BY KRISTEN RAVES, DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
Last year at this time, the Director of Facilities for the Fishers campus position didn’t even exist. Why? Because our Fishers campus didn’t even have a building yet! What a difference a year makes! And, we are thrilled to be able to welcome Gary Gallinger into the role!
On any given weekend, you can find Gary attending services at our Fishers campus with his wife and two boys (3 and 5). He loves Grace, which is what makes him so happy to have the opportunity to be on staff. And, he has a cool background that brought him here.
Gary used to be a News Photographer at WISH-TV, where he is now an engineer. As a photographer, he saw and heard the darker side of things as well as some of God’s greatest gifts. But, those darker things still come back to haunt him from time to time. It has given Gary a calling and desire to help people and fix things, which is what ultimately drew him to this job!
Gary has quite a few hobbies. He told us that he really enjoys fixing and breaking things (and fixing what he’s broken). For a number of years, he has worked as volunteer for Indiana Train Museum on the Fair Train as a mechanic (so cool!). He specializes in fixing the air brakes and pads along with other issues that arise. His greatest joy is playing with his kids and taking them for rides on their grandfather's farm equipment. He and his father even own a small farm! Is there anything Gary doesn’t or can’t do! What a jack of all trades!
Something unique about this fine young lad? He has the ability to talk to just about anyone…and have…and will. So, next time you see him at Grace, stop and say hi! He also loves learning new things and has a knack for asking the “wrong” question at the right time.
What is something he hopes to accomplish as Grace staffer? Gary told us, “I want to remove distractions, and in turn help someone through the haze in their life and bring them back to God. I love removing walls that people build around God and themselves. If i can make it easier or remove a distraction that help one person find God then I have done my job.”
Wow, what a heart! We couldn’t be happier to have Gary with us. Please welcome him by sending him a note in the comments sections below!