Aaron and Nicole Olinski [Lead Pastors] were married after graduating from Oral Roberts University in May 1998. Pastor Aaron began serving in ministy with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes immediately after graduating. Then in 1999 both Aaron and Nicole were hired to lead the Youth and Children’s Ministries at a church here in Melbourne. Their first son Drew was born in 2002, and second, Derek, in 2004. When Derek was only one week old their family moved to Jacksonville, FL to help plant OakLeaf Christian Fellowship as part of the pastoral team. Then in July of 2009 they moved back to Melbourne to plant Grace Church Melbourne as the Lead Pastors and rounded out a trio of boys by welcoming their new son Dex.
Ryan Shelley [Worship & Youth Pastor] married his wife Christie just before they graduated from the University of North Florida. Ryan began working in ministry under Pastor Aaron and Nicole’s youth ministry. Since then he has worked as the Assistant Worship & Arts Director at Oakleaf Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville, FL. In July 2009, Ryan and his wife Christie moved to Melbourne with the Olinski’s to help start Grace Church Melbourne. Ryan is an accomplished worship artist and has release 3 albums since 2009. Sights & Sounds is available on itunes today!