Staff

Grace Community Church is a congregation served by a plurality of elders and a church staff. The church staff serves Grace by overseeing the ministries of the church.

Scott Patty

Position: Pastor
Categories: Elders, Staff

Scott is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church. Before he began Grace in 1993, he served as a youth pastor for ten years. He was raised in Nashville and came to faith in Christ as a high school student. He graduated from Belmont College in 1985 and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1989. Scott is married to Beth and has two married daughters, Emily and Hannah, and two granddaughters. Scott’s primary calling in the church is to lead the congregation by casting a biblical vision for all of life through the preaching of God’s word. He is the author of Words of Grace, A 100-Day Day Devotional.

Scott Patty

Pastor

Scott is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church. Before...

Brad Leake

Position: Director of Staff & Ministries
Email: bleake@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Brad joined the staff of Grace in January 2018 after 10 years serving in program evaluation and accountability with the federal government and the State of South Carolina. He married Emily in 2009 and they have two sons. Brad serves as the organizational leader and manager for the church staff and ministries.

Brad Leake

Director of Staff & Ministries

Brad joined the staff of Grace in January 2018 after...

Jordan Anderson

Position: Director of Worship
Email: janderson@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Jordan joined the staff at Grace in 2021. After studying music at Belmont University, Jordan and his wife Jessa toured their original music for a decade. They have 4 busy and energetic children: Lorelei, Jagger, Sylive, and Haddie. Jordan desires to sing the gospel with those that gather at Grace in order to be shaped and renewed by Christ’s good news.

Jordan Anderson

Director of Worship

Jordan joined the staff at Grace in 2021. After studying...

Elaine Atchison

Position: Director of Congregational Care
Email: eatchison@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Elaine has been a member of Grace since the first year, and joined the church staff in July of 2015. After graduating from Baylor University (B.S.) and University of Houston (M.A.) she worked as a speech-language pathologist for 25 years. Elaine has also served as a speaker, writer, and editor for various ministries and publications, and has worked to promote English and literacy in Nashville’s refugee community since 2004. She is married to David Atchison, and has three adult children and one grandson. Her current role is to oversee the servant teams that provide care for church members.

Elaine Atchison

Director of Congregational Care

Elaine has been a member of Grace since the first...

Josh Hussung

Position: Pastor of Youth & Families
Email: jhussung@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Josh came to Grace in May of 2009. He graduated from Union University in 2005, and holds a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh and his wife, Laura, have been married since 2005 and have four children – Isaac, Eliana, Asa, and Asher. Josh seeks to equip students to grow as disciples of Christ by pointing them to the word of God, the church, and ministry.

Josh Hussung

Pastor of Youth & Families

Josh came to Grace in May of 2009. He graduated...

Jason Miller

Position: Pastor of Children & Families
Email: jmiller@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Jason joined Grace in January of 2007. He graduated from Union University in 2000, and holds a Master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jason met his wife Sally while teaching children with Life Action Ministries in 1995. They were married in 1998 and have five children – Emma, Cora, Sara, Jackson, and Julia. Jason’s desire is to partner with parents in the task of raising their children for the glory of God, and to ensure that the ministry to families at Grace helps children come to know and love Jesus Christ.

Jason Miller

Pastor of Children & Families

Jason joined Grace in January of 2007. He graduated from...

Savannah Seibold

Position: Assistant Youth Director for Middle School
Email: sseibold@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff
Savannah joined the staff at Grace in 2017. She is a graduate Western Kentucky University, and holds a master’s degree in biblical counseling through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Tom, were married in 2016 and have one son, Simeon. Savannah loves spending time with students,  teaching students on a weekly basis, and engaging in personal discipleship. Her desire is that the Lord would continue to raise up generations of youth who seek the approval of the Lord above the approval of man, and who love the Lord with their whole hearts.

Savannah Seibold

Assistant Youth Director for Middle School

Savannah joined the staff at Grace in 2017. She is...

Justin Tucker

Position: Pastor of Adult Discipleship & Missions
Email: jtucker@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Justin joined the staff at Grace in October of 2011. In the past, he has served with various non-profit organizations in cross-cultural settings and traveled to several countries sharing the gospel and partnering with long-term missionaries. He earned his Master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the spring of 2015, and was ordained into pastoral ministry in the spring on 2018. He and his wife Lucy were married in 2005 and have four children, Noah, Lilly, Isla, and Sutton. Justin has a desire to see people fall in love with Christ and be on mission both locally and globally.

Justin Tucker

Pastor of Adult Discipleship & Missions

Justin joined the staff at Grace in October of 2011....

Betsy Breegle

Position: Administrative Assistant for Children & Youth
Email: bbreegle@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Betsy Breegle joined the staff at Grace in 2017. She graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Elementary Education, and taught PreK through Second grade before working as the Assistant Director of a preschool for seven years. Betsy is passionate about working with children and their families. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and being outdoors with her dog, Ava.

Betsy Breegle

Administrative Assistant for Children & Youth

Betsy Breegle joined the staff at Grace in 2017. She...

Bill Bryan

Position: Director of Operations
Email: bbryan@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Bill has been a member of Grace since 1994 and became responsible for the church’s bookkeeping in 2004 on a part-time basis. He joined the staff of Grace full time in December 2008 after 20 years of experience with accounting and administration in the banking industry and with the State of Tennessee. Bill is married to Julie and has two adult sons, Ben and Stephen. His role is to oversee the financial and facility operations of the church.

Bill Bryan

Director of Operations

Bill has been a member of Grace since 1994 and...

Jess Plyler

Position: Communications Coordinator
Email: jplyler@gccnashville.com
Categories: Staff

Jess joined staff at Grace in 2019. After graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2016 with a degree in Organizational Communication, she joined Young Life staff, working to build relationships and share Jesus with local high schoolers. Jess’ role at Grace is to coordinate all communications from the church to the congregation.

Jess Plyler

Communications Coordinator

Jess joined staff at Grace in 2019. After graduating from...

Nanette Ryan

Position: Administrative Assistant for Church Ministries
Email: nryan@gccnashville.org
Categories: Staff

Nanette became a member of Grace Community Church in 2001. She joined the church staff in April of 2009 after working as a Director of Administration for a financial services company. Nanette’s primary roles are to oversee and maintain the office operations of Grace and to provide administrative support to the Pastor, Director of Church Administration, and Director of Congregational Care. She has one adult son, Daniel, who also lives in Nashville.

Nanette Ryan

Administrative Assistant for Church Ministries

Nanette became a member of Grace Community Church in 2001....