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Beth Golik: Ministry Coordinator

Beth is responsible for advancing the overall work of Key Ministry through overseeing the processes and functions necessary for maintaining the day-to-day operation of the ministry and supporting ministry staff, consultants and the Board of Directors.

In addition to her role with Key, Beth serves as the special needs ministry director at Bay Presbyterian Church in suburban Cleveland. She has a passion for connecting people to resources through networking, relationship building and social media. Beth and her husband, Rich, can often be found sitting in the bleachers of various sporting events cheering on their three teenage boys.

 

Dr. Steve Grcevich: President

In his role as President of Key Ministry, Steve serves the primary vision caster and spokesperson for Key and plays an important role in Key’s efforts to develop collaborations with church leaders, professionals and organizations both within and outside the disability ministry movement. He is responsible for execution of the ministry's mission, strategic planning, ministry programming and staff development.

Steve is a physician specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry who has traveled and lectured extensively on child and family-related topics. Over the course of his career, he has offered over 1,000 presentations to medical professionals, church staff and volunteers in 47 states. His research has examined the safety and effectiveness of treatments for children and youth with ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression and schizophrenia, and he has been invited to present on 35 occasions at national or international medical conferences. He has served in leadership roles at two large evangelical churches in his home region (EPC/non-denominational), and is the principal author of Church4EveryChild, Key Ministry’s blog for pastors, church staff and volunteers ranked fourth among all children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.

Steve and his wife Denise live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. They have two daughters - Leah is serving with the campus ministry at Loyola University Chicago, when she’s not spending long hours in preparation for the medical school admissions process, and Mira will be heading off to college next year to pursue her interests as a writer. Steve is a frustrated Cleveland sports fan who spends entirely too much time on the computer and not enough time exercising.

 

Sandra Peoples: Social Community and Family Support Manager

In her position with Key Ministry, Sandra is responsible for assembling much of the content we offer to families, coordinating our online communities and small groups and connecting families of kids with disabilities with welcoming churches near where they live. 

 

Prior to joining Key, Sandra served as editor of Not Alone, a collaborative website featuring authors who are raising children with special needs in the Christian faith. Her family resides outside of Houston, Texas where her husband (Lee) is planting a new church. They have two sons, one with autism. 

Sandra has a degree in English from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. A year after her son’s autism diagnosis, Sandra wrote a book about their experiences - Speechless: Finding God's Grace in My Son's Autism. Together, Lee and Sandra wrote Held: Learning to Live in God's GripA Bible study for special-needs parents.

 

Nils Smith: Online Ministry Consultant

Nils Smith helps support the work of Key Ministry as our Online Ministry Consultant. Nils advises Key on applications of technology for disseminating ministry resources to churches and families and using social media to increase awareness in the church of the needs of families impacted by disability.

In addition to his work for Key Ministry, Nils serves as Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church (CBC) in San Antonio, TX and is author of The Social Media Guide for Ministry

 CBC is one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States.  Nils oversees the entire web presence of CBC, including CommunityBible.com, CBC’s mobile app, Online Church, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and all future developments online.  The ministry of Online Church reaches over 16,000 people each week from more than 400 different cities around the world, offering online services in both English and Spanish as well as online groups and has a growing Facebook Community of over 400,000 people.

Nils also serves as a consultant for Life Without Limbs (the online ministry of Nick Vujicic) and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. He recently served as host of the Social Media Summit for Churches.

The Social Media Guide for Ministry was published in March 2013 through Group Publishing.

 

Ryan Wolfe: Church Consultant

In addition to his work for Key Ministry, Ryan Wolfe continues to serve full-time in the position he has held since 2010 as Developmental Disabilities Pastor at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio. At First Christian, Ryan has developed a faith-based day program & employment program for adults with developmental disabilities. First Christian Church also hosts respite events, an annual prom, Sunday morning ministries for both children & adults, a volunteer guardianship program and more to support persons with disabilities.

In addition to his church duties, Ryan is very active in his community, serving on the boards of ARC (Autism Resource Center) of Ohio and Canton Challenger Baseball. He has been honored for his community service by the Cleveland Indians – Honorable Mention for Mentor of the Year 2014 and the Arc of Ohio – Stark County Volunteer of the Year 2012. He also raised the funds to build a baseball field for the local Special Olympics Teams and Challenger Baseball in 2011 on the campus of First Christian.

Ryan blogs at disabilityministry.com and is a frequent contributor to The Irresistible Church.