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Steve Benedict

Senior Associate Pastor

Steve is originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania, as is his wife Pam. He holds a BA in Bible, a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Biblical Theological Seminary (

Pastor Steve was called to GLCC in January 2001 and moved to Manassas in May 2001. He is the team leader for the GLCC staff and leadership team and he also oversees missions & outreach. Steve and his wife Pam were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 20 years. They have four children: Joshua, Amanda, Justin and Katelyn.

Jamie Brandon, Jr.

Director of Student Ministries

Jamie is originally from the small town of York, South Carolina. He earned his BA in Youth Ministry and Theatre from Charleston Southern University. He has worked in student ministry for almost 10 years. He and his wife, Natalie, moved to Bristow in December of 2014. Jamie came on staff in January of 2015.

Jamie and Natalie are huge Clemson Tiger fans. Jamie has several pet amphibians and reptiles. One of which is a pixie frog from eastern Africa. They sponsor three kids through Compassion International that live in Singida, Tanzania. Jamie's passion is to see students realize their life within the mission and passion of God.

Mickey Howard

Director of Children's Ministry

Mickey holds a BA in Christian Ministry and is currently working towards a Masters of Divinity. Her passion is to see children come to know, understand & learn about Jesus. She and her husband, Landon, love serving at GLCC & they reside in Nokesville.

Matthew Patti

Worship Leader

Matt was raised in Virginia and attended high school at Fresta Valley Christian School. He holds a BS in Worship and Music Studies, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Theological Studies through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. While attending Liberty University, Matt served as the Music Ministry Director of Gospel Community Church for two years. In the summer of 2011 Matt had the opportunity to go to Saddleback Church in Lake Forrest, California and do an internship under their Worship Pastor, Rick Muchow.

Matt has written a number of original songs and also has a passion to record music. He hopes to be able to pursue those passions further while serving as the Worship Leader here at Grace Life Community Church.

Kris Caudle

Admin Manager

Kris is a native Virginian. Kris married her husband Mike in 1987 and they have three children. Kris was called into ministry in 1994 and has served as a church secretary, teacher, office assistant, and an office manager of a local Christian school. In 2007 she completed the Grace Life Institute Basic Training at Grace Ministries ( Kris joined the staff at GLCC in 2004.

Wendy Toribio


Wendy grew up in Pennsylvania and earned a degree in accounting at the University of South Florida and a degree in elementary education at Florida International University. She married her loving husband Daryl in 1991 in Florida. They relocated to New Hampshire in 1994 to start their family. They have three children: Cassie, Cami, and Cory. Wendy worked for 20 years as a classroom teacher, math interventionist, and a mathematics coordinator administrator where she was able to blend the skills of teaching and accounting. In 2012, she and her family moved to Virginia. Wendy is so happy to follow her heart and serve as receptionist in the GLCC office.

Laura Kifer

Administrative Assistant

Laura grew up in New Jersey and earned a degree in Business Administration from Houghton College in New York State. She met her husband, Kevin, in college and they were married in 1992. Prior to having children in 1998, Laura worked for a trade association in Alexandria. Kevin and Laura have three daughters: Catherine, Heather and Jessica. Laura has had the privilege of homeschooling their daughters since 2005. In 2017, she was blessed with the opportunity to work part-time in the GLCC office.

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