Meet Our Staff

The Grace United Community Ministries board is comprised of active and involved board members with long term ties to the mission of Grace.

Mr. Jesse Barnes

CEO/Executive Director

(816) 231-5745

(816) 215-3639

Lori Theus

Program Director

(816) 231-5745

(816) 289-6062

Archie Johnson

Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Coordinator

  Rhea Ruddell

  Fund Development Manager

Glenda Handy

Early Childhood/Preschool Teacher

Christine Glasgow 

Early Childhood Teacher

Chestina Gaskin

Preschool Aide

Get Involved

If you have interest in serving on the GUCM Board of Directors or one of the many standing committees, please contact:

Mr. Jesse Barnes, CEO/Executive Director, GUCM Phone: (816) 231-5745; Mobile: (816) 215-3639 GUCM email: