staff & ministry leaders

Grace Bible Church Bellevue, NE Omaha

pastor dan hauge


Pastor Dan is a gifted teacher/preacher. He has touched many lives in his 35 years of ministry. He graduated from Grace University and went on to Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 1984. He has also served as a professor at Grace University for 15 years. Dan has three grown children and is married to his best friend, Cheryl, since 1976.

rick vranicar


Rick is a retired Physical Education and Health teacher. He currently serves as a substitute teacher for the Westside School district. Rick and Kathy have been married since July of 1977 and have been a part of the Grace Bible Church family for 43 years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Rick enjoys fishing and all things Huskers.

dave schlesiger


Dave has worked for Century Link (Formerly Qwest) as a computer hardware technician for 30 years. He and Chris have been married since 1981 and have been a part of the Grace Bible Church family for 31 years. They have three grown children and five grandchildren with three generations of Schlesiger's attending our church. Dave enjoys his grandkids and sports.​

russ janssen


ministry leaders

julie sweet


Julie has served in a Hospitality / Customer Service capacity for over 30 years. She owned a business for 15 years and served as the Hospitality Director in a church environment before becoming involved with Grace Bible Church. Julie is the Pastor's Assistant as well as the Coordinator for a variety of Grace Bible Church activities and volunteer groups. Look for Julie on Sunday mornings when she is always available to answer questions. She and Paul have been married since 1991 and have three children and one grandchild.

allie knouse


Allie was raised in Marietta, Georgia and moved to the area in 2009 after graduating high school. Allie attended both UNL and Grace University, graduating from Grace in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She has been attending Grace Bible Church since 2013.

youth leaders


Level Up (College Group) Leader

James served as the High School Youth Leader at Grace Bible Church for over 10 years, and began serving as College leader in 2020. As an Omaha/Bellevue native, he has been under the teaching and mentorship of Pastor Dan Hauge since he was in middle school. James married the love of his life, Chelsea, in 2013. Since then, they have added two daughters to their family.

seth hendrickson

Life Line (High School Group) Leader

Seth works as a computer systems administrator at Open Door Mission, and has served in various children's and youth ministry capacities for over 10 years. He enjoys reading, teaching self defense, and his lunch break. Bagels across the land tremble at the rumor of his coming.

paul & melody powell

Quench (Middle School Group) Leaders

children's ministry & nursery leaders

jen rinn


Hello! I'm Jen Rinn, a teacher, wife and mother of two!  My husband Adam and I have been married for 10 years and we have a seven year old son, Casey, and a two year old daughter, Presley.  I have been teaching for Omaha Public Schools the past 12 years and currently work with English language learners from all over the world.  Adam and I have been members of Grace Bible Church for eleven years and I recently started my position as Children's Ministry Activities Director.  I'm truly excited about working more in the children's ministry and have many fun ideas in store to continue encouraging and educating our young disciples on the life and love of Jesus Christ.  Blessings!

kirsten stewart


Hello! I am Kirsten Stewart! Jeff and I have been married for 8 years and have been attending Grace Bible for about that long as well. I was a fourth grade teacher for a few years before becoming a stay at home mom to Jameson, our 3 year old son, and a part time daycare provider. I recently joined Jen Rinn in Children’s Ministry and am the Nursery Coordinator. I look forward to helping serve our kids in lots of new and exciting ways!

kathy vranicar

chris schlesiger

colleen crow


hope golden


Hope does the accounting for Grace Bible Church.  She holds a BS in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has a small bookkeeping business. Hope and Rob have been married for 31 years and have three great adult children and two beautiful granddaughters.  When she isn't working, she enjoys reading, gardening, Husker football and volleyball and spoiling grandchildren.




Dave was born and raised in the Omaha area. After graduating from Grace University with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Communications, Dave worked in radio, recording studio audio and video production. In 2007 he started his own company, dBm Production Services LLC, specializing in live sound reinforcement, audio recording and video post-production. Dave has been involved with Grace Bible Church in various capacities since the church began in 2008.