Our Staff

Dr. Joey Lang, Lead Pastor

Joey has been on Staff at Grace since July 2010. He has earned degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO) and Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) as well as had over twenty years of combined ministry experience in pastoring, collegiate ministry, and youth work. Joey has been married to Melissa Lang for 24 years and has two children. 

Joey loves joking, laughing (often at his own jokes), reading, gaming, movie-watching, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Email: joey@gracebaptistgardner.com

Brandon Champagne, Worship & Community Impact Pastor

Brandon has been on Staff at Grace since August 2021. For the previous 17 years he has served as a full time pastor in multiple churches. His ministry roles have included: worship, outreach, small groups, and men’s discipleship. Brandon’s heart is for the local church – connecting their hearts in worship and equipping them to go out into their community as the hands and feet of Jesus. Brandon and his wife, Cassie, were high school sweethearts. They have three adult sons, one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

Email: brandonchampagne321@gmail.com

Tyler Brush, Youth and Discipleship Pastor

Tyler has been on Staff at Grace since May 2022. He is currently working to complete his Master’s of Divinity from Midwestern Seminary. He has been serving at Grace since he was in SALT Student Ministries in high school. His heart and passion is for discipleship and encouraging others to share the Gospel. 

Tyler has been married to his wife, Marisa Brush, for 2 years. They two cats who love him the most. Tyler loves to play strategy games, read/watch Star Wars, play the bass guitar, and make GREAT jokes.

Email: tyler.matthis@gmail.com

Morgan Walterman, Children’s Minister

Morgan has been on Staff at Grace since October 2018. She earned her Education Degree from Mid-America Nazarene University (Olathe, KS). Morgan works with children of all ages in both school and church settings. Morgan attends Grace with her whole family, and has been married to Jeremy Walterman for 2 years. They have the cutest dog named Chief!

Morgan loves writing, drawing, watching movies, hanging out with her family and friends, and jamming out to music as she drives to work. 

Email: morgan@gracebaptistgardner.com

Marisa Brush, Administrative and Communications Director

Marisa has been on Staff at Grace since December 2020. She earned a double bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Business Administration form the University of Kansas. Marisa started off serving at Grace in the SALT Student Ministries in high school, but has since developed a heart for equipping ministry leaders with the resources they need to do what God is calling them to do. 

Marisa has been married to her husband, Tyler Brush, for 2 years. They have two cats who definitely love her the most. She loves to read, journal, put together puzzles (the more pieces the better!) and explore. She will most likely be found at a coffee shop or running around the church without shoes. 

Email: marisa@gracebaptistgardner.com