Principal/Development Director Patrick Hurley is a native of Southern Maryland but lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1996-2012.  While in Milwaukee he taught middle school at St. Marcus Lutheran School for four years before transitioning to HOPE Christian Schools to start a school as a principal.  At HOPE Mr. Hurley started HOPE Middle School, a school of 75 students which he grew to a PreK-8th grade school of 260 students. Mr. Hurley joined the staff at Grace in the 2012/2013 school year.  He is married with two sons who attend Grace Christian Academy.

Bachelor of Arts, Wisconsin Lutheran College 2001

Contact Mr. Hurley:703-534-5517 ex 15, 703-927-0654 (cell) or hurley@graceva.org
7th - 8th Grade teacher Mr. Bob Rebers grew up on a farm near Wood Lake, Minnesota. He accepted a Call to Grace Lutheran School in 1996. Prior to joining Grace Lutheran School, Mr. Rebers taught at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for 12 years. He is married and has two daughters. In his free time he enjoys sports, exercising, reading, and working in the yard.

Bachelor of Science, Martin Luther College, 1984
Masters of Curriculum & Instruction, George Mason University, 2007

Contact Mr. Rebers: 703-534-5517 ex20 or rebers@graceva.org


5th - 6th Grade Teacher Mr. Matthew Redfield was born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin. He met his wife Leigh on a blind date while attending Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. They have five children. He began teaching 5th and 6th grade at Grace in 2006. In his free time Mr. Redfield likes to play card games, watch pro football games, camp, hike, bike, explore museums, and be artsy.

Bachelor of Science, Martin Luther College, 2006

Contact Mr. Redfield: 703-534-5517 ex19 or redfield@graceva.org

3rd-4th Grade Teacher Katelyn Vollmer joined the staff at Grace in 2017.  She is originally from San Antonio, Texas. Her scholars are her passion, but in her free time she likes to read, be outdoors, and play with her newly adopted cat.  

Bachelor of Arts, Wisconsin Luther College, 2017

Contact Ms. Vollmer: 703-534-5517 ex16 or vollmer@graceva.org


1st - 2nd grade Teacher Lorna Satorius graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College with a degree in Elementary Education.  She is a mother of four, all of whom attended Grace. 

Contact Mrs. Satorius 703-534-5517 ex18 or satorius@graceva.org

K4 - K5 Teacher Kari Hurley graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a degree in music. Before coming to Grace Christian Academy, she served as preschool director at Our Savior Lutheran School in Naples, Florida, and as a music teacher at Hope Christian School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has led the art and music programs here at Grace for a number of years. She lives in Falls Church with her husband and two teenage sons.  Kari enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Contact Mrs. Hurley 703-534-5517 ex17 or khurley@graceva.org.