ELDERS

Our elders are responsible to lead, provide oversight and care for the Grace Church family. While each elder is assigned a geographic care region to help spread the workload, feel free to contact any of our elders to answer your question or assist you in your spiritual journey.

JOHN DIX

John Dix is currently the lead pastor of Grace Church and has been attending with his wife, Carolee, since he graduated from seminary in 1999. John received his Master of Theology Degree from Dallas Seminary in 1999 and his Doctor of Ministry Degree in 2008. He has a passion to preach God’s Word, serve His family, and love his wife and their three children, Claire, Luke, and Audrey.

Contact: (626) 335-4067
jdix@grace-church.com

CARLOS MAYEN

Grace Church has been such a blessing to his family and in his community. Carlos loves what God is doing here. He has been called to glorify God by having a positive influence on those around him through servant leadership. He and his wife, Carolina, aim to model God’s loving care within their family and for those they work with by serving them with love and gusto. In addition to being the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A in Azusa, Carlos also teaches as an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University.

Contact: Carlos.mayen.elder@gmail.com
Region of Care: Azusa & Covina

BOB OSBORNE

Bob and Charlene have attended Grace Church for 41 years. They have served in a variety of ministries such as children’s and student ministries, adult Bible classes and teaching, hospitality, and music. Bob has served several times in the ministry of leadership as a deacon and elder at Grace Church over the past 30 years. Bob retired from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in 2012 after 38 years of service, and now works for the Evangelical Free Church of America as the director of church health for EFCA West, serving some 200 churches in seven western states.

Contact: Bob.osborne@verizon.net
Region of Care: San Dimas, La Verne and Points East and South

CLIFF STUNDEN

Cliff and his wife, Diane, Have been a part of Grace Church for 17 years. Cliff is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Dimas and Diane is a Registered Nurse. Cliff is a small group leader, taught adult Sunday school and taught as an adjunct professor of psychology for 17 years before retiring from APU. Diane has served on a short-term medical mission trip to the Philippines and served in various roles in Walk through Bethlehem. Cliff and Diane have two children, Nicole and Laurie. As a family, they enjoy camping, sports activities and gardening.

 

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Contact: cliffordstunden@earthlink.net 
Region of Care: North Glendora

VIKEN TASHJIAN

Viken, Kelly, and their son Nathan, have been a part of Grace Church since 2004. They have been involved in many ministries here at Grace, some of which include Worship, junior High, Sports, small group and Mexico Outreach. They own/operate an insurance brokerage company in Monrovia. They enjoy many great outdoor activities and fellowship with friends. This church has been a great blessing to the three of them and has done great things in their lives. There is nothing more powerful than God’s transformative work in their lives.

Contact: vikentashjian@yahoo.com
Region of Care: Glendora

DANIEL RAMIREZ

He and his wife, Linda, love Grace Church because of the strong commitment to the centrality of God’s Word in their lives. He has enjoyed leading a Bible study and prayer meeting for the Spanish-speaking congregation. Daniel currently works for Downey Unified School District as a Network IT Specialist. But, his 18 years of service in the Navy has prepared Daniel well to serve others. He is most fulfilled when helping people. The more he serves, the more God reveals Himself to Daniel.  He and Linda are very excited about all that God is doing here at Grace Church.

Contact: Danny.ramirez201210@gmail.com
Region of Care: Spanish Speaking Members

RANESH PEIRIS

Grace Church has been the home of worship, growth and learning for my wife Shehani, son Sheran and I over the last 12 years. We have been abundantly blessed by various ministries of Grace Church. Glorifying Him through praise and worship has been my humble and primary calling, which I engage with passion. I strive to be an example of the love that God bestows on us. Whether it is on the sports field refereeing soccer games or leading worship, my goal is to serve. I work as a Financial Analyst for Ernst and Young in Los Angeles

 

Contact: JRLPeera@gmail.com 
Region of Care: Covina