Clergy, Staff,

Wardens, and Vestry

Learn more about our Clergy, Staff, Wardens, and Vestry Members

who lead the ministries of the church.

If you would like to volunteer in the church, please contact the Office:

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Rector of Grace Church in Newark 

The Reverend Father

J. Brent Bates, PhD


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(973) 623-1733

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Director of Music

Mr. Daniel Romero

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(973) 623-1733

Ministry Associate 

Ms. Eleanor Andersen


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(973) 623-1733


Rector Emeritus 
The Rev. Canon George Bowen

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Priest Associate

The Rev. Lloyd Prator


Director of Music Emeritus 
Mr. James McGregor

The Vestry

The Rector
The Rev. J. Brent Bates, PhD


The Wardens
Ms. Tracy Cumming

Ms. Darriea Pigott

Class of 2022
Dr. Curtis Branch
Dr. Peter Woolley

Class of 2023

Ms. Rosemary Kearney

Class of 2024

Dr. Jeff Ulrich

Mr. Peter Woolley