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Staff Members

Tina Bauer

Director of Children's Ministries

Tina is originally from Arvada, Colorado, but has been a Californian since arriving to attend Concordia University in Irvine, where she earned a B.A. in psychology. In college she met her husband, Ben, and, as she likes to say, “Colorado didn’t stand a chance” for her return. Tina has worked in the field of early childhood education in Marin for over 16 years. She has a loving passion for every child entrusted to her care and enjoys meaningful, lasting relationships with the families of these ...

 

Rod Miles

Pastor

Rod is the founding Pastor of Grace Marin. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Georgia (B.B.A, finance) and 2004 graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary (graduate degree in theology and pastoral care). Prior to attending seminary, Rod was a Senior Managing Director of Wachovia Securities, Inc in NYC and Atlanta where he spent 15 years in corporate banking and capital markets. Rod was a ruling elder at Intown Church in Atlanta and served at Orangewood Church ...

 

Tony Sbrana

Director of Worship Arts

Tony hails from Salinas, CA and has been playing the guitar since he saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. He is a gifted and prolific songwriter and has performed in bands and as a solo artist for several decades. Tony is an ordained minister and has degrees in music theory and composition, and has served in several churches in musical and pastoral roles, including Calvary Chapel in Santa Barbara, where he was Director of Music. He has also worked with Young Life for nearly 30 years, in ...

 

John Sweet

Pastor

John serves as our associate pastor and is eager to help equip the Grace congregation in her mission by directing the Sunday worship liturgy and overseeing our Spiritual Formation Ministry and our Jusice and Care Ministries.  Prior to joining the Grace family, John ministered in Brooklyn, NY for a decade and was involved in general pastoral ministry and church planting efforts.  If you are wondering what Flatbush, Brooklyn and Marin County have in common, the answer is only one thing: God ...