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 Rev. J. Brent Bates

Click here to read about Father Bates

(973) 623-1733



Director of Music


Please contact the rector for more info

(973) 623-1733



Ministry Associate, Intern 

Ms. Eleanor Andersen

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(973) 623-1733




Rector Emeritus 

The Rev. Canon

George Bowen

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Associate Priest

The Rev. Lloyd Prator




Director of Music Emeritus 

Mr. James McGregor

The Vestry

The Rector
The Rev. Dr. J. Brent Bates


The Wardens
Mr. Jim Cramer

Ms. Tracy Cumming

Class of 2020
Dr. Curtis Branch

Mrs. Rosemary Kearney


Class of 2021
Mr. Sam Armah
Mrs. Sandra Durrell
Mr. Bruce Ford

Class of 2022
Ms. Sherry Phillips-Kolanage
Ms. Darriea Pigott
Mr. Peter Woolley