Rev. Delonte Gholston
Delonte Gholston was born and raised in Washington DC, and was educated in DC public schools, Swarthmore College, Georgetown University, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He returns to his hometown after seven years away to pastor Peace Fellowship.
Raised in the National Baptist Church as a teacher, preacher and musician, his passion for advocacy and development has always been deeply rooted in his faith. It has led him to serve as part of church renewal and planting movements in DC and LA. Delonte is committed to using his passion for art, theology, and social change to bring life and flourishing both to cities and to rural areas. This passion fueled his work with the Downtown LA Clergy Council where he served as the Director of the Trust Talks, a community transformation initiative between the LAPD and key stakeholders in Downtown LA. He was married in October 2016 to his life partner and best friend Claire Wiggins.
Brian came on staff with Peace Fellowship in June 2015. Brian is highly active in intentional Christian Community circles, having lived in community since graduating from university. He is a part of the Nurturing Communities Project, which helps connect newer communities with more experienced folks, and edited the songbook for the community-oriented prayer book, Common Prayer. A native of Maryland, Brian has worked in non-profit arts education for 6 years. Currently, he offers affordable music lessons to kids living in Deanwood. At Peace, he is behind-the-scenes, coordinating ministries, sending out weekly bulletins, and working to connect Peace with IDEA teachers and students. If you have any questions about connecting at Peace, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele Prout has been a member of Peace Fellowship Church since 2010. She currently serves as an elder, a member of the hospitality ministry, and has served as a small group leader.Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Michele has lived in the DC area for over 15 years and considers it home. She currently lives East-of-the-River in the Hillcrest area of Southeast. Michele works in Government Affairs as a Health Policy Analyst for a healthcare organization. She has an MBA with a concentration in marketing from American University, and is currently completing a graduate program in Public Policy also at American University.
Theresa Davis and family have been members of Peace Fellowship Church since 2012. They were captured by the commitment to community and the love for each other and people .She went to school and is a native of the DC Metro area. She love showing Christ to others through outreach projects and has been in ministry in different capacities since 2000 around the city. She lives in Fort Washington, MD with her husband and family.
Drew Strait has been attending Peace Fellowship since 2014 with his wife Dana and daughter Lucy. Drew is originally from Washington state and went to school in Chicago where he met Dana. Dana and Drew lived in the Dominican Republic for two years a missionaries, before returning to the states for graduate school. Drew is now a scholar and professor of New Testament with a specialty in Luke-Acts.
Kristi McGhee has been attending Peace Fellowship with her family since its inception. She is drawn to the diverse community at Peace where people share their lives together in service and worship. She is a native Californian, who teaches English to international students at Prince George’s Community College. She enjoys Sunday afternoon bike rides and her husband’s weekend cooking.