Service Times

Holy Eucharist with Sermon
Sunday 8:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist with Sermon & Choir - Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Adult Christian Education

Children's Sunday School
9:50 a.m. (Sept-May)

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Grace Episcopal Church
15102 Amberly Drive, Tampa 813-971-8484  | Email

Vestry Commissions

Service & Outreach
Ephesians 6:7  With good will doing service as to the Lord, and not unto men. 
My name is Elsie Shirley.  In my current capacity, I am the Chair of the Service Commission.  My charter is to coordinate, assist and encourage any activity to benefit Grace. This includes local and global outreach ministries to support schools, Metropolitan Ministries, Paint Your Heart Out Tampa and Dominican Republic Ministries. Should you endeavor to lend your experience in enabling this commission to serve Grace better, please get in touch with me at 813-766-1631 or alternatively at breezes60@verizon.net

Worship
My name is Drew Casey.  I am the Chair of the Worship Commission at Grace.  Our worship ministries support the Rector in the planning and execution of all phases of worship by coordinating the activities of the Altar Guild, Acolytes, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Lay Readers, Lectors, Ushers, Choirs, Audio and Visual support, and the Director of Music.  My commission also oversees worship services on Sundays, special church feast days, youth band, and audio-visual equipment. Our purpose is to enable all who participate in services at Grace Church to worship authentically in ways that move their entire being to connect with God. You are invited and encouraged to get in touch with me at ddcnpc@aol.com or 813--455-2941 to offer your suggestions and ideas, and, most importantly, to volunteer your time at Grace Church. We are blessed with so many ways to serve Our Lord.  Please prayerfully consider volunteering.
The staff person for this area is Fr. Benjamin, and he can be reached with your pastoral care needs, news, suggestions at GraceChurchOffice@verizon.net or 813-971-8484, ext. 11.

Evangelism & Membership
My name is Michael Doherty.  I am the Chair of the Evangelism & Membership Commission at Grace. This ministry oversees the road sign on Bruce B Downs Blvd.  We also ensure that new parishioners are comfortably assimilated and feel welcome to become a part Grace’s activities.
Please get in touch with me at 813-690-3858 and email bridgettedoherty@verizon.net with your comments and suggestions. 

Education
Children's Education
My name is Michael Brown.  I am the Chair of the Children's Education Commission at Grace.  The education ministry organizes and supports our learning of the Christian faith and our continual growth into Christian discipleship for ages 2-18. This is how we fulfill the second part of the Great Commission of Matthew 18:19-20: “... teaching them all that I have commanded you ....” You are invited and encouraged to get in touch with me at  ace265@hotmail.com or 813-951-3026 with your suggestions, ideas and, most importantly, to volunteer your time at Grace Church. The staff person for this area is Keri Knecht Grosso and she can be reached at 813-924-3226 or knechtpiano@gmail.com

Adult Education/Personnel
My name is Carol Sutay.  I am the Chair of the Adult's Education Commission at Grace which plans and implements Christian formation (education) for adults and provides curriculum and other resources.  We do this through Bible studies and classes of special interest such as Cursillo Ministry, the Alpha course, Purpose Driven Life, Book Club and Confirmation classes, and weekend conferences that address other Christian topics.  I also serve on the Personnel Committe and chair the Audit Committee. You are invited and encouraged to get in touch with me at caroll227@aol.com or 813-994-2647 with your suggestions, ideas and, most importantly, topics of interest.

Youth
My name is Wendy Jimenez.  I am the Chair of the Youth Commission at Grace. We are blessed at Grace to have about 20% of our membership under the age of 18! This makes us unique as an Episcopal congregation in Florida. The Grace Episcopal Youth Community participates in service, study and fellowship activities and serves youth in Middle School and High School. We are always in need of volunteers for events. Please contact me at wjimenez@tampabay.rr.com or 813-285-6996. The staff person for this area is Keri Knecht Grosso and she can be reached at 813-924-3226 or knechtpiano@gmail.com

Pastoral Care & Fellowship
My name is Patrick Walker.  I am the Chair of the Pastoral Care Commission at Grace.  Our ministry includes the Shepherds of Grace, which is a lay ministry of companionship, caring, compassion and support for members of Grace.  The Lay Eucharistic Visitors are also part of the Pastoral Care Commission, and these visitors bring the Eucharist to individuals who are ill or homebound.  Groups and activities that build fellowship, such as the Book Club, Ladies of Grace, Youth Concerts, Summer picnic, a.k.a. Calypso Event, and the annual Christmas Dinner and Dance. Please get in touch with me at 813-417-1713 and email ezc57s@msn.com with your comments and suggestions.  The staff person for this area is Fr. Benjamin, and he can be reached with your pastoral care needs, news, suggestions at GraceChurchOffice@verizon.net or 813-971-8484, ext. 11.

Communications
My name is M. Diane Royer.  I am the Chair of the Communications Commission at Grace.  This ministry promotes awareness of Grace by using multiple media platforms. Please get in touch with me at 813-545-5124 or email royer.diane@gmail.com with your comments and suggestions. 

Stewardship
My name is Dr. James Brookins. I am the Chair of the Stewardship Commission at Grace.  This ministry oversees, evaluates and implements the monthly and annual parish stewardship of Time, Talent, and Treasure. This includes regular education of the congregation regarding the call to take our place in the life of the church (Time, Talent) and to give financially to support the parish budgetary process (Treasure). This commission expresses the vestry’s fiduciary function to manage the financial support of our parish life. Grace Church practices the minimum standard of the tithe by giving "off the top" 10% of all Sunday offerings to God's work. Please get in touch with me at tpadoc53@aol.com or GraceChurchOffice@verizon.net or (813)- 597-7709 with your comments and suggestions.

Finance
My name is Fred Goodrow.  I am the Chair of the Finance Commission at Grace which recommends financial policies and procedures to the Vestry along with the Treasurer and oversees all fiscal matters of the church (including insurance issues). You may get in touch with me at fmkam2@gmail.com or 850-445-1606.

Wardens
Senior Warden: Warren Sponsler, Esq., wspon@verizon.net or 813-215-8850
Junior Warden: Craig Costello, costello43_1@verizon.net or 813-973-1574

Treasurer
Craig Hubbard, CPA, cwh_cpa@verizon.net or 813-760-6916

Clerk to the Vestry
MaryAnne Pothier, map8968@gmail.comor 813-406-3435