Senior Pastor

Thomas Schaller, Senior Pastor

The Chairman of the Board of Elders is at the same time the Senior Pastor of the church. As the Senior Pastor, he is the spiritual and administrative leader of the church. His responsibilities include the vision, direction, and operation of the church including its affiliated institutions (MBCS, GGCA, The Grace Hour), as well as its service departments and ministries.

Elders

The Board of Elders oversees the spiritual growth and leadership of the church. The Board of Elders exercises veto powers, but not direct managerial control, over the Board of Trustees as well as any and all ministries directly or indirectly associated with the church. They review all activities and programs of the church to ensure that everything is done to the glory of our Lord and Savior, in the harmony of the Holy Bible, and at the direction of the Holy Spirit.

 

Thomas Schaller

A pastor and missionary for more than 30 years, Pastor Schaller led the establishment of thriving churches and Bible schools in Finland in 1975 and Hungary in 1990. In April...

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Steven S. Scibelli

In addition to being the Vice President of the GGWO Board of Elders, Pastor Scibelli is the Director of Missions for GGWO. He has led teams to West Africa and...

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John A. Love

Pastor John Love graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1984 with a three-year diploma in Pastoral Studies and was then ordained that same year as a Minister of...

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John J. Hadley

This former Peace Corps volunteer serves as the Dean of Students for Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He is also the Director of biblical counseling at Greater Grace Church. He...

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Kim Shibley

Kim Shibley has been a minister of the Gospel for over 28 years since his graduation from Stevens School of the Bible in Lenox, Mass., in 1982. Upon receiving his...

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Glen J. Cannon

Missions has marked this man´s life since his graduation from Stevens School of the Bible 1985 and his ordination in 1988. He spent seven years in India and then five...

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Bruce McM. Wright

A pastor for nearly 30 years, Pastor Wright established a church in Paterson, N.J., and later came to Baltimore to serve as President of Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He...

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Gary Groenewold

Pastor Groenewold graduated from Maryland Bible College and Seminary in 1992 and was ordained in 2001. He has served as a missionary in Kenya, Ukraine, and Germany. Prior to attending...

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Mark Minichiello

Pastor Minichiello is a graduate of Stevens School of the Bible and Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He was a missionary for seven years in Nimes, France, and was ordained...

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Robert J. Colban

Pastor Colban has worked as Project Manager for Taylor Made Construction, based in Edgewood, Md., for the past 14 years. He is 1974 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where...

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Jim Hadley

Jim Hadley has served in the ministry of Greater Grace as a pastor and musician since 1988. Upon moving to Maryland from Massachusetts in 1992, he started a painting business....

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Trustees

This church is managed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees has full authority and management of all the affairs of Greater Grace Church, subject only to veto powers reserved by the Board of Elders of the church. The function of the Board of Trustees is to establish policy and directives, determine budget limitations, review all fiscal policies and financial matters, approve contractual obligations, and review and approve the activities, programs, and projects of the church. The Trustees generally provide leadership and guidance in keeping with the purposes, goals, and objectives of the church.

 

Mike Williams

A one-time major college football prospect at Boston U., Pastor Williams has run a different pattern since coming to Christ in 1976. He became a believer after attending a Bible...

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Douglas G. Brooks

A financial administrator for Johns Hopkins Hospital and University in Baltimore, Mr. Brooks brings a great measure of experience to the Board of Trustees. He received his Bachelor’s degree from...

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Peter S. Taggart

Pastor Peter Taggart has been on the GGWO staff since 1999, serving first in the Community Service office, then for a decade as Controller, and currently as the COO.  He...

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Robert J. Colban

Pastor Colban has worked as Project Manager for Taylor Made Construction, based in Edgewood, Md., for the past 14 years. He is 1974 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where...

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Pete Westera

Pastor Westera was born in the Netherlands and introduced to Greater Grace through missionaries in 1977. He is the owner of foundation repair company called Basement Systems Inc. established in...

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Barry Quirk

Barry joined Greater Grace Christian Academy in July 2014, fresh off the mission field from Budapest, Hungary, where he and his wife, Veronica, and their daughter, Kendel, served since 2004....

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GGWO Church Leadership

“I will build my church.” What a declaration! Jesus Christ has been building His church for 2,000 years. The organization He has designed and built is not like a company or an army. There are some principles that are shared, but there is one fundamental difference. A church derives its mission from the Person of Jesus Christ. The Father´s love for the Son is the life-flow of the church. Worldly ambitions for money, power, recognition, or experience have no place in what Christ is building. It is for this reason that while a church is organized like any other organization, it is not organized for the same purposes. Those who lead, by God´s grace, are leading with the energy and actions that have Jesus Christ as a source.

 

 

 

Ministry Departments

Ministry departments are those that relate to ministering to people whether it be in the area of education, missions, pastoral care, or other.

John A. Love

Pastor John Love graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1984 with a three-year diploma in Pastoral Studies and was then ordained that same year as a Minister of...

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Kevin Cooper

Born in New York City, Pastor Cooper met Greater Grace in New Jersey, through Pastor Bruce Wright, in 1979. He attended Stevens School of the Bible in Massachusetts and developed...

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John J. Hadley

This former Peace Corps volunteer serves as the Dean of Students for Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He is also the Director of biblical counseling at Greater Grace Church. He...

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Philippe Serradji

Philippe Serradji was born in France, where he served as the director for Bible colleges at Nimes in Southern France and at Paris, where he also taught for more than...

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Glen J. Cannon

Missions has marked this man´s life since his graduation from Stevens School of the Bible 1985 and his ordination in 1988. He spent seven years in India and then five...

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Jason Moore

Jason is a graduate from Maryland Bible College and Seminary, and presently he leads the Pastoral Care Team of Greater Grace Church in Baltimore. Since age 16, Jason has been...

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Pete Westera

Pastor Westera was born in the Netherlands and introduced to Greater Grace through missionaries in 1977. He is the owner of foundation repair company called Basement Systems Inc. established in...

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Steve Andrulonis

After spending more than 25 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, Steve entered full-time ministry in 2006 and is now the Assistant to the Senior Pastor at Greater Grace...

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Bob Bridges

Born and raised in New York City, Pastor Bridges graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1987 and received his ordination in 2011.He also is a 1983 graduate of...

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Kim Yanosky

Kimberly is Director of Greater Grace Learning Center married to Edward Yanosky, and has two sons- Tyler and Thomas, a Senior in GGCA. Kimberly has wide experience as an administrator.

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Angela Delaware

Angela is happily serving as the Academic Dean for Greater Grace Christian Academy. She graduated from MCB&S and went to Guatemala to be a missionary and learned Spanish there. Returned...

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Sarah Reagan

Sarah is a singer and teacher who grew up in Baltimore. She studied music and graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts, then went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree...

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Julius Thompson

Born and raised in Baltimore, Julius has served in the Greater Grace music ministry for 12 years, starting at a trumpet player in the Greater Grace Christian Academy Jazz Band...

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Adam Speedy

Adam, from Durban, South Africa, and London, UK, is a graduate of Maryland Bible College and Seminary, where he displayed a passion for soul-winning. He has pastored in Lusaka and...

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Laura Littlefield

Within the first month of getting saved at 19, Laura felt the Lord calling her to serve Him in foreign missions. Answering the call, she found her whole life suddenly made sense....

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Aeden O’Connell

Aedan, a native of Dublin, Ireland, presently serves as Financial Controller and Security Director for GGWO. He graduated from Maryland Bible College and Seminary in 1993 and 1995. He served as the...

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Barry Quirk

Barry joined Greater Grace Christian Academy in July 2014, fresh off the mission field from Budapest, Hungary, where he and his wife, Veronica, and their daughter, Kendel, served since 2004....

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Elizabeth Shibley

A native of upstate New York, Elizabeth served as an assistant to the youth pastor in Malta, N.Y. She graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associates degree in...

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Carla Foekens

Carla, a native of the Netherlands, became a Christian while working as a midwife in 1988. She graduated from MBCS in 1992 and then served for five years on the...

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Roelof Foekens

Roelof traces his vision from God back to 1956 while growing up in the Netherlands. He connected with Greater Grace in 1984 and got his first taste of Bible college...

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Pat Lynch

Pat graduated from Stevens Christian School in 1983 and Stevens School of the Bible in 1987. He became the Athletic Director at GGCA in 1990. He served as president of...

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Service Departments

Service departments are those departments that provide the practical services needed to operate the church such as the technical operations, IT/Web, Finance or other.

Peter S. Taggart

Pastor Peter Taggart has been on the GGWO staff since 1999, serving first in the Community Service office, then for a decade as Controller, and currently as the COO.  He...

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Trish Watson

Trish Watson has been serving GGWO in Baltimore for more than 10 years. She recently transitioned from a position she held for 8 years as the GGWO Event Manager and...

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Scott Dubay

Scott was born in Portland, Maine. Through the incredible sacrifice of his parents, he and his four brothers and sisters attended Southern Maine Christian School from 1972 to 1984. He...

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Russel Hoffses

Russell leads the ushers staff for Greater Grace. He has been a member of GGWO since 1987. He has been an usher at GGWO for 27 years and became Head Usher...

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Ryan Reagan

Ryan was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Greater Grace Christian Academy in 2000 and from Maryland Bible College and Seminary in 2012. He spent five years as a missionary...

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Sebastien Palmieri

Sebastien Palmieri manages all details and scheduling of events requiring audio and visual equipment. He has a wife and two daughters.

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Paul Nye

Paul, a native of the United Kingdom, came to Christ through a Greater Grace church plant in England in 1989. He became IT Director at Greater Grace in Baltimore in...

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Sue May

Sue May

Sue met the ministry in 1976 while she was co-owner of a small print shop in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts. About a year later, she began what has been...

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Anna Braganza

Anna was born in Finland and lived in Hungary with her missionary mom and sisters from 1993 to 1996, when she graduated from Greater Grace Christian Academy in Budapest. Her...

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