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Brian Land

Lead Pastor


Brian and Amy have been married for 27 years and led youth ministries for 20 years before transitioned to Preaching Pastor at Grace Mills River as he prepared to plant Grace Brevard. They have three kids: Ashley (21) who is married and lives in Austin, TX; Trevor (22) at Ole Miss in the MBA program; Emily (23) 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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Courtney Lotz

Children’s Director


Courtney is on part-time staff at Grace Brevard along with being a Nanny. She’s from this area, was in Brian’s youth group at Grace Community Church about 10 years ago, and is married for 3 years to her husband Cam. 

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Maggie Montgomery


Maggie is our Administrative Assistant at Grace Brevard. She is the proud wife to Todd (4 years) and lives in Etowah with her Daughter, Melmel (10) and Step Children Madelyn (19) and Todd Jr. (16).  In her free time, she enjoys working with flowers, reading, and watching football with her husband. 

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Chip Reed

Communities Pastor, Staff


Chip and Kelsey have been married for 18 years. They have three daughters: McKenna (14), Murrin (12), and Maeya (4). They moved to Brevard in May 2019, from Sumter, SC where Chip served as an Assistant Pastor for 5 years. 

Chip graduated from Covenant Seminary (2011) with his Mdiv. He loves the area for it's beauty, golf courses, and culture. The family is excited for the opportunity to be here and explore all that the Lord has in store for them and His people.