Grace UMC Staff

The Grace UMC staff is here to support you on your journey as you encounter God and experience grace through Jesus Christ.

Susan Bardwell

“Ms. Susan” brings a BA in Early Childhood Education, a MA in Child Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology to her work, as well as over 30+ years’ experience in preschool and early elementary grades. She and her husband Steve live in Stafford, and have one adult son, Brian, and two grandchildren. Her numerous…

Beth Brooks

Beth is the point of contact at the church for all things related to the buildings and campus. Beth has a BS degree in Psychology from George Mason University and has 25+ years experience in Early Childhood Education which included managing a large staff and maintaining the health and safety of the building. Her life…

Debbie Cali

Debbie is passionate about connecting with young people where they are to help them explore their spiritual journey while developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. God calls us to action and Debbie helps provide opportunities to serve God and HIS kingdom, locally, nationally and internationally through missions. She is originally from New Orleans and loves…

Denise Childers

A retired elder in the Virginia Annual Conference, Denise is glad to be “back” at Grace, having served here as one of the pastors from 2001 through 2007. Her role as Director of Senior Adult Ministries provides a unique opportunity to provide leadership and to serve alongside older adults (55 and above) in the congregation…

Mayce Combs

Mayce has volunteered with the children’s team for the past several years until recently coming on to the children’s ministries team. She loves teaching children all about Jesus especially through arts and crafts. Outside of Grace she is a full time college student at Northern Virginia Community College studying political science and will be transferring to Liberty University Fall 2021. She enjoys…

Anne Ellis

Anne has volunteered at Grace in many behind-the-scenes roles since she and her family joined the church in 2000. As a staff member, Anne manages the Grace website and is a part of the Communications team. Anne graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and worked as a software developer…

Arleen Field

Arleen is a former preschool teacher and has been involved with children’s ministries for over 25 years. She has a passion for sharing Jesus with children in creative ways and she loves working alongside the many Children’s Ministry volunteers at Grace. She enjoys reading, scrap-booking, spending time at the beach and in the mountains,cooking and…