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Leadership

Pastors & Staff

CHRIS WATSON

Lead  Pastor

Chris Watson, formerly of Macon, GA is the Lead Pastor of GracePointe Church. Chris is a graduate of Mercer University. He and his wife Trish, are both graduates of Dallas Theological Seminary. They have three sons, Caleb, Connor and Cameron. Chris spent 15 years in youth ministry serving churches in Alabama and Georgia and leading in several parachurch organizations before coming to GracePointe. He is a speaker and author. Chris and Trish desire to glorify Christ in all things.

CHRIS SHEFFIELD

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Chris Sheffield was born and raised in Coffee County. He began serving at GracePointe as our Pastor to Students in August of 2017 and transitioned to the role of Associate Pastor in December of 2021. Chris has served in ministry for over 11 years as a student pastor, campus pastor and now as an associate pastor. He is a graduate of Brewton-Parker College with a degree in Christian Studies. Chris and his wife Courtney were married in 2006 and they have five beautiful daughters Everly, Isla, Willa, Rowan and Cecelia. Chris has a passion to see our church impact our community with the light of the Gospel.

CLAY ROHDE

Associate and Recovery Pastor

Clay a native Texan, joined the pastoral staff in April 2018, as Recovery Pastor.  The Rohde family began attending Gracepointe in 2013.   He and his wife DeShawna of 27 years, graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. They have served in ministry together for over 18  years prior to Gracepointe; serving churches in Texas, Florida, & Georgia.  Clay has lead ministries as; associate pastor, youth pastor, children pastor, & media pastor.  Clay and DeShawna have two adult children, Landon and Kiley,  and 1 teenager,  Carson.  Clay’s desire is to see people live their lives in freedom, from their hurts, hang-ups & habits, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

JOSH MILLER

Director of Student Ministries

Josh began serving as our Director of Student Ministries in December 2021. He and his wife Hope have been members at GracePointe for several years and she serves as a member of our worship team. Josh is excited about working in student ministry and enjoys seeing our students develop in their relationship with Jesus.

ASHLEY MCMAHAN

Connect and Women's Ministry Director

Ashley began serving as our Connect and Women's Ministry Director in January 2022. Originally from Alapaha, Ashley recently moved back from Austin, Texas, and is pumped to be #FORCoffee. Ashley is married to Hank McMahan. She is excited about working in community outreach and women's ministry.

ASHLEY BURKE

Administrative Assistant

Mom, wife, and follower of Christ. Ashley is married to Austin Burke and they have a 3 year old little boy named Asher. She was baptized her at GracePointe and became a member in 2018. Since then, she has been steadily growing in her faith and has built a strong relationship with Jesus. She serves as a volunteer in our kids ministry. Ashley enjoys spending time with family as well as reading and traveling. She is also very passionate about holistic wellness. Some of her greatest assets as a member of our team is that she is always willing to offer a helping hand, she's a great listener and she loves people. One goal that she has adopted based on something Pastor Chris says is that every day she tries to clear the path for the pastoral staff which allows them to serve Christ and His Church in their respective ministries with fewer obstacles.

KERI PAULK

Innergize Specialist

Keri Paulk is FOR COFFEE. She was originally born in Massachusetts and grew up in Florida which is where she met her husband, Jacob Paulk. They met in college as they were becoming Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. They continue to practice Anesthesia in South Georgia. After college they got married and had three children: Laken, JD, and Gabby. Keri did not grow up in church so she has an enormous desire to share Jesus with children since she was not afforded that opportunity. Children are her passion and her excitement is obvious if you are around her for any length of time. Yes, she is happy nearly all the time and can't wait to share her love around Coffee County.