Welcome to Gracepoint Irvine! For many of us, college is where we experienced the transforming power of the Gospel. We see church as what happens not just on Sundays, but Monday through Saturday - forming relationships, bonding, mentoring, doing life on life, and daily devotions in the Scriptures. Our vision is to see a counter-cultural Christian community, an Acts 2 church, in every college town.
Meet the staff of Gracepoint Irvine. We have a passion to build life-transforming, God-centered community, just like the one we found in college. A group of us moved from our different ministries at Berkeley, Minnesota, Riverside, and LA in 2014 to plant a church at UCI. Some of us are UCI graduates that found our church from those first days in 2014 and are now serving God to build an Acts 2 church here in Irvine.
Meet Joe and Irene, who lead Gracepoint Irvine and our affiliated campus ministry at UC Irvine. Joe and Irene fell in love with college ministry during their undergradraduate years at UC Berkeley and then faithfully served in the Bay Area for over a decade before moving down to Irvine in 2018. Before joining full-time ministry, Joe worked at Apple as a developer (and worked on the first generation iPad!) and Irene at Child Protective Services as a social worker. They have 3 children - Jamie (3) and twins, Robyn & Taylor (1.5). When they're not defeating the students at sports, you can find them leading our Sunday services, meeting with students, and welcoming people into their home with pints of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.