Meet the Team

Brad Skinker

Board Member, Previous Chair

Hometown: Born in Silver Spring, Maryland; grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland
My Faith Story: Shortly before our middle child was to be born, my wife and I made a tough decision. We decided to leave the church I had attended since I was 8 years old and search for a new one. We were looking for a church community with young families and a strong children’s program that was closer to our home in Ashton. We started attending Oakdale on the recommendation of my godparents, both of whom worked for the Methodist church. I became involved in a men’s bible study and soon after things began to change for me. Weekly I was hanging around men who were walking with Christ. I began to listen to their stories of how Christ changed their lives and how they spent time in the word. I saw how they were living their lives differently than most other people I knew. Under their influence I began to read the Bible more. Once I did, it all became very clear to me. The Bible began to have meaning and purpose and it began to seep in to my heart. I thought my life was pretty good before but now I cannot imagine my life without a personal relationship with Christ.
Family: My wife, Annamarie, and three children, Graham, Bradley and Anna
Passion: I love sports, especially the Redskins, Nationals and the Terps; collecting Pez dispensers; working with children
Favorite Pastime Activities: Golf, watching sports, fantasy football, going on dates with my wife
Little-Known Fact: I have never traveled outside of the United States.