Before Glenn and Meg Hoburg came to Washington, DC, in 2003 to help plant our church, they worked in campus ministry at Harvard University and were on the staff of Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, MA. Prior to that they attended Covenant Theological Seminary and served at churches in Nashville, TN, and St. Louis, MO. Glenn and Meg have two daughters in their teens and twenties, Madeline and Isabelle.
Rev. Mike Park
Mike was born in South Korea and moved to the United States in 1985. He received his MDiv and DMin at Covenant Theological Seminary. He pastored The Crossing Church, a multi-ethnic congregation in St. Louis, MO, before moving to Washington, DC, to serve as an associate pastor at Grace. In addition to his involvement at Grace DC, Mike also serves on the senior leadership of Korean American Leadership Initiative (KALI), a church planting effort with MNA. Mike is married to Grace, and they have four children, Lydia, Hannah, James and Daniel.
Andrew was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and moved to the United States in 1994. He has been involved in urban ministry for over 18 years, leading youth ministriues, music ministries and evangelism. He graduated from Covenant College in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Business and received his Master of Divinity from Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, TX in 2015. He is currently a Pastoral Fellow at Grace Downtown, where he leads the music ministry, outreach efforts, connect team, and helps shepherd community groups. He is the proud husband of Stephanie Russell and father of four beautiful children.
Bob and his wife, Jean, have lived in Washington, DC since 1990 and have attended Grace DC since its beginning in 2003. Bob retired from the business world in 2006 and has been able to focus on the challenges and blessings of being an elder in a church with mostly younger members. God has prodded and pulled both of them into situations and relationships that have demanded and produced new insights into and experiences of God’s goodness and the necessity of the Body of Christ for our wholeness.
Tom grew up in Greenville, SC. Fatherhood has challenged Tom to trust God in newer and deeper ways. God is teaching him not to fear what the world will be like for his daughters, that Christ looms larger than any danger or pain they may face in their lives. Being encouraged by many members of our congregation to consider serving as an Elder, and then going through the process of discerning whether he is being called to the office has taught Tom a new appreciation for the difference between wanting to do something and being called to do something.
Elder, on sabbatical
Kevin and Amy Offner 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. He and his wife Amy have lived in DC since 1996. Their son David has lived here his whole life.
David Raimer was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been a part of Grace DC since he moved to the District in 2009, serving in various roles before joining the session. David is an attorney with a passion for U.S. history, Giants baseball, and Notre Dame football.
Rob grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Washington, DC in 2008. He has been praising the Lord Jesus Christ at Grace Downtown since 2009. Occasionally you can find him wielding a saxophone during service.
Courtney Bell Wood
Courtney Bell Wood grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended college and grad school in South Carolina and Georgia. She moved to DC in 2008 and found Grace DC her first Sunday in town. Outside of work, she loves reading, yoga, and not having to drive thanks to DC public transit.
Leslie Brettschneider grew up in Baltimore and moved to Washington, DC in 2009. After a stint back in Baltimore for graduate school, she returned to DC in 2013. In her free time, she loves exploring the city on foot or bike, hanging out with friends, and ruining photo ops with ridiculous faces.
Andy grew up in Memphis, TN, and he and his wife Sarah have been part of the Grace Downtown community since 2008. Outside of church and work, Andy loves spending time with family and friends, watching Alabama football and grilling or smoking on his Big Green Egg.
Most people know Richard by his lifelong nickname "General", which dates back to his days as a youth growing up in Texas. He began attending Grace in the early 2000s during summer internships in DC, and became a member when he moved to DC permanently in 2007. His commitment to DC has grown over the last decade in the city, and can be seen most visibly through his adoption of DC's professional sports teams...and yes, that even includes the Wizards.
A native Mississippian, T.A. Hawks has nearly lived in Washington, DC as long as he did his home state. T.A. has been a member of Grace DC since 2005, and lives in NE DC with his wife Ann Woods Hawks and their son Henry.
Joe grew up in Ellicott City, MD—a few miles West of Baltimore. He has been in the DMV area for his entire life and the District of Columbia for three years. He has been at Grace for three and a half years and calls it a true blessing in his life. Having a passion for shelter and housing needs, Joe hopes to continue growing in love for Christ and the city.
Ben Mosteller grew up in north Georgia and met his wife, Leslie, in Charleston, SC. They left the south behind in 2014 and moved to DC, joining the Grace Downtown community soon thereafter. Ben is a high school social studies teacher and is an avid ping pong player.
Meg Montee joined the Grace Downtown community when she moved to DC from Oklahoma in 2004. She loves visiting D.C.'s many museums, and her favorite spot is the National Gallery of Art.
Laura Niver grew up in Kansas. She moved to Washington, DC after college and attended Grace DC’s first church service in 2003. She later moved to Denver to pursue graduate studies, and returned to DC in 2013. (People may leave DC, but sometimes they come back!) She loves biking around the city, especially when ice cream is a part of the ride.
Anna Ready was born and raised in Greenwood, SC with her twin sister Ashton. Anna moved to DC in 2008 and joined the Grace Downtown community in 2012. She loves streaming a good Netflix series like Stranger Things and sitting around a dinner table with friends.
Stephen Saunders was born and raised in West Virginia and moved to the District after graduate studies. He joined the Grace Downtown community and, in addition to serving the church through the Diaconate, has been active in CG leadership and as Chair of the Mission Review Team. He is a foodie at heart and enjoys cooking for friends and family.
Guy Vallhonrat was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has lived in nine states since then and joined Grace DC when he settled in Washington DC ten years ago. In addition to serving the church in various ministries, he's passionate about skiing and still follows Philadelphia sports.
Emily Baldwin has been a Washington, D.C. resident since the age of 10, minus some time spent in Annapolis for college. She works as a counselor at an elementary school in Fairfax, Virginia, and also helps coordinate volunteer scheduling and management for Grace Downtown's children's ministry. Emily is at Nationals Park whenever possible, and is currently learning how to not get overly emotional about baseball (it's just a game).
Ryan Bratt was born in the Midwest, but spent most of his childhood in the D.C. area. After going away to college and finding his future wife, Ryan returned home to the DMV and has been part of the Grace Downtown community since 2013. In the fall of 2016, he began serving as a pastoral intern while beginning coursework for his MDiv degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing any competitive sport, but especially soccer and basketball.
Chief of Staff
Kara serves half-time as Grace Downtown's Chief of Staff. The other half of her time is spent working for Radstock, a global network of churches connected for mission. Kara has developed a growing passion to engage churches cross-culturally for the sake of the gospel and to see churches mobilized for both local and global mission. She loves the rich cultural diversity of the city, is an avid traveler, music lover and baseball fanatic. #iBacktheNats
Cheryl grew up in Antigua and came to the United States to pursue a degree in music. She moved to the DC area in 1983 to further pursue music and has been here ever since. Cheryl has served in Grace Downtown music ministry since 2004. She enjoys all genres of music. Her weekday job is at the World Bank. She loves checking out new restaurants with friends.
Keith was born & raised in Annapolis, MD. He and his wife Patty moved to DC and joined Grace Downtown in late 2014. As Finance Manager, Keith manages most of the day-to-day business activities of the Grace DC network. His and Patty's primary passions are serving marriages and doting on 14 grandchildren.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Grace has deep roots in the area, as she was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She studied education at Virginia Tech, and at University of Illinois, and has been teaching for 17 years in elementary education. Grace enjoys cooking, taking walks, spending time with family, and discovering DC. Grace is married to Mike and they have four children, Lydia, Hannah, James and Daniel.
Community Life Coordinator
Mazaré Rogers was born in Durham, NC and lived in the MD and DC area for a spell when she was growing up. She was thrilled to come back to DC in 2016 and begin working as the Community Life Coordinator at Grace Downtown. On any given evening you can catch her performing spoken word poetry at a local open mic.