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Father EdThe Rev. Edward T. Kelaher
Ed and Patty Kelaher were both born in New Jersey. They met in high school and have been a couple ever since, recently celebrating their 40th Anniversary. Patty is a registered nurse. They have two married children, Tommy and Pam, and four grandchildren. Over several years, Ed and Patty acted as foster parents for 23 children.

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 successful law firm. During his time as a lawyer, he received local, state, and national awards for his civic and legal pro bono activities.

When the time came to take their children to church, Ed, raised as a Roman Catholic, and Patty, raised as a Presbyterian, decided to take them to the Episcopal Church. They met Bishop Edward Salmon there and the rest is history. Bishop Salmon received Ed into the Episcopal Church and ordained him as a Deacon and as a Priest.

Before coming to All Saints, Ed was the Rector of Christ the King Waccamaw Parish in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Previously he served as Deacon and later as Associate Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, Surfside Beach, South Carolina, while at the same time leading or assisting several other parishes, as requested by the Bishop of South Carolina. He continues to lead workshops for and mentor leaders of other congregations.
Patty has also been very active in church life at All Saints and other parishes, serving as a long-time Altar Guild member, Bible study coordinator and leader, discipleship leader, nursery coordinator, Daughters of the King leader, two-time Vestry member, prayer team member, search committee member, youth volunteer, and as a leader or volunteer in many other activities.

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

One of these occasions of supply turned out to be particularly significant. On July 21, 2012, Nate officiated the wedding between J.R. Foster and Julie Heller. Standing beside Julie that day was her twin sister, Janna Heller. Almost exactly three years later, Nate and Janna were standing beside each other again—only this time, at their own wedding. Nate and Janna had their first child, Ezekiel Sang-Hun Lee, in December 2016.

Prior to Texas, Nate spent two years in Durham, NC, pursuing another graduate degree (Th.M.) at Duke University. While at Duke, Nate again served two churches. Up until his ordination to the priesthood in February 2011, Nate served as Deacon at the Church of the Holy Family (Chapel Hill, NC). Following his ordination, he served as the Assistant Vicar of St. Mark’s (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 and Working with Words. 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 Seminary (Ambridge, PA), where his M.Div. thesis 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 (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 and high school football coach. 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. sports teams. 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.


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 47 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 completing 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.


Gary Wieder
Gary was born near the wintry 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. During his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years, 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 18 lucky years to his much more attractive and intelligent wife, Julie. They have four energetic children: Brendan (15), Cecelia (14), Teddy (11), and Ryan (8). He likes a good steak, Italian food, the Buffalo Bills, the Pittsburgh Penguins (sorry!) and laughing with family and friends. Gary 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 families.


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 6:00 p.m. 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 four years and was extensively involved in the Healing Prayer Ministry. She currently lives in Chevy Chase, MD with Daniel, their daughters, Charlotte and Elisabeth, 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.

 

 

Shireen DavidShireen David
Shireen was born and raised in family of strong Christ-followers in Calcutta, India. Her family immigrated to the USA and settled in Tennessee when she was a junior in high school. She went on to earn her BA in English Literature at Wheaton College (IL) and remains closely connected to the friends she made there. Much to her delight and surprise, the Lord made a way for Shireen to move to the DC metro region in 2005. After a few years of working in the private sector, she was finally able to answer the call to work in missions and outreach at The Falls Church Anglican in 2008.

Shireen served for nine years on TFCA staff as their Global Outreach Coordinator and Manager. While there, she organized and led short term trips to various church partners domestically and internationally, served as the liaison for TFCA missionaries serving abroad, and helped mentor and guide parishioners who were called to the mission field. Shireen also organized an annual missions and ministry partner week at the church, so that parishioners could personally connect with partners they supported. She has taught classes about outreach, justice, and mission; led parish-wide fundraisers for mission partners; and engaged parishioners in caring for the “stranger among us” by beginning a Refugee Care program at TFCA that has enabled the church to care for a Syrian family resettled in Falls Church, VA. She also persistently advocated for a wider involvement in anti-slavery efforts led by International Justice Mission that resulted in a larger financial commitment to support their ongoing mission to rescue millions around the world.

Apart from her call and response to Biblical mission, Shireen enjoys cooking meals and spending time around the table with friends, sharing life and Jesus; she can talk your ear off about her love for travel and her many adventures, such as tobogganing down the Great Wall of China (!!), but she especially enjoys sharing her love for India, books, current events (global and pop culture) with anyone who asks.

There are many Scripture verses that Shireen holds dear, but the ones that have become greatly significant to her in the last few years has been the assurance of Psalm 146, the fulfillment of Isaiah 61, the command and promise of Matthew 28:18-20, and the clear directive in Micah 6:8: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Shireen is excited to be at All Saints Church, and eagerly looks forward to seeing the Holy Spirit move in, and change our lives as we learn to love and serve together in Christ’s name!

JonJonathan Rosnick
A Jonathan Rosnick grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University (Criminal Justice / Philosophy) in Wheeling, WV. Having already served as a police officer in Pennsylvania, Jonathan moved to Washington, DC, in 2008 to begin his career with the Metropolitan Police Department. He was incredibly blessed to serve in various capacities across the department, but it was his service as a mental health Crisis Intervention Officer and later as a Detective assigned to investigate crimes against children that proved to be the most meaningful to him.

After wrestling with God for many years about feeling called into ministry, Jonathan began his seminary studies in the summer of 2015 at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA. In the Fall of 2016, Jonathan resigned from full-time police service to accept a position in ministry at All Saints Church, Chevy Chase. At All Saints, Jonathan is primarily responsible for the areas of pastoral care and student ministry (5th-12th grades), and he remains excited and encouraged by the work of God in and through this amazing church. He is incredibly passionate about proclaiming the Good News of God in Jesus Christ here on the edge of our Nation’s Capital, and he views All Saints as being a Kingdom church in witness to the world.

Jonathan is beyond blessed to be married to the former Georgia Ingalls whom he met here at All Saints. Together, with their daughter Kenley and their two Labrador Retrievers (Cooper and Ridley), they reside in Gaithersburg, MD. When not at All Saints, Jonathan continues to serve in a reserve capacity as a DC Police Officer, chases unsuspecting fish with a fly rod in hand, and enjoys playing the guitar. As a family, the Rosnicks can often be spotted on a cattle farm in Laytonsville, MD, where they love riding their horses together.
 


David ReeveDavid Agnus Reeve
David Reeve is a cradle Anglican; he was baptized in the Church of England and confirmed in the Anglican Church of Canada, and attended Bishop Ridley College in St. Catherines, Ontario, for high school. He has served in the Episcopal church since childhood, first as a chorister and acolyte, then as a Sacristan and Lay Eucharistic Minister, and now as a Verger.

David served four terms on the Vestry and three years as the youth minister here at All Saints. He has been on volunteer staff at All Saints as a Verger since 1995, a member of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church since 2002, and a Fellow since 2015.

When not at All Saints, David is an Executive with American Red Cross Biomedical Services. David is an avid runner and has been married to Kate Huntress-Reeve, for 37 years; they have two adult children, Alex and Sammie.

 

 


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, three daughters-in-law, and three beautiful grandchildren who keep her young at heart.

Lois joined the staff in April 2014 and can be reached at lois.mcdonald@allsaintschurch.net.

 


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.


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 and being a part of the All Saints family. When Liz is not “working,” she enjoys hanging out with her friends and her daughters and their friends, reading, walking and relaxing at their lakeside getaway.

Liz joined All Saints in August 2010.

 

 

 

 


Alex Huntress-ReeveAlex Huntress-Reeve
Alex Huntress-Reeve is a D.C. native, and a graduate from University of Toronto with a B.Sc. (Hon.) 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 Cantors Guild. Now, she serves as one of All Saints’ volunteer Vergers as well as sings with the choir. In her free time, she enjoys running or curling up with a good book, a cup of tea, and her cat, Artemis.

Alex joined the staff in May, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Brad RecordBrad Record
Brad Record serves part time as our Communications Specialist and works with our communications director to oversee the website and to assist with special digital projects. He is also responsible for our sermon video ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda HallRashena Thomas

Receptionist, comes to us from a local temp agency. She is uniquely qualified to fill this important role, and we are grateful for her work with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bill Garner

Bill oversees the entire building and grounds of All Saints. He serves on the Safety and Security Subcommittee, manages pricing and work quality issues, and maintains accounting of all related expenditures. Bill also manages the Church insurance contracts and claims, supervises custodial staff, and arranges security staff.

 


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 Road, which only had 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 Bachelor’s in Nursing from the 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 throughout the country in hospitals and home care, and raised a daughter. In addition, her daughter brought into the family a special grandson.

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


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 also 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.

Peggy recently published an article for “The Living Church,” which can be read at livingchurch.org/overcome-whiteness?platform=hootsuite.


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 30th 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.

 


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.