Our Story

GraceCity, formerly The Grace Network, was founded in August 2011 by Chris & Melisa Stambaugh to holistically combat the issue of human trafficking in the Sacramento region. It’s been nothing short of a miracle to experience all that God has done since that time. GraceCity has mobilized thousands of leaders to leverage their influence and resources in helping hurting young people in the city of Sacramento and beyond. GraceCity currently operates an Outreach Center in the Dixieanne Neighborhood of Old North Sacramento while preparing to launch a new Church in the fall of 2019.

Our Vision

“To See Lives Transformed by Grace and Empowered to Impact the City and Beyond.”


Our Mission

“GraceCity Exists to Rebuild the City by Renewing Hope and Restoring Justice in North Sacramento.”


Our Values

6IX CITY VALUES: The DNA of GraceCity’s Ministry Culture

1. Acceptance

God accepts us as we are and loves us enough to not leave us as we are. We will assume this acceptance for all people; from the streets to the pews, suburbs to the city.

2. Greater Grace

Grace from God. Grace for you. Grace for our team. Grace for our Church. Grace for our community. Grace for our city. Grace for our world. We will be people of Grace.

3. Cultural Humility

GraceCity is a diverse community created in the image of God. We will strive to love and value all people from all walks of life to experience all that God has for us in this life.

4. Radical Generosity

God has lavished us with His radical generosity, the life of His Son: Jesus Christ. We will respond lavishly with our time, talent, and treasure to build the Kingdom of God.

5. Push The Envelope

The gospel is a timeless truth that needs a timely tone. We will pray boldly and exercise faith that God will do the impossible through GraceCity for His glory and our story.

6. Unity For The City

We are better together. Unity is on the heart of God. We will break barriers and build bridges for the sake of unifying The Church to impact inner-city Sacramento.

Our Belief

“Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.” Colossians 1:15-20

Meet the Team

Chris Stambaugh

Chris Stambaugh

Chris Stambaugh is the Pastor and Executive Director of GraceCity, a Church and Non-Profit Organization dedicated to transforming and empowering lives in North Sacramento. Serving in the non-profit field for 18 years, Chris trusts this experience to help mobilize and train other leaders on how to thrive while serving in dark places.

Once a homeless teen, now an activist and advocate for hurting young people spanning the Sacramento region, where Chris has lived for 20 years. Chris loves utilizing creativity and modern mediums to help engage people to reach the next generation. He is passionate about helping others be all who God created them to be.

Chris has been married to Melisa for 11 years and has 4 children: Kourage (10), Selah (7), Samantha (4), and Kaiden (1). Chris loves basketball, music, speaking and writing.

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John Ramey

Overseer Team

Aslan Child Rescue

Allison Hyatt

Overseer Team

Freeman Mathis & Gary

Chad Salstrom

Overseer Team


Drew Sodestrom

Overseer Team

Vintage Grace

Matt Moore

Overseer Team

Hope Church

Cameron Pedicord

Director of Resource Development

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Patrick Thompson

Director of Programs

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Corinne Somers

Director of Care & Counseling

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Eddy Sanchez

Lead Youth Advocate

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Lisa Huizenga

Lead Youth Advocate

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Melisa Stambaugh


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Charmaine Walker


God is on the Move. GraceCity is on the Move. We want you on the Move! Check out the calendar for upcoming activities at GraceCity:

God is on the Move. GraceCity is on the Move. We want you on the Move! Check out our calendar for upcoming activities and events at GraceCity: