Julie and Jason Frantz
Senior Pastor and Assistant Pastor

Pastor Julie has been serving as our senior pastor for the past 5 years. Her and her husband of 20 years, Assistant Pastor Jason, have four children, one dog, and three dog-like cats. Pastor Julie holds her Bachelor's degree from The University of New Mexico and is currently attending Grace Communion Seminary. She has been serving in ministry for the past 26 years. In the Cincinnati area, she serves two Grace Communion International congregations, Christ Community Church (Milford) and Grace Communion Cincinnati West (5000 N Bend Cincinnati, Ohio). She has a deep love for the fellowship of our Triune God. She understands that this is Jesus' church and that the church is the people. We are the body of Christ and we have been sent into our communities and neighborhoods to share in the Kingdom of God with others.

Pastor Julie also loves to adventure, whether traveling to a new place, or trying new food, she enjoys the journey. Her favorite food is food shared with others and she especially loves Mexican and Thai.

Jason serves as an Assistant Pastor for our congregation. He also serves as the Hope Avenue Champion. He coordinates, develops, and leads the worship services and gatherings of our congregation. He has been serving in ministry for over 27 years. He is passionate for music, fellowship, and the Dayton Flyers. He enjoys adventure with his family and friends. He is always up for a great burger.

Bill and Kenda Turner
Assistant Pastors

Bill and Kenda Turner both serve as Assistant Pastors. They are also our Faith Avenue Champions. They develop, coordinate, and champion our discipleship ministry and development within our congregation.

Mike and Mindy Lockard
Assistant Pastor

Mike Lockard serves as an Assistant Pastor for our congregation. He and his wife, Mindy, share two grown children and two grandchildren. They also assist in the Faith Avenue Ministry.

Brent and Judy Meranda
Assistant Pastor

Brent Meranda serves as an Assistant Pastor in our congregation. He and his wife, Judy, share two children. They are both active in the discipleship and hospitality ministry.