Doug Otto

SEU Pastor |

Doug was raised outside of Chicago, IL, lived in Colorado Springs for 14 years, and moved to Tampa in 2010. He earned his BA in Christian Education and Master’s in Educational Ministries. For 12 years he worked at non-profits including Focus on the Family and All Pro Dad. He spent five years in Residence Life at two Christian Colleges. He is passionate about helping students experience life change and discover all that God has for them. Doug has been at Grace Family Church since 2013 in various positions and now loves focusing full-time on his role as SEU Pastor. He is convinced that through community, students can learn as much outside the classroom as they learn inside the classroom. He and his wife Pam have been married for 22 years and have 3 children. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and being outside.

Jeanne Johnston

SEU Campus Director |

Though born in the Midwest, Jeanne moved to Florida as a young child and considers herself a Florida girl. She graduated from college with a degree in Education. She taught school for several years and then left the classroom to raise a family. As her daughters became old enough for school, she continued to use her education in homeschooling. With four daughters, Jeanne spent over ten years dedicated to their education. In the midst of raising a family, she stayed active in volunteering in the church. After 21 years of being a stay at home mom, Jeanne felt God calling her into full-time ministry. She joined the staff at Grace Family Church in 2012. Soon after, she went back to school and in 2014 received a Masters Degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership. The additional education has only fueled her passion and desire to minister and further equipped her to serve Him wholeheartedly. She has a heart for discipleship and mentoring, and passionately desires to see God become bigger in the hearts, minds, and souls of His followers for their good and His glory. Jeanne has four daughters, three sons-in-laws, and two sweet little grandsons. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies, eating out, and reading.

Dr. Ron Beck

SEU Academic Director |

After graduating from Bible College, Dr. Ron Beck and his wife spent 14 years ministering to youth in two different churches up north. Then God called them to a Lead Pastor position in Tampa for the following 14 years. It was during this time that Ron earned his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. God called again and led he and his wife to retire from full-time church staff ministry to start a non-profit specializing in Biblical counseling, coaching, and corporate chaplaincy services. Tampa Family Resources, Inc. is where God placed them for the past 10 years. Three years ago, God called again, and led Ron to SEU Grace. He was so amazed that God replaced his passion for pastoral preaching with a passion to prepare this next generation for ministry through teaching. To see the “light go on” in the eyes of a student when they grasp some biblical truth or principal is truly rewarding and fulfilling for Ron! Once again, God has called. He has now led Ron to go deeper into the ministry preparation process our students are experiencing. He is honored and humbled to now be the Academic Site Director for SEU Grace Family Campus.