Who We Are

Staff

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Dr. Irwyn Ince
Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. Rev. Ince is a graduate of City College of NY (B.E.E.E, 1995), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A.R., 2006), and Covenant Theological Seminary (D.Min., 2016). He and his wife, Kim, have been married 27 years, and have four children (Jelani, Nabil, Zakiya, and Jeremiah).

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Melissa Littlepage
Chief of Staff

Melissa Littlepage is the Chief of Staff for the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. Since joining the team in January 2019, Melissa has worked to bring cohesion and efficiency to the daily workings of the ICCM. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Composition from Belmont University, and a Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Littlepage now resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband Joel (a Grace DC pastor) and their three sons, Oscar, Thelonius, and Wynton.

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Anna Rozzo
Instructional Manager

Anna Rozzo serves as Instructional Manager for the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. She began working with ICCM in April of 2018 and has developed the cohort curriculum, teaching philosophy, and instructional materials. Anna has lived in France, Spain, Morocco, and Indonesia in addition to the US. At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she studied Romance Languages and Linguistics received her Masters in Teaching degree from the School for International Training. She lives in Northwest Washington, DC with her husband David.

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Dr. Greg Thompson
Senior Advisor for Strategy and Development

Gregory Thompson is a pastor, scholar, writer, artist, and producer who currently serves as Executive Director of Voices Underground, an initiative to build a national memorial to the Underground Railroad outside of Philadelphia, and as a James Lawson Fellow for Faith and Justice at Historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to this, he is the Co-Creator (with the acclaimed artist Sho Baraka), Producer and Co-Writer of Union: The Musical, and Co-Author (with Reverend Duke Kwon) of the forthcoming book, Reparations: A Christian Call to Repentance and Repair. He holds an M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and PhD from the University of Virginia. Gregory is currently an active lecturer around the United States on the subject of race, reparations, and the healing of our communities.

Board of Directors

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Dr. Christina Edmondson
President

Dr. Edmondson holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, a MS degree from the University of Rochester in Family Therapy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University.

Dr. Edmondson serves as the Dean for Intercultural Student Development at Calvin College. She is a Certified Cultural Intelligence facilitator, public speaker, and mental health therapist and is often contacted by churches to consult about both diversity and mental health issues. Her writing has been seen and referenced in a variety of outlets including Essence.com, YourBlackWorld.com, and Gospel Today magazine. She is also one of the co-hosts of the Truth's Table podcast.

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Amy Black
Secretary

Amy holds an MS in International Relations from Georgetown University and a BA in English from the University of Tennessee. Amy is the founder and CEO of Mission Squared, a non-profit which supports mission-driven organizations to overcome strategic, cultural, financial and scaling challenges. Prior to founding Mission Squared, she served as the leader of the global education team at Results for Development (R4D) as well as Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. region at Teach For America. Amy was also a Presidential Management Fellow from 2002 to 2005 and is a member of the 2016 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars. Each of these experiences have equipped and inspired Amy to find ways to scale the impact of mission-driven teams and ideas and to understand the necessary conditions for a big vision to become reality.

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Rev. Glenn Hoburg
Treasurer

Rev. Hoburg attended Covenant Seminary, St. Louis, MO and Berklee College of Music. He moved to Washington, DC, in 2003 to plant what has now become the Grace DC Network. Previously he worked in campus ministry at Harvard University with Reformed University Fellowship, and on the staffs of Christ the King Presbyterian Church (Cambridge, MA), Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian (St. Louis, MO) and Christ Presbyterian (Nashville, TN). Glenn and his wife Meg have two daughters in their teens and twenties, Madeline and Isabelle.