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  • Julius Thompson
    Born and raised in Baltimore, Julius has served in the Greater Grace music ministry for 12 years, beginning in 8th grade as a trumpe...
  • Pat Lynch
    Coach Lynch graduated from Stevens Christian School in 1983 and Stevens School of the Bible in 1987. He became the Athletic Director...
  • John Hadley
    Pastor John Hadley hails from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He is the second of 11 surviving children born to Jack and Anna Hadley....
  • Sonja Anderson
    Born in Haverhill, MA, and raised in Florida, Ms. Anderson attended the University of South Florida, where she earned a Bachelor’s d...
  • Theresa Hoffses
    Mrs. Hoffses has been connected to GGCA for many years. First as a graduate, then as a teacher for more than 8 years. Her educat...
  • Karen Preston
    Ms. Preston is in her 16th year of teaching and has been GGCA's 1st grade teacher since 2011. Originally from Massachusetts, she...
  • Michael Evans
    Mr. Evans has been a teacher at GGCA for 9 years and is currently teaching in the middle school. Born in Denver, Colorado, he ea...
  • Trish Watson
    Trish is the Registrar at Greater Grace Christian Academy and assists with various events and projects as a member of GGCA's adminis...
  • Cecilia Fox
    Señora Fox was born in Puente Alto, Chile. She came to the United States of America in 2002 and has been teaching the Spanish langua...
  • Pastor John Love
    Pastor John Love graduated from Stevens School of the Bible in 1984 with a three-year diploma in Pastoral Studies and was then...
  • Barry Quirk
    Pastor Barry Quirk joined Greater Grace Christian Academy in July of 2014, fresh off the mission field of Budapest, Hungary where he...
  • Karelia Walsh
    Karelia Walsh was born in Finland and grew up on the mission field in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Deg...
  • Jeff McKeon
    Pastor McKeon has taught Bible at GGCA since 2012, the year in which received his ordination. Born in Salem, MA, and raised in Lynn,...
  • Pete Westera
    Pastor Pete Westera was born in the Netherlands and introduced to Greater Grace through missionaries in 1977. He is the owner of ...
  • Justin Schaller
    Pastor Justin Schaller has been teaching Bible at GGCA since 2015. A graduate of GGCA himself, Class of 2000, he went on to Mar...
  • Thomas Schaller
    A pastor and missionary for more than 30 years, Pastor Schaller led the establishment of thriving churches and Bible schools in ...
  • Lena Andrews
    Mrs. Andrews was born in Greece and has served at GGCA for 10 years. She was a 5th grade teacher from 1997-2002, and has been th...
  • Barbara Cook
    Originally from upstate New York, Mrs. Cook moved to Baltimore in 1989 with her husband, Mike, to attend MBC&S. A year later...
  • Hailey Nye
    Hailey was born and raised in Baltimore. She is a graduate of GGCA class of 2017 and has returned to serve our school in the Physica...
  • Jon Saboe
    Jon spent the first 19 years of his life in the mountains of North Idaho near the Canadian border. During high school he toured ...
  • Annette Bednez
    Annette possesses a BA in music education and has over 30 years of experience teaching vocal, general, and instrumental music. GGCA ...
  • Katie Rodriguez
    Raised in the state of Washington, Mrs. Rodriguez traveled east to attend Maryland Bible College and Seminary for several y...
  • Avril Plunkett
    Mrs. Plunkett is serving on GGCA's Admin Team and functions as an Assistant to the Principal. She spent the last 18 years as a miss...
  • Jon Cook
    Mr. Cook is currently teaching in GGCA's middle school. He was born and raised in Maryland and attended GGCA until 8th grade. Af...
  • Amy Tariverdi
    Amy was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan on the mission field. She was home-schooled her whole life. At a...
  • Khrystyne Cook
    Khrystyne grew up in Greater Grace Church and is a graduate of Greater Grace Christian Academy, class of 2014. She attended CCBC and...
  • Kim Tanksley
    Mrs. Tanksley was born and raised in New Jersey and came to Maryland to attend Maryland Bible College. She met and married her husba...
  • Ara Shishmanian
    Ara Shismanian joined GGCA as the Assistant Principal in the fall of 2020 and brought a wealth of experience to our school having s...
  • Jen Brooks
    Mrs. Jennifer Brooks joined the GGCA elementary school staff as a teacher’s aide in the first grade and then taught in the 4th grade...
  • Philippe Serradji
    Philippe Serradji serves GGCA as a Bible teacher, but he is actually the Director of Maryland Bible College. Born in France, he serv...
  • Janiea Andrulonis
    Janiea Andrulonis attended Shenandoah University, where she studied Mass Communication, French, and Women's Studies. Prior to teachi...
  • Hector Eduardo Valle
    Mr. Valle graduated from the Polytechnic University in Guayaquil Ecuador in 1990, with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering...
  • Carolynn Peters
    Miss Peters was born in Wisconsin,  but her journey continued, first to New York City and then to various places around the world. S...
  • Sara Gamelli
    Mrs. Gamelli is a graduate of GGCA and went on to graduate from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Ph...
  • Rebekah Mooney
    Rebekah Mooney has returned to GGCA after graduating with honors with the Class of 2017. She is working as a teacher's aide in the ...
  • Dawn Doorenbos
    Dawn Doorenbos returns to GGCA as the high school English teacher after spending time serving as a foreign missionary in South Korea...