Patrick Donohue, Senior Minister
Husband & Dad. My wife and I spend most of our time chasing around our four wonderful and energetic children.
Pastor. I am the Senior Pastor and founder of City Church, where I've served since 2013. Previously, I served at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, MD and at Valley Presbyterian Church in Lutherville, MD. I became an ordained minister in the PCA in 2012. I've also had the privilege of working with Serve the City Baltimore, Young Life, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Professor. I am currently a member of the adjunct facility (Religious Studies Department) at the Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, MD and Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD.
Coach. I've been coaching Cross Country and Track & Field for 15 years. Currently, I am the Head Cross Country Coach at the Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, MD. I also try my hand at coaching little-league baseball every Spring.
Gavin brand, children's and youth ministry director director
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I grew up near Atlanta, GA with my parents and three siblings. I moved to Seattle for college where I fell in love with cities and felt called to pastoral ministry. After moving to St. Louis, MO, I met and married my wife Jordan and pursued further education at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. City Church drew me in by the passion they have for the city and their love for the people of Baltimore. As the Children's and Youth Ministry Director at City Church, I am excited to serve the kids, youth, and families in our city. It is a wonderful privilege to build relationships with kids and youth while teaching them about the love of Christ. When not spending time with students, I also serve in the Army Reserves as a Chaplain, run the trails around town, and explore the city with my wife.
SEAN SILVEIRA, WORSHIP arts director
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I was born in San Jose, California. Yes, I am a 49ers fan. I am the oldest of two children in my family. I enjoy all sorts of music and reading about technology and playing with said technology. I also enjoy golfing and playing softball and volleyball in Rec leagues. I currently work for the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland doing IT support and I previously worked at Apple. I have been involved with City Church since Patrick first started asking if people to be a part of a new church plant in Baltimore. I had worked with him in youth ministry at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church and when he announced to us that they were asking him to plant in Baltimore, I just knew that it was something I should be doing. As Worship Arts Director, I lead worship at City Church and coordinate all our volunteers who help lead worship as well as those that help with setting up and taking down our equipment every Sunday. What I love about Baltimore City is how diverse it can be, how there is so much change from one block to the next and how you can see the love for the city in all its residents.
kelsey marden, communications director
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Baltimore has always been home sweet home to me and my family. I grew up in Baltimore County with my parents and brother and stayed in the area where I now attend college at Stevenson University as a Business Communications major. I started attending City Church in the summer of 2015 and was instantly attracted to the congregations’ passion for Baltimore along with their evident loving and caring community. Over the past few years, I have worked as an assistant manager in a downtown store, interned at a local city magazine, and volunteered with a human trafficking organization, all of which have ignited my heart for the city and desire to see it reach its incredible potential. I am so excited to be a part of a church community that aligns with these same passions. In January 2016, I became City Church’s Communications Intern where I am thrilled to put my gifts and talents to good use in order to communicate City Church's mission and values to the surrounding area. Apart from interning at City Church, I also work for a local wedding photographer and volunteer as a Young Life leader at Towson University.
ALISSA WILCOX, WORSHIP
Hello, my name is Alissa Wilcox. I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Baltimore after getting married. My husband, Brian, and I met at Lynchburg College in Virginia where I got my Bachelors in Elementary Education. I currently work as a preschool teacher in Baltimore City, where I teach four-year olds. City Church came with the marriage; after Brian brought me to the church meetings I knew this was the place we wanted to invest our time in. I teach in the kids program on Sundays and lead the kids small group on Sunday evenings. I also lead worship occasionally; it is a privilege to lead people to God through worship. I love Baltimore City because of the potential it has. It may not be the best city now, but I love it for what it can become! Greater things have yet to come, and greater things are still to be done in this city!