August 21, 2020 – Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has assisted in the placement of Mo Grimm as the new executive pastor of Grace Community Church in Tempe, AZ.
“This was all God bringing the right people together at exactly the right time; I was just honored to be part of His process,” said Brian Jensen, executive search consultant. “I am excited for pastor Mo and the Grace Community family as they enter a new season of serving the Tempe area.”
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Mr. Grimm is a relational leader with a strong vision for the church. He brings a genuine heart, a readiness to serve and a love for others. “His many years of ministry experience, specifically in communications roles, will greatly benefit Grace Community Church,” the search firm said. “His diverse skill-set will be valuable as he serves both behind the scenes and in front of large audiences.”
Grace Community Church was founded in 1967 and has been a pillar in the Tempe community for 53 years. The church looks to meet the needs of its community and unleash grace to the people of Tempe and the world. “Over the past 53 years, the Lord has given this church a mission to grow richly, reach intentionally, adore passionately, connect authentically and engage wholeheartedly,” the organization said.
In his new role, Mr. Grimm will offer pastoral leadership to the congregation alongside the lead pastor and elders. He will be expected to ensure that the systems, practices and policies of the church responsibly and effectively support its ministry activities. Mr. Grimm will be responsible for strategic planning and staff coordination in the execution of the church’s mission and vision. He will define strategic goals and action plans.
“Vanderbloemen is honored to have partnered with Grace Community Church on this vital hire, and we’re thrilled for them in this next season of leadership,” the search firm said.
Serving Faith-Based Organizations
Vanderbloemen Search Group is a pastor-focused search firm that helps churches and faith-based organizations find mission-driven leaders. It has completed hundreds of searches serving churches and ministries from 70 to 70,000 in size, including nearly 100 denominations and tribes. The firm was founded in 2010 by CEO William Vanderbloemen, who has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a senior pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide churches with a unique, and some would say, inspirational offering.
Mr. Jensen brings 15 years of Christian education experience to the Vanderbloemen team. He has expertise in organizational culture, leadership development, personnel development and team dynamics, and educational management. He is passionate about helping Christian organizations accomplish their mission. Prior to joining Vanderbloemen, Mr. Jensen served at Geneva College as the vice president of student development where he provided executive leadership for student programs, services and athletics.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media