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Susan was born and raised in Texas, but transferred to Atlanta is 1986 with her job. In 2014, following a 30 year career with McKesson, she retired. In the months that followed, she enjoyed time with friends and family, but soon realized that it was too soon to fully retire, so she started her own IT consulting business.

In 2003, Susan built a home in Hampton Golf Village in Cumming. It seem a no brainer when Ralph called and said he was planting a church in North Forsyth County. Without hesitation, Susan said “I’m in”! For the next several years, she has led in the technical team and performed financial reporting.

In 2015, she assumed the role of Office Manager for GracePointe and Camp Kerusso. She is now very excited to continue to serve the congregation in this capacity utilizing the gifts and talents that God has bestowed upon her.

In her spare time, Susan enjoys golf and hanging out with friends, and taking an occasional awesome vacation with friends. Susan is also mother to a 4-legged Shih Tzu named Jag.


Sandy and June married in 1973 and have been blessed with three children and seven grandchildren. June is a retired teacher, who graduated from Florida State University and grew up in St. Augustine, FL. Sandy grew up in Decatur, GA, earned a degree from The University of Georgia, and is a retired salesman. We moved to Lake Lanier, in Dawsonville, in 2014 after a 40 year residence in Lilburn, GA. Sandy was a deacon at Parkview Church (PCA) in Lilburn for about 13 years. We were planning to visit various PCA churches in the area and make a decision; however, their first visit was to GracePointe and knew it was home. June and Sandy love Jesus, each other, our families, and living on the lake.


Ralph and Lisa were married 1991 and have three amazing kids - Elizabeth, Matthew, and Andrew. Shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina and getting married, Ralph and Lisa joined the staff of Campus Crusade, now CRU. They later dreamed about helping kids develop a relationship with God, so they moved to Jacksonville, Florida where Ralph joined the staff of Christ Church (PCA) in 1996 as the director of youth and family ministries. Ralph started seminary in the fall of 1999 and moved to Atlanta to join the youth staff at Perimeter Church in Duluth, Georgia. It was during this time that Ralph began to catch the vision for starting new churches. Ralph left Perimeter staff in the fall of 2001 to help start a new church called East Lanier Community Church in Buford, Georgia. Ralph was also able to finish his Masters of Divinity during that time, graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte in May of 2005. The Johnston family loves to cook big meals together, hang out in the mountains, or spend a day at Disney. They are looking forward to a few more great adventures together before the kids finish college.


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Bruce Laible has been married to Julie since 1990 and is a University of Maryland grad, Fear the Turtle! They both grew up in Bowie, MD and moved to Duluth, GA, attending Perimeter Church since 1996. Bruce has been at AT&T since 1998 after 8 years with UPS. Since 1989 he has been actively serving with the US Navy Reserves in the US and Middle East. Bruce and Julie have enjoyed homeschooling their 3 kids (Brenden, Bethany and Rebekah). He met Ralph during their homeschooling Dad adventures and enjoys the theology of grace and the feeling of community which is found in the lives of those at GracePointe.


Jennifer Morgan | jmorgan@gracepointeforsyth.org

Jennifer started attending GracePointe in 2013 after moving with her family from Greenville, South Carolina to Dawsonville, Georgia. Jennifer and her husband Jared have been married since October 2007 and have one son, Layton. Jennifer is originally from Florida where she earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. She now enjoys staying home with her son and spending time as a family exploring Georgia. Jennifer also loves teaching children about Jesus and is excited to be a part of what God is doing in GracePointe’s Jungle Ministry.


YOUTH/CHILDREN

Souled Out Servant Team Leaders

Travis Torrey | ttorrey1@gmail.com

Brianna Torrey | briannatorrey@gmail.com

Travis and Brianna met working with their church's youth group in Gainesville, GA and have always had hearts for ministry. Numerous mission trips, beach trips, camping trips (and more!) later, they are excited to be serving the youth of Gracepointe. Travis is a proud "ramblin wreck from Ga Tech" and works for Exide Technologies as a Process Development Engineer. Brianna is a stay at home mom to their daughter Elizabeth (born September, 2014) while also running her own sewing business, Tailored by Torrey, from home. They enjoy doing anything outdoors, doing CrossFit in their garage, running 5ks (well, Brianna enjoys making Travis run with her), and playing with their golden retriever, Ponce, and boston terrier, Darcie.


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