Cody Gilliam

Associate Pastor

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Laureen Lombardo

Director of Children’s Ministries

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Jennifer Abell

Communcations Coordinator

As the Church Communications Coordinator, Jennifer produces the pieces that let members know what is going on at Grace: the bulletin, newsletter, prayer blog, and church directory.  She also manages facility usage, church membership information, and the daily tasks of running the church office.  Most importantly, her role is to serve as the contact person for church members and visitors for them to access information about Grace UMC.

Jennifer and her husband, Ray, have 2 children, Kaitlyn and Parker, who keep them very busy playing sports and participating in various activities.  Before having kids, she worked as the Director of Corporate Communications for an environmental engineering firm in Atlanta but left to spend more time with her children. 

When she has spare time, Jennifer can be found crafting, cooking, spending time outside, or searching the internet for her dream farmhouse.

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Gianna Gimenez

Director of Worship & Music Arts

Gianna has been a member of the Grace staff since 2012.  She oversees the music ministry, including directing the Chancel Choir and the GraceFull Singers. Gianna is well known in the area as a singer, director, and teacher.

She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Birmingham-Southern College and has been very active in the community singing operatic roles with Huntsville Opera Theater, as a Music Director and Assistant Director for Lyrique Music Productions, Ovation Arts, and Theatre Huntsville, and as a private voice and piano teacher. Gianna is also a member of the a cappella vocal ensemble Huntsville Collegium Musicum.

Gianna has a daughter and a son, is an avid fan of dance and all the arts, and enjoys reading mystery and crime fiction.

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Doug Wright

Contemporary Worship Leader

Doug has facilitated and led contemporary worship at the 9am service at Grace since Easter 2014. During that time, he has worked hard to innovate and find creative ways to lead God's people into worship each week. It is his desire to help facilitate an atmosphere of uninhibited worship for the congregation as well as the members of the contemporary worship team.

Doug has been married to the most beautiful woman he knows for 21 years and they have 2 daughters. He graduated from the University of Mobile in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Religion.

If Doug has any spare time, he enjoys camping, rock climbing, rappelling, vertical caving, and mountain biking.

Kalyn Polatty

Nursery Coordinator

As Nursery Coordinator for Grace, Kalyn oversees various aspects of our nursery rooms, including the organizing of supplies and the management of our paid childcare workers.  Since 2010, Kalyn has been the point of contact for anyone needing childcare and strives to instill a caring, loving atmosphere in every room.

Kalyn graduated from the University of Alabama in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development.

She enjoys knitting, playing trivia with friends, and watching football…especially her favorite team, Alabama’s Crimson Tide! 

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Curtis Lindsay

Assistant Music Director

Since 2011, Curtis has served as our gifted Staff Pianist by helping to direct various choir rehearsals and playing piano for our worship services and events.

 As a native of Athens, Alabama, Curtis attended pre-college studies at Mannes and Julliard.  He has participated in college studies at the University of North Alabama and the University of Alabama-Huntsville (B.A., Music and Philosophy)

Curtis’ favorite authors include C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, and Eudora Welty.  His hobbies include amateur astronomy, cooking, hiking, cats, and travel.