Grace Church staff


Rev. Dr. Arthur Simpson
Lead Pastor

Pastor Art & his wife, Debbie, have been married for 32 years and have three adult children. Pastor Art has been in pastoral ministry for 27 years, having served as youth pastor, solo pastor and senior pastor. He has a passion for preaching relevant, practical and exegetical sermons. He is a husband, father, pastor and track coach.

He also serves on the board of SpreadTruth Ministries, a ministry that has developed and shares “The Story”, a tool that presents the gospel in the context of creation, the fall, redemption and restoration. Each summer for the past 14 years, Pastor Art has had the privilege of travelling to the streets of New York City to share “The Story” with young people.



Neil HamptonNeil Hampton
Pastor of Care and Counseling

Neil Hampton is the Pastor of Care. Pastor Neil grew up outside of Detroit, MI and came to Christ at the age of 10. After graduating from Bible College and coming to South Bend, he completed his counseling training at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, IN. as a certified NANC counselor. Pastor Neil has been on staff at Grace since 1979. You can connect with Neil via Email


Kiel Boynton

Worship Director

We are excited to have Kiel on our team.  Kiel, his wife Faith and their young son are from Salem, Oregon, where Kiel previously served as Worship Director in his church.  Kiel is a graduate of Cedarville Unviersity and has spent many years playing in and leading worship teams.  We look forward to what God will do through Kiel here at Grace.  You can email Kiel here.



Bob Morton
NextGen Pastor

Bob grew up in the suburbs around Boston, MA, in a culture where church was just a place to go a couple times a year. His family moved prior to his high school years and it was his time spent outside of Dallas, TX, that helped him meet Jesus and decide to trust and follow Him. Football brought him up to Notre Dame and he loved South Bend so much that he stuck around after he graduated, working with middle school students here at Grace. Bob met his wife, Heather, while they both studied at Bethel College. They have three children, and as a family they love to play board games, walk around the zoo, and keep up with Notre Dame football. We're excited to have Pastor Bob back at Grace!


Kristi Littrell
NextGen Administrative Assistant



August KuehnAugust Kuehn
Director of Support Services

August Kuehn is the Director of Support Services. August grew up in Niles, MI and came to Christ at age 5. August graduated from Southwestern Michigan College and has over 18 years in the entertainment, installation and church production industry, as well as a degree in business administration. He has been on staff at Grace since 2003.   You can connect with August here.



Support Staff
          Craig Yoder, Campus Support Assistant
          Jacki Stevenson, Administrative Assistant