MeettheResidents

2018 Residency

Meet our 2018 Grace Ministry Residents! These seven gifted individuals are gaining exposure and practical experience within their ministry focus. Each week of their residency, they tackle projects that enable them to interact with a variety of ministries, get into the Bible for study and leadership development, gather in groups, and engage in one-on-one meetings with coaches and residency directors.

 

Sean

Sean Calderon
Ministry Focus: Worship

Sean recently graduated from Nyack with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. He is excited to continue learning more about ministry through his residency here at Grace. Sean is 23 years old and from White Plains, New York. He first felt the Lord call him into ministry back in 2012, and since then has tried to continue to be obedient to Christ in stepping into that role. In his free time, Sean likes to either read, work out, or watch a good movie. Although this has been a huge transition for him with having to leave family, friends, and the comfort of familiar places, he is more than excited to serve here and get to know the Grace Church family of faith!

Austin

Austin Peto
Ministry Focus: Young Adult Ministry, Missions

Austin is a resident working with Young Adults and Missions. Austin hails from Berea, Ohio, where he loves to get outside and play sports, read, and hang out with family and friends. He is passionate for seeing people take their next steps with our Lord Jesus Christ, from being one step closer to embracing a saving relationship with Him, or taking their next step into making the plan God has for them a reality. He is grateful and honored to be a part of the Grace Church family, and a part of the amazing team here. Moving forward, he is excited to join in what God is doing here at Grace Church, while exploring what God has for him and his life in ministry.

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Siarra Eliott
Ministry Focus: Missions

Siarra is very excited to call Grace home for the next eight months! Her area of focus is in Missions Ministry. Her desire is to see the Great Commission fulfilled and for every nation to worship our Abba together. Siarra also has a great passion for those who have been, or are currently in a cult, and has been given a burden for those who live in countries where the gospel news is dying or dead. After the residency, she is looking into going back to school and/or going overseas as a missionary. Siarra loves having deep conversations over tea or hot chocolate, caring for animals, and spending time with friends and family. Siarra enjoys listening to a wide range of worship music, reading, writing, and being out in nature.

Mario-Register

Mario Register
Ministry Focus: Communications, Young Adult Ministry, General Ministry

Mario has been learning and serving as a Grace Resident under Pastor Jim Pavkov in Communications, Young Adults and General Ministry. He and his wife, Jordan, have been attending Grace for 6 months and live in North Royalton, Ohio. He feels a calling to Ministry; he and his wife have a vision to one day be involved in full time Missions. Aside from what he does here at Grace, he would call himself a “coffee nerd”, taking hold of the hobby of barista. He and his wife also enjoy bike riding and hiking through the Metroparks.

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Mikayla Sauerbrey
Ministry Focus: Grace Kids

Mikayla is a resident serving with Grace Kids until mid-December. She is from Lakeville, Minnesota and is currently a senior at Crown College in Minnesota, studying Child and Family Ministry. Mikayla has a passion for discipling children and equipping parents to lead their kids into deep, flourishing relationships with Jesus Christ! When not at work or studying, Mikayla loves traveling, enjoying a good cup of coffee, and listening to podcasts!

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Nathalie Alcime
Ministry Focus: Worship

Nathalie is a resident at Grace Church in the Worship Ministry. She received her bachelor’s degree from Nyack College for Vocal Performance. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where she currently resides. Nathalie wants to use her voice to bring healing and hope to advance God’s Kingdom. She loves to laugh - especially at corny jokes - so feel free to say a few!

Matt

Matt Arnold
Ministry Focus: Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry, Local Outreach

Matt has just begun a 2-year residency with Grace, serving primarily at Reclaim Alliance Church in Parma. During that time, he will be leading the teen youth group, leading worship during Sunday service and organizing outreach events in Parma, among other things. His goal for the end of the residency is to become licensed with the C&MA as an International Worker in missions. His passions in life include soccer, outdoor adventure and youth activities. He has mountaineered through the Rocky Mountains, coached a high school soccer team, led youth activities aboard Cruise Ships and helped run a summer camp for teens in Germany.

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