Meet Our Staff
Pastor Kevin Wattles has been serving at Grace since 1996. He also serves as a member of the WELS Board for Home Missions and is chairman of the North Atlantic Mission District Board.
 
Kevin holds a Liberal Arts Degree from Northwestern College (1992) and a Master of Divinity Degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (1996). He is a Doctor of Ministry Candidate at Denver Seminary.
 
Kevin and his wife Jill have three children—Kortney, Josh and Jason. He enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and is very much looking forward to the Washington Nationals going to the World Series
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Contact Pastor Kevin Wattles: 703.534.1719 or wattles@gracefallschurch.org

 
Pastor Tim Satorius has led our outreach into the Hispanic community in Northern Virginia and pastored “La Iglesia Luterana Gracia y Paz,” Grace’s Spanish-speaking congregation since coming to Grace in May of 2006.  He also serves as WELS liaison to the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church in Puerto Rico.

He graduated from Northwestern College in 1985.  After serving as vicar (ministry intern) in Puerto Rico and learning Spanish, he graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1989 with a Master of Divinity degree.  His ministry experience before coming to Grace includes service as instructor at Nebraska Lutheran High School (two years), as missionary in Puerto Rico (seven years) and Antigua (eight years).

Tim and his wife Lorna have four children--Tyler, Zachary, Noah and Melina--who currently attend four different schools in four different states.  He enjoys participating in sports (both playing and coaching) and following sports (those of his children and of his favorite teams).


Contact Pastor Tim Satorius: 703.534.1719 or satorius@graciaypaz.org

 
Tricia Visscher has been the Grace’s Administrative Assistant since the spring of 2002.  She assists with the daily operations of the church and special events at Grace.  One of her favorite events is Summer Bible Camp because the children and helpers bring such excitement with them during the week.

Tricia is a graduate of Michigan Technological University.  Before starting work at Grace, Tricia worked as a Procurement Manager for a telecommunications company.

Outside of her work at church, Tricia enjoys cooking, quilting, and scrapbooking.  She and her husband, Chuck, have one daughter, Beth.  They enjoy spending time with their families and friends whenever they can. 


Contact Tricia Visscher: 703.534.1719 or churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org

 
Principal Patrick Hurley has been serving as both Principal and Development Director of Grace Christian Academy since July 2012.  He also serves as the District School Coordinator for the North Atlantic District.
 
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Wisconsin Lutheran College (2001) and is working on his Masters in Educational Leadership through Concordia University Wisconsin. He also has his teaching license for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to his service at Grace, Patrick taught middle school at St. Marcus Lutheran School and was the founding Principal of HOPE Christian School Fortis, both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 
Patrick and his wife Kari have two boys-Simon and Bryce.  In their free time the Hurley family can be found enjoying all that the DC area has to offer. They also enjoy packing up the car (and Lola their puggle) for road trips, exploration and fun family adventures.


Contact Patrick Hurley: 703.534.5517 or hurley@graceva.org
 
Penny Hoeting has served as the School Administrative Assistant at Grace Christian Academy since August 2010.  She provides office and administrative support for Principal Hurley and the teachers.  Penny manages the enrollment and tuition set up for the Grace scholars, and also serves as the contact person for all school families.
 
Penny is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.  Prior to serving at GLS, Penny worked for over 19 years as a Network Representative for a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and assisted in contracting doctors and hospitals in the National Capital area.
 
A native Minnesotan, Penny moved to Virginia and married her husband, David (a native Virginian), in 1990.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and especially beach vacations to the Outerbanks, North Carolina, with her husband.


Contact Penny Hoeting: 703.534.5517 or schooladmin@graceva.org
 
Russell Scoggins is the Vicar (ministry intern) at Grace. He was born and raised in Austin, Texas. His wife Amber was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. Both Russell and Amber graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. Russell's internship at Grace lasts from August 2016 - August 2017. He will then return to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary for a final year of schooling. God-willing, he intends to graduate in May of 2018. Russell Scoggins
 
Russell and Amber are loving their time at Grace and their time in the D.C. metro area. They enjoy camping, travel, trying new food, spending time with family and friends, sunny days, adventure, exploring, roasting coffee, cooking, and of course, Netflix. They're always up for trying something new. They have a little chihuahua-dachshund (chiweenie) named Bandit. Bandit, is arguably the goofiest looking member of the family. 
 
Contact Russell Scoggins: 703-534-1719 or rscoggins@gracefallschurch.org