Welcome to GPS!
If you have been disappointed in the past by other camps, leagues, classes or personalized training, then why not try something different? Check out all that GPS has to offer!
Sports & Fitness Director
Sam Barnhill has been the director of Grace Powell Sports (GPS) since its establishment in 2017. Sam is happily married to his wife, Ashley, and together they are passionate about people and building relationships for the purpose of spreading the Good News. Their passions include foster care, international mission work, and caring for the “least of these” in the world. As a two sport athlete in college (basketball and track) and a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, Sam loves all things sports and fitness and believes these can be used as tools to help transform people into the best version of themselves. Sam desires to “take sports and fitness in a new direction,” one that is God honoring and relationship focused.
Joe is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor certified through both the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. He lives in Delaware OH and is getting ready to be married in September 2021. His fiancé Emma is studying to become a nutritionist and as a couple they highly value health and fitness. Joe played soccer in High School and after he graduated he retuned to coach the soccer team he graduated from. Soon after, he grew to enjoy lifting and recognized his desire to become a personal trainer. Joe feels called to lead people along the road to their health in the gym. Outside of GPS, Joe works for a small church plant called Delco Alliance in Delaware through the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He loves the outdoors and likes to spend his free days rock climbing, kayaking and fishing. Joe values his faith and discipleship and feels that people are designed to live life together, which includes building strong and healthy bodies together.
Aleah is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Life Coach with Covenant Coach Academy. Aleah has a deep desire to walk alongside women to guide them in raising a Faithfully Fit Family. She is a firm believer that when we take the time to take our thoughts captive (2 Corinthians 10:5) we will see success in all areas of our life. Aleah has been married to her husband Dave since 2010 and they have 3 children (Layla, Cael, and Cade). What does self care look like for Aleah? She enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and meeting with mentors. She loves to be physically active and is a thrill seeker. Time outside with her family is her favorite. Aleah is passionate about foster care, guiding others to build a family foundation built on God, staying strong in our faith and physical body, and pouring into her family daily to create a deep bond and connection.
GPS Leadership Team
Jeff Stimpson is the Lead Pastor of Grace Powell Church. He has been married to his wife Carrie since 1995 and they have 4 children (Noah, Ethan, Luke and Sarah). Jeff is very passionate about sports. In high school and college he played soccer and basketball. Since college, Jeff has coached youth and high school sports for the past 15 years. As a pastor, Jeff believes sports can be used as a bridge to minister to the community and therefore believes wholeheartedly in the goal of GPS.
Group Exercise Instructor
Jenea has always loved physical fitness and enjoyed dance and running throughout her high school and college years. She teaches yoga and barre at a few fitness clubs in the area and has a passion for helping people feel great in their bodies and appreciate what they’re capable of! She really enjoys teaching in non-traditional settings since people who may not walk into a studio might try a yoga/barre class at their club (or church!) and realize how much they love it. Her favorite thing about teaching fitness classes is creating a space where people can relieve stress, balance their minds and bodies and get those endorphins flowing! Jenea and her husband Derek have a two, five and seven year-old and enjoy traveling together, watching their kids play sports and feel so grateful to have become a part of the Grace Powell Church family!
GPS Leadership Team
Darren has been attending Grace Powell Church for 10 years with his wife Kori and sons Drew and Nate. His passion has been working with kids and he has pursued that in his professional career as the current Parks and Recreation Director in Worthington and in prior roles running camps, sports leagues, classes and special events for various cities. He has also coached over 30 youth sports teams as a volunteer as his sons have played soccer, baseball, and basketball around the community. Darren is living in his third Big Ten community as a graduate of Illinois and Indiana, but his loyalty is still with the Fighting Illini!
Flag Football Coordinator
Kyle graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. He additionally is a certified instructor in Ohio Health’s Parkinson’s “Delay the Disease” exercise and balance programming. Kyle is most passionate about our sports programming and the quality of the instruction and fun that comes from it. He makes sure to leave the fitness instruction up to the Sam and Bethany. Kyle is married to Heather since 2005. As a father of 3 boys, Isaiah (10), Elijah (9), and Jonah (7), he desires to see a sports program that incorporates the lessons of life into the world of sports. “Fundamentals are the foundation for quality athletes, and quality Christians.” Kyle was a three sport athlete from Parkway High School, a part of the Midwest Athletic Conference, with varsity letters, in golf, basketball, and baseball. 20 years later, he remains 3rd all-time in assists, and holds the single season 3 point percentage at 46.2%. Join him and Sam Monday nights for Men’s basketball, and you’ll be more likely to see him give a good assist than a made 3. He loves all things sports, especially when they can be played with friends and family. He believes the most enjoyable fitness comes when you get to compete against someone or for something.
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