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Scott Denny



Scott was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science in 1991.He spent 10 years in the public and private sectors before joining our staff in 2001. He met his wife, Mariam, at Cal. They married in 1992 and have 4 children, Joseph (1997), Matthew (1997), Katherine (2001) and Nicholas (2004).

scottdenny@graceforus.org

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Chris Kiiskinen



Chris was born and raised in the Bay Area, living most of his life in or near Contra Costa County. He has been involved in youth ministry since he was in 4th grade, taking a year off when he and Kristine were married on May 4th, 1985. Youth ministry is his passion and he loves seeing our students growing in the grace knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Chris spent 13 years “tent making”, working as a Public Safety/911 Dispatcher, until he joined the staff on January 1, 2000. He has attended Simpson Bible College and the Grace School of Theology and Ministry.

chriskiiskinen@graceforus.org

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Thomas Kruggel



Thomas Kruggel has attended Grace Bible Church since 1998 after transferring to the Bay Area with his company, Hines, from Southern California. Since then he’s been involved with teaching Discover Grace and other Sunday School classes, assisted with the coordination and development of our worship center, served on the worship team, and ministered with counseling. Thomas still works full-time for Hines as a real estate portfolio manager in San Francisco and is an elder at Grace Bible Church. He and his wife, Victoria, have six children (Austin, Annie, Barret, Piper, Poppy and Willow) and live in Lafayette.

tomkruggel@graceforus.org

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Tim Menez



Tim was born in Walnut Creek, CA and has lived the majority of his life in the Bay Area. He is a self-employed financial planner with his own firm, Capital Management Advisor Group in Walnut Creek. Tim and his family began attending Grace Bible Church in 1999 and he was appointed an Elder in 2006.  He ministers primarily within the Adult Education and Counseling Ministries. Tim and his wife, Therese currently live in Clayton and they have three sons, Brandon, Davis & Dustin, and one daughter, Andie.

timmenez@graceforus.org

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Tony Sanelli

Tony Sanelli is the founding Pastor-teacher of Grace Bible Church. Born in Central America, he arrived at the United States at an early age and came to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ in 1979. He first sensed the call to preach and teach when leading the Bible study of a San Francisco Bay Area musical group. This desire soon led to an internship and church planting. Since his ordination to the ministry in 1990, Tony has served as a youth pastor, worship leader and now preaching-pastor. His ministry is driven by the desire to preach and exposit the Scriptures with Biblical accuracy, a Christ-centered focus and pastoral concern.

Tony is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary in Southern California. In conjunction with his ministry at Grace Bible Church, he also teaches theology at the Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary, serves on the board and speaks at various nearby and international conferences and camps. He and his wife, Sheri, live and minister in our community with their three children and three grandchildren.

tonysanelli@graceforus.org