The Rev. Taylor M. Smith, Rector


Taylor has served Grace as rector since 2000. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, but spent most of his post-high school years in North Carolina. Prior to his arrival at Grace, he served in the Diocese of Western North Carolina as Associate Rector of Saint Alban's, Hickory, and Associate for Ministry with Children and Youth at Trinity, Asheville. He also served on the diocesan staff as the Bishop's Assistant for Youth Ministry. Prior to seminary, he was a commercial loan officer for a bank in Gastonia, North Carolina. He also spent a year after college as a bartender and ski bum in the Lake Tahoe area of California. 


Taylor is a graduate of Duke University and Virginia Theological Seminary. His wife, Kathy, works for Johns Hopkins Hospital.  They have two sons, Mason (11) and Stafford (9).


Administrative Assistant

Karen Mardock has served Grace as the Administrative Assistant since April, 2008. She is a graduate of Loyola College. Her previous work experience includes working as a Merchandise Coordinator for Ralph Lauren Children's Wear and as Group Sales Manager for Center Stage. She lives in Hanover with her husband Kirk and their children Grace and Jack.


Minister of Music

Dean Jestes is organist and music director for the 11:15 service at the Church. Choir rehearsals are Monday nights 7:30 - 9 p.m. at the Church.