109 East Doe Run Road • Unionville, PA 19375
Tel: (610) 347-1696 • Fax: (610) 347-0148
Okay, these characters are not the REAL staff at St. Michael, but you might find them hanging around the church on any given Sunday. They are members of our popular puppet ministry, and they love welcoming visitors and entertaining everyone with their hilarious antics. But when it comes to making St. Michael the church you will want to call home, there are no harder working, more serious, or more effective folks than our real staff. We'd like you to meet them.
Please welcome Pastor David Grainson and his family!
Pastor David Grainson was born and raised in Baltimore. His father was a city firefighter and his mother was a stay-at-home mom. He has one younger brother, Paul, who still lives with his family in Baltimore. After graduating high school, Pastor David attended Towson University where he got his degree in psychology with a minor in world literature.
During his college years, Pastor David felt a deep pull and call to a life of service as an ordained minister. Having been raised Roman Catholic, he entered the seminary to study to be a priest the September after he graduated college.
During his time in the seminary, he was privileged to serve in very diverse forms of ministry. Some of these included a congregation in the South Bronx, the Caribbean, work with developmentally disabled adults, and a hospital chaplaincy in New York City.
After he was ordained in 1998, he served among the people of the Caribbean for three years. At that time, he discerned that, as much as he was suited for ministry, he felt a profound and persistent call to marriage and family.
After a great deal of discernment, he left the priesthood. He moved to New York and began working in the field of social service. He would eventually go on to get his master's degree and a New York State license in Social Work. He worked for 13 years with youth and their families struggling with mental health diagnoses.
He met his wife Sarajean in New York, and the two were married in 2001. They welcomed their first son Luke in 2006 and twins Matthew and David in 2009.
Still feeling the call to ministry in the church, Pastor David pursued being rostered as a leader in the ELCA. In May of 2014, he began his first call at Holy Trinity Lutheran church on Long Island.
We are delighted to welcome Pastor David to serve as pastor of St. Michael Lutheran starting June 1st. He and his family will be fantastic additions to our church family as we strive to further our Mission, following Christ’s example to …
“Welcome all, strengthen each other, and serve our community.”
In most instances Marisa will be the first experience of the friendliness of St. Michael, whether by telephone, e-mail, or stopping by the church office. Marisa handles all the clerical needs of the Pastoral Team and many of the leaders of our committees.
Have a question about a St. Michael activity? Marisa most surely will know the answer or point you in the right direction.
Office phone: 610.347.1696
Originally from Selinsgrove, PA, Ryan received his Bachelor of Music from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and a Master of Sacred Music in Choral Conducting from The University of Notre Dame. He most recently served as Director of Music and Liturgy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Chatham, MA.
Ryan brings extensive experience working with all ages, but has specific experience working with children as the Co-Director of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir. Ryan has recently re-located to the Kennett Square area.
Office phone: 610.347.1696
Nursery Care Givers
Professional child care is provided on Sunday mornings during worship services at St. Michael. Children from infant to six years old are welcomed to the nursery where a caring, pleasant environment is provided.