A native of New England, Adrian Schoonmaker has spent more than two decades as a speaker, pastor, author, and consulting coach based on the East Coast. As Executive Pastor of Grace Community Church, Adrian gets to be a part of one of the Northeast’s most exciting ministry scenes, leading the staff and pastoral teams to serve thousands of worshipers in the Hudson Valley, 50 miles north of New York City.
Adrian loves building into leaders in every season of their journey–seasoned leaders, emerging leaders, or anywhere in between. As a member of the Senior Leadership team at Slingshot Group, Adrian gets to work with pastors and ministry directors across the country in coaching and building remarkable teams. Adrian also leads ministry to many athletes, cadets and officers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Adrian majored in Pastoral Ministry at the University of Valley Forge (PA), earned two master’s degrees in Journalism and Practical Theology from Regent University (VA), and is completing a doctorate in Leadership & Ministry Management at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Chicago). He is ordained with the Assemblies of God. He has had the joy of ministering and traveling through 17 nations, preaching and speaking on four continents.
Adrian and his wife, Jocelyn, live in Orange County, New York, with their six children: Lukas, Benjamin, Leilani, Emma Jayne, Lucy, and Sawyer. They love exploring NYC as a family, road tripping anytime they can, and finding new bike trails in the Hudson Highlands.