GraceLife Staff & Leadership

Tommy C.JPG

Tommy Clayton is the Lead Pastor and Elder at GraceLife Church. He and his wife Sarah have served in ministry together for nearly fifteen years. They moved to West Volusia in January of 2015 to plant GraceLife at Deltona High School. They love the people in this community and have a heart to see lives transformed by the gospel of grace!

Steve E.JPG

Steve Eckman was installed as an Elder at GraceLife in January, 2019. He and his wife Beth have been married for over thirty years.

Joe N..JPG

Joe Nugent was installed as an Elder at GraceLife in January, 2019. He serves alongside his wife Marilyn in various ministry capacities.


Melissa A.JPG

Melissa Affolter officially joined the GraceLife staff in 2018 as our Director of Communications and Care. She also directs our partnering ministry, Beholding & Becoming Counseling Services.


Jon Horton has served at GraceLife for three years. He stepped into a staff role as Worship Leader in early 2018, coordinating Sunday's music and tech needs.

Christie R.JPG

Christie Roth came on staff in 2018 as the GraceLife Kids Director. She also serves alongside her husband Bill, who is GraceLife's Community Group Coordinator.


Diane Hendricks serves on staff as Director of Ministries at GraceLife. Alongside her husband Chris, Diane also serves as a Community Group Facilitator.