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Meet New GFC Staff Theresa Decker

GFC has recently hired Theresa Decker as our Communications Director. We've asked her to introduce herself and her husband so that we can get to know them a little better!


My husband Jared and I moved to Johnson City from Sarasota, FL, where Jared has been serving in ministry for nearly 10 years at Grace Church. While there, I assisted Jared in youth ministry and helped develop the church’s women and children’s ministries. We are newlyweds and are actually celebrating our one-year anniversary today, February 23!

I grew up in St. Louis, MO, where I came to know Christ at church camp in 7th grade.  I received my bachelor’s degree in Communication and Writing at Southwest Baptist University and went on to earn my master’s degree in Communication and Conflict and Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University. During this time, I was actively involved in teaching and research and held a position as the coordinator of a large-scale public health campaign. After I graduated, I moved into a position as the Senior Educator of a violence prevention education program at a domestic violence center in Sarasota, FL. My work there fulfilled a life-long dream to help end domestic violence while preparing me for this position through my responsibility to execute a complex communications plan.

In September, Jared and I felt God prompting us to make a life change and soon recognized that He was calling us to Johnson City. My husband and I are most passionate about two things: building the kingdom of God and the concept of story, in all of its many forms. As GFC’s Communications Director, I am committed to telling the story of GFC with excellence, accuracy, and appeal. I will primarily be responsible for enhancing and managing communication processes both internally and externally. I will direct all promotional initiatives, coordinate print and design services, and oversee public communication platforms, such as the bulletin and website. If you’d like to hear more about my role at GFC or if you just want to get to know me better, please contact me! You can email me or follow me on Instagram and Facebook.


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