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

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

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. 6122

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

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

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

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

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

Collette Olsen

Administrative Assistant, Alumni Engagement

Collette, a 1990 graduate of Grace College, majored in business administration with a minor in behavioral science and was in the Chamber Singers her junior and senior years. A native of Warsaw IN, Collette is a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church where she served in AWANA Cubbies for over 20 years, is active in Women of Grace for Missions Europe Circle, and is the treasurer for Grace Ladies' Organization (GLO).

Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6127

Timothy Starkey

Advancement Assistant – Grace Fund

Timothy is going to be a 2015 graduate of Grace College, earning a double major in Counseling and Bible. He joined the advancement team in January of 2015 as the Administrative Assistant for the Grace Fund. He will be focusing mostly on the operation of the Phonathon and other various Advancement special events. He found his future wife at Grace College and they plan to marry sometime in 2015.

Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6130