MEET THE STAFF
Pastor of Youth & Young Adults
Mark Brunke has been in youth ministry since 2005. 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.
Tim Simpson has been the Senior Pastor at Greenridge since 1992. He and his wife Carol have three sons, two daughters-in-law & five grandchildren! He was ordained by FBC Waldorf, and graduated from Carson-Newman & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as a Trustee with the IMB and as President of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. His spiritual gifts are preaching, teaching and leadership. One of the most rewarding parts of his life is leading a Bible study for neighbors.
Pastor of Worship & Discipleship
Paul Davis was raised in Missouri as the son of an SBC pastor. Paul 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 the Greenridge staff in October ‘15 as Pastor of Worship and Discipleship. Paul really enjoys reading, languages, Star Wars, tacos, talking about the Bible and theology, playing with his 3 kids, driving, and staying warm.
Mary Ann Blackburn
Children's Ministry Director
Mary Ann Blackburn is a registered nurse and has been actively serving in various areas of the Children's Ministry at Greenridge since 2010 and as a Children's Ministry Director since 2013. Her husband is Mark and they have four grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. She also helps with Benevolence and the New Beginnings Ministries.
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 began attending Greenridge in Kindergarten & is excited to use his passion for layout & design to serve the Church. 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.