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White Capitol Commission

Board of Directors

Gary de Graaf

Gary de Graaf

Chairman of the Board

Gary’s vocational foundation is rooted in a multi-generational dairy farming family, of which he is now the elder generation.

A rich heritage of Faith has always been at the center of his life. His wife Donna and he are members of Tulare Community Church, a fellowship of believers committed to Bible teaching, Disciple making and Church planting. He is an ordained deacon and elder in the Reformed Church in America.

Gary and Donna are blessed with three married children and eight precious grandchildren.

David Kropp


Director / Scottsdale, AZ

David was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home with three brothers and a good parents. We attended a small neighborhood church on the south side of Chicago. A wonderful church with good teaching and activities. As a teenager and college student, I was very active in evangelism and group bible studies, with a perceived path to a seminary education.

After graduating from Illinois State University I took a different path into the marketplace and had leadership roles in all the different industries I participated in, sometimes as a entrepreneur and owner and sometimes as an employee. This included roles in huge corporations and start-ups. I have loved the changes and challenges each situation gave me, Including public service, the computer industry, real estate sales and marketing, and hospitality. Always active in a local church, and met my wife at a church retreat.

My wonderful wife Jean and I decided to move from the Chicago area to Scottsdale Arizona in 1995. I have three adult children and I continue to live in Scottsdale, although my wife Jean has passed on to live with Jesus. I am active member of Scottsdale Bible Church.

Mike Massey


Director / Shawnee, OK

Mike Massey is the pastor of Shawnee Bible Church and the director of Grace Biblical Counseling, both in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He came to Christ as a senior in high school as the result of the evangelistic efforts of a good friend over the course of several years. Mike and his wife, Dawnda, met in college and married in 1984. They have ten children, most of them are married now with kids of their own.

Mike was born in Oklahoma and has lived there most of his life. He has also ministered in Iowa, Texas, Indiana, and Alaska.

He has earned graduate degrees from The Criswell College (M. Div.), the Master’s College (M.A.B.C.), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D. Min.). Mike loves to minister the Word of God from the pulpit on Sunday mornings or across the counseling table during the week.

Eric Turner


Director / Cicero, IN

Eric Turner became a Christian in high school.

Eric served for 25 years in the Indiana House of Representatives and was the Speaker Pro-Tempore until his retirement in 2014.

During his time in the Indiana House, he helped organize and participated in the Indiana Legislators Bible Study.

Since his retirement from the Legislature, he has traveled with EQUIP, a Christian ministry based in Atlanta, Georgia, teaching leadership principles to pastors and leaders in the church throughout the world.

Eric and all four of his children are graduates of Taylor University, and he remains active in the university’s development, sitting on the Taylor Athletics Hall of Fame Board. Turner is President and CEO of T3 Investments Corporation, and a founding partner of Mainstreet Property Group. Eric and his wife, Cyndy, have been married for 42 years, reside in Cicero, Indiana, and have 11 grandchildren.


President / Raleigh, NC

Brad has passionately lived out God’s call to reach leaders. He embraces God’s commission to represent Christ in each Capitol community ministering to the personal and spiritual needs of our leaders.

The Lord has blessed Brad with a wonderful wife, Robin. Brad and Robin have four children and nine grandchildren. Above all, they are most thankful to see their children following Christ in their lives.

Brad and Robin met at college and have served Christ together the past forty years. Brad is an Ordained Pastor and has served as Pastor in Ohio, Michigan, and most recently for over 13 years at The Shepherd’s Church in Cary, North Carolina.

Brad has an earned doctorate in counseling from Westminster, Philadelphia, Pa. He has served as an adjunct professor at Shepherds Theological Seminary, Cary, NC. He teaches and preaches regularly to churches and groups across America.

God has used years of secular work in engineering to burden and deepen Brad’s heart to be compassionate for people. In the local church and community, he has both taught and exampled evangelism and community outreach. He has developed several ministries including a Carpenters for Christ ministry. Brad led six Carpenters for Christ mission teams to build church or ministry projects in the Eastern United States. Internationally, he has led five teams to Kenya, Africa, teaching pastor conferences, medical missions and prison ministry.

His heart passion is to counsel, teach and preach the word of God and share the good news of Christ.

He is excited about God’s call to serve as President of Capitol Commission. He realizes that it is not about him, it is about exalting Christ and presenting to our world’s leaders the hope and guidance God’s word brings!