our staff.

  • Justin Franchino

    Lead Pastor

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  • Janel Elliott

    Children's Ministry

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  • Robbie Smithwick

    Youth Ministry

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  • Carmen Franchino

    Ministry Director

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  • Ryann Runion

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Lisa Peterson

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Jessie Whitaker

    Custodial

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  • Jeannie McNutt

    Accounting

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our elders.

Elders serve three-year terms on the active board, with the option of serving two consecutive terms before a mandatory year off. However, being an elder is considered a life-long calling, privilege, and responsibility, and so, even if not sitting on the active board, our elders are still a vital part of the life and ministry of Peninsula Grace.

  • Blair Martin

    Born and raised in Indiana, Ryann is a transplant to Alaska. She graduated from Grace College with a degree in youth ministry and Bible. She has been attending Peninsula Grace since 2015, and is involved in one of our grace groups. Ryann also serves as a missionary at Solid Rock Bible Camp, where she works with building up the high school summer staff, keeping the waterfront safe, and the programs going.


    Outside of the office, Ryann enjoys knitting, coffee, and chilling at home with her cat. 

  • Justin Franchino

    Lisa joined the Peninsula Grace staff in July 2012. Lisa likes to help people make things happen (and make pretty things in the process) and loves being a part of the Peninsula Grace team. She is also involved in the worship team and can be seen some Sunday mornings singing with one of our bands.  


    When not at work, Lisa and her husband delight in chasing after their crazy-haired boy and sassy wee girl.

  • Drew Dickson

    Jessie has been a part of Peninsula Grace since she was one year old. In August 2017, she and her husband saw the need for church custodians, and decided that was a way they could further serve the church.


    When she's not looking like a ghostbuster in her vaccuum cleaner, Jessie's days are filled with her three sweet babies.

  • Scott Franchino

    Jeannie has been with Peninsula Grace previously (1994-2007) as Administrative Assistant and Accounting Clerk as of Summer 2011. Her diverse accounting experience has proven very useful as we seek to steward the financial gifts of this local Body.


    Outside of work, Jeannie enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her four children and her gaggle of grandchildren.

Elders not currently serving on the active board:  Allen Clinton, Blair Martin, Jon Thornton, and Brad Zubeck.