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Chad StuartChad Stuart
Senior Pastor

Andrea JakobsonsAndrea Jakobsons
Pastor for Youth, Collegiates,
and Young Adults

Pastor Chad Stuart is the senior pastor of Spencerville Church. Prior to coming to Spencerville he held pastoral positions in Georgia and California, including the role as founding pastor of The Ark Community Church in Visalia, California. Pastor Chad holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Pastor Chad and his wife Christina live in the Silver Spring area with their three sons, Dayton, Landon, and Levi. Follow Pastor Chad’s blog, Outside the Pulpit, at chadnstuart.com.
Andrea is the most recent addition to the Spencerville staff, having joined us in August of 2016. Most recently from Michigan, Andrea was born in the Czech Republic and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1995. She holds two post-graduate degrees; a Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, and a Masters degree in International and Community Development from Andrews University. Andrea and her husband Michael live in Silver Spring.

Gaspar Col√≥nGaspar Colón
Pastor for Nurture and Discipleship

Lerone CarsonLerone Carson
Pastor for Children and Middle School

Dr. Gaspar Colón was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and was raised in New York City. He and his wife, May-Ellen, have worked in pastoral ministry in New York, New England, and Michigan. Pastor Colón holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University, a Master’s in Public Health Degree from Loma Linda University, School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Religious Education from New York University. May-Ellen and Gaspar have two children. Ivan is a dentist working in Kailua, Hawaii and Sara-May is a pastor in Southern California.
Lerone joined the staff of Spencerville Church in February of 2017 as the Associate Pastor for Children and Middle School ministries as well as Community Services. She was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She moved to Maryland in 2007 to work as a Legislative Fellow with the North American Religious Liberty Association. Lerone holds a Masters degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in Columbia, Maryland with her husband, Murray.

Jason LombardJason Lombard
Pastor for Media and Administration


Mark Willey
Director of Music and Organist


A Californian by birth, Jason and his family made the move to Maryland in January of 2015 to serve here at Spencerville. A church planter at heart, Jason worked along side Pastor Chad in starting The Ark Community Church in Visalia, California. He enjoys the challenge of using modern communication practices along with technology to reach people with the Gospel message. In addition to his pastoral role, Jason is pursuing a Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry. He lives just north of Silver Spring with his wife, Gina, and their two sons, Garrett and Benjamin.

Organist Mark Willey serves as Director of Music and Organist. Originally from California, Mark came to Maryland in 1992 to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with renowned American organist Donald Sutherland. In 1995, Mark completed a Masters degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. At Eastman, Mark worked as a graduate assistant with the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative, a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary organization studying historic instruments and their performance practice.

Carol Strack
Office Manager


Carol Davis Strack has been the Office Manager at Spencerville since October, 2007. Her varied responsibilities include keeping the church calendar, creating the weekly Church Bulletin, and managing a very busy church life.