the beach, and spending time with other believers. Over the years Chuck has served in various areas of the body of Christ before being brought on staff at Grace in 2002. He loves to see people walk in the freedom and peace that God provides in the Gospel, and oversees Member Care (incl. Biblical coaching, weddings, funerals, and hospital visitations), Life Groups, and our Healing & Freedom Groups.

chuck@gracepsl.org
Leo Gutierrez : Operations and Missions

Leo Gutierrez

Operations and Missions

Leo hails from the Dominican Republic. He served on staff as Children's Director from 2007-2013 and now oversees all church operations as well as mission's efforts and events. Leo has a passion for getting people to see the Great Commission as the "Great Completion," in order to mobilize every believer to embrace a missions mindset in their day-to-day lives. In his off time, he enjoys camping and spending time with his wife Omali and his three children.

leo@gracepsl.org
Andrew Garrigan : Communications and Technology

Andrew Garrigan

Communications and Technology

Andrew was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie and grew up through Grace's children and student ministries. He spent a few years in the health care field as an administrative assistant and in IT support while also interning in the church office. In 2013 he was hired on staff and now meets the church's various technical and communications needs. He is passionate about the local church, and also enjoys teaching and leading the college ministry, reading, and basketball.

andrew@gracepsl.org
Stephen Garrigan : Worship Coordinator

Stephen Garrigan

Worship Coordinator

Stephen is a longtime member of the Grace Family, having grown up in the church. He was hired in 2015 as an intern responsible for all worship teams within the church, while also taking online courses through Charlotte Christian College. He is passionate about excellence in worship technicality but also desires to see people really engaged with God each weekend. He enjoys anything music-related, and there are few instruments he cannot play.

stephen@gracepsl.org
Bronson Allen : Grace Students High School

Bronson Allen

Grace Students High School

Bronson was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie. After High school he spent time interning with Teen Mania ministries in Texas. He returned to Port Saint Lucie and started attending Grace Family Church before spending a year at Moody Bible Institute. He moved back to Port Saint Lucie when offered a job at Grace in 2013, and has since gotten married. He takes care of visitors on Sunday mornings and also oversees all youth services and activities, all while continuing his education through Moody's online program. Bronson loves running, sailing, and coffee.

bronson@gracepsl.org
Sheryl Tully : Grace Students Middle School

Sheryl Tully

Grace Students Middle School

Sheryl hails from South Africa, but also lived in Zimbabwe, England and New York City, where she met and married her husband Joe before making her move to South Florida. She was hired on staff in 2012 to oversee our younger student ministries, which she does part time while also helping Joe run a plumbing service in the Port Saint Lucie area. Together they have two daughters, and they all enjoy family vacations together.

sheryl@gracepsl.org
Matt & Veronica Costa : Grace Kids Elementary

Matt & Veronica Costa

Grace Kids Elementary

matt@gracepsl.org
Elke Clemons : Grace Kids Nursery

Elke Clemons

Grace Kids Nursery

elke@gracepsl.org
Rose Smith : PrimeTimers

Rose Smith

PrimeTimers

staff@gracepsl.org
Tim and Judy Raber : Food Pantry

Tim and Judy Raber

Food Pantry

staff@gracepsl.org
Susan Smith : Secretary

Susan Smith

Secretary

susan@gracepsl.org
Edith Charleman : Secretary

Edith Charleman

Secretary

edith@gracepsl.org

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