Theo van Blerk
Born and raised by Christian parents, Gert and Rina van Blerk in South Africa. He professed his faith at the age of sixteen in the Reformed Church of Reddersburg. He studied at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Industrial Sociology, after completing his graduate studies in Industrial Sociology. He started his Theological Studies and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and completed his Candidates Degree in Theology, (M.Div.). He met Lidia at the university choir. They have been happily married since December 15, 1984.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio (Southwest Ohio) and graduated from Cincinnati Christian High School in 1982. I joined the U.S. Army the same year. I married Brigitte Mueller in 1985 in Bradenton, Florida. We have two daughters Kylie and Mika. Currently working for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs in the Office of Information Technology since 2006. We have attended Grace Presbyterian since 2007 where I have served as a Deacon for several years and now a Ruling Elder since 2019.
David Holmes received Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of seven. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has lived in Florida since 1988. He was first appointed as a ruling elder at Grace Presbyterian Church in 2000. He currently serves as chair of the missions committee and serves as teacher for the Adult Sunday School.
"Edward Baluyot was born and raised with his three siblings in Long Island, New York by his Filipino immigrant parents. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Albany and his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami. He has worked in Florida in the cardiac device industry since 1999. Ed has lived in Ocala since 2006 with his wife, Laurie, and their two daughters. In 2016, he and his family became members at the church. Led by his desire to help others and the work ethic instilled in him by his parents, he joined the diaconate in 2019."
Dick Keeling has been married to Lanna for 60 years. Together they have two children, Michael Keeling and Beth (Jim) Husted. They have two grandchildren, Sarah (A.J.) Kuczewski and Christina (J.D.) Gregory. He has worked for Ford Motor Co., Realty, John Deere, and he owned his own contracting company for 50 years. He became a Christian in 1975. After attending other churches, they found their home at Grace Presbyterian Church in 1992.