Advancement Staff

The Grace Connection

The Advancement staff act as liaisons between Grace and alumni and donors. The Grace connection stays alive long after graduation through special alumni events and publications, which these staff members coordinate. Take the time to know them – they’d love to know you!

Andrew Flamm

Vice President of Advancement

Andrew Flamm, Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), joined the Grace Office of Advancement in October 2013. He has more than eight years of leadership and fundraising experience, having worked and led in multiple areas of advancement including alumni relations, planned giving, annual fund, major gifts, donor research, and capital campaigns. He arrived at Grace from Manchester College, where he helped contribute to a $100 million comprehensive campaign. Prior to that, he was director of annual giving at his alma mater Cedarville University, where he was integral in developing Cedarville’s Major Gifts program and executing multiple capital campaigns.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6121
Email: flammar@grace.edu

Bob Jackson

Regional Director of Development

Bob is a 1991 graduate of Grace College, having majored in Communications with a business minor. He joined the Advancement team in September 2014. Before coming to Grace, Bob worked in insurance and owned a catering business. He will be responsible for building relationships with alumni and friends of Grace, primarily from Indiana to the west coast. In his spare time, Bob enjoys singing and ministering with the “No Name Quartet.” He resides in Warsaw with his wife, Katie, and four children: Ellie, Joe, Maryking and Ben.

Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6119
Email: jacksord@grace.edu

Sarah Prater

Executive Administrative Assistant to the VP of Advancement

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Grace College’s GOAL program in 2010. After working in the Lancer Athletic Department a number of years ago, she returned to the Alumni Relations Department in 2013 and now this position in Advancement. She resides in Warsaw with her husband, Samuel, and three children: Dylan, Kimberly and Brylar.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6127
Email: praterse@grace.edu

Kelsi Griffith

Director of Advancement Services

Kelsi is a 2011 graduate of Grace College, with a double major in Business Administration and Counseling. She joined the Advancement team in August of 2014 after working three years at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. Kelsi’s role is to oversee the operations of the Advancement Services office in relation to the database, donor tracking and donor stewardship.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6128
Email: griffikb@grace.edu

Tammy Denlinger

Director of Alumni Relations

Tammy is a 1981 graduate of Grace College, with a behavioral sciences major and a biblical studies minor. She also earned her M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Grace in 1988. Tammy helps keep Grace alumni connected to their alma mater by coordinating alumni events around the country, including Homecoming, and all communication to and from alumni. She also oversees the Grace Alumni Advisory Council.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6129
Email: denlintl@grace.edu

Sharon Sallot

Development Officer – Grace Fund

Sharon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University and her M.B.A. from Indiana University. She joined the Advancement team in August 2014 as the Development Officer for the Grace Fund. She resides in Lagrange County with her husband Jeff. Her daughter Aleena attends Grace College.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6126
Email: sallots@grace.edu

Heather James

Advancement Assistant – Grace Fund

Heather joined the Office of Advancement team in 2012. She helps coordinate phonathon activities and many of the operations for the Millennial Scholar Academy. In addition, she also helps plan Advancement special events, including student interactions through the Junior-Senior Circuit on Professionalism.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6120
Email: jamesha@grace.edu

Mary Polston

Gift Receipting and Data Management

Mary is a 1978 graduate of Grace College, having majored in English with a biblical studies minor. Mary processes gift receipts, provides data management support, and edits department and institutional communication pieces.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6123
Email: polstomm@grace.edu

Greg Weimer

Director of Planned Giving

Greg is a graduate of Grace Theological Seminary. Greg specializes in building relationships with people, a skill he uses in the ministry of planned giving. He maintains contact with alumni and friends of Grace who wish to make lifetime contributions to Grace. In addition, he organizes the Inner Circle prayer letter.

Telephone: 866-448-3472 ext. 6124
Email: weimergd@grace.edu

Nancy Weimer

Executive Assistant to the President

Nancy is a graduate of Grace College and has been on Grace’s staff since 1975. She has served three Grace presidents — first, as administrative assistant and now executive assistant to the president. In this capacity she provides Dr. Katip and the Board of Trustees with all administrative, organizational, and clerical support and serves as a critical link to the Office of Advancement.

Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6394
Email: weimernl@grace.edu