MEET THE TEAM
LEAD PASTOR / STEERING TEAM
My name is Steve Fuller and I have the joy of being lead pastor of Grace Church Abu Dhabi.
My wife and I are from San Jose, California, USA, where I was lead pastor at Mercy Hill Church, a church God graciously allowed us to plant.
Our passion is to help people understand and experience all that Jesus promises to be to them as Savior, Lord, and heart-satisfying Treasure.
We live in the Mohammed Bin Zayed area of Abu Dhabi, and enjoy reading, stand-up-paddling, mountain-biking, and Starbucks.
worship team leader
Tyler has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others and helping them to respond to Him through worship. His love for music began as a young child, playing piano by ear and entertaining at miscellaneous events. During his university years, God began to radically change his heart and every aspect of his life through a greater understanding of the Father’s love for all of us through his son, Jesus (John3:16). Tyler now enjoys using his talents to serve in the amazing grace God provides to help lead people into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
My name is Luke and I have the privilege and responsibility of being on the steering team and a home group leader at Grace Church Abu Dhabi. My wife and I moved from Ireland to Abu Dhabi in January 2015 to work as nurses in a hospital here. I am originally from Sussex in the UK and qualified as a nurse from Cardiff University in Wales. The Lord clearly brought us here to Grace church to serve Him and make Jesus known. We are passionate about home groups and encourage people to meet the Lord in the Word and in prayer. I have personally found sharing promises from scripture particularly encouraging and helpful in every situation in life. I enjoy cooking, kayaking, playing guitar (badly) and travelling to new places.
I’m Earl Palacios and it is my joy and privilege to be serving in the steering team of Grace Church. My wife, Len, and I are from the Philippines and we have been in Abu Dhabi since 2007. We live in Shakbout City and host one of the homegoups.
Our hearts desire is to see Jesus glorified in Grace Church and His love displayed in the fellowship with our brothers and sisters. Being in Abu Dhabi has impressed upon us how temporary our stay here is and that only God is eternal.
simone “sim” Humphrey
I am originally from South Africa and am married to Graham, who hails from England. We thoroughly enjoy living in the UAE and have a passion to see God’s word spread, redeeming lives.
I am devoted to Jesus, yearning to show, and share with all people the immense love He so lavishly pours out on everyone who will receive His grace.
Romans 15:7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
It is my prayer that our welcome committee will joyfully engage in welcoming everyone who visits Grace Church, as we seek to love God and love each other in all we do.
Scott “Flex” Patten
Set-Up and Take-Down Team
My name is Scott “Flex” Patten and I have been blessed to serve our GOD and Savior as the Set-up and Take-Down Task Force leader. I am a retired Air Force Colonel and F-16 Fighter Pilot from Alabama, U.S.A. I moved here to Abu Dhabi, UAE in May, 2014 and work as an Instructor Pilot for the UAE Air Force. I have 4 grown children back in the states. I have enjoyed immersing myself in this culture, meeting people from numerous nationalities and learning more about UAE. I look forward to Grace Church being a blessing to the people here in Abu Dhabi. As an Air Force Commander, I considered myself as a Servant Commander, and as a Task Force Leader, I will serve the our Lord, Grace Church and all that attend our church. Come join us!
Tim & Wendy Hogan
Audio Visual Team
Tim and Wendy Hogan have been working at an elementary school in Abu Dhabi since 2014. They were married in 2007 on the west side of the United States. Their journey together started in Portland, Oregon, then they spent a year in California as they were waiting on the Lord and seeking Him as to where to go next. They both felt like the Middle East was where they were supposed to be, and eventually a way was made so that they could come to Abu Dhabi. Shortly after that, they discovered the Grace Church plant and knew they wanted to be a part what God was doing here. They both enjoy art and incorporating art into ministry and worship, traveling to new countries, experiencing cultures and making dinner for friends.