Grace Church Ministry Staff
Rev. Lannon Martin, is a graduate of Concordia University in Mequon, WI (B.A., Youth Ministry), and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN (M.Div.). 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. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) candidate in Homiletics at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
Pastor Martin is married to Alissa, a school counselor, who is currently a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidate at Concordia University in Portland, OR.
The Martins enjoy travel, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. They reside in Woodbridge with their cat, Puma and dog, Gus.
As Senior Pastor, Pastor Martin is the primary preacher and teacher at Grace. He is also responsible for overall ministry administration of the church.
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 Annendale, 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, recently welcomed the Yun's first grandchild, Olivia. 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, and writes for the pastoral blog.