small groups

Join our Special Teams.

We use a sports theme around here to describe much of what we do... and our small group ministry is no exception. In football, special teams are small squads that play a big role and we thought that it was an appropriate name for our small group ministry. It's how we do life together in between Sundays. 

If you would like to deepen your connection with others at Grace as well as strengthen your biblical understanding and knowledge, consider joining one of four groups showcased below. 

  • Special Teams meet twice a month for 90-minutes. 
  • All teams will be studying the same book together - Galatians. 
  • Deepen and strengthen your biblical knowledge. 
  • Pray together and support one another through life's ups and downs. 
  • Get to know others in between Sundays

Contact Kimberly or Scott Pierce to sign up or with any questions. or 907-723-0514. 

Meet our

special team leaders

Hebrews 10:24-25
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

  • Dave & Kim Bochtler

    Dave is our Senior Pastor and Kim is our Worship Leader. Together, with the help of a core group, they founded Grace Community Church a little over 10-years ago. They have been in ministry for over 25 years. They enjoy spending their time with their family of 5 children and soon to be 5 grandchildren. Dave is a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan (pray for him!) and has been a football coach for over 30 years. Kim has been leading worship for over 23 years. The Bochtlers look forward to connecting with and helping others grow in their faith!

  • Brad & Emily Krook

    Brad and Emily have been attending Grace Community Church since the fall of 2017. Emily is on staff as our Children's Ministry Administrator. Together, they have two children, Mason and Adelaide and as a family, enjoy anything that has to do with nature. The small group ministry is very dear to their hearts as they have witnessed first-hand the immense growth and bonding that being part of small groups can provide both between group members and with God. The relationship building within these groups is invaluable and they are so grateful to be a part of the small group ministry team at GCC.

  • Scott and Kimberly Pierce

    Scott and Kim have been members of Grace since February 2017, albeit virtually now as Scott's is a Coast Guardsman and they have relocated to Virginia for a time. They have two young boys and a 12-year old Siberian Husky. Small groups have been an integral part of their journey with God and they look forward to leading and learning throughout their time as Special Team Coaches this coming year. 

  • Kyle and Michelle Dunham

    Kyle and Michelle have been at Grace since the summer of 2015. During their free time, they enjoy walks and bike rides with their son and daughter. Small group swill be an exciting opportunity for them to learn and expand their roles in the kingdom of God. 

  • Dave & Cindy Cloutier

    David and Cindy have been believers for over 25-years and have been attending Grace for the last three years. "We live in Greene with our 12-year old grandson, Drake. We've faced many trials during our marriage, but God has been with us through it all and we believe that the trials have helped us grow closer to Him and each other. We love the quaint and cozy feel of Grace and are excited to get to know some of you on a deeper level."

  • Wayne and Stacey Drake

    Wayne and Stacey Drake of Auburn, are a blended family with five children between the ages of 8 and 14. With both a Baptist and Jewish background they bring a unique perspective to their small group sessions.  Small group meetings are held Sunday afternoons at 11:30 shortly after the service.

  • Josh & Julia Levesque

    Josh has been a member of Grace for four years and Julia has been a member since Spring 2019. They help run Levesque's Organic Farm in Leeds, ME and just welcomed their first child, Eleanor, in November 2019. They look forward to growing in their walk with Christ and helping others do the same through small groups.

  • Kevin and Amber-Lee Pontbriand

    Kevin and Amber-Lee have been a part of the GCC family for 5-years. They have two little boys, Beckett and Lincoln. They are looking forward to being team leaders for small groups and can't wait to see what God has planned for our church in the coming year and the growth that will take place as we embark on this exciting adventure. 

Special teams meeting dates


  • 8 – 14 Introduction Week – First Meetings, Welcome & Logistics. 
  • 22 – 28 Session 1: Galatians 1:1-9, Uniqueness of the Gospel. 


  • 6 - 12, Session 2: Galatians 1:10-24, God’s Amazing Grace.

  • 20 – 26 Session 3: Galatians 2:1-10, Gospel Unity. 


  • 3 – 9, Session 4: Galatians 2:11-21, Living in Line with the Gospel. 
  • 17 – 23, Session 5: Galatians 3:1-14. You never leave it behind. Thanksgiving Week. Reschedule as needed.


  • 1 – 7, Session 6: Galatians 3:15-25, The Law in the Gospel Life. 
  • 15 – 21, Fellowship Night                                          


  • 5 – 11, Session 7: Galatians 3:26-4:7, Children of God. 
  • 19 – 25, Session 8: Galatians 4:8-20, Two Religions, Two Ministries. 


  • 2 – 8, Session 9: Galatians 4:21-31, Grace to the Barren. 
  • 16 – 22, Session 10: Galatians 5:1-15, Gospel Freedom. Winter Break Week. Reschedule as needed. 


  • 1 – 7, Session 11: Galatians 5:16-25, Gospel Character. 
  • 15 – 21, Session 12: Galatians 5:26-6:5, Gospel Relationships. 
  • 29 March – 4 April, Fellowship Night


  • 19 – 25, Session 13: Galatians 6:6-18, Sowing and Reaping. Spring Break Week. Reschedule as needed.
  • 3 – 9, Final Week, Prayer & Celebration. 

This is a guideline. Discuss specific scheduling with your Special Teams leader.