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Meet the Staff

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Mark Brunke
Lead Pastor

Mark grew up in the Chicago area and didn't come to know Jesus until he was thirteen years old. He was dragged to church by some friends and found a hope like no other in Christ and His church. He received his Masters from Moody Theological Seminary. Mark loves talking theology, apologetics, fantasy, and sci-fi. Mark's wife, Christy, is a wonderful mom and a published author.  Their two daughters, Michaela and Angelina, are a mixture of fairy dust and ninja training.   

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Paul Davis
Pastor of  Worship & Administration

Paul was raised in Missouri as the son of an SBC pastor. He earned two Master’s Degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he is currently pursuing a PhD at the Catholic University of America. Paul joined Greenridge's Pastoral staff in October of 2015. He really enjoys reading, languages, video games, Dune, tacos, talking about the Bible and theology, playing with his 3 kids, driving, and staying warm.

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Eric Stishan
Youth Pastor

Eric was born and raised in Howard County, Maryland. He met his wife, Sarah, at Towson University and they got married in July 2013 and they have three daughters, Nora, Charis, and Lorien. He earned his Master’s degree from Shepherds Theological Seminary in 2017 and has been serving in youth ministry since 2013. Eric likes talking theology, technology, fantasy, as well as hiking, playing board games, and explaining why a hot dog is a sandwich.

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Elizabeth Linam
Children's Ministry Director

Elizabeth originally hails from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville. Elizabeth married her husband Bill/William in December 2014 and since then they have lived in six states and four time zones. She started full-time ministry in 2014 and joined the Greenridge staff in 2021. Elizabeth enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, looking for birds, and flying kites. When indoors, she enjoys reading, playing games, and baking cookies.

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Robert O'Conor
Facilities Manager

Robert O'Conor joined GBC after a career in Law Enforcement/Security and Business. Bob has been married to his wife, Rebecca since 1987. She and Bob have been members of GBC since 1996. They have three adult sons: Brady, Patrick, and Ryan. Bob is an assistant baseball coach at Montgomery College and for the Bethesda Big Train. His responsibilities include: Property Management, Building Operations, and Safety/Security.

Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant

Kari has a bachelor’s in accounting from American University.  She and her husband Jack have two adult daughters. The family has attended Greenridge since 2004.  After working in accounting for many years, Kari resigned to start a family and homeschool her girls. She has worked for Greenridge since 2018. Kari enjoys the gym, traveling to motorcycle races with Jack and hanging out on the nearest body of water.

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Patrick O’Conor graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in communication. He has been involved with Greenridge since Kindergarten.  He married his wife Kat in March 2019, and his daughter Persephone Grace was born that December. In his spare time, Patrick has a passion for photography, particularly portraits and street photography.  He also has a passion for Star Trek. Patrick is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary.

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