Leadership and Staff

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Travis Hartjen, our planting pastor, has accepted God’s call to plant other churches in the metroplex. We are currently in the process of seeking God’s will for our next Pastor. Meanwhile, our Elders are visiting the sick, and pastors from the area are preaching on Sundays. If you have a need, please email Pastor@TangibleGrace.com.

John Slaten
Worship Leader
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John has been making music at TGF since April 2011. He is married to April, and along with music, he loves reading a vast variety of books from physics textbooks to graphic novels and everything in between. He only loves one cat, Zoe, whom he affectionately calls, “Princess Zosephina.”

Jeff Purdin
Worship Director
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Jeff has been a part of TGF since August 2013. He and his wife, Melissa, have two talented teens, Katie and Zach. Jeff is an IT guy who loves music and plays multiple instruments. His weekday goal is 5 eye-rolls from his teens before they escape to school. Needless to say, he enjoys being punny!

Josh Turay
Student Director
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Josh Turay “JT” is our Youth Director and has been a part of TG Fellowship since September 2014. He has a passion for missions, serving, and being relational with whomever he comes into contact with. He loves Ultimate Frisbee, the outdoors, has a heart for the people of Peru, and hates to capitalize the pronoun “i”.

Alecia Babiuch
KidConnect Director
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Alecia is our KidConnect Director and has been with TG since March 2015. As a former elementary teacher she has a passion for children and loves the opportunities to connect them to Jesus. Alecia and her husband, Jesse, have 3 children and live in Wylie. As a family they enjoy the outdoors and taking their children on new adventures.

Josh Patterson
Director of Administration and Outreach
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Josh has been a member at Tangible Grace since 2010 and recently came on staff. Josh and his wife, Janelle, have 2 year old twin boys and live in Frisco. The Patterson’s enjoy spending time with family and friends. One of Josh’s greatest passions is traveling to Klemtu, British Columbia to share in the lives of the First Nations people there.