Leadership


Christine Schlegel
  • Owner of Heaven and Earth XTheeerapeutic Massage %
  • Felt led to work with and teach children %
  • Enjoys being in nature, travel, reading, being with family %

Christine Schlegel

Director of Children's Ministry

Christine Schlegel moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in 1996, and is currently the owner of Heaven and Earth Therapeutic Massage, where she has been providing massage therapy to clients for over two decades.
In January 2016, she felt led to begin working with the Children’s Ministry at GracePoint Community Church as a volunteer, and she is looking forward to opening an in-home Christian day care in the near future to teach children about God’s love, care, protection, and provision as well as the 9 fruits of the spirit, and how to hear God’s voice through His Word, Prayer, and attending church so they can receive His guidance.
She enjoys being in nature, travel, spending time with family, friends, and her pets (Lily, Mr. Spock, and Frannie), as well as, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, bike riding, sailing, swimming, paddle boarding, movies, reading, putting jigsaw puzzles together, gardening, basketball, volleyball, bowling, arcade games, ping pong, serving others in her community, and visiting hot springs, historical sites, state and national parks, zoos, amusement parks, and state fair parks.

Keith McVaney
  • Education Manager for Save Our Youth of Denver, CO, %
  • Currently serving on the Board of Directors for MOPS International and Denver Leadership Initiative. %
  • Married to Suzie for 15 years %

Keith McVaney

KEITH MCVANEY
Denver, CO
Urban Outreach

Keith is the Education Manager for Save Our Youth of Denver, CO, which advocates for teens in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. He has been supporting at risk youth in the Denver metro area, educationally, spiritually, and emotionally for the past 15 years. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for MOPS International and Denver Leadership Initiative. God’s calling for Keith’s life is to help direct those in need to the resources and support available. He and his wife Suzie have been happily married for 15 years. With his free time he loves enjoying meals, walks, and shows with Suzie, playing golf or any game, and reading. He is blessed and honored to support the Grace Point Community in his Elder role.

David Shahan
  • Denver Native %
  • Retired Pharmacist %
  • Enjoys skiing, bicycling, visiting grandsons %
  • Serves as Clerk of Sessions and Elder %
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David Shahan

David is also a Denver native. With a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado, David was commissioned into the Air Force in 1971 and served as a pharmacist for 21 years, returning to Littleton and joining GracePoint in 1992. He was a medical editor with a nationally recognized drug information publishing company as well as a community pharmacist over another 20 years before finally retiring in 2014. David has been honored to serve multiple terms as an Elder. He and his wife Mary enjoy skiing and bicycling, visiting grandsons in California and the beaches in the Carolinas and Hawaii.

Clark Rheem
  • Born and raised in Denver, Colorado %
  • Served in the US Navy %
  • Married to Ann with 5 children and 13 grandchildren %

Clark Rheem

Clark Rheem was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1966. After graduation he served in the United States Navy from 1966 until 1971. After returning from Viet Nam, he became a manufacturer’s representative in the construction industry. He retired from his business in 2004. He and his wife Ann have been happily married for 45 years. They have five children and 13 grandchildren.

Mindy Grudenich – Administrative Assistant
  • Originally from North Dakota %
  • Grew up in Oregon %
  • Attended St. Luke's School of Nursing %
  • Lived in California %
  • Member of GracePoint since 1995 %

Mindy Grudenich – Administrative Assistant

I am originally from North Dakota, but grew up in Oregon, and came to Colorado the first time to attend St. Luke’s School of Nursing, CU Denver in 1966.  I lived in California for a few years but came back to Colorado because all of my family was here. I worked as a physician’s assistant for 12 1/2 years and then went into medical transcription for 26 years. I was led to working for GracePoint as I felt God calling me to be centered here at the church. I have been a member of GracePoint Community Church since 1995. After moving to the Littleton/Englewood area in 2006, I have been able to be more involved in the church with Seniors Bible Study, the prayer group and the Food Bank ministry, which has been very rewarding for me.

I can be reached at office@gracepointcc.us.

Fred Lian – Senior Pastor
  • Renegade New Yorker, moved to Colorado in 1975 %
  • With GracePoint since 1986 %
  • Long-distance runner %
  • Serves in missions in Romania and Kazakhstan %
  • Grateful and humbled that God has granted His favor in placing him at GracePoint %

Fred Lian – Senior Pastor

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Yes, those photos are the present me and “back in the day” me. You can see that I really haven’t changed much.

Let me introduce myself to you. I am a renegade New Yorker who moved to Colorado in 1975 to attend Denver Seminary. I graduated with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and directed a Christian counseling center for six years. I went back to the seminary to take additional coursework to be ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and was called to GracePoint in 1986. After six years of classes, research and typing my thesis, I completed my Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001. What all that means is: I’ve been around for awhile.

The GracePoint congregation is a blessing from God. The people are a pastor’s joy to minister to, as well as alongside. And the staff I get to work with is pure delight. I am grateful and humbled that God would grant me His favor in placing me here.

In the photo to the right you will notice major evidence of God’s grace to me. Kerrie and I have been married since 1977. She has her own graphic design business, as well as drawing sketches of people’s beloved animals. Our daughter, Madison, is also a graduate of Denver Seminary having completed her MDiv degree in 2018. She is married and her husband, Elliot, is a Youth Pastor at a metro Denver church, and where she oversees the Alpha Ministry. What you don’t see is our other “child” – an Old English Sheepdog, Aslan, who believes he runs the house.

My hobbies include running. I identify with Chariots of Fire‘s Eric Liddell, who said, “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” I’m not a world-class runner like he was, but I’ve run my share of races and marathons, including Denver, Chicago, New York and Boston.

I spend time on the missions field, having taught for five Februarys at a Bible school in Romania, and more recently, the past 11 years ministering in Kazakhstan.84f4fe_3c53dab9a0814f5b96fff4099ec8f7bf

Pleasure reading and good dark chocolate (one of the proofs of the existence of God) also provide refreshment.

I’m one of the few people I know who wakes up in the morning and looks forward, not only to what God has planned, but also to what I get to do — ministry for the kingdom’s sake. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Williams James wrote, “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” With God’s help I’m striving for that finish line.

I can be reached at fredlian@gracepointcc.us.