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 attended the True Life Conference in 2007, which started a revival in his heart. He completed the True Life Institute and True Life Advanced Training in 2008. He has been sharing the truth about our identity in Christ ever since. Tiger is a “born-coach” and spent 20 years coaching youth football. He loves learning, sharing, and seeing God transform people’s hearts and lives. Tiger was ordained in April 2020 and is currently pursuing his MA in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership through Friends University.
Tiger and his wife, Susie, were married in 1993 at Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax. They have four grown children, live in Oakton, VA, 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.
Chelsea grew up in Manassas, Virginia and has a passion for seeing people’s lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. After working as an Interpreter for the Deaf for 10 years, she joined Grace Ministries in 2020 as Executive Assistant to serve the ministry as an administrator and to support the work of helping people live out their new identity in Christ.
She married Will Klotz in 2009. She and her family, along with a team of Christ-followers, planted New City Fellowship church in 2017 in the heart of Manassas. Will and Chelsea have four young children and a redbone coonhound named Piper.