Pastor John Nett grew up in Davenport, Iowa and first trusted Jesus as his Savior as a young boy in Sunday School. He has served as the Senior Pastor at Grace since 2000 and loves preaching/teaching the Word of God, playing guitar, roasting coffee, losing at Tennis to Pastor Tim Olson and spending time with People.
Pastor John worked at our District Camp, Hidden Acres Christian Center, during his summers while a student at the University of Northern Iowa. The first Person he met at Hidden Acres would end up his wife 4 years later (the second person was Pastor Tim Olson!). John and Ivana were married in 1995 and have been blessed with three children, Anna, Jacob and Emma. Pastor John received training for his call to pastoral ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, Illinois.
Pastor Tim Olson grew up in Zaire, Africa where his parents served as EFCA Missionaries. He first trusted Jesus as a young boy. Tim has served as Youth Pastor at Grace since the summer of 2002 and loves teaching the Word of God and how to study it. Tim enjoys playing and teaching guitar, the Minnesota Vikings, beating Pastor John Nett on the Tennis court, and he loves spending time with his family.
Pastor Tim also worked at Hidden Acres Christian Center during summers while he was a student at Moody Bible Institute. He met his wife Lori at Hidden Acres and they were married in 1998. Tim and Lori have been blessed with four children, Benjamin, Elise, Jonathon and Elijah. Pastor Tim received training for pastoral ministry at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.
Pastor Isai Guererro grew up in Rio Bravo, Mexico and first trusted Jesus as a young boy. He has served as Director of Hispanic Outreach at Grace since the Fall of 2018 and continues as Senior Pastor of Centro Cristiano Nueva Vida Church in Belmond, Iowa where he has served since 2005. Pastor Isai received training for pastoral ministry at Magdiel Bible Institute in Matamoros, Mexico graduating in 2005.
Pastor Isai met his wife Claudia while preaching as a Seminary Student in the church where Clau was working in Youth Ministry. Today Clau works for the Belmond School District as an ELL teacher (English Language Learners). Isai and Claudia were married in 2006 and blessed with their son, Abdiel (Abdi) in 2016. Abdi is a fun loving little boy who enjoys helping mom and dad in the church (and dinosaurs!). Abdi is an answer to prayer and a testimony of God’s power. Isai and Claudia have a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the fast growing Latino population of North Central Iowa.