About Our Pastors

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Dan Gildner

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dan became the senior pastor of Grace Church in August of 2018. He comes to us with degrees from University of Michigan-Flint, Asbury Seminary (Youth Ministry), and United Seminary (Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). He also had a doctoral research focus of clergy burnout and sustainable faith. Before coming to Grace, he served 12 years in churches in the greater Dayton area before being appointed to United Theological Seminary as the Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Clergy Formation.

Dan is married to Erin, a missionary kid from Barcelona Spain and they have 3 children - Caleb, Silas and Elena. They enjoy hiking and traveling together.

Pastor Dan says: "I am beyond excited to work with our outstanding lay, clergy and staff leaders to expand the breadth and depth of Grace Church's ministry."

Email: dan@gracechurchperrysburg.com

Grace Brooks

Associate Pastor
Grace joined the staff in December of 2015. She comes with many years of experience in nearly every area of ministry. She enjoys the ability to love and care for people through Christ's love and see how everyone has a part in the kingdom.


Grace loves to spend time with her husband Jay, and their children Amanda, Sean, Lindsay, and Austin. She also likes reading, taking walks, and being near any kind of water.


Email: grace@gracechurchperrysburg.com