Penny Allen Grinage is a life-long member of St. Stephen and St. Martin’s Church in Brooklyn. She attended Sunday School, was confirmed, and later served as a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent in the church. She has served as a warden for two consecutive terms and is currently on the vestry. She worked for 12 years as an elementary school principal with the NYC Department of Education and retired after 34 years as an educator. She still works as an educational consultant. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision. She currently serves on the Diocesan Council and the Episcopal Ministries of Long Island (EMLI) Grant Review Committee.