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Ben grew up just outside Tokyo where he attended Christian Academy in Japan. He moved back to the US for college and seminary (Calvin Theological Seminary) and has been living in New York City for 11 years.  Ben loves cycling, cooking for friends and family and walking the streets of New York (Fitbit on).  He is married with three children.

Ben's primary areas of responsibility at City Grace are preaching and teaching, discipleship and leadership development.  Ben has a passion for marraige and pre-marriage ministry, and enjoys speaking at conferences and retreats.


John Lee

Part Time Pastor

Dr. Rev. John Lee serves as part time pastor of City Grace Church. John is a native East Coast guy and lives with his wife and family on the Upper East Side. He received his MA from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2001 and his PhD from Yale in Roman history in 2012.  John enjoys preaching, networking,  and accelerating the work of ministry in any way he can both locally and abroad. John also works full time at The Geneva School teaching Latin and leading the Upper School.  In his spare time, John is an avid wood worker.


Heather Milks


Heather grew up in Budapest, Hungary and is an incoming senior at Calvin College. She is studying International Development with minors in Religion and Communication. She enjoys all things nerd, from The West Wing to dad jokes to Star Wars. Heather has a heart for the church and is interning at City Grace this summer to explore full-time ministry and what it means to serve in an urban setting. In preparation for her time at City Grace, she participated in the Jubilee Fellows program, studying the different aspects of ministry with ten other students at Calvin. She is excited to learn and see what God has for her this summer.