SENIOR MINISTER, DAVID GRACHEK
David graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1986 with a degree in finance.
He worked in the investment industry, eventually becoming senior vice president and part owner of Oaktree Trust Company in Nebraska.
In 1996 he moved to Florida where he worked as a vice president and managing director with an institutional investment management service until 2006.
David grew up in the Methodist church, but joined the Presbyterian Church when he and Stacey got married.
He became an elder at Mandarin Presbyterian Church and also became involved in a number of other ministries working with Promise Keepers and other ministries within the church, including in-depth, weekly men's Bible study, monthly couples Bible studies, Bethel Bible Study, and production of a contemporary worship service called Mars Hill.
eventually felt God's Call to the ministry.
After years of consideration, he
entered Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's
new campus in Jacksonville as part of their first class.
He graduated from Gordon-Conwell earlier this year.
For the past three years David
has interned at Orange Park Presbyterian Church
in Orange Park, Florida.
He currently has the title of Parish Visitor there, but has performed all the duties of an associate pastor, including regular preaching, hospital and home visitation, and involvement in all worship services, weddings, and funerals.
led the church's mission trip to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
is married to Stacey, who he
met at college.