Meet Our Staff and Leaders

Pic         Rev. Sharon joined the Grace Staff in September 2013 after graduating from seminary. She was ordained into the priesthood at Grace after receiving a call from the community.  Rev. Sharon is enlivened by people who wrestle with the complex, and often counter cultural, ideas of the Christian faith. It is an honor to be with people as they begin or deepen their understanding of God and recognize how God works in their lives.

Before becoming a priest, she graduated from University of Maryland School of Nursing and became a medical R.N. at University of Maryland working in acute care. When the AIDS crises started she felt called to Home Care and served primarily in west Baltimore. When this crisis became more manageable she finished her nursing career by working with cystic fibrosis at Johns Hopkins. Being a Maryland resident all her life she has worshiped at several Maryland churches, but was sent into the Priesthood by the Cathedral.  Her main function at Grace is to work with the vestry and the laity of all ages to develop ministry both within the church and in the community.

Carol Dissmeyer, The interim choir director and organist at Grace Church since December of 2017. She has extensive experience as a church pianist, organist and choir director and looks forward to helping Grace parishioners live out their faith in Jesus Christ though music.

Carol retired from 40 years of teaching HS choirs, Piano, Music theory, Music theater and Guitar in NY, VA, and most recently Perry Hall HS in Baltimore County (30 years). Under her direction as the Music Department Chair for 1,000 music students and five teachers PHHS was designated a Grammy School (one of the top 100 music programs in the nation) and the Exemplary Music Program in Md.

She has received numerous teaching awards, adjudicated choirs in six countries, conducted the Harford All- County Chorus, served in the BCPS Mentor 26 musical theater productions, hosted 28 student teachers, and dozens of interns.

She lives in Mount Airy with her husband, Tim (a retired minister and hospice chaplain.) who continues to teach as an adjunct faculty in Frederic Community College. They have two married children and three grandsons.

She loves to add voices to our choir and to bring beautiful music to enrich our worship. If you have a musical talent, or just enjoy music, please talk with Carol, call the office at 301-865-3270 or e-mail at gracechurchoffice@comcast.net.

Nancy Fleshman joined the team in 2017 as a book keeper. She is part of the team that is headed by our Treasurer who helps to keep our money safe. Nancy has had experience in Real Estate and can be seen instructing in Curves when she is not at her shop with her husband in New Market.

Jody Klum joined our community as the Parish Administrator. She has a studied business at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Towson State. She has had experience in businesses in varied capacities and is excited to work in a church. She is interested in learning how to support Grace and to meet the people of this community. If you need to contact the office please feel free to call Jody at 301-865-3270 or e-mail at gracechurchoffice@comcast.net.

 

Our Vestry- We are blessed to have a group of church leaders who lead our community both by reviewing and voting on business matters, but who also take seriously the ministry and mission of our community.  If there are issues that you feel are important for the community to consider or you wish to give feedback to something that is going on in the church, please feel free to talk to the Rector or one of the vestry members.

Sr. Warden: Angela Furlong

Jr. Warden: is shared by Joanna Sutphin (appointments and contracts) and Wayne Widmayer (maintenance)

Treasurer: To be filled

Registrar- Carol Glasby

Vestry-  Terry Austin, Rick Fleshman, Carol Glasby, Joe Hafner, Lori Rodriguez,

Nancy Smith, Joanne Sutphin,  Kim Tiger, Wayne Widmayer

 

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