Pastor Rich Joy

Rich Joy is a life long resident of Connecticut. Married to Heidi for 39 years, together they have three married children and five grand children. 

Rich was an educator for 7 years and a public school principal for 4 years. In 1993 Rich and Heidi founded Crossroads Community Church in Trumbull, where Rich served as Lead Pastor for 25 years.

Rich has a great love for God’s people and a calling to help the local church. Rich loves to teach God’s word and to help people discover who they are in Christ.

Rich and Heidi are co-directors of Breathe, a ministry helping pastors and their spouses keep their marriages vibrant and healthy, their families strong and their ministries thriving.

Youth and Worship PASTOR, Chuck Goulart

Chuck Goulart, along with his wife of 25+ years, Ruth, run the Youth Group at Grace. Members of Grace Church for decades, they lead the middle-school and high-school aged church members in both fellowship and learning.

Additionally, Chuck is head of worship at Grace Church. He leads and trains Grace's worship leaders and often leads worship himself.

each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of god's grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)


Along with Pastor Joy, the Elders serve Grace Church by supporting our commitment to love God, love people, and make disciples. Relying on the Holy Spirit, the Elders seek to provide direction to the church's spiritual growth and healthy functioning, both as a family and as salt and light in our community.


The Deacons care for and maintain the church's property of all kinds, to the glory of God. The Partnership's generosity has kept the Church's sanctuary, fellowship hall and parsonages well-loved through frequent use.


The Missions Committee oversees the Church's support of missions locally, domestically, and around the world. The Committee serves as a crucial liaison between the Partnership and the missionaries with whom the Church works alongside.


Our Helping Hands Committee organizes church lunches, Communion, and special events.

Team Lay Counseling (TLC)

Our Team Lay Counseling team seeks to offer Biblical counseling for members of our Grace church family. The team is trained to encourage, comfort, and equip our Partners and friends as they navigate through life's challenges.

Leadership Community

  • Elders - elders@gracestamford.org
  • Chuck Goulart                                    
  • Chad Herzog                                      
  • Deacons  - deacons@gracestamford.org
  • Dave Dudics                                        
  • Shelia Cahill                                        
  • Frank Maitan                                     
  • Jon Lanuza                                          
  • Jenna Spencer                                   
  • Fulika Cassell                                     
  • Missions - missions@gracestamford.org
  • Nikkie Coetzee                                  
  • Gordon Boronow                             
  • Connie Clark                                     
  • Emma Cassell                                    
  • Lisa Poltrack                                       l
  • Helping Hands  - hands@gracestamford.org
  • Kathy Federico                                                                 
  • Lisa DeJesus                                
  • Aster Tesfay                                     
  • Stehanie O’neal                                
  • Nico DiLeo  
  • Eloise Jordan                                         
  • Office - office@gracestamford.org                 
  • Randi Rivera                                   
  • BOD
  • Elders and Deacons- board@gracestamford.org
  • Search Committee -search@gracestamford.org
  • Connie Clark
  • Ruth Goulart
  • Nikkie Coetzee
  • Dave Dudics
  • Jon Lanuza
  • Randi Rivera