Brad Leake is the Director of Staff & Ministries at Grace Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee. His role is to serve as the organizational leader and manager of the church staff and ministries. Previously, he served as the Director of Accountability, Data, & Research at the South Carolina Department of Social Services, the state’s agency that oversees child protective services, foster care, adoption, and means-tested benefits. He started his career in politics and then worked for a US Congressman helping constituents navigate challenges with federal agencies. Originally from Arlington, Texas, he grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He married Emily in 2009 and they have twin sons.