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Brian Land

Lead Pastor


Brian and Amy have been married since 1992 and led youth ministries for 20 years after which Brian transitioned to Preaching Pastor at Grace Mills River as he prepared to plant Grace Brevard. They have three kids: Ashley (22) who is married and works in the solar-power industry in Austin, TX; Trevor (23) working for the FDIC in Mississippi; Emily (25) who takes care of children and teaches art in Durango, CO.

Brian writes a (mostly) weekly BLOG that unpacks Gospel nuggets.

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Craig Lotz

Arts Director


Craig Lotz has served in the Grace Network since 1993 (6 months after original church launch) and is now working alongside Grace Brevard to help lead worship & arts. Craig is married to Annette (30 yrs.) and lives in Mills River with their son Bryce, his wife Hannah, and nephew Caleb. Along with a deep love for the arts (movies, tv, theatre, music, photography, etc.) and their pets (Max, Kiwi, Shasta, Haven), the entire Lotz family loves exploring the local scenery and connecting with the diverse WNC community.

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Breanna Peterson

Administrative Assistant


Bre serves as Grace Brevard’s Administrative Assistant. Bre married her husband, Chet, in 2015 and they have two boys, Archer and Rowan. Bre is a Brevard native and loves raising her children in the same place she grew up. Chet and Bre love hiking, playing with the boys, traveling for missions, and working on design & building projects around their home.