Elder Team


Matt Drechsel, Nolan Gaul, Roger Griffin, Jim Miller, Paul Peabody, 

Dan Pinkerton, Billy Smith, and Bob Wilbur

staff team

Each of the leaders and staff of Grace Bible Church are vitally concerned for people.

  • Paul & Roycee Peabody lead pastor

    Paul has been the lead pastor at Grace Bible Church since 1993 - more than 27 years now. He first of all loves Jesus Christ and then he loves people. You will find him and his family to be warm and friendly, but also serious about Bible truth and how God wants us to live it. He has been pastoring and counseling for more than 35 years.

    In addition, Paul was born and raised in North Africa, in a culture which was very much like the culture we find in our Bibles. Often that means he has some interesting insights into Bible texts.

    Paul and Roycee' have been married 45 years, have raised nine children (seven married) and have 37 grandchildren. They understand family!

    Both Paul and Roycee' are graduates of Multnomah University (Portland, OR). Paul also holds a BA in Communications (Linfield College, McMinnville, OR) and MA in Biblical Counseling (Masters College, Santa Clarita, CA). He and Roycee are also certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC - previously NANC).

  • Jim & Joyce Miller Assistant Pastor

    Jim has been assistant pastor at Grace since 2003. He attended Bible College in Yakima, WA, and he and his family have been involved in mission work in Central America. He has organized and led several short-term mission trips for the church. Jim and Joyce are certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC - previously NANC).

    Jim, who previously owned his own auto body repair business in Hayden, carries the responsibility for the day-to-day operations and ministries at Grace.

  • Chris Dortignac music director

    Chris is a young man with a passion for good music. He loves to play the piano and lead singing, whether for the congregation or for a special choir. Chris is responsible for the music program in the church and also music outreach to the community and in mission outreach. He has also written a hymn improvisation book called Hymnprovisation to help church pianists.


    In addition to music, Chris is also responsible for administering the facilities at GBC. 

    Chris is a trained electrician and writes music arrangements in his spare time. Chris is recently married to the love of his life, Becca Lee. 

  • Tanya chersin Administrative Assistant

    Tanya is our very thorough Administrative Assistant and keeps things running in the office. 

  • Danielle Germond receptionist/secretary

    Danielle assists Tanya and has recently stepped into the role of part-time secretary. In her spare time, she enjoys making coffee, volleyball, serving people and the great outdoors.

deacon team


Joseph Allen, Dan Harned, Garry Pollard, Jeremy Prosch, Billy Smith, Rob Wilbur