Aaron and Nicole Olinski
Aaron and Nicole were married after graduating from Oral Roberts University in May 1998. Pastor Aaron began serving in ministry 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 Oak Leaf 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 son Dex.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Nick has been in central Florida since his family moved to Satellite Beach in 2004. He graduated from UCF in 2012, and immediately began working with various churches in the Orlando and Melbourne area—serving as a worship leader, working with students, and even leading worship for various summer camps, conferences, and youth retreats. He came on staff at Grace Church in November 2016, and he and his wife, Taylor, love being a part of what God is doing here in Melbourne.
Everyone was once a student, and has memories from those times…whether good or bad, these times changed and directed your life. Pastor Jonny draws from those moments in his life to teach and lead students in his ministry.
Jonny comes from a long line of pastors – his father and grandfather both committed their lives to being pastors and evangelists. Jonny followed in their footsteps starting out young in his ministry, volunteering in any way he could. From being a musician to cleaning to speaking and everything in between; he worked doing whatever needed to be done. When the time came for him to take on more responsibilities, he didn’t hesitate and at 24 he became a youth and student pastor at his father’s church in Missouri.
He and his wife Jessica were Pastors in that position for 10 years as they grew their family from 2 to 6, adding 4 beautiful children to their household – Creston, Kaci, Grace and Jolene. They now join Grace Church for their next great calling.
The Blocks are passionate about growing God’s Kingdom knowing that God is an exciting thing to experience. Every time they come into contact with the students of Melbourne, they will be working under the understanding that students of all ages need spiritual guidance, encouragement from adults, and motivation to do what God has destined them to accomplish!
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Amy and her family relocated to Melbourne in June 2018. She and her husband, Ken, have 4 children- Savannah, Ellie, Megan and Kaleb. The family found Grace Church very quickly after moving to the area and began volunteering on the hospitality team, with the youth and on the media team. Amy served in various capacities at her church in Wisconsin including working in the nursery, being an AWANA leader, serving meals, volunteering at the information desk and even acting in some of the church-led productions! She is thrilled to be part of the staff at Grace Church and excited for all God is doing here!