Our Staff

The staff at Grace Community Church is comprised of people who love God and His people. 

If you have any questions, feel free to email them directly (links below) or you can call the church office at 540-662-3300. 

You can also email office@gracecommunity.com with general questions.

  • Brad Reaves  - Senior Pastor   

    Pastor Brad Reaves was called as our Senior Pastor in 2016. A native of Hagerstown, MD, he and Andrea married in 1995. They adopted their son, Noah in 2016. Pastor Brad earned a BS in Pastor Ministries and Pastoral Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 1999. He also holds two Masters Degrees, one in Christian Ministry and one in Religious Leadership from Liberty University School of Divinity. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry in Church Revitalization at Liberty University. He is ordained as an elder in the Brethren Church and serves on the Brethren Church Southeast Regional Leadership Team. Pastor Brad began his ministry career in 1999 and worked as pastor in South Carolina and Maryland before coming to GCC. He also worked as a police chaplain and in law enforcement. He has a heart for helping people fall in love with Jesus, doing missions work, leadership development, and small group ministry. Pastor Brad is a part of the Global Leadership Network and serves as a Summit Point Leader for the Global Leadership Summit hosted by GCC every August. In his spare time, Pastor Brad enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, and traveling. 

  • John Nadeau - Family Pastor  

    Pastor John serves both our kids and student ministries at GCC. Though he joined our staff in 2016, he has been serving in Children’s Ministry since 1987.  Over the years John has served in both Children and Youth Ministries and led both youth and adult small groups. He has also led and participated in various missions trips. His desire is to challenge young people to follow God with all their hearts. John and his wife Donna live in Cross Junction, VA and his daughters and their families attend and serve at GCC as well. 

  • Lee Reams - Creative arts director

    Pastor Lee has been leading in Christian ministry for over 25 years. Lee has a B.A. Bible and Theology from Lee University Cleveland, TN and a M.A. Christian Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary. Lee has a certificate in YWAM Discipleship Training School YWAM Denver, CO. Lee has been serving as lead pastor of Compass since January 2016. Before that he served as the North Campus (Now Compass Community Church) Pastor and Creative Arts Pastor of Grace Community Church located in Winchester, VA from Spring 2011-December 2015. Lee and Jamie have three children, Caedmon, Mckinley, and Kilian.

  • Naomi Stambaugh - Director of Spiritual Development

    Naomi faithfully serves as our Director of Spiritual Development. She also leads our Passages (Adult Sunday School) Ministry.  Naomi has a BA in Religion from Messiah College and an MA in Church Ministries from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. She planted and pastored a Brethren in Christ Church for 15 years.  Her ministerial credentials are with the Brethren in Christ Church.  Her passion is teaching others to love the Word and follow the Lord. Naomi and her late-husband Joe are long-standing members of Grace Community Church. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

  • Stephanie Brown - Office Administrator 

    Stephanie received her bachelor's degree of Management from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE.  With thirty years of work experience, she brings a wealth of organizational and administrative know-how.  She, her husband Rob, and their two sons reside in Winchester.  Stephanie's favorite scripture is 2 Cor. 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."


  • Andrea Reaves Administrative Assistant

    Andrea has over 20 years of experience working in computer technologies. She is an asset administrating many of the software systems currently in use at GCC. Her grandparents worked together in ministry for over 50 years, and she is excited to work with Brad at GCC. 

  • randy willems - facilities and maintenance

    Randy serves the church to oversee facilities and maintenance. Randy is married to Katie and is also a faithful member of our worship band.

  • Nancy Vining - Accountant

    Nancy Vining has been the Accountant for Grace since January 2014.  She earned her B.S. in Accounting at Arkansas State University and is a CPA.  Nancy worked 17 years in both Public and Private Accounting before she made the decision to stay home with her kids and homeschool.  After 10 years of being at home, she came to work part-time for Grace.  She lives in Winchester and has two children; a daughter in college (go Hokies!), and a son in High School, who she continues to school at home.  Nancy is a long-time member of Fellowship Bible Church where she has served in community groups, as a volunteer with Follow the Star, and in the Children’s Ministry through VBS.  Nancy now has a heart for showing the love of Christ to single Moms in the Winchester area.  She also enjoys helping families with money management, debt consolidation, and financial planning, by showing them how to honor God with their finances.

Our priorities

Our Purpose: 

“To Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples” 

(Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:19)


Our Mission: 

“To be a home of Grace and Truth, loving each other, creating a mature community of Christ followers”


Our Vision:

  • Grace Community Church will be a place where all are welcomed and accepted where they are.
  • Grace Community Church will be a transformational community of loving, healthy, growing, vibrant, mature and maturing believers who follow Christ and his teachings.
  • Grace Community Church will do life together in big and small groups as we share in all life brings: blessings and trials.
  • Grace Community Church will be a light to our community that leads others to Jesus Christ.

Grace Community Church is a member of The Brethren Church

Brethren have held from their beginning that a follower of Jesus must hold correct doctrinal beliefs, but also be able to demonstrate visibly the new life they have received in Christ Jesus.


SIMPLY PUT: OUR LIVES MUST BEAR FRUIT. DOCTRINE ISN’T SHOWN JUST THROUGH HEAD KNOWLEDGE, BUT THROUGH AN ENTIRE LIFE THAT TESTIFIES THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. FOR THIS REASON BRETHREN LIFE, LIKE BRETHREN BELIEF, CENTERS ON JESUS CHRIST.


Click Here for more information on Brethren core beliefs.


Grace Community Church is a part of the Southeast Region of the Brethren Church.