Our Team

Brad & Marilyn Rhoads

COFOUNDERS OF GRACE MARRIAGE

Brad & Marilyn Rhoads are the cofounders of Grace Marriage. Brad, a seasoned attorney of 22 years, saw the marriage and family breakdown first-hand in the courtroom. Also, as a marriage and family pastor, he witnessed the family struggles inside the church and the lack of any intentional and ongoing strategy to keep couples on a growth curve. Marilyn, a counselor with a masters in social work, saw the impact upon children and youth when families fall apart.

In 2012, they founded Grace Marriage as a solution to help church leaders, business owners and couples build relationships on the grace of Jesus.

Our Story
  • Reneah Monanteras – Administrator
  • Elaine Martin – Content Manager
  • Brittany Cragg – Director of Content
  • Jennifer Bell – Writer & Editor
  • Louise Bettelli – Writer & Editor
  • Melissa Gilmour – Writer & Editor
  • Jeremy Bennett – Director of Operations & Support
  • Debbie Gilbreath – Church Support Specialist
  • Jill Pendergraft – Church Support & Connections
  • Curt Wible – Marriage Ministry Consultant
  • Renea Estes – Marriage Ministry Consultant
  • Jeremy Coward – Marriage Ministry Consultant

Our Board Members

Brian J. Crall

Brian Crall is President and owner of foreClarity!, LLC. The company was formed in 2012 and specializes in executive development, organizational development , strategic planning and public policy development. He was a member of the MainSource Financial Group Board of Directors from 2005-2015, serving as Lead Director from 2011-2015. From 2009 to 2012 Mr. Crall was the Chief Executive Officer of CMD Holding, LLC, the holding company for CMD Health, Inc., a health insurance company, and ClubMD, LLC, a series of primary care medical homes. From July 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Crall served as the Resource Director for the YMCA of the USA. Mr. Crall also served as the Personnel Cabinet Secretary for the Commonwealth of Kentucky from June 2006 to January 2007 and the Deputy Secretary of the Executive Cabinet, Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, from April 2004 to June 2006. Throughout his career he has been involved in multiple civic and charitable organizations. He has also served as a teacher and leader in churches he has attended. Brian and his family have been close friends to the founders of Grace Marriage for many years. His experience, vision and friendship are great gifts to our team.

Jon Gibson

Jon is the President of Jon Gibson Company, is a real estate developer who has developed residential and business properties covering more than 1,000 acres in eight cities over the last 35+ years.

Serving on the founding board of “Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson,” Jon possesses the heart of a philanthropist and a passion to preserve the traditional family. About the only activity this former U.S. Air Force pilot loves more than flying is helping the family and “at risk” youth. Recognizing the plight of orphans in Romania, Jon is an advocate for children of Romanian as Chairman of the Board for Open Arms Romania (www.openarmsromania.org). Jon and Marylois, his bride of 44 years, are the proud parents of two incredible children and five adorable grandchildren. Jon and Marylois live near Sacramento, CA with horses and a dog that’s the size of a horse. Jon and Brad Rhoads met through Christian mentoring and in helping establish the Christian Association of Youth Mentoring.

Lori Grizzell

Lori and her husband Kenneth have been ministry partners for 34 years, serving churches in 5 states while nurturing 3 now-grown children. Lori graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Business and then promptly began a 20-year career as a stay-at-home mom. Fourteen years ago, she began a new adventure – building an insurance business designed to allow both business success and flexibility for family and ministry. She has a life-long passion for walking with her Savior, studying and teaching the Word of God and helping couples build strong marriages. Currently, she also enjoys spending lots of time with her beautiful 5 granddaughters.

Kevon Saber

Kevon is a follower of Christ, husband, father, and an entrepreneur. His heart is to help ministries with heroic missions.

As a college student he and three friends and co-founded AllDorm, a college advertising firm which for eleven years served consumer brands such as MTV, Bank of America, and Volkswagen. Later, he co-founded GenPlay Games, a mobile games developer whose games have grossed $30+ million. For both companies he led outward facing activities such as sales, marketing, and recruiting.

He enjoys speaking and has been fortunate to present at Stanford, Berkeley, SCU, and UCSC, and at conferences such as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and AlwaysOn. His most memorable media coverage was in Entrepreneur Magazine and on CBS’ Early Show.