This fall, we will be hosting our first ever Grace Missions Conference on October 19, 2019! This is designed to inspire, train and equip those who are involved or would like to be more involved in the Global Ministries at Grace Church at ALL of our campuses!

Pastor Jeff (Senior Pastor at Bath Campus), Pastor Carlos (NE ATL Campus), some of our missionaries from around the world and more will be presenting in this great, one-day event. For only $30, you will have an incredible, momentum-inducing experience that will not only propel you forward, but continue to build the impact of our combined ministry passions.

Childcare is available with pre-registration. Use the following form to register for the conference and for childcare. We cannot wait to see you there!

Missions Conference Countdown








Tentative Conference Schedule

October 19, 2019

8:00-8:45am Registration and Donut Bar

9:00am Opening Session

10:15am  Break

10:30am Session 1

11:45am Break

12:00pm  Session 2

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Session 3

2:30pm  Closing Session

Conference Address

Grace Church, Montrose Building 

565 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44333

Questions? Contact: Sarah Yajko at



Conference Speakers

Carlos and Emily Téllez serve in the Northeast Atlanta campus. There are currently 5 different homes that meet together on Sunday mornings to eat, study God’s Word and make Jesus make sense in each community!

Carlos and Emily have been married for almost 18 years. They enjoy spending time with their four kids ages 12, 10, 8 and 6.

Carlos and Emily are passionate about bringing the full diverse Body of Christ to work together toward a common goal. When it comes to global missions, they have always had a heart for the world and are particularly invested in crossing social boundaries, and inspiring others to do likewise, welcoming people across boundaries to experience and belong to God’s family.

Dr. Jeff Bogue is the senior pastor of Grace Church of Greater Akron, where he has served with his wife, Heidi, since 1993.

Jeff has a deep passion for his community and for the local church to be involved in making the hope of God tangible to every person. He travels nationally and abroad speaking and training ministry leaders. 

Jeff’s proudest titles are that of husband and father. He claims he is married to the most beautiful woman God has ever graced the earth with. They have been married 25 years and are still best buddies. They have five sons and one daughter. Jeff loves the Ohio State Buckeyes and country music.


Bruce and Lisa Triplehorn have been married for 38 years and have four grown children: Josiah, Daniel, Maria and Jonathan who all live in Columbus, Ohio. They have been serving with Encompass World Partners for almost 30 years, spending the majority of their time in Brazil and the last two years splitting their time between Chad, Africa and Brazil. 

Both in Brazil and Africa, their focus is church-planting and leadership training. They work through the nationals, having spent years building relationships and gaining experience. Now they try to pass on as much as they can to others. Lisa and Bruce work as a team, which is very much needed in Africa. 

Joe and his wife began attending Grace in July of 2008 and he is currently Lead Pastor of Give It Away at the Bath Campus.

At Bath, Joe is the volunteer guy. He works to connect and develop the needs and the dreams of the church, the inner-city and the world with the passions, gifts, and skills of the people from Grace.

Joe and Mandy have been married for 13 years. They have one daughter, Ainsley, and two dogs, Rory and Napoleon. They love having any kind of fun together, from bike rides and the random kayak trip, to sitting and watching a good TV series. 

John and Rachel Reaser are the founders and directors of Shoulder to Shoulder Mexico. They have been missionaries for 20 years and serve the local church with the desire to see the church thrive, grow and become a light house for Jesus Christ in their community.

John is an evangelist at heart,  passionate about the church, about discipleship, about mentoring and developing pastors and leaders in the church.

John and Rachel have been married for 21 years and have two sons, Daniel and Joshua. John loves to fish, both fish and men.