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Staff & Ministry Leaders

Rev. Marshall Brown -  Senior Pastor

Marshall moved with his wife, Allison, to the North Shore in the spring of 2014 to become the Senior Pastor at Grace Presbyterian.  In 2015, Allison and Marshall became the proud parents of a son, Peter.  Prior to moving to Chicagoland, Marshall served as a pastor in Los Angeles and, before that, as campus minister (RUF) at the University of Alabama.  Before becoming a pastor, he worked in finance and education.  He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (BA in History) and Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv).  He likes to watch college football, play golf, travel with Allison, and wrestle with Peter.  Having lived in eight states and in three different time zones, the thing he appreciates most about the North Shore is the genuine Midwest kindness. Email Marshall

 

Rev. Jason Little - Associate Pastor

Jason was born in Kansas and raised in Dallas, Texas.  After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a B.F.A in Studio Art (1994), he began pursuing vocational ministry as a Reformed University Fellowship intern.  Jason received a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA (2000).  Following seminary Jason served as an Associate Pastor in Houston, TX for two years and then as the Reformed University Ministry campus minister at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for five years.  In 2007 Jason collaborated with his good friend Rev. Pat Roach to start Hope Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR.  In June of 2010 Jason, his wife Caroline, and his daughters Rynn and Eleanor moved to the North Shore to become a part of Grace Presbyterian Church. Email Jason

 

McKenna Rishmawy - Director of Connections


McKenna was born and raised in Orange County, California.  She attended Hope International University where she received her B.A. in social science along with her single-subject teaching credential and M.A. in education.  She spent several years working in her local community within the fields of education, ministry, and coffee.  She and her husband Derek spent several years leading the college ministry at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana, CA.  In 2015, she and Derek had the opportunity to move across the country for Derek's Ph.D. program in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  In her spare time, McKenna loves to blog and write about beauty, practice bridal makeup, read, and eat her way around the city.

 

Molly Preston - Interim Director of Children's and Women's Ministries

After graduating from Wheaton College with a degree in Literature and Political Science, Molly taught high school in rural Pennsylvania and worked in publishing in Manhattan where she met her husband Steve at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Three weeks after their wedding a job change whisked them to Omaha, Nebraska, where they were involved in the first of several PCA church plants. Since then they have lived in Atlanta, Hinsdale, IL, Washington, DC, and Connecticut and raised five children, all of whom are now in college or high school. Molly is so thankful to have grown up with adults who loved the Bible, and so happy for the opportunity to "commend God’s works to the next generation.” She would love to have coffee, go for a (leisurely) bike ride, find out what your book group is reading, or ponder the mysteries of the teenage mind with you.

 

Seth Dixon - Youth Minister

Seth - mustache, joy, mustache

Seth grew up in the great state of Ohio, surrounded by cornfields, the fourth child of five. He then drove five hours to Chicago to study at Northwestern University, where he graduated with a degree in film.  He is very proficient in ping pong, foosball, and basketball, which he has heard are the three requirements for youth ministry.  He will gladly discuss any movie or Russian novel with you, and he always takes film recommendations (he recommends the films Her and Through a Glass Darkly and many, many more).  His film mantra follows a famous Russian dude named Tarkovsky's: "The purpose of art is to give people hope."  His mom put Colossians 1:9-12 on his door when he was very little, and it has never left him.  Email Seth

(He's the one without a mustache.)