Our Staff

Pastor Glennyce Grindstaff

Rev. Glennyce Grindstaff has served congregations in Indiana, Ohio and Florida before being called to Greenbelt Community Church, United Church of Christ in July of 2014.

Glennyce grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Hope College where she majored in Theatre and minored in English and Secondary Education. She worked with a variety of theatres in Virginia, Michigan and Indiana as an actress, stage manager and director. She also worked for many years in fund development for several not-for profits in Indiana.

After bargaining her way out of ministry for several years, she finally answered God’s call and attended Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating in 2006 with a Masters of Divinity. Glennyce learned many things in seminary, but the most important thing she learned is that “The answer is ALWAYS God!”

Glennyce and her husband Michael have 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 daughter-in–law, 1 son-in-law and 1 grandson and are regularly on call to the needs of Pip and Barnaby the pugs and Puck the cat.

Music Director: Dr. Wei-Der Huang

Dr. Huang is currently on the piano faculty of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, and formerly served on the faculty of Washington Conservatory of Music in Bethesda, Maryland. She has performed at Hubbard Recital Hall (New York), Homer Ulrich Recital Hall, NIH Masur Auditorium, Concert Hall at Montgomery College, Strathmore Hall, Levine School of Music, Washington Conservatory of Music, Charles Sumner School Museum, and Smith Theatre at Howard Community College. In 2003, Huang, as member of the Octtava Piano Duo, was invited to perform on the West Coast and in Taiwan. The Octtava Piano Duo also performs here at GCC once every year. She inspires our choir members to perform their personal best.

Administrative Assistant: James Bonnell

James has lived in Greenbelt since he was two years old. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010 and his life path has changed many times since then. He is preparing for graduate school in the field of Data Science, but is very proud to be a Greenbelter and very excited to be a part of a community that has been an important part of Greenbelt for such a long time.

Bookkeeper: Yolanda Burnett

Relatively new to this position, Yolanda is no stranger to our congregation. We have all enjoyed watching her children Danny, Scott, and Dawn grow up with us. She has many years of accounting experience and truly enjoys her work. Her attention to detail is serving us well.

Nursery Director: Angela Bearden

Angela delights in watching over our littlest members. With years of experience and certification to work with our youngest children, she appreciates having time to teach thoughtfulness through play.

Webmaster: Madeline Henderson

Madeline holds an Associate of Arts degree in Gaming Art and Design from Montgomery Community College and grew up in our GCC family. She is delighted to have the opportunity to design and maintain our website.