Grace Church of Orange, California, voted unanimously on May 7 to call Mike Sciarra as the church’s next senior pastor.
Mike and Angela Sciarra and their five children (pictured) will begin at Grace on Sunday morning, August 6. They will also be attending National Conference, where others in the Fellowship will have opportunity to meet them. (Sciarra is pronounced “share- a.”)
Sciarra, 43, has been Associate Pastor at Voyager’s Church in Irvine, CA, for 14 years. His primary responsibilities have been facilitating and overseeing the family and adult ministries, most of which he initiated through the leadership of church members. He completed his M.Div and Ph.D. at Talbot Seminary, where he teaches a class in Family Ministries.
Grace Church’s current senior pastor, Ed Trenner, who will be stepping back to an associate’s role, says, “Mike shares the long-time values of Grace–relationship with God and each other, commitment to the authority of Scriptures in faith and living, nurturing spiritual maturity that reproduces faith, involvement of the Body in the work of ministry, and active involvement in reaching the lost in our community and around the world.”
Trenner, who will serve as Associate Shepherding Pastor for the first year. said, “I could not be more pleased with the selection of Mike Sciarra. He’s perfect for Grace.”