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MINISTRY TEAM

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Lannon Martin

Rev. Dr. Lannon Martin is a graduate of Concordia University in Mequon, WI (B.A., Youth Ministry), Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN (M.Div.), and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO (D.Min., Homiletics).  He has served on the staff of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN, and congregations in Texas, Michigan, and Ohio. He was also Director of Faith- Based Curriculum for The Crossing, a system of 20 Christian alternative high schools in Indiana, and served there until being called to Grace in 2017.

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Pastor Martin is married to Alissa, a school counselor, who is currently a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidate at Northcentral University in San Diego, CA.

 

The Martins enjoy travel, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. They reside in Woodbridge with their cat, Puma and rescue dog, Bruno.  

As Senior Pastor, Pastor Martin is the primary preacher and teacher at Grace. He is also responsible for overall ministry administration of the church. 

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Assistant Pastor

Rev. Dr. Young-Shik Yun

Rev. Dr. Young-Shik Yun was born June 2nd, 1957 in South Korea and was not raised in the Christian faith. Korean culture views all religion superstition and is looked down upon and most people are agnostic at best. While studying for high school entrance exams, he visited a childhood friend, a high school student in Seoul, who was a faithful Presbyterian, who brought him into the church. He was a confessing Christian within two years. He was a pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Korea, until moving with his family to the United States on July 3rd, 1992, to enter into graduate education and work on obtaining American citizenship as a family.

 

He received the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in 1981 at Chongshin University in South Korea and the Master of Divinity degree (MDiv.), in 1984 at Presbyterian Theological Seminary also in South Korea.  Once in the United States, he received the degree of Master of Theology (ThM.) in 1994 at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He also completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Missiology in 2006 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was here that he became a Lutheran due to new depths of research on the Lord’s Supper. He was called from doctoral studies to become associate pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, VA. He currently serves as Professor of Missiology at the Neil T. Jones Seminary at Washington University of Virginia in Annandale, VA. 

 

Pastor Yun is married to Jung Sook Han and they proudly have two sons, Ethan, a medical doctor in North Carolina, and Ryan, a recent graduate of James Madison University in Public Policy.  Ethan and his wife, Amie, have two children.  The Yuns reside locally in Woodbridge, VA.

As Assistant Pastor, Pastor Yun is primarily involved in visitation ministry and evangelism efforts at Grace.  He also often teaches adult Bible class.

Deacon Intern

Dan Buer

Dan Buer was born in Rugby, North Dakota and was raised in the Lutheran Church.  He is a graduate of Mayville State University (Sociology and Coaching) and Central Michigan University (Strategic Leadership).  He has served in the US Army for 31 years.  

Deacon Buer has been married to Charity Faith since 1999.  He has three children: Kayla (husband Mathew Klein), Ava, and Lincoln, as well as three grandchildren: Chase, Oliver, and Maxine.  His hobbies include weight training, track and field, running, and teaching Sunday School.

Deacon Buer's favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

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Parish Nurse

Linda Seeman

Linda Seeman grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in the Lutheran Church.  She is a graduate of Towson University (B.S. Nursing), and George Mason University (M.S. Nursing Administration).  Linda completed her post-graduate Faith Community Nursing Foundations Course at Shenandaoh University in 2014.

Linda served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir prior to holding various nursing positions at Mary Washington and Fairfax Hospitals.  After recognizing a need for faith-based health and wellness care within the church, she served as parish nurse at Concordia Lutheran Church from 2011-2021.  Linda was installed as parish nurse at Grace Lutheran Church in August 2021.

Linda and her husband, Brian, reside in Montclair.  They enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

As a licensed registered nurse with over 40 years' experience in nursing and healthcare, Linda works with the Ministry Team at Grace to promote whole person wellness (physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational health) through the healing message of the Gospel.