staff

  • Jungil Rhee

    Pastor

    Pastor Jungil is honored and excited to serve as the pastor of Grace church.  He is passionate to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to encourage people to discover God’s purposes for their lives.  

  • Michael Arthur

    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Mike is a Southern Illinois native.  He is a proud father, lucky fiance, dedicated teacher, and passionate lover of all things music (Warning: he is a classically trained pianist with a love for reggae and punk rock, so naturally he is a bit "energetic").  He invites you to join him and his family to worship on Sunday mornings at our 9 a.m. Contemporary Service!

  • Jaci Arthur

    Youth Ministries Leader

    Jaci grew up outside of Houston, Texas but has lived in Carbondale for almost 12 years. She's a four-time Saluki alumna, with a Masters in Education and a Juris Doctor degree. In addition to all things stage and music, she loves traveling, writing, reading, dancing, learning and experiencing new things and languages, games of all kinds, watching movies and TV shows (especially Sci-Fi and British dramas).

  • Debrah Ditch

    Office Manager

    Debbie feels privileged to have served Grace UMC as office manager since 2002.  Debbie and her husband Rick live in “Fudgetown” and are active members at the Johnston City United Methodist Church.  They enjoy raised-bed vegetable gardening, cooking, and getting together with their two sons and their families to play board games.