Mike has been in pastoral ministry since 1982 in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). After serving in Charlottesville,VA, he planted a church in Ft. Worth, TX. He then returned to Virginia to plant Redeemer PCA in Lynchburg.
Mike and his wife, Janice, have been married 39 years and are blessed with three children and four grandchildren.
If Mike is not working, or spending time with Janice, he enjoys golfing, the beach, or other outdoor activities.
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 PCA 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.
David and Eleanor 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 as 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. Abraham NuquayAssistant Pastor for Chaplaincy and Church Planting
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 traveled 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. They came to Wallace Church in 2014, to learn more about church-planting. Both he and Celena have been engaged in the Charles County community through coaching basketball, hosting community Bible studies in their home, and laying a foundation for a church plant in Waldorf.
Abraham received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), and was ordained at Wallace Church on March 3, 2109. He currently serves as a chaplain at the Washington Adventist Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Now that he is ordained, he will intensify his efforts to plant a church with the PCA in Waldorf, MD. The prayer is, that with the support of ministry partners, God will bless those efforts.
Abraham and Celena have two children, Jimmie and Emma.