Meet Our Leadership
Jed Brown was called to serve as Senior Pastor at Grace in November of 2019. He relocated to Elk Grove from Salt Lake City with his wife, Ann, and their four children. After having been raised near St. Louis, Missouri, attending college in southern Illinois, and marrying in Chicago, the Lord has moved Jed and Ann continually westward! First to Colorado Springs for 15 years, than as Associate Pastor at the Evangelical Free Church of Salt Lake City for nine years, and now all the way to California.
Those physical moves haven’t been the only big changes in his life. Jed had always felt called into full-time ministry, but started his career in banking. After 12 successful years as a bank officer, God provided in many ways for him to attend Front Range Bible Institute in Colorado Springs, full-time, graduating in 2010. He has also taken coursework at Westminster Theological Seminary, in Philadelphia, PA, in biblical counseling.
He has a passion for preaching and living out the truth of the Gospel, both from the pulpit, and in discipleship relationships. He also loves traveling to Ukraine annually to teach Biblical theology and ministry courses at the Precarpathian Bible Institute. His interests include distance running, reading, hiking, travel, European soccer, and good German food.
Youth Pastor and Worship Leader
Ryan has a passion for his wife Hilary, ministry, and football (Go Buckeyes!) He has a B.A. and a Masters in Leadership from William Jessup University. He loves to see young people and the church body experience God in new ways.
Veronica has been called to Children’s Ministry since 2014 and feels blessed that she has a position where she can share the love of Christ with children and families. She has been married to Matt for 10 years and has 3 boys whom she loves very much and loves to travel. Her favorite spots are Hawaii and Hume Lake. She is very excited to be a part of the Grace Church family.