At union church, we desire to:

Follow Jesus

"Follow me and I will make you fishers of people." -Matthew 4:19

We believe Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God. We devote our efforts as a church family to learning how to follow Jesus in love, grace, obedience, justice, and mercy.

Find renewal

"Behold, I am making all things new!" -Revelation 21:5

We believe that Jesus is bringing renewal to this world and the people within it. We join in that work by being a place of rest for weary and broken souls.

Be family

"The One who makes people holy and those made holy belong to the same family." -Hebrews 2:11

We believe that God takes diverse, even hostile, people and makes them family. We commit to one another in love, service, hope, and grace as members of God's family.

Bless DC

"Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you..." -Jeremiah 29:7

We believe that the Kingdom of God is here and is a blessing for all people. We announce that kingdom by doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly as God's people.

The most simple statement of our faith is the Apostle's Creed. We also hold to the old maxim "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." Still, we understand the value of distinction and conviction. You can see our distinctives here:

Union Church's expanded statement of faith

OUr Leadership Team


Shaun Cross - Lead Pastor

Joey Kotarek

Leadership Team

Alicia Orzechowski

Nate Hodson

Eleni Lobene

Shaun Cross

Emily Kotarek

Joey Kotarek


Rebekah Calano - Justice & Mercy

Adam Lobene - Finance

Eleni Lobene - Children

At Union Church, we believe partnerships are vital to gospel mission and church planting. We currently partner with:

  • Send DC (NAMB)

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  • Acts 29


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  • New City Network

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