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Our leadership team

Pastor Sylvia Romero

Executive Director

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Pastor Sylvia Romero

Executive Director

Sylvia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, and has lived in the United States for more than 30 years. She has lived in Olathe since 1993, is married, and has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Pastor Sylvia is a United Methodist clergy member and holds a special appointment outside the local church for her work at Center of Grace. She enjoys reading, working in her flower garden and spending time in her hammock.


Monica Gutierrez

Administrative Assistant

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Monica Gutierrez

Administrative Assistant

Monica has been working at the Center of Grace since 2008. She also works as the Home Visitor for  the ELL (English Language Learners) Program. She has one daughter and one beautiful grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time reading, as well as relaxing with friends and family.


Betty Gutierrez

Financial Assistant

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Betty Gutierrez

Financial Assistant

Betty returns to the Center of Grace team in an official capacity after leaving to serve full time at Grace United Methodist Church in 2012. In addition to her duties at GUMC, Betty now manages the growing complexity of the finances at the Center of Grace. Betty enjoys organizing and helping people find what they need. Betty grew up in Mexico and currently lives in Olathe. She is married and has 4 beautiful daughters. When she isn’t busy with work or mom duties, she loves shopping and making crafts.


Our Board



Past President & CEO, KVC Health Systems

Marilyn George


Marilyn holds a B.A. in Business Education from WSU and is a retired Olathe middle school teacher.



Coble McCune Wealth Management

Miguel Romero


National Association of Insurance Commissioners.


Principal Central Elementary Olathe.

Janice Blansit

Director Adult Education Johnson County Community College

Rev. Dr. Nanette Roberts

Senior Pastor Grace United Methodist Church

Bill Elvin

QC Holdings Inc.

Richard Nelson

K-State University

Scott Dandy

Environmental Protection Agency

John Nelson

Works at BKD CPA’s & Advisors

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