The varied, rich and insightful perspectives of our community of teachers challenges, informs and inspires us as we explore the meaning and mystery of the Bible. The teaching community of churchONE provides the balance of our teaching throughout the year along with invited guest teachers, pastors, leaders and friends.
George has been in ministry for over 40 years having served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and in church youth ministry before entering seminary. George received his M. Div from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI and became an ordained pastor in 1987. He has served as both an installed and interim pastor in four different Presbyterian churches since then and retired from full time ministry in 2014. He and his wife Ellen have been married for 42 years and have three adult children and four beautiful grandchildren!
Sarah is a passionate theological student and communicator. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Theology from the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University. While Sarah enjoys speaking in a variety of venues, her favorite thing is to discuss matters of faith over a cup of espresso. Sarah cares deeply about delivering the truths of the privilege and responsibility that life in the Kingdom of God invites. Her ministry experience has taken her to the college campus, lecture hall and streets of Baltimore City. Her faith in God both challenges and brings joy to her days. Cycling, reading and discovering new coffee and craft beer bars are a few of her delights. Mike, Sarah’s husband, is her loudest cheerleader while her four teenage boys are the subject of much of her prayer and most of her laughter.
Laurie is an experienced communicator, speaker and writer. She has been a program host for PBS and a morning radio host for 37 years including “The Laurie DeYoung Show” for iHeart Media + Entertainment. She is an active guest speaker at conferences, social and corporate events and area churches. Laurie attended Cornerstone University, graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in Communications and Theatre and continues to enjoy coursework at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s. She has extensive experience serving the local church and is inspired by worship, story, books, film and baking her signature fruit pies. She and her husband Ed have 3 adult children, Graham, Taylor and Paris and reside in Baltimore with their dogs Jack, Frida and Paige.
Mike Donohue | Point Teaching Pastor
Mike has been the Baltimore Area Director with Search Ministries since 1996. He enjoys helping adults put their faith together by dealing with the emotional, intellectual and spiritual challenges that makes faith demanding in today’s world. Mike leads Bible studies, conducts forums and teaches in several area churches. He is a graduate of Loyola High School, the University of Richmond, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary and has an M. Div. from Capital Bible Seminary. Mike is a Baltimore native, has four kids and lives with his wife Anne in Towson.
Renée is a graduate of Towson High School and Towson University and served for 17 years on Young Life staff in the Baltimore area. She is a gifted communicator/teacher and brings her leadership to area bible studies, churches, Young Life training events, and Young Life camps. She provides public speaking and presentational skills coaching to medical professionals and non-profits. Renee is currently working as a consultant in the wireless telecommunications industry. She is on a mission to cook the perfect ribs and is convinced that her Suburu drives faster when it is clean.