Meet Our Team
FR. JONATHAN FRENCH
Father Jonathan is passionate for Christ and the growth of His Kingdom. He is committed to seeing Jesus known, worshiped and obeyed at Grace Church, in Ocala, and beyond. Through faith, he believes many will find a deep, meaningful, and vibrant life in Christ at Grace.
Father Jonathan has been rector since 2008. Prior to that he was the assistant rector at Grace, immediately following his graduation from seminary at the University of the South in Tennessee. Before that he worked for 8 years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on college campuses across Central Florida.
Fr. Jonathan's free time is filled with family activities as he is blessed with an incredible wife and six wonderful kids. When there's a bit of down time, he likes to read about culture, run half marathons, and travel with his wife.
REV. DANIEL PINELL
Rev. Daniel Pinell was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. Before migrating to the United
States at the age of 17, he became passionate about his Christian faith and made a deeper
commitment to following Christ. Daniel became involved with a missionary order called
InnerCHANGE, where he ministered to gang members and youth at risk in San Francisco and
Oakland, California. Intending to become a Catholic priest, Daniel entered as a candidate for the
pre-novitiate with the Augustinian religious order and studied philosophy for almost 2 years. He
left after discerning a call to the married life.
He married a few years after leaving the Augustinian community, meeting his wife while doing
ministry with InnerCHANGE. Daniel worked as a community organizer for workers and
immigrant’s rights in Oakland, CA, helping organize clergy and churches to better meet the
needs of immigrants and refugees. After years of discernment, Daniel and his wife Nettie joined
the Episcopal Church on Easter of 2018.
Daniel was ordained to the Diaconate on January 27th, 2020 in the Diocese of Central Florida
and was ordained to the Priesthood on August 22, 2020. He and his wife have two young children and are learning the chaotic, joyful and rewarding life of new parents. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in the Spring of 2019. He is passionate about spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and discipleship, and outreach to the poor. Daniel enjoys reading books on theology and the life of the Saints, among other biographies, traveling and enjoying a variety of cuisines, writing, cooking, and a good cup of coffee.
REV. FRANS VAN SANTEN
Frans was born and raised in the Netherlands, the country of windmills, tulips, and Van Gogh. On his first visit to the USA in 2011, he met a girl from Florida at a wedding and married her thirteen months later. Frans and Erin started their life together in Amsterdam, where their children Estella and Moses were born.
Starting his career as a business consultant, in 2012 Frans felt that God was calling him to the ministry. He became the director of a Dutch ministry for young professionals, discipled young Christian leaders all over Europe, and created a Dutch course about faith and work. During these years, Frans studied at Tyndale Theological Seminary, graduating with an M.Div. in 2020.
Frans and 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 and before the world had any inkling of a pandemic, they decided to move their family to Florida and transfer to the Episcopal Church.
Frans is passionate about the beautiful message of the gospel and desires for everyone to know and experience God’s love. He enjoys preaching, good beer, classical music, theological discussions, time with his family, and Ajax soccer matches.
REV. MARY DELANCEY
Mary has been a member of Grace Church since 2009 and was ordained a deacon in December 2012. Mary is Chaplain of our chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King. Serving in the Philippines, ministering to teenage girls who were victims of human trafficking, has strengthened her resolve to see that all are free from modern day slavery and she continues to work toward that goal. Recently Mary became a Coordinator on the International Justice Mission Central Florida Volunteer Team and looks forward to helping others to get involved in this work.
Mary served as a nurse, educator and administrator with the Veterans Health Administration for 28 years. She loves the arts, especially music, and enjoys singing whenever she can.
REV. SUSAN MOOREHEAD
Susan graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Florida- College of Ag, Animal Science Equine Industry. She is currently employed as Nuclear Medicine Technologist for a large cardiology group. Married to a wonderful husband, George; mother of Holly and Sue-L, and grandmother to eight. A wannabe farmer of vegetables, flowers, and poultry. Susan is a lover of God’s Word and so very privileged to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. Susan was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons in September of 2020.
Adam Pryor is in his second year as Chorus Director at Trinity Catholic High School and currently serves as the Worship Coordinator at Grace Episcopal Church. Under his direction, the TCHS Concert Chorus received a Superior at the Florida Vocal Association's District Level music performance assessment, an Excellent at the State Level music performance assessment, and has doubled in size. As an active musician, Adam sings baritone in the Festival Singers of Florida and this November, he will perform with the Central Florida Master Choir's season by serving as the tenor soloist in Mendelssohn's Magnificat in D Major. Adam holds a Bachelor's of Music Education Degree from The Florida State University where he studies Choral Music Education.
What is a Verger, you might ask? The Verger is the one who works behind the scenes to ensure that the Service has Ushers and Acolytes and Readers and Chalice Ministers; that the myriad of details required for a Church Service are covered, so the Priest can concentrate on worship. Dave is that kind of a detail guy. A retired Letter Carrier, he has a deep interest in studying Scripture and the details of our Liturgy. A bit of a perfectionist, Dave will be there on Sunday morning ensuring that your worship experience is as smooth and holy as possible. Some Sundays, you'll see him at the Altar in his black and grey vestments; but most of the time, he'll be in the pews, worshipping with his wife Janie.