Leadership

Clergy

Rev’d Bertie Pearson
Rector
Office: 202-363-8286 x 201
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About Rev'd Bertie Pearson

The Rev. Bertie Pearson has served on the staff of the Diocese of California, as Priest-in-Charge of St. John the Evangelist and Holy Innocents in San Francisco, as Vicar of San Francisco de Asís Iglesia Episcopal in Austin, and as Rector of Grace Church in Georgetown, Texas. Bertie and his wife Dr. Rahel Pearson have two delightful children, Helena and Augie, and are the proud owners of a highly intelligent Australian Shepherd named Ida. In addition to parochial ministry, Bertie has taught church history for the past 10 years at both the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and the Iona School for Ministry, and hosts the podcast The History of Christianity with Bertie Pearson. When not in church, Bertie is a recreational photographer, electronic musician, and fan of American and British literature.

Rev’d Emily Griffin
Senior Associate Rector
Office: 202-363-8286 x204
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About Rev'd Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin grew up in Syracuse, NY. After completing a dual Masters of Divinity/Masters of Social Work at Princeton Seminary and Rutgers University (along with a Masters of Sacred Theology at General Seminary in NYC), she was ordained to the priesthood in 2003. Emily has served parishes in New Jersey, Virginia and now Washington, DC – with a primary focus on Christian education across the generations; she is also an accredited Godly Play Trainer. She also leads our children’s formation & family ministries, coordinates our worship guilds, and oversees our ministries in Spanish. She and her husband, Mike, live in the District.

Music Office

Matthew Steynor
Director of Music
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About Matthew Steynor

Matthew moved to the DMV area in 2019 from South Florida, where he was Director of Music at Trinity Cathedral in Miami and the Artistic Director of the Florida Singing Sons, a boychoir based in Fort Lauderdale. He is the co-founder of the Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida, an ensemble comprised of talented volunteers who sang Evensong twice a month. With the chorale he directed several South Florida premiers including settings of the Passion by Arvo Pärt and Bob Chilcott, in addition to making a recording and an international tour.

He is also an experienced choral accompanist, collaborating with many of South Florida’s finest choirs including Seraphic Fire, the Master Chorale of South Florida, and the University of Miami Frost Chorale. Currently, he is the principal accompanist of the ChoralArts Society in Washington DC, in addition to his position as Director of Music at St Alban’s Episcopal Parish in Washington DC. He is a graduate of Cambridge University (U.K.), where he was Organ Scholar at Queens’ College, and in his final year conducted the wind orchestra of the Cambridge University Musical Society.

Joseph Kaz
Chorister Program Director
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About Joseph Kaz

A composer primarily focused on the creation of new operas, Joseph’s first opera The Song of Solomon, was premiered by the Ithaca College Light Opera in 2013. Other recent performances have included a semi-staged reading of the opera Alice Flagg at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC and a full production of the work at the Winyah Auditorium in Georgetown, SC, and a third production of the work at The Catholic University of America. Joseph received a Bachelors of Music in Composition from Ithaca College, and his Masters in Composition from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Parish Office

Roland Mansfield
Director of Operations
Office: 202-363-8286
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About Roland Mansfield

Roland comes to us from church administration and corporate facilities/retail management jobs. In addition to his administrative skills, Roland is a woodcarver, illustrator, and occasional animator, having created several short films and television commercials. He is a native of Massachusetts.

Mery Montenegro
Communications Manager
Office: 202-363-8286
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About Mery Montenegro

Mery produces print and digital media in English and Spanish, maintains our website and membership database, manages social media accounts, and directs live streaming and video projects.

Courtney Cunningham
Opportunity Shop Manager
Office: 202-966-5288
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About Courtney Cunningham

Courtney is the go-to person for inquiries, suggestions, requests, and comments about our Opportunity Shop (donations, hours of operation, volunteering, etc.)

Armando Pineda
Sexton
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About Armando Pineda

Armando and his wife, Virginia, keep our buildings looking great. They help set up for parish events, from the weekly Sunday forums to special occasions like the annual Gala and Christmas Dinner.

Virginia Pineda
Sexton
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The Vestry

Ted Sweatt
Senior Warden: three-year term ending January 2025
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Ted Cage
Junior Warden: three year term ending January 2026
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Hollis McLoughlin
Treasurer: one year appointment ending January 2025
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Rachel Colson
Secretary: one-year appointment ending January 2025
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Michele Armitage
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2025
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Erin Bowers
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2025
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Brian Glosh
Vestry member: three-year term ending January 2025
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Tom Gustafson
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2027
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Gloria Manzo
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2026
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Kate McNamara
Vestry member: three-year term ending January 2027
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Mark Minukas
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2027
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Edith Stowe
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2027
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Amie Vandersluis
Vestry member: two-year term ending January 2025
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Anton Vanterpool
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2026
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Melanie Williams
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2026
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Katie Wilson
Vestry Member: three-year term ending January 2026
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Tom Roth
Chancellor: one-year appointment ending January 2025
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Mary Beth Albright
Diocesan Delegate: three-year appointment ending January 2025
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Jay Chadwick
Youth Vestry Representative