Cady Johnson serves as our Creative Director and heads up our teaching team. Instructor and Choreographer, Cady has studied several styles of dance since 1999. Cady loves serving alongside the staff in teaching our students how to worship the Lord through the art of dance. She’s been with the ministry since 2002 and on the leadership team since 2012. Cady’s husband David is also involved in the ministry. David serves in various aspects throughout the season and during our production.
Britnee Nahrwold serves as Studio Director. Instructor and Choreographer, Britnee has studied since 2002 ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, worship through sign language and worship movement. Britnee has been with the ministry since 2003 and joined the leadership team in 2011. We are blessed to have Britnee and her husband John serving on our team! John is on the Technical Team. They have a son, Wyatt.
Laurie Springer serves as our Administrative Director and handles the administrative operations of the company, communication with our dance families and heads up our prayer ministry. She has been on the leadership team since 2005; Laurie’s entire family has been involved with the ministry for many years. Laurie enjoys the friendships that are created within the ministry and is thankful for all that God is doing in our families!
Kim Hood serves as Associate Creative Director and Garment Director. Kim joined the leadership team in 2003. Kim’s four daughters, son and husband have all been a part of the ministry over the years. Kim enjoys using her creativity in different aspects in the ministry. We are blessed to have her serving with us!
Michaela Gruber serves as an Instructor and Choreographer. Michaela has been with the ministry since 2004 and has studied ballet, lyrical, jazz, and worship through sign language. Michaela became one of our instructors in 2013 after completing an apprenticeship program. Michaela joined the Leadership Team in 2016. Michaela is a gifted choreographer and we are blessed to have her at Living Grace Dance!
Emma Hood serves as an Instructor and Choreographer. Emma has been with the ministry since 2006 and has studied ballet, lyrical, jazz, and worship through sign language. Emma became one of our instructors in 2014 after being an assistant for a few years. Emma has a true heart for her students and for helping them draw closer to Christ through dance. It is a privilege to have her on our Living Grace team!
Lexi Eicher serves as a Technique Instructor and Choreographer. Lexi began dancing with the ministry in 2005. Lexi has studied classical ballet, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, and worship movement. Lexi has had the opportunity to advance her training in ballet through various companies. Lexi began teaching in 2015 and brings a professional quality to our technique curriculum. We are honored to have her expertise at our ministry!
Shelli Eicher serves as bookkeeper and is responsible for the financial business of the studio. Shelli is the one to contact with account questions. She has been a dance mom since 2005 and served on the leadership team 2009-2014.
Monica Gingerich founded the River Dance Company in 2002 out of her passion for worship ministry through dance and the creative arts. Monica served as Creative Director, an instructor and choreographer, assisted with the garment ministry, and performed with RDC for 12 years before being called to other ministry opportunities in 2014. Her contributions and the legacy she left with the company will benefit its teachers and students for many years to come.
Board Of Directors
Gordon Springer of Central Ministries, President
Vicki Gatchell of Central Ministries
Cady Johnson of Central Ministries
Laurie Springer of Central Ministries
Ann Willey of First Assembly of God
Amy Wortman of Central Ministries