Grace Downtown Team

Pastors & Elders

Glenn Hoburg

Rev. Glenn Hoburg, Senior Pastor / Teaching Elder

To connect with Glenn contact him at:
pastor@gracedc.net
Glenn and Meg Hoburg came to Washington, DC in the summer of 2003 to assist with the planting of Grace DC. Their previous ministry experience working with the Presbyterian Church in America’s campus ministry (RUF) at Harvard University, and on the staff of Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, MA, encouraged their love of cities and vision for ministry. Glenn had also lived in Boston during the age of spandex while attending Berklee College of Music. Prior to that they attended Covenant Theological Seminary and served on the staff of two churches, Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, TN (1990-1993) and Kirk of the Hills in St. Louis (1993-1997). Glenn and Meg have two teenage daughters, Madeline and Isabelle. The Hoburgs are grateful and enthusiastic for the opportunity to both serve God and raise their family in Washington, DC.

On Discipleship (PDF),
by Glenn Hoburg

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Mike Park

Rev. Mike Park, Assistant Pastor / Teaching Elder

mike@gracedc.net
Before moving to DC with his wife Grace and four children, Mike resided in St. Louis, MO, where he served as pastor at The Crossing Church, a multi-ethnic congregation of 80–100 members (primarily college students and young professionals). Mike began the ministry from a small number, and developed it to include additional staff, seminary interns, small group ministries and overseas missions. In addition to serving as pastor over Grace Downtown’s Community Groups and adult education programs, Pastor Mike is completing his Doctor of Ministry at Covenant Seminary with a focus on Leadership. His Doctoral work has allowed him dedicated study of management, leadership and the importance of emotional and spiritual health in the Church.

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Bob Baldwin, Ruling Elder

baldwinrobert@mac.com
Bob and his wife, Jean, have lived in Washington, DC since 1990. They were involved in the early stages of prayer and planning for a church plant in Washington, DC which resulted in the establishment of Grace DC. The challenges and blessings of being called to participate in the birth of a new church have been great. God has prodded and poked and pulled both of them into situations and relationships that have demanded and produced new insights into God’s goodness, and the truth of the Community of God that works together to pursue righteousness and justice and mercy is a growing reality for them.

Thoughts on the Act of Giving During the Worship Service (PDF),
by Bob Baldwin

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Tom Carpenter, Ruling Elder

Tom is currently on sabbatical and will return to his elder duties in October of 2017. Tom grew up in Greenville, SC, and got involved with the non-denominational ministry Young Life in high school. The summer before his senior year of high school, Tom listened to a Young Life speaker tell the story of Jesus stopping to speak with a seemingly insignificant bleeding woman. Christ touched Tom’s heart that night, and has been the center of Tom’s life ever since. He has been involved with Grace Downtown for the last seven out of his ten years in DC.

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Kevin Offner, Ruling Elder

koffner@verizon.net
Kevin and Amy Offner, and their son David, have lived in Washington, DC, since 1996. They are humbled to have been a part of Grace DC from its prayerful beginning, and their faith has been deepened as they’ve watched God give birth to this church. Kevin attended the University of Illinois and graduated in 1979 with a B.S. in mathematics, and then received a Masters of Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1985, serving students in New England and Washington, DC. He thoroughly enjoys conversations and relationships with people very different from himself where he can wrestle with truth issues from different perspectives.

‘Neanderthals Aren’t Cool’ for Touchstone Magazine,
by Kevin Offner

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Rob Spackey

Rob Spackey, Ruling Elder

spackey@gmail.com
Rob moved to DC in 2008 and came to Grace Downtown in late 2009. He has served as a Community Group leader, taught in Children’s Church, and leads a men’s Bible study. He was raised in a Christian Science home, although he never accepted the religion. His journey to faith in Jesus Christ began in high school. He played saxophone at a bar in the evenings and was befriended by an older man who gave him a Bible. He finally picked up the Bible in college, when God showed him that he was very broken. God opened his eyes to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Staff

 

Rick Barry

Rick Barry, Communications

202.386.7637 x104
rick@gracedc.net

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Kara Callaghan

Kara Callaghan, Chief of Staff

202.386.7637 x101
kara@gracedc.net

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Cheryl Francis

Cheryl Francis, Music Director

cherylbfrancis@mac.com
Contact Cheryl if you are a musician or singer who would like to contribute to worship musically.

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Kelleh

Kelleh Jian, Program Coordinator

202.386.7637
kelleh@gracedc.net

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Keith

Keith Moore, Financial Manager

202.386.7637 x105
accountant@gracedc.net

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Mazare Rogers

Mazaré Rogers, Community Life Coordinator

202.386.7637 x103
mazare@gracedc.net

    • community group coordinator
    • special ministries: cultural intelligence and faith & work
    • special events
    • assistant to Glenn Hoburg

 

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Diaconate:  Deacons and Deaconesses

diaconate@gracedc.net

 

Joe Kaufmann

Joe Kaufmann, Chair

Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell

 Richard Grant

Richard Grant

TA Hawks

TA Hawks

Justin Memmot

Justin Memmot

 Jeremy Rein

Jeremy Rein

Becca Beavers

Becca Beavers

Bethany Bronson

Courtney Bell-Wood

Bethany Bronson

Bethany Bronson

Bethany Bronson

Marién Moreira

Laura Niver

Laura Niver

Ashley Poole

Ashley Poole

Shari

Shari Williams

Brandi Yee

Brandi Yee

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