Sean has served as the Pastor and Head of Staff since 2011. Born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois, Sean attended the University of Colorado, where he graduated Summa cum Laude with highest honors, receiving Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Music and Religious Studies. Sean received his Masters of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2005 and was soon called to be the Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, Illinois, a 1600 member congregation located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
In 2011, Sean joyfully and humbly accepted the call to serve as Pastor and Head of Staff, and he is passionate about preaching and shepherding this faith community in a new chapter of mission and ministry. As Moderator of the Session and staff to the Board of Deacons, Sean serves alongside devoted congregational leaders who are passionate about their church and serve with energy, imagination, intelligence, and love. In addition to his leadership at PPC, Sean serves on the Commission for Preparation for Ministry of National Capital Presbytery and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington.
Sean is married to Dr. Sarah Miller, who recently earned her Ph.D in Forced Migration from Oxford University in England. Sean and Sarah were married in August, 2010, and live in Rockville.
Kendra Grams joined the staff of PPC in February 2010 and served as Associate for Spiritual Development for Youth and Childrenuntil her ordination in November 2012. She now serves PPC as the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries. Born and raised in Hastings, Nebraska, she has been slowing moving east ever since. She earned a B.A. (2006) in Biology and German Studies from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before moving to Chicago, Illinois, to earn a M.Div. (2009) from McCormick Theological Seminary. She is passionate about building up welcoming and interconnected church families where children, youth, and adults alike can learn from one another and find meaningful faith to guide and sustain them in their daily living. Her many interests include biology, travel, politics, ethics, history, contemporary culture, sports, and music. She and her husband Ted have lived in the D.C. metro area since August 2009.
Jeanne Grillo, our Administrative Assistant, has a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a Master’s degree in Public Health, and her previous work experience has been in the field of computer programming and data analysis. Jeanne is a Potomac resident, she is a member of Potomac United Methodist Church with her husband and 2 daughters.
Tom Andrew joined the PPC staff as Director of Music and Organist in August 2011. Tom has over 40 years of church music experience and has directed choirs for singers and ringers 5 years old through senior adults. Since his days in college, Tom has also served as a children’s and youth ministry leader and enjoys working with kids of all ages. Tom majored in music and organ performance at Wake Forest University. Tom, his wife Judy, and son Teddy live in Rockville, Maryland.
Mary “Seana” Hilley is a retired Certified Public Accountant. Over the years she has held many volunteer positions, including treasurer of a ladies golf association. She is married and has three grown children. She has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s. Although born in Boston, Seana has lived in the Potomac area most of her life. She is an avid golfer and is a member of Lakewood Country Club in Rockville.
Rosalinda Alonso has served as our Nursery Caregiver since October 2008. Rosalinda is an experienced childcare professional with over 10 years of service in Montgomery County. She and her husband live in Bethesda and enjoy traveling and spending time with their two grown sons.
The Rev. Dr. Kerry Stoltzfus is the Pastor Emeritus. Kerry served as Senior pastor from 1985 until his retirement in 2009. He received his M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 1970 and D.Min from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1984. During his ministry at PPC the building addition and renovation was completed, Stephen Ministry began and the congregation was a founding member of the Reformed Institute. Ruthanne and Kerry have two children Emily and Josh and four grandchildren.
Parish Advisor Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. O. Thomas Miles is the Parish Advisor Emeritus, a distinction that he has held since April, 2011. In 2011, Tom celebrates his 60th year in ordained ministry. He has served churches in New York, Maryland, and throughout the DC Metro area. Tom has served as an Interim Minister at sixteen different churches throughout National Capital Presbytery, including twice at Potomac Presbyterian Church. He was Program Advisor for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and has written books of prayers, sermons, poetry, and many journal articles. Tom lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.