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Eric Vander Ploeg

Pastor for Preaching and Leadership

Eric is our Pastor for Preaching and Leadership at Grace.  His role is to lead the church in accomplishing our gospel mission, to feed the church with the unchanging truth of God’s Word, and to raise up others to do the same.

Born in Greer, SC, Eric studied Chemistry at Furman University and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  He and his wife Parker have four daughters:  Rorie, Neely, Erin, and Eden.

Eric began his ministry at Grace in 2018.  Prior to Grace, he served as Lead and Executive Pastor for churches in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin for over 20 years.

In his spare time he loves to read and think and write about theology, spend time with his family, watch sci-fi, and tinker with anything Apple.