our team


Chris Marlin - Lead Pastor

Chris,along with his wife Katherine, moved to Las Vegas in 2014 to intern with Grace City after feeling God leading him to leave his job in corporate finance. He is passionate about teaching the Bible and being a part of a family on mission. Chris loves his alma mater, Indiana University, and is "different than every other Christian" because he doesn't like coffee!

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MICHAEL BENEVIDES - Associate pastor

Michael is originally from South Florida and moved here in 2017 along with his wife Natascha and two daughters Analise and Tatiana. He is passionate about reaching the next generation and multiplying disciples for the Kingdom. Michael and Natascha have been in ministry for almost 20 years and realize "we still have so much to learn."

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Emaurie Woods - Worship Pastor

Emaurie is from Virginia and went to Liberty University, where he met the Pastor and original team who planted Grace City. He carries a passion for prayer and the presence of God. He has endless crazy India missions stories, and is unapologetic about his deep affection for doughnuts.

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Richard Thompson - School of ministry & Missions Pastor

Richard has been the Director of the School of Ministry at Grace City for over three years. He is from Liverpool England and has also been on staff with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for the last 32 years. He has four children and he loves to laugh and have lots of fun.

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Amanda Stephens - Kidz City Director

Amanda was born and raised here in Vegas and loves kids! She is passionate about helping families feel connected to the body of Christ and runs our children's ministry. Amanda also spends many hours a week teaching dance classes to kids around the valley. She married her high school sweetheart and they now have two beautiful kids.

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Liafaith Fischer - Worship & Production Coordinator

Liafaith is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, was sent to Las Vegas through Liberty University as an intern in 2015, and made it her home in 2016. She is passionate about writing songs and blogs that help people discover that they are known and loved by the Father. She also teaches Zumba and loves to salsa dance!

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Dan Granstrom - Director of Operations & Finance

Dan is from Manhattan Beach California. He loves the Word, and is grateful for the Holy Spirit. He also volunteers at two food pantries, Grace Center Flamingo & Grace Center Sahara.

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Stef Kriner - Connections & Assistant Youth Coordinator

Stef is originally from Dubois, PA the heart of Steelers Nation, was an intern here in 2014, and decided to move and call Las Vegas her home in 2016. Her passion is to mentor and disciple the next generation of women to live Christ centered, Spirit filled lives. She also loves the US women's soccer team and Brazil's national men's soccer team.

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