Father Ed

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Father EdThe Rev. Edward T. Kelaher
Ed and Patty were born in New Jersey, met in high school in 1971, and have been a couple since. Their son Tommy is married to Kim and their daughter Pam to Al. Each couple has a girl and a boy – Kate and Finn, Fiona and Lucas. Patty is a Registered Nurse though her life has been immersed in our Parish ministries since Ed became our Rector on September 11, 2011. The Kelahers moved to South Carolina from New Jersey in 1980 following Ed’s graduation from law school. He began as a sole practitioner and developed a larger law firm, receiving local, state, and national awards for his civic and legal pro bono activities. While in South Carolina, the Kelahers joined an Episcopal parish, bridging Patty’s Presbyterian heritage and Ed’s Roman Catholic roots. In 1989, they met and became dear friends with Bishop Salmon. Bishop Salmon received Ed into the Episcopal Church, ordained him as a Deacon in 1997, as a Priest in 2001. and later appointed him as a Dean. For over 11 years, Ed served as both a clergyman and a lawyer to enable him to minister to struggling parishes unable to afford clergy, while earning a living independently. He is still a licensed lawyer, although he has not practiced law since 2007, except for pro bono assignments in cases involving abused and neglected children. Over the years, Ed and Patty had been foster parents for 23 children. Before coming to All Saints, Ed was the Rector of Christ the King Church in Pawleys Island, SC.


Father NateThe Rev. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee
A native of the Washington D.C. area, coming to All Saints in 2015 was a sort of homecoming for Nate, after a decade and a half of “wandering in the wilderness.” This return to the city he loves came by way of Texas, where he spent the last four years completing work toward his Ph.D. in Religion at Baylor University. Nate was stationed as priest at two places during his doctoral work: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Austin, TX), where he was Assistant Rector from 2014-2015; and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Waco, TX), where he was the Curate from 2011-2014. During this time, Nate also often travelled across the Diocese of Texas and the Diocese of Dallas to supply for parishes in need of clergy.

One of these occasions of supply turned out to be particularly significant. On July 21st, 2012, Nate was asked to officiate the wedding between John Roy Foster and Julie Ann Heller at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco. Standing beside Julie that day was her twin sister, Janna Heller. Almost exactly three years later, on July 18th, 2015, Nate and Janna were standing beside each other again—only this time, at their own wedding. Janna likes to say: “We met when he married my twin sister.”

Prior to Texas, Nate spent two years in Durham, NC, pursuing another post-graduate degree (Th.M.) at Duke University. He wrote his Th.M. thesis on the theology of language, articulating how language operates in the organization of social performances. While at Duke, Nate again served two churches. Up until his ordination to the priesthood, which took place in Goodson Chapel at Duke in February 2011, Nate served as Deacon at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family (Chapel Hill, NC). Following his ordination, he served as the Assistant Vicar of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Roxboro, NC). During this time, Nate also worked as the Research Associate for Professor Stanley Hauerwas, whom Time Magazine called “The Best Theologian in America.” Nate worked with Dr. Hauerwas to produce two books: War and The American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity and Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian. Nate’s own publication credits include Political Theology, The Trinity Journal, and The Living Church.

Nate completed his seminary training from 2007-2009 at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, where his M.Div. Thesis – Second City: A Theopolitical Reimagining – won the Baker Book Award for Systematic Theology. During this time, Nate also worked in both the church, as a Seminarian Intern at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in McKeesport, PA, and in the hospital, as a Pastoral Intern at UPMC Shadyside. Before seminary, Nate spent two years in Charlottesville, VA, as a Youth Minister (Christ Episcopal Church) and High School Football Coach (The Covenant School). As a former college football player, sports remains an active part of Nate’s life, both recreationally and as an avid fan of all D.C. area sports teams (#HTTR #NATITUDE #dcRISING #rockthered).

Coming back to D.C. has also brought Nate’s life “full circle” in another way. Nate began his path toward ordained ministry in 2000, when he left home to pursue degrees in Biblical Studies & Christian Education (B.A.) and Mission & Intercultural Studies (M.A.) at Wheaton College. Now back home, Nate is in the classroom again, though the view is a little different. On those nights of the week when he’s not at the church, you can generally find Nate at Loyola University (MD), teaching theology courses to undergrads.


The Rev. Theodore Lewis
The Rev. Theodore Lewis (Fr. Ted) was born and grew up on Long Island, where ancestors of his arrived as early as 1640. He joined the Army in April, 1944, where, after infantry training, he was selected for a Japanese language program and served in the Japanese Occupation. He graduated from Haverford College (magna cum laude) in 1949 and received a Master in International Affairs degree from Harvard in 1951, entering the State Department that same year. In his Foreign Service career he served in Vietnam (three times, lastly 1965 to 1967), Australia, Pakistan, the Congo, Korea, Laos, and Washington, D.C.

In 1961 he took a hiatus from the Foreign Service to attend Virginia Seminary, graduating in 1964. He served full-time in a Washington parish for a year, until he re-entered the Foreign Service. Even there, however, he was able to continue his ordained ministry, serving Anglican congregations on Sundays. Following his retirement from the Foreign Service in 1984, he moved to Oxford to pursue further theological studies and to work on his first book, To Restore the Church: Radical Redemption History to Now. In this he was mentored by Alister McGrath, now Oxford’s Professor of Science and Religion. Back in America, his theological formation was furthered by Stanley Hauerwas of the Duke Divinity School. It was Hauerwas who prompted him to write his recent book, Theology and the Disciplines of the Foreign Service: The World’s Potential to Contribute to the Church.

He has been serving at All Saints since January, 2005.


JonJonathan Rosnick

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peter ChrisafulliPeter Crisafulli
Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Peter Crisafulli earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Northwestern University and is an honorary member of the Sigma Alpha Iota professional music fraternity. His musical formation in the service of the church began at age seven as a chorister in the Men and Boys Choir of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. He has been serving as Minister of Music at All Saints Church since 1988.

Peter and his wife, Linda, have been married for over 45 years. Linda also earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Northwestern and is a professional flutist, teacher and conductor. Their daughter, Rebecca, a former member of the All Saints Choir, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in French Literature at the University of Chicago.

Many of Peter’s compositions for All Saints Church have been published and are in widespread use throughout the U. S. He especially enjoys working with choristers of all ages, playing the organ, composing, riding trains (steam is awesome!), collecting historic Edison lamps, good food and wine, and, most of all, his family.

Cathey DuganCathey Dugan
Cathey originally hails from Texas, but has lived in the Washington, D.C. area for the past twenty years. She has degrees in Russian Studies from American University and Library Science from Catholic University. She has worked in archives and records management since 2006, including stints at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. She is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, and lives with her spouse, James, and cat, Danny, who is a fluff ball of endless activity. In August of 2014, she went on a church pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona, where she realized she wanted to pursue a job that combined her professional training and personal faith.

 

 

 


Peggy Eastman
Peggy Eastman is poet-in-residence at All Saints. She is the author of “Godly Glimpses: Discoveries of the Love That Heals,” which received an award from Capital Christian Writers, and “Ten Women of the Bible: Witnesses to Faith,” a book of poetry. She is co-author of “Your Child Is Smarter Than You Think.” Her work has appeared in many anthologies; her poetry has received awards in annual contests sponsored by “Writer’s Digest.”

For many years Peggy was editor of “Share” magazine, a quarterly inspirational publication of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals, including “Guideposts,” “SELF,” for which she served as a contributing writer, “Working Mother,” for which she served as a contributing writer, “The Living Church,” the “AARP Bulletin,” “Family Circle,” “Redbook,” “Good Housekeeping,” and “New Choices,” a Reader’s Digest publication.

Peggy has pursued a career as a medical/science writer since completing a fellowship in science writing at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She served as editor of “American Pharmacy” magazine and served as Washington contributing writer for “Women’s Health Advisor” consumer newsletter, published under the auspices of Cornell University. She is currently a contributing writer for “Oncology Times,” published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. She has served as a consulting writer for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill; The National Arthritis Advisory Board; the National Diabetes Advisory Board; and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, among others.

In 1997 Peggy traveled to Russia and Estonia as part of a delegation of American writers under the auspices of People to People International.


Katie FreerKatie Freer
Katie Freer grew up attending St. Philip’s Church in Charleston, SC, and rang the tower bells and attended youth group at St. Michael’s Church, just up the street from her childhood home. She has a B.S. in Psychology with a focus on early childhood development and a concentration in Education from Davidson College. She and her husband, Daniel, met after college at an Oyster Roast hosted by St. Michael’s 20’s & 30’s group, The Gate. They both volunteered for several years with Alpha, the 6:00pm contemporary service, and The Gate, and were married in 2009.

Katie and Daniel moved to Norfolk, VA in 2010. She served as the Director of Children’s Ministry at Galilee Church in Virginia Beach, VA for 4 years and was extensively involved in the Healing Prayer Ministry. She currently lives in Chevy Chase, MD with Daniel, their daughter, Charlotte, and black lab, Colt. Katie loves the community of All Saints and the opportunity to share the Gospel with all ages. When she has time, she enjoys being on the water, reading in the hammock, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie joined the staff in July 2015.

Linda HallLinda Hall
Linda Hiser Hall is a native of Bethesda, MD and enjoys telling everyone that she spent the first ten years of her life being raised on Old Georgetown Rd which was two lanes at the time.

She graduated from Stone Ridge, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in 1959. Linda knew as a child that she wanted to be a Nurse and she pursued her dream. She attended the Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing at Sibley Hospital and graduated with a Diploma in Nursing. Since that time she has returned to school to obtain her Batchelor’s in Nursing from University of Maryland, and her Master’s in Nursing from Brigham Young University in Utah.
In between she has worked in all areas of Nursing through out the country in hospitals and home care, and raised a daughter. In addition, her daughter brought into the family a special grand son.

2010 was year she was given gently push by God to pursue career in Faith Community Nursing, and completed her training at Shenandoah University.
Linda joined All Saints in role of Faith Community Nurse/Parrish Nurse in 2011 and has worked developing Visiting Ministry team, and all areas for Health and Wellness.


Nancy Harris
Nancy grew up in Minnesota, but came to D.C. as a federal intern during college and fell in love with the city. After graduation she came back and has lived here ever since, except for a four year interlude in New York.

Nancy has a B.A. in Government from Lake Forrest College and an M.S.A. from Georgetown. She has worked for consulting firms and a major international bank. After having children, Nancy was a stay-at-home mother for twelve years. Since returning to her career, she has worked primarily for schools and churches; Nancy enjoys working in churches because their missions are oriented toward people rather than profit-making.

Nancy began working at All Saints in 2008. She belongs to Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, has two adult daughters, and loves dogs.


Lisa HollingsworthLisa Hollingsworth
Lisa Hollingsworth resides in Potomac, MD and is a native Washingtonian. Born at Sibley Hospital and raised in Chevy Chase, she has been a part of All Saints Church since the age of 5. Since her twin sister was married at ASC prior to her own wedding, she decided to have her service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes, DE where her parents have owned a home for many years. Lisa and her husband, Kimo, have a daughter, Katherine, who is a sophomore at Penn State and a son, James, a sophomore at Wootton High School.

Lisa graduated from Lesley University, Cambridge MA with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She enters her 29th year in ECE and remains devoted to helping children learn, grow and thrive. Creating a faith based program at All Saints Preschool has been the most rewarding endeavor of a lifetime.

 


Alex Huntress-ReeveAlex Huntress-Reeve
Alex Huntress-Reeve is a D.C. native, and a recent graduate from University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Psychology and Criminology and will begin attending Nursing School late next year. Born and raised in All Saints Church, Alex is a veteran of the Acolyte program, Treble Choir, and Cantor’s Guild. Now, she serves as one of All Saints’ Vergers as well as sings with the choir and is the 9:00 service Acolyte Team Leaders. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing and curling up with a good book and her cats.

Alex joined the staff as the Front Office Coordinator and editor of Full Circle in May, 2016 and is now the Communications Director.

 

 

 


Kate Huntress-Reeve
Kate hails from Midland, Michigan, and holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Music from the University of Michigan. For the first couple of decades of her adult life, she was a professional singer and voice teacher, focusing on liturgical and theatrical music. She was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Guild auditions.

These days, she has transitioned into substitute teaching of music, math, and science. She believes that beautiful music is the greatest proof of Divine goodness, and the most direct route between God and the human heart.

Kate lives in Kensington, Maryland with two vergers (her husband David and daughter Alex), a budding Kindergarten teacher (her daughter Sammie), and two cats.


Lois McDonaldLois McDonald
Lois McDonald lives in a log cabin on Bull Run Mountain in Aldie, Virginia, and is a member of Church of Our Redeemer near her home. She has a B.A. in English (American Literature) from George Mason University and has had many years of church office administration experience. She believes that church office administration is a calling that is lived out at the wonderful intersection of faith, relationships, problem solving, and service, and she is happy to be part of the All Saints family.

Although Lois was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where her parents were missionaries, she spent most of her formative years in Southern New Jersey where she became enamored with sandy beaches, mysterious Pine Barrens, and teeming wetlands. She loves the thrill of the open road, especially when experienced in her red Jeep Wrangler. She also enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her four young adult children and two grandchildren who keep her young at heart.

Lois joined the staff in April 2014.

 


Liz McReadyLiz McReady
Liz McReady lives in Chevy Chase, DC with her daughters Emma and Morgan. Liz earned her B.A. and M.B.A from Duke University. Liz feels amazingly blessed to work building God’s kingdom through loving His people. Liz is officially our “Children’s and Women’s Minister.” Liz had little applicable ministry experience before coming to All Saints, but has two passions that ordained her to the ministry: she loves Jesus and she loves kids! Getting to know, love and support the families at All Saints has been a sacred blessing.
When Liz is not “working,” she enjoys hanging out with her daughters and their friends, reading, walking and relaxing at their lakeside get away.

Liz joined All Saints in August 2010.

 

 


Brad RecordBrad Record
Brad Record, a native of Washington D.C., brings over 10 years of web experience to All Saints. Here he updates the website on a regular basis. He also uploads the sermons every week.

 

 

 

 

 


David ReeveDavid Reeve
David Reeve is a cradle Anglican, baptized in the Church of England and confirmed in the Anglican Church of Canada. He attended Bishop Ridley College, a high school in Canada. He has spent his lifetime in service to the church as chorister, acolyte, sacristan, and Lay Eucharistic Minister. During his long tenure here at All Saints, he has served four terms on the Vestry and three years as a Youth Minister. A verger since 1995, he became a member of the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church (VGEC) in 2002 and a fellow in 2015. When not serving at All Saints, David is the Executive Director of Operations for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. He is also an avid runner. David has been married to Kate Huntress-Reeve for 36 years, and they are blessed with two daughters, Alex and Sammie Huntress-Reeve.

 

 


Father EdSara Tobin
Sara Tobin lives in Washington DC with her husband and two young children who attend Janney Elementary School. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Franklin and Marshall College.

She was born in NYC and moved to Washington in 2000. Prior to joining All Saints Preschool, she spent 17 years as a marketing professional primarily focused on consumer and business-to-business magazines, events, and websites.

Sara is an active member at her children’s school where she served as PTA President, Committee Chair for International Night, and room parent. Her love of children and the school environment brought her to All Saints Preschool.

Sara joined the staff in March 2015, first as a substitute teacher and then in the fall as the Preschool’s administrator.

 


Gary Wieder
Gary was born near the wintery city of Buffalo, NY, with his parents, two older brothers and younger sister. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, where he majored in Biblical Studies and minored in Youth Ministry (and was 3 credits shy of a very useful Philosophy Minor!) During his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years at Geneva he started his youth ministry career with a great organization known as “Young Life”. He spent a brief 12 months directly after graduating living and working near Annapolis, MD, where he got his first taste of this great area. Since those simple, carefree days, Gary has worked with inner-city students in the east side of Pittsburgh, directed a large staff, volunteer leadership team and 6th – 12th grade students in northwest Atlanta and created a community-wide student ministry program in Pawleys Island, SC, before landing with his family in Chevy Chase with many years of experience behind him.

Gary has been married for 17 lucky years to his much more attractive and intelligent wife Julie. They have 4 energetic children: Brendan (14), Cecelia (12), Teddy (10) and Ryan (6). He likes a good steak, Italian food, the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Penguins (sorry!) and laughing with family and friends.
Gary says he is excited to use all the lessons he has learned over the past 30 years of ministry and hopefully some wisdom in supporting the families in our community to raise spiritually healthy and connected children.

His favorite verse is 1 Corinthians 15: 58 which reads, “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”