Staff

Our Leadership Team

We believe that every Christian is a minister and has a place of ministry.  At GraceFirst, our pastoral staff serves by teaching, caring and helping equip you for ministry.
 

Brad Tuggle

Senior Pastor

Brad joined the staff in March 2012.  A graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, he held several management positions with MCI Communications for 15 years.  Brad entered full-time vocational ministry in March of 2000 and now serves as the senior pastor of GraceFirst.  He and his wife Cheryl have two daughters.  In addition to Brad’s role at the church, they minister together to survivors of sexual abuse.  Their book, A Healing Marriage, was published in 2004.  Email: senior.pastor@gracefirst.church.
 

Amy Kusmal

Children’s Director

Amy joined our staff in August 2011. Amy is a Wichita native who graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After graduating, she spent four years teaching elementary and middle school in both the public and private school settings. For the past ten years, Amy has been a stay-at-home mom and has homeschooled her oldest children. Amy and her husband, Daniel, have five children and have been attending GraceFirst since 1998.  Email: childrens.director@gracefirst.church

Todd Miller

Associate Pastor

Todd Miller joined our staff in August 2016. Todd graduated from Southwest Baptist University. Before entering into ministry, Todd taught and coached for about 10 years. While teaching at Goddard, he felt the call to full time ministry.  Todd served for three years as pastor to students in Chillicothe, Missouri, before being called to serve here at GraceFirst.  He and his wife, Andrea, have three children. Email: associatepastor@gracefirst.church

 

Patrick Sheldon Student Pastor

Patrick Sheldon joined our staff in January 2018. Patrick has been a pastor for fifteen years. He has a passion in teaching and discipling junior and high school students. It is his desire to reach and disciple students to encourage and equip them to live on mission for the glory of God in their every day contexts. Patrick and his wife Bethany have been married for thirteen years and have three children. Email: youthpastor@gracefirst.church
 
 

Erin Wells

Church Administrator

Erin and her husband, Mike, have been a part of GraceFirst since 1993. She joined the staff in June, 2009, after teaching elementary children for 11 years. Erin and Mike have two daughters and two grandsons. Email: office@gracefirst.church