Grace Church, Rutherford, NJ

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Robert BrowningThe Reverend Robert F. Browning, Jr.was called to serve as the Priest-in-Charge at Grace Church in November 2011. He was then installed as the thirteenth Rector of Grace Church in November 2014.

He began his ordained ministry as a priest in September, 2006. At that time he was named the Vicar of St Andrew's Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. Prior to entering seminary in 2003, Rev. Browning retired after serving for 29 years in the Harrington Park Public Elementary School, New Jersey.

Throughout his life, Rev. Browning has held a deep devotion to his faith and call to serve God. In each parish where he worshipped, he became involved in the mission of that community. He has served as warden, vestry member, lay reader/chalice bearer, acolyte director, choir member, church school superintendent and teacher, as well as youth group minister, and chair person of many parish events including fund raisers.

A graduate of New Jersey City University, (BA) he has achieved two masters degrees, one in education from William Patterson University, and the second from Virginia Theological Seminary in ministry. Fr. Bob has travelled around the world having served in the USAF in Vietnam; gone on mission trips to Ethiopia and Haiti; taught in Egypt for a summer internship, and vacationed in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. He brings a sense of God's presence in his life to everyone he meets.

Sharon BuhanickSharon Buhanick, parish administrator, has been with Grace Church since 1986, working for seven different rectors. Throughout these years there have been numerous changes which the congregation has accepted. They have maintained their strong commitment to the community as a parish family. Grace Church's outreach projects and social events have given us a reputation in the neighborhood as being warm, friendly and welcoming.

Sharon looks forward to the continued growth of Grace Church and is happy to be a part of its long history.

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