Pastor Adam Ellsworth

Rev. Adam Ellsworth was called and installed as the 10th pastor of Grace in August of 2015. Pastor Adam graduated from Concordia Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Theological Languages and minoring in Philosophy. While studying at Concordia Chicago he met his wife Beth and they are blessed to be the parents of two boys. He attended seminary at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2015. In addition to serving as Pastor at Grace, he is immersed in all aspects of outreach and discipleship throughout the community and sits as a board member of Stepping Stone Mission.

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Grace Lutheran Church operates today through the common understanding that there be appointed members responsible for leading the congregation through a church council of elected officers. These appointed members voluntarily serve and manage all orders of business for the congregation including the calling or dismissing of Pastors, planning of year-round church service and programs, encouraging Gospel-motivated blessings, foster support for mission and charities, administer the congregation’s welfare fund, prepare and submit budget recommendations, and much more.  

The elected board members of Grace Lutheran Church for the 2017 calendar year are:

President

Adam Ozgo
Adam, his wife Joanna, and their two daughters joined Grace Lutheran in 2015 after moving from Houston, Texas. He was formerly Vice President and is now serving Grace as President. Adam is a forensic accountant at EY and in his free time enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Notre Dame! Go San Antonio Spurs!), DIY home projects, and exercising.

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Vice President/Stewardship Chairman

Greg Durgin
Greg has been a member at Grace for 15 years. He married Danielle Durgin (nee Bradley) in 2011 and has three daughters, Gracie, Jane, and Isla. Greg is an engineering professor at Georgia Tech, where he is also faculty adviser for the student Christian group, the GT Navigators. Past hobbies include SCUBA diving, oil painting, and home improvement.

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Treasurer

Shelly Simpson
Shelly and her husband Mal have been married 29 years and have one son, Zach, who is in high school. The family joined the church a little over 10 years ago, and Shelly has served as Stewardship Chair and is now serving as Treasurer. Shelly works in the financial services industry.

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Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Bob Chambers
Bob and his wife Mary, along with their son Kent have been members of Grace for approximately 12 years. Currently serving as the Head Trustee, he has held various positions in the church office for almost the entire time he has been a member. Bob is an attorney in private practice in the Atlanta area.

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Chairman of the Board of Elders 

Jeff Raymond
Jeff and his wife Diane have been married for 29 years and have two children, Ashley and Parker, and two cockapoos. They became members of Grace a little over 25 years ago. Holding several positions including Treasurer, President, Search Committee Chair, Stepping Stones Coordinator, and Elder, Jeff is now Head Elder at Grace. Jeff has been at Cox Enterprises for over 12 years and is in the HR: Technology group. To relieve stress, Jeff likes to CrossFit, run and bike.

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