Pastors & Elders

Pastor Kevin Munsey

Teaching Pastor

Kevin and his wife Rawni first started attending Grace Chapel in June 2011. In 2012 they began helping in Junior High Ministry and then moved to the High School Ministry in 2015. Leading there until December 2021, only stepping down so Kevin could fully pursue his seminary education.
He started the M.Div. program at The Master’s Seminary part-time in 2020 and is currently working towards graduation in 2024.
Kevin and Rawni have four daughters ranging in age from High School to Newborn as well as two yellow Labradors.
They also currently lead the 1828 Young Adults group.
Kevin has recently caught the smoking bug and enjoys talking with church members about tips on improving his brisket, pulled pork, and chicken.

John Spedaliere 

Elder & Staff Pastor

My story begins in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in Brooklyn during the 50s and 60s was an adventure, there was so much to do and always so many ways to get into trouble. I always would say, “Boy, did I luck out and get out of this situation and that situation.” Little did I know at that time, that God had a plan for my life even though I didn't know Him.
Then one day in 1979, God sent me one of His children, Virginia. She was definitely different from anybody I have ever met before in Brooklyn. We spent a lot of time together, I got to know her well and we became friends. When she left to go back home to California, I felt lonely and lost, so I decided to visit her knowing in my heart I would never return to my Brooklyn. In June of 1980, we got married and I surrendered my life to God, and it's been a blessing every day since.
In the year of 2000, we moved to the desert and started attending Grace Chapel of Indio. I was serving as an elder, then in 2011, I was asked to come on staff. I feel so blessed and humbled to be able to shepherd the people here. I look forward to shepherding many more years my brothers and sisters who attend Grace, our church body is like family.
On a personal note, Virginia and I had been married for 42 years and we have five wonderful children, and we have been blessed with six grandchildren.

John’s story starts in Brooklyn New York,
along the way a beautiful girl came into his life
 and he followed her to California.
They became best friends, fell in love
 and have been happily married for 38 years.
John and Virginia have five adult children
 (Jonna, John, Joe, Anthony and Joshua).
They also have five beautiful grand children.
John has been serving at Grace Chapel since 2001
 in many different areas and is currently on staff
 as Pastor of Administration and Counselor.
On a personal note, someone asked John about Brooklyn,
he told him “I’ve got to laugh at dat, when I tink about it. It’d take a guy a lifetime to know Brooklyn. An’ even den, yuh wouldn’t know it all, have a cup of “cawfee” and, Fuhgedaboutit!!

Lin McCoy

Elder/Youth Ministry Leader

Lin McCoy and his bride Kym were college sweethearts and have been married since 1990. They are blessed with 3 sons and a daughter-in-law: all grown and now serving the Lord in various areas of ministry.
Lin & Kym came to Grace Chapel in 1997 & have always been active in various types of ministries here at Grace. Lin is also our Jr & Sr High youth pastor and loves the that he gets to disciple and teach God’s Word to the future leaders of our church.
Lin is also a novice woodworker and is always helping to build the latest projects Kym dreams up for him. Both Lin and Kym love to serve the body at Grace in every opportunity the Lord opens for them and they desire to continue to do so as long as the Lord wants them to.

Lin McCoy & his bride Kym were college sweethearts and have been married since 1990. They are blessed with 3 sons & a daughter-in-law; all grown & serving the Lord here at Grace. Lin & Kym came to Grace Chapel in 1997 & have always been active in various types of ministries at Grace. Lin has been an elder for more than eleven years & our Jr High youth pastor for over fifteen years. They are loving their new empty nest life & look forward to continuing with ministry & serving the body of Christ.

Alex Dean

Elder/Hospitality Ministry Leader

Born in Indio. Resident of Thermal until 1980.
Committed my life to our lord Jesus in 1980 and haven’t looked back.
Married my beautiful wife Carol May 1987. Father of three loving daughters Annie, Megan, Crysten and now two son-in law’s David and Philip who attend also.
Started attending Grace Chapel in 1994 when we were Calvary Chapel. I “Til the Soil” through employment with a local Technology Company. I currently live in LaQuinta Cove. Appointed and accepted the responsibility of Eldership in 2009.
I love Gods Word and love His people. 

"Since 1994, Alex and his wife of 30+ years, Carol, have been attending and serving Grace Chapel, and for the past 9 years he has served in the role of Elder. Their whole family, including three daughters and a son-in-law, attends and serves at Grace as well. His favorite way to serve the church body is through food, and he has been nicknamed the “Salsa Elder” (not for his dance moves, though). Everyone loves Alex’s salsa, but you can be sure he won’t be giving away his secret recipe anytime soon."

Robert Garcia

Elder/Worship Ministry Leader

Robert Garcia and his lovely wife, Veronica, were married in 1995 (27 years ago). Together they have 2 grown children. Robert & his family have been attending the local body of Christ (at GCIndio) since April 2008, where they began serving together in different areas. Robert is currently the worship team leader and loves lifting songs of Praise unto his Lord! He also serves in the youth ministry along his oldest son. Robert enjoys hiking and appreciating God’s creation in the La Quinta Cove where he lives.

Robert Garcia is happily married to his lovely wife of nearly 25 years, Veronica. They both have 2 boys (Noah & Isai). Robert & his family have been part of the local body at GCIndio since April 2008( by God’s Grace). They have served the body of Christ together in different areas including youth, outreach, home study groups and worship ministry. Robert is currently the “worship leader” at GCI, and loves lifting songs of “Praise” unto his Lord! He also enjoys watching a good game of baseball in his leisure time.