Rev. Dr. Lannon Martin
B.A. | Concordia University | Mequon, Wisconsin
Youth Ministry; Theological Languages
MDiv. | Concordia Theological Seminary | Fort Wayne, IN
D.Min. | Concordia Seminary | St. Louis, MO
Homiletics; Lay Leadership Training
Certificate | Princeton Theological Seminary | Princeton, NJ
Youth and Theology
Pastor Martin 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 continues as a consultant. He serves as the Lay Deacon Training Program Coordinator for the Southeastern District of the LCMS, and as an active participant on various community and missional boards.
Pastor Martin is married to Alissa, a native of Green Bay, WI, who is a Professional School Counselor, and is currently a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) candidate at Northcentral University in San Diego, CA in the area of child resilience.
The Martins enjoy traveling, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. They reside in Woodbridge with their cat, Puma and rescue dogs, Bruno, and Bailey.
As Senior Pastor, Pastor Martin is the primary preacher and teacher at Grace. He is also responsible for overall ministry administration of the church, and the training of ministerial interns within the congregation.
Pastor Martin has been called to Grace Lutheran Church since 2017.
Rev. Dr. Young-Shik Yun
BA | Chongshin University | Seoul, South Korea
MDiv. | Presbyterian Theological Seminary | Seoul, South Korea
ThM. | Western Theological Seminary | Holland, MI
PhD. | Concordia Theological Seminary | Fort Wayne, IN
Pastor Yun was born 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 in 1992, to enter into graduate education and work on obtaining American citizenship as a family.
During doctoral studies, 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 also serves as Adjunct 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 Yun family resides 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.
Pastor Yun has been called to Grace Lutheran Church since 2019.
B.A. | Mayville State University | Mayville, ND
MBA | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, MI
Deacon Dan was born in Rugby, North Dakota and was raised in the Lutheran Church. He has served in the US Army for 31 years.
Deacon Buer has been married to Charity Faith since 1999 and 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.
Dan was Commissioned as a Deacon and Installed at Grace in 2022.
B.S. | Nursing | Towson University | Towson, MD
M.S. | George Mason University | Fairfax County, VA
Post-Graduate Studies | Shenandoah University | Winchester, VA
Faith Community Nursing Foundations
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 began serving as parish nurse at Concordia Lutheran Church in Triangle, VA.
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.
Linda has been serving at Grace Lutheran Church since 2021.
MD | Gondar College of Medical Sciences | Gondar, Ethiopia
Certificate of Specialty | Addis Ababa University | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
MBA | Strayer University | Herndon, VA
My name is Tadesse Alemayehu. I am originally from Ethiopia and was born in Asmara. I grew up in an Orthodox Christian family. When I was thirteen years old, my sisters and I started to go to a Lutheran Church located in the neighborhood. Our country was under a communist regime, which resulted in the persecution of Christians. One of my sisters was detained in the local jail, which traumatized my parents who decided to ban us from going to church. I received Jesus Christ as my Savior in 1992. I became a member of the Lutheran church, joining the choir and prayer ministries. I graduated from college as a Medical Doctor and my residency in Orthopedics Surgery in 1997, had my scholarship at Chicago, 2003 and was blessed with MBA, 2011.
I am married to a beautiful woman, Jerusalem, and blessed with one wonderful daughter, Kalkidan, who currently is an RN, BSN and goes to Word of Life Assembly of God in Springfield, Virginia. She serves as a worship and prayer leader.
I became a member of Grace Lutheran Church five years ago. Upon the recommendation of Pastor Martin, I pursued Deacon training and was installed as Deacon Intern on November 6, 2022. My family and I are excited about the opportunity I received to the office of the Deacon at Grace Lutheran Church. I am looking forward to worshiping and serving our God within this exciting new ministry opportunity.
Deacon Intern Tadesse’s favorite Bible verse is Rev 4: 1 “behold, a door standing open in heaven.”
Deacon Intern Tadesse has been serving at Grace Lutheran Church since 2022.