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Our Current Residents


Fr. Frans van Santen is the third resident to come to Grace. Frans was originally from Amsterdam. Frans and his wife Erin were members of the Anglican Church in Amsterdam and started a discernment process for the priesthood with the Church of England. In the midst of this process, they decided to move their family to Florida and transfer to the Episcopal Church, where he applied for our residency program. Frans is passionate about the beautiful message of the gospel and desires for everyone to know and experience God’s love.

Brian Stankich - w_ collar.HEIC

Brian is the fourth resident to come to Grace. Brian grew up in Northwest Indiana and his favorite place to live has been Denver, although, Florida has become home. Brian and his wife Dona served in missions in Macedonia and Egypt doing church planting and leadership. They joined the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke in Orlando in 2019 and Brian sensed a call to the priesthood in 2021. He feels amazingly blessed to start his Episcopal ordained ministry at Grace as a resident.

Brian is currently awaiting to be Ordained to the Sacred Order of the Deacons and then six months later he can be ordained to the priesthood. Please welcome Brian and Dona into our Grace Family when you see them!

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