Gary Allen

amanda-allenAssistant Director, Early Childhood Ministry | email | X142 


Gary supports Children's Ministry as the Lower Elementary Director, teaching grades 1-3 at the 10:30 service on Sunday mornings.

The best part of his role? Gary loves seeing a child leave the classroom, proudly say to a parent or guardian, "Look what we made during class. We learned [this]!" Seeing kids enjoying Bible stories and loving Jesus makes me grateful to be a part of the Grace Kids team.

You might spot Gary playing drums or trumpet on the Worship Team, or playing basketball or softball in our Sports Ministry.

When he's not at Grace, Gary teaches music in Brunswick City Schools. He was the recipient of the VFW Ohio Teacher of the Year award in 2018. He also works as Camp Director for the Berea City Schools Summer camp.

In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife Amanda, their beautiful daughter Izzy, their dog (Cami) and cat (Gracie) in Brook Park, supporting Cleveland's teams (Cavs, Browns, and Indians), and indulging his competitive streak in board games and sports.

Gary has a bachelors degree in Music Education from The University of Akron.

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