Our Pastors 2017-07-24T16:10:59+00:00
Rev. Scott A. BridgesSenior Pastor
Scott grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University. He married his wife, Julie, in 1989 and they have two children, Emily and Jack. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary. After graduating, he stayed in St. Louis to serve as the assistant pastor of The Covenant Presbyterian Church. He then served as the organizing pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, California and served there for thirteen years. He and his family moved to Maryland in 2008 where Scott is the senior pastor of Wallace Presbyterian Church.
Dr. David MinerAssistant Pastor of Mission & Visitation
David and Eleanor Miner moved to the College Park area to be closer to grandchildren after David retired from a pastorate in northern New Jersey. Having attended Wallace PC for a number of months, the pastoral staff and Session offered David further ministry as Assistant Pastor for Visitation and Missions. He accepted and was installed in November 2014.

They were married in 1970 and have six children including Mary Miner and Ruth Zuba, both members of Wallace, and 13 grandchildren.

David was raised in India where his parents were medical missionaries with a Baptist group. Eleanor was raised in New Jersey. They met in Wheaton, Illinois after college when David was in seminary prior to graduate studies in philosophy. After Army service and graduate school, he did not find a philosophy teaching position and worked in carpentry for about twelve years while doing some theology teaching on the side. Then in 1992 he was granted the privilege of serving as pastor in the PCA church in Millburn/Short Hills where they had been members since 1979. He retired in 2012.

David has had an interest in woodworking since he spent many hours watching an Indian cabinetmaker when he was still a child. Eleanor has an interest in gardening and bird watching. Both often walk together. Both delight in the increased time they have for reading and attending separate book clubs. They also enjoy skyping with scattered children and grandchildren and occasional trips to visit them in Prague and Seattle.

Rev. Michael SeufertAssistant Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries
Michael grew up in Lansing, IL and attended Monmouth College where he received a B.A. in English Literature (2006). After college, he joined the Peace Corps where he spent three years in Ukraine teaching English to middle and high school students. In 2009 a visit home during his time in Ukraine, he met his wife, Samantha. Desiring to serve the church in a pastoral capacity and to marry Samantha, Michael left Ukraine in 2010. He completed a Masters of Divinity at Westminster Seminary California (2014).

After seminary, Michael and Samantha moved to Washington D.C. for Michael to begin an M.A./PhD program at the Catholic University of America. Michael and Samantha made Wallace their church home in the summer of 2014. Michael completed his M.A. in Egyptian and Semitic Languages in 2016 and is currently working on a PhD in Biblical Studies.

Mr. Abraham NuquayChurch Planting Intern
Abraham was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa, as the son of a Presbyterian Pastor. Although he grew up in a Christian home, his faith grew through Campus Crusade for Christ on the campus of the University of Liberia where he majored in Political Science and later received a law degree. While in Liberia, Abraham was active in ministry, local politics, and social justice. He met his wife, Celena, who travelled from the U.S. to Liberia to help promote democracy, in advance of the first post-war election in Liberia.

Abraham and Celena married in 1999, and served in a church in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where they were active in ministry. Abraham is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), where he sensed a call to be a church planter. Abraham and Celena and their two children, Jimmie and Emma, attended La Plata Community Church (LPCC) where they began to further expand their vision to plant a church in Waldorf, Maryland. While at LPCC, Abraham served as a Pastoral Intern and Ruling Elder, while both he and Celena engaged the Charles County community through coaching basketball, hosting community bible studies in their home, and laying a foundation for a church plant in Waldorf.

The NuQuays came to Wallace in 2014, to learn more about church-planting under Scott’s leadership. Their prayer is that with the support of ministry partners, God will plant a church in Waldorf.