Sean Miller has served as Pastor and Head of Staff since May, 2011. He is a native of Deerfield, Illinois, and after graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002, entered McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Sean graduated from McCormick in 2005 with a Masters in Divinity. He served as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, Illinois, from 2006-2011, a 1600 member congregation located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Sean’s wife Sarah is a PhD candidate at Oxford University in Forced Migration. Sean and Sarah were married in August, 2010, and they 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.
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.