Meet Our Staff:

austinAustin Kraft 

Pastor

Austin and his family moved from Castle Rock to Eagle to serve Grace Fellowship in 2012. He lives in Eagle with his wife Melissa, and four children: Brookelyn, Kaylie, Kaden, and Brady. He holds a BA in Christian Ministry and is currently studying in the Specific Ministry Program at Concordia Theological Seminary.
Austin loves studying God’s Word, making his kids laugh, and ice cream. He also loves spending time with his family playing in the Colorado outdoors camping, biking, and fly fishing. 
 
Prior to being called into ministry, Austin was a police officer in Aurora and Durango Colorado. He was also a small business owner in Denver. Austin has a burning passion for studying God’s word, proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel, and sharing the love of Jesus with others!
 

Contact Austin: Austin@GraceGypsum.com     (970) 445-3101

 

Ben Brockett

Music Director

Ben Brockett has been leading worship since the early 1990s. After giving his life to the Lord, he knew he wanted to use his gifts of song and music for God's glory. At Prince of Peace Lutheran, in Grand Junction, he wrote a contemporary musical liturgy and then continued it at Messiah Lutheran. The pastor and some of the leadership at Messiah looked into a contemporary service and soon Ben was leading worship for the new service. He and his wife moved to Eagle Valley 12 years ago, and four years ago joined Grace Fellowship's worship team. This year he took the reins and leads it. He produced one album of original songs.
 
Contact Ben: BrockettMan@msn.com     970-208-3411
 

missyMelissa Kraft

Awana Commander

Melissa has served Grace Fellowship since 2012 as a member of the worship team and Vacation Bible School leader, and more recently, the AWANA Club Children's Ministry program. She lives in Eagle with her husband Austin, and their four children: Brookelyn, Kaylie, Kaden, and Brady.  Melissa has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Education and teaches third grade for the Eagle County School District. She is dedicated to sharing her love and passion for Jesus, music, and children with Grace Fellowship and the surrounding community. She looks forward to being a part of our church family for many years to come.

 

Contact Melissa: Melissa@LionsGateRE.com     720-272-4880

 

Kindra Skluzacek

VBS Director

Kindra hails from Salt Lake City, Utah and came to the Vail Valley over 20 years ago. Kindra, Dave, and their two kids, Ian and Tula, joined Grace Fellowship and fell in love with their church family. Kindra's heart for Jesus and children’s ministries has led her to serve for many years as our Vacation Bible School Director. Kindra also serves on the worship team and as a member of our AWANA staff.

 

Contact Kindra: Kdskluz@gmail.com     970-376-3408