Grace Community Church functions under the leadership of a council of elders/pastors who are equal in authority and specialized in function. The elder council currently consists of two vocational elders/pastors, Kevin Wilhoit and Scott Devor, and two non-vocational elders/pastors, Shannon Melvin and Mark Scimeca. Collectively the elders oversee and share the pastoral work of the church.
Kevin Wilhoit holds an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is originally from western Pennsylvania, where he worked in construction, was a committed member of a local church, and was involved in lay ministry. After concluding that God was calling him into full-time ministry, Kevin and his family moved to Florida in 2009 to attend seminary.
Kevin’s passion is to see the Kingdom of God expand among the people of Grace Community Church, the greater community of St. Cloud, and to the ends of the earth, by being a faithful under-shepherd of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. He strives to connect the riches of Christ to our everyday lives through faithful preaching, teaching, and discipleship, in order to establish the hearts of God’s people in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Kevin has been married to Brooke since 2000, and they have three children: Leah, Kaelin, and Nathan.
Scott Devor is committed to the mission and the work of the church—to see disciples formed and matured in Jesus Christ and to proclaim the gospel to a watching world. The truth of this gospel is not about us, it’s about Jesus. When we come to embrace this truth, we are freed to live lives which love God and love others—lives that magnify God and not ourselves.
Shannon Melvin has been a professing believer since 1988 and is deeply committed to the service of the body at Grace Community Church. He has been a resident of St. Cloud since 1996. He is married to Michelle, who teaches music at Harmony Community School. They have 2 teenage sons, Brandon and Zachary. He is committed to the service of Christ through the ministries of Grace Community Church and desires to see the great work of the Gospel impact those in the local community. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and camping.
1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.”
Mark Scimeca grew up in western New York and professed Christ as Savior in 1975. He and his wife Karen married and moved to Central Florida in 1992, have lived in Saint Cloud since 2001, and became members of Grace Community Church in 2013. They have and homeschool nine children: Kristen, Laura, Sarah, Luke, Boaz, Jubilee, Jonathan, Jeremiah and Josiah, including four adopted from Ethiopia. Mark works as in-house counsel for CNL Financial Group and volunteers with Myanmar Covenant Ministries. Mark has a passion for promoting family devotions and multi-generational faithfulness in the Church (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).