Our Staff

  • Jon Jacobs - Teaching Pastor

    Dr. Jon Jacobs has pastored Grace Presbyterian Church since 2009. Serving churches in Florida, Indiana, and Georgia, he has remained dedicated to teach and exposit the Bible for over thirty years. He continues to labor earnestly in helping the church to understand the supremacy of Jesus Christ and the metanarrative of the Scriptures. Jon obtained degrees from Troy State University (BS), Reformed Theological Seminary (MA), and Saint Andrews Seminary (ThD). He authored The Death of Christ and the Dwelling of God. He and his wife Debbie live in Hayesville, North Carolina, and they have four married children and three grandchildren. In his spare time Jon enjoys playing guitar, painting, reading, writing, and cooking.

  • NIcholas Sommer - Director of Youth and Family

    Nicholas Sommer has served at Grace Presbyterian Church since 2019. He has served in various aspects of ministry including media, counseling, discipleship, youth, Christian education and home fellowship ministry. His degrees in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida (BA), and Masters in Arts and Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary (MA), along with his experience as Principal and pastoral oversight of a Christian private school in Florida for twelve years, have uniquely equipped him for ministry here to youth and families. Most importantly, Nicholas Sommer is a happily married husband and father of four. He and Andrea Sommer have been married since 2002, and grow in grace and love with one another and Jesus with each passing year.

  • Sarah Hayden - Director of Children Ministries

    Sarah Hayden and her family have been part of Grace PCA since moving to Blairsville in 2017. Prior to that time, Sarah actively served in children ministries for over 20 years in Florida, discovering a passion for connecting with families and supporting parents along the way. She and her husband, Mike, have two boys, and as a family they enjoy hiking together.

  • Chris Saunders - Administration and Finance

    Chris Saunders has been part of Grace PCA since 2018. Prior to Grace, he served as an Elder at Perimeter Church Atlanta. Chris concluded a 40-year business career in the flexible packaging industry in 2019 and holds  degrees from Georgia Tech (BS, MS) and Metro Atlanta Seminary (MDiv).  He and his wife Elizabeth have three children and six grandchildren. In spare time, Chris enjoys farm work, horseback riding and cooking.