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GCS Board

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Chair of Board

Dr. Joseph Tkach is Chair of the Board of both Grace Communion Seminary and Grace Communion International. He served as president to Grace Communion International for 23 years, and he was the director of ministry for the denomination prior to becoming president. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University and an MBA from Western International University.


Gary Deddo has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen. He worked for 20 years in campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and later as senior editor with InterVarsity Press. He works full-time at GCI, and teaches courses in theology for GCS.

Dean of Faculty

Michael Morrison has a PhD in New Testament Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has worked as a writer and editor for Grace Communion International since 1983. He is Dean of Faculty and an instructor for several courses. He is also associate pastor at Grace Life in Glendora, California.


Randy Bloom, with a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University, teaches two courses: Church Planting and Development and Field Education. He developed programs for equipping and supporting planters and church pastors. He served for over 40 years as an elder, church pastor and regional director for GCI and currently serves on the GCI board of directors.


Becky Deuel is a 1978 graduate of Ambassador College with a BS in Business Administration and is a 2014 graduate of Grace Communion Seminary.  She has been a pastor with Grace Communion International since 2002.  She serves as a coach for new pastors and is active in her community in Appleton, Wisconsin.


Ted Johnston has Master’s degrees in Liberal Studies – Psychology (Regis University) and Christian Studies (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). Ted retired in 2019 after 32 years of full-time GCI ministry, serving as a church pastor, district superintendent, regional pastor and publications editor. Ted currently teaches two GCS courses: Practice of Ministry and Christian counseling and is the editor of The Surprising God blog. He also serves as a member of the GCI SE Region ministry support team.