Meet The Grace Church Leadership Team
Aaron Syvertsen Senior Pastor
Aaron joined the staff in July 2015, entering into his first full-time ministry role. He became the Senior Pastor on January 1, 2017. He worked as a financial analyst at a Wall Street firm since 2011 before answering the call into pastoral ministry. His passion and burden, which God has increasingly stirred in his heart in recent years, has revolved around proclaiming and living in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of the local church. Aaron is a 2010 graduate of The College of New Jersey. He married his wife, Rochelle, in 2012 and they have two children, Kaden and Brinley.
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Jeff Graves Associate Pastor
Jeff coordinates our ministry to kids (0-5th grade) and leads our youth (6th-12th grade) programs. He also coordinates our Family Worship as well as the creative team. He has been on staff at Grace Church since August 1996, and is committed to creating environments where young people can fall in love with Jesus and make a difference in our world for Him. Jeff is a graduate of Baylor University and Conservative Baptist Seminary of the East. He has previously served as Youth Pastor at Millington Baptist Church in Basking Ridge, NJ and First Baptist Church of Villa Park, IL. Jeff's life verse is John 10:10 - Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." He is married to Mary, and has three children (and one son-in-law): AJ, Justin, and Vanessa & Jon Goodwin.
Contact Jeff about ... getting involved in UpTown, Kid's Worship, MEGA Sports, LifeGate or common ground.
Phone: 201.444.0123 ext.17
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Ilya Maslov Director of Music
Ilya Maslov was born in Riga, Latvia. At the age of six he was accepted to the prestigious special music school under the auspices of Latvian State Conservatory. Later, he moved to Moscow where he graduated from Moscow College of Music with a degree in music education and emigrated to the US in late 70's. Since becoming a Christian, Ilya has been using his musical gifts for the glory of God.
Contact Ilya about getting involved in the Grace Church Praise Team and instrumentalists.
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AJ Graves Creative Director
AJ was brought on to the church staff on January 1, 2017. AJ grew up at Grace Church and now will be able to expand the use of his gifts in videography and visual design in a ministry context. AJ graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Media Arts and Design.
Contact AJ about joining the Grace Church Creative Team.
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