Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Rev. Eric Dokken, Pastor

Eric grew up in Minnesota and he has been pursuing pastoral ministry since his senior year of high school. He studied Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and he moved to New England in 2003 to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He became the pastor of Grace Community Church on March 31, 2013. When he’s not doing pastoral things, Eric enjoys running, biking and golf. Eric married his wife, Tania, in August 2011.  Their son, Joshua, was born in 2014 and their daughter, Helena, was born in 2019.

Children’s Ministry Director, Rebecca Coloma

Rebecca has been a part of GCC for over ten years and started leading the children’s ministry in 2022. She oversees all children’s ministry including the nursery and children’s church. You can email Rebecca at

Youth Ministry Director, Joe DeBenedictis

Joe grew up in Marblehead and was part of the GCC youth ministry when he became a Christian. He leads the youth ministry and Grace Kids on Wednesday nights. You can reach Joe at


The Board of Elders is responsible for setting the spiritual direction for GCC, monitoring direction and taking action to make certain GCC’s mission is fulfilled.

Members of the Board of Elders are: Andrew Major, Paul Pantzer, Bill Parsons, and Pastor Eric Dokken.


The deacons serve our church by tending to the congregation. They show mercy by meeting spiritual and physical needs.

Deacons of Grace Community Church are: Tania Dokken, Bob Martorelli, Susan Masiero, Hyesun McNulty, and Liz Ross.

If you would like more information about contacting a deacon, please email