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Say hello to the leadership team at Grace Community Bible Church

Meet our leadership

Aaron Culberson - Lead Pastor

Aaron Culberson transitioned to the Lead Pastor position in 2019. Before this he was the Youth and Children's Pastor at Grace from 1998 to 2019.


Aaron moved to Utah with his 2 brothers and 1 sister when he was in the 5th grade. He graduated from Brighton High School.


Aaron and his wife Terri dated in High School and were married in 1994 while attending college. They have 6 children: Carlee, Caleb, Christian, Carson, Carissa, and



  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Sciences, BS, Oklahoma State University
  • Master’s degree in Christian Education MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary


  • Pastor of Student Ministries, Grace Community Bible Church, Sandy, UT, 1998 – present


Aaron enjoys any sporting activity, but specifically loves playing soccer. He has been a USSF Referee since 2003 and loves watching and supporting all 5 of his kids in their many activities.

Dr. David Janssen - Associate Pastor


David grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota helping his dad farm (crops and pigs). David is the oldest of five children.


Married Anne from Santa Fe, NM in 1983. They adopted two boys, Daniel and Timothy, from Romania at ages 3 and 1. Anne gave birth to two more boys who are two years apart: Andrew and Michael. Daniel and Timothy still live at home and work. Andrew and Michael are both graduates from the University of Alabama residing in Alabama.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering – BSEE (North Dakota State University)
  • Master’s degree in Theology – ThM (Dallas Theological Seminary)
  • Doctor of Ministry degree – DMin (Western Seminary, Portland, OR)

Full Time Ministry

  • High school Bible teacher at the Minidoka Christian Education Association in Rupert, ID (1986-2000). David taught Bible to Minico public high school students for 14 years who were “released” to attend Bible classes off campus at the MCEA building.
  • Associate Pastor at Grace Community Bible Church (2000 to present). David came to GCBC as a pastor over ministry teams and the team leader over the Adult Education team.


David and Anne enjoy hiking in the many beautiful places in Utah. David enjoys hunting and skiing as well. Reading is also a favorite relaxing pastime.

Marty Taylor - Worship Pastor

Bio coming soon!

Melanie Instefjord- Administrator

Melanie Instefjord joined Grace Community Bible Church in 2007 as the office administrator.