John Brunner

John Brunner has had experience in the military and business. He is involved in education and teaching. His service at G.E.M. stems from a lifelong passion for the Word and for missions. John believes that contributing time and resources to those efforts that have eternal implications, the furthering of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the only sustainable path in changing lives forever. He is convinced that Truth works!

Moses Onwubiko


Moses is President and Founder of Grace Evangelistic Ministries. In 1997, God interrupted his life long ambition of becoming a neurosurgeon and substituted it with His own plan of reaching the lost and destitute. Moses was saved on the crusade ground in his village in Nigeria and started preaching in churches, schools and trains when he was just 12 years old. Moses resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Gloria and young daughter Sophia.

Debby Hagar


Debby met Moses in 1998, the day G.E.M. moved from his apartment into it’s first official office. This God ordained meeting led to a trip to Nigeria, which turned out to be the first of many. Debby enjoys assisting the ministry and coordinating crusades with pastors around the world. She and her husband Richard Hays live in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Karen Stark


Karen Stark spent her career in sales and marketing ultimately owning a business with her husband in the field of financial transactions. She is passionate about the Word of God with a heart for all people to have an accurate understanding of biblical truth because it is so life changing. G.E.M. has always been her favorite mission group since she was first introduced to them from their newsletters and she feels blessed to be invited to serve on the board. Karen lives with her husband Ron in Portland, Oregon.

Bob Smith

Bob Smith is a self-employed certified registered nurse anesthetist in Idaho. In 1998, a friend handed Bob and his wife Dotti Volume 2 of Grace News Today. Upon reading it, he immediately said, “We have to support this guy.” He was convinced that this was no coincidence and from that day forward he has supported the ministry and prayed for Moses and the G.E.M. team every day. Bob says “it has been a great blessing to be associated with G.E.M. for many years.” And now he is honored to serve on the G.E.M. Board.

Tim Rybacki


Tim Rybacki is an attorney with Littler Mendelson, PC. and has a passion for missions. Tim and his wife Tarala served with Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU) in Italy after finishing college. Tarala worked in the GEM office in the early days of the ministry. Tim and Tarala have three young children and live in Nashville, TN. 

Lee Smith

Lee and his wife Patty own L & P Plastics, based outside Pittsburgh P.A. where Lee was a deacon in his church for almost 30 years. He and Patty both have a long time love of missions which has motivated Lee to serve on the board of G.E.M. Lee and Patty live just east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.