What We Do
Grace Ministries helps people understand their true identity in Christ and experience genuine freedom in their daily life. Grace Ministries is not a church. It is a biblical, Christ-centered, cross-denominational ministry committed to serving the body of Christ by providing personal, one-on-one discipleship coaching, and various teaching and training opportunities.
Karl was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut. He went on to graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in business and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to begin a career in commercial real estate. A spiritual renewal took place in Karl's life while in Atlanta and he would never be the same. He was trained at Grace Ministries International and went to help establish a Grace Ministries office in the Washington, D.C. area in 1987. He is now the Executive Director of Grace Ministries.
Karl was ordained in 1990 and has received further education from Western Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Tracy were married in 1986, have three children and live in Warrenton, VA.
Edwina came to Grace Ministries to attend a book study. She recognized that the issues of the past were preventing her from walking in the life of Christ, living in freedom and wholeness. She joined the staff at Grace Ministries as a counselor in 2012. Beyond her personal schooling, Edwina has completed Advanced Discipleship Counseling Training.
Edwina is married with two young adult daughters. They attend Hope Christian Fellowship and live in Gainesville, VA.
Ward came to Grace Ministries after 30 years of a Christian life that seemed to have run out of steam, and to focus only on daily performance. After attending a Grace Ministries conference in 2006 and having a personal renewal experience in 2007, Ward signed up for Grace Ministries' two institute training classes. Then after training and acting as a Stephen Minister in 2010-2011, he came on as a counselor with Grace Ministries in 2012. Beyond his personal degrees, Ward has completed Advanced Discipleship Counseling Training.
Ward has been married to his wife for over 30 years with two grown sons. He and his wife attend Fairfax Community Church and have both been active in the Northern Virginia Tres Dias community. Ward is also employed as a senior scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston.
Paul was born and raised in northern Virginia. He came to faith in Christ while attending an AWANA meeting as a child. He was raised in a Christian home and went to church every Sunday. He grew disillusioned with the Christian faith in his teens. In his early twenties, he discovered the love of Christ in a new and powerful way at a Tres Dias weekend. After that weekend he was hungry for more and went through the True Life Institute. The training he received there, along with Coaching from Grace Ministries, radically changed his life. He now desires to help others find the True Life that is available to them in Christ.
Paul has been married for almost four years now to his wife Ya’el. They currently live in Ashburn, Virginia, and attend Fairfax Community Church.
Lorilee came to Grace Ministries through her local church, Grace Baptist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. Her heart's desire was to walk alongside and counsel others where she lived and went to church.
Beyond her degree in accounting, Lorilee has received lay counseling training and has completed Advanced Discipleship Counseling Training with Grace Ministries. During this training, God used His truth to solidify what it means to be a child of God and to have a relationship with Him. Lorilee has been a valued staff member at Grace Ministries since 2012.
Lorilee and her husband, Michael, have been married for 26 years and have two teenage children.
Tiger has a passion for Jesus and for helping people discover new Life in Christ. He loves to share who God is, and what He has done for us, and to us! In short, his calling is to help people know God and their new identity in Christ.
Tiger completed his training with Grace Ministries in 2008 and has supported the ministry ever since. He has directed small group ministries, launched discipleship programs, and invested in boys and families through coaching sports for over two decades. After 20 years as a professional trader, Tiger transitioned to full-time ministry in 2020. He earned a MA in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Friends University and is pursuing a Spiritual Direction Certification from Portland Seminary. Tiger serves full-time at Grace Ministries as a Coach and Director of Training.
Tiger and his wife Susie have been married for almost 30 years and have 4 children, and a son and daughter-in-law as well. They live in Oakton, VA in the Washington D.C. metro area, and attend McLean Bible Church.
John grew up in South Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi where he was involved with Campus Crusade. His campus director encouraged him to visit SCOPE Ministries for counseling, and John's journey into grace began. John attended seminary at Columbia International Seminary. During that time he and his wife, Garvisa, were sponsored to attend a Grace Ministries Conference.
The Strouds lived and worked in Indonesia as bi-vocational missionaries for seven years. When they returned to Northern Virginia they were re-acquainted with Grace Ministries through John's friendship with JR Davison. After completing the Grace Life Institute John accepted a call to Grace Life Community Church where he served as Associate Pastor for more than a decade. John joined the staff of Grace Ministries in 2018. He works remotely from Lynchburg, VA where he provides both online and face-to-face counseling. John also manages the ministry's website and works with Karl on special projects. The Stroud's have a labradoodle named Luna Belle. Their adult son, Brian, lives in Leesburg, VA.
Robyn has had a heart for the work of Grace Ministries for more than twenty years and attributes the transformations in her life to the truths she learned there. She went through the one-on-one coaching in 2001 and the True Life Training and Advanced Training in 2008. Robyn loves sharing this life-changing truth of grace and identity in Christ with others. As the Ministry Coordinator for Grace Ministries, Robyn now gets to enjoy connecting other people to the ministry that impacted her life.
Originally from SC, Robyn has lived in the Richmond, VA area since 2004 and works full time as a Financial Analyst. She is the mother of four young adult sons and is pleased that they all made it to adulthood in one piece (including her)!
Sherry was born in Yuma, Arizona, and raised in California. She is the oldest of 4 girls. Sherry accepted Jesus at a High School Bible Study. She married her husband Brian in 1988. Hawaii holds a special place in her heart as she was blessed to live there with Brian as he served the Coast Guard. Sherry and Brian have worked together in their own business for +20 years. She has traveled and taught seminars for much of that time.
Sherry’s best friend is Brian. They have been married for +35 years. They have experienced and been able to trust God with traumatic circumstances in their life together. God brought restoration to their marriage.
Sherry has served in Women’s Ministry for +16 years. God used her Emmaus weekend to help her transform her perspective of her relationship with Jesus.
She has attended The True Life Institute and joined Grace Ministry staff in 2023 as a Coach and loves meeting one-to-one with people. Sherry leads as a Certified Peer Facilitator in “Heartfelt Partner Betrayal Groups as part of Grace Ministries.
Sherry is also a mom of two adult children: Travis ( currently living in New Jersey as a camp administrator ) and Laura and Kyle ( currently living in Montreal and serving as a youth pastor.)