Paul has been an All Saints member since March 2004. He and his wife, Noel, came in search of a vibrant Gospel-based ministry and welcoming community of believers, where they could commit their family to growing in our faith—all of which God and All Saints generously provide!
They’ve raised their children, Taylor (18), and Jack, (14), in this church where they’ve been active in Sunday School, as acolytes, and as VBS leaders. Taylor graduated from Holton-Arms School this past spring and is a freshman at Wheaton College in Illinois, working on a degree in education with an interest primarily in grades and history. Jack is a freshman at Landon School and involved in football, wrestling, and lacrosse. He is a Boy Scout in Troop #52 (sponsored by All Saints) with a current rank of First Class, serving as an Assistant Patrol Leader, and working towards his goal of eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. Noel served All Saints for eight years as Director of Marketing/Communications. She is now on staff at Fourth Presbyterian Church as Director of Hospitality.
Paul answered the call to get involved in serving our church family, starting with the Youth Ministry and ushering. In the absence of a Youth Minister several years ago, he helped lead our middle school youth, assisting with Sunday morning classes and outings, and was instrumental in kicking-off and co-leading Sunday evening youth fellowship. In addition, he coordinated a Christmas outreach project providing an Appalachia family of 12+ with clothes, coats and gifts from parishioners and started the Annual Poinsettia Sale to benefit youth summer mission trips.
For the past 11 years, Paul has served as a 9:00 a.m. usher, the last six years as Head Usher responsible for recruiting, training and scheduling. He also currently serves on the Building & Grounds Committee, the Safety & Security Committee, and as the All Saints liaison for Boy Scout Troop/Crew #52; he was previously the liaison for Cub Scout Pack #52 (both sponsored by All Saints).
Paul’s areas of professional expertise are in marketing, non-profit and political fundraising, and publishing—specializing in the management of department operations, staff and creative, as well as print and digital marketing, budgeting and scheduling. For the past ten years, he has contracted and consulted with various companies. Major clients include Silver Marketing, Direct Holdings (Time Life Music and Books), Editorial Projects in Education (Education Week & Teacher Magazine) and Capital Direct.
Stacey has been attending All Saints since 2011, and is grateful for the kindness of the parishioners and the wonderful leadership by the clergy. It has been wonderful to see God working so powerfully here.
One of the reasons Stacey started to attend All Saints was because of the opportunity to participate in the Global Outreach Group. Global outreach is very close to her heart; she has been a volunteer for the non-profit organization, the Mustard Seed Project, for the past 10 years, primarily helping to find sponsors for Rwandan children so that they can attend school, and also helping to raise funds to feed needy children as part of Pastor Deo’s street children ministry.
Stacey has been blessed to be able to co-lead the mission trips to Rwanda in which All Saints participates, along with the Falls Church Anglican. She is also very grateful for the youth group that her seventeen-year old, Milly, has attended, and their sponsoring of mission trips that she has been able to experience. She is thankful for opportunities to serve as a Sunday school teacher, and Alpha small group facilitator. Stacey has recently become one of the Healing and Intercessory Prayer ministers, and she prays that God continues to lead her to places where she might be useful at All Saints.
Stacey, her husband Brooks, and daughter Milly, live in Maryland with their Westies, Rosie and Rascal.
Richard Miles and his wife Phoebe have attended All Saints Church since 2012. They have three adult children and have lived in Washington D.C. intermittently since 1992.
Richard and Phoebe are the co-founders of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida. The museum’s mission is to increase prosperity through creative thinkers, future inventors, and early entrepreneurs. Construction on a new facility began in April, 2016 and the museum will be open to the public in late 2017.
A career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1993-2009, Richard served in a variety of posting abroad and in Washington, D.C. From 2008-2009 he was a civilian adviser on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Karbala, Iraq. Earlier he served at the White House on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC). Before the NSC, he had several diplomatic assignments abroad, including Argentina, Germany, and Barbados. He also held several positions at the Department of State headquarters in Washington.
Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Miles was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, stationed with the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) in Nuremberg, Germany from 1988-1991. With the 2nd ACR, he participated in combat operations in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Mr. Miles received a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Washington in 1987, and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993. He is fluent in Spanish and German.
Elizabeth believes that serving on the Vestry is an opportunity to further serve the Lord and her fellow parishioners. She is committed to helping make this a praying, caring, and communicating church and one that stands firmly on the foundation of “Sharing Christ’s Love.”
Elizabeth was drawn to All Saints because of its commitment to Christ-centered service and the Gospel, genuine care and concern for others, and its rich liturgical tradition. She finds peace and comfort in Christ’s love and believe it is strong and growing at All Saints. As a member of the Body of Christ, this parish can do great things.
Christ has always been number one in Elizabeth’s life; she was raised in a Christian and loving family who attended a Baptist church in Asheville, NC. She converted to an Episcopalian while at Wake Forest University and has attended Episcopal churches ever since.
Elizabeth is committed to supporting this parish in every way she can and is involved in numerous church activities. She is on the Healing and Intercessory Prayer Ministry team. She is also a Lay Eucharist Visitor and serves on the Visiting Ministries Committee and the Communications Committee. She is a regular attendee of Wednesday night’s prayer meeting and Rector’s Bible Study.
Elizabeth is a public relations and communications consultant with many years of management experience in corporate, government, and agency organizations. She has also directed a college counseling center and has taught on both the university and high school levels. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and has completed the course work for a PhD in Psychology.
Dan and his wife, Ann, started attending All Saints in 2004 and became members shortly after that. Previously they worshiped at Ascension and St. Agnes in Washington, D.C., where they were married.
Dan and Ann have been richly blessed through All Saints. The liturgy, preaching, and fellowship at All Saints have greatly enriched their life, and the pastoral care they have received has sustained them in difficult times. Their daughter, Eva, loves her Sunday School teachers, friends she has made here, and the donuts.
Dan has had the opportunity to get to know many of All Saints’ parishioners and different aspects of life at the parish through several activities, including Global Outreach, ushering at the 9:00 service, assisting with the high school Dominican Republic work trip in 2014, and serving on the search committee for an associate rector in 2015.
Professionally, Dan works at a consulting firm, after having worked in government and internal development.
This is an exciting time in the life of All Saints, and Dan looks forward to seeing God continue to work through the people of All Saints.
Susan and her husband, Tom, have been members of All Saints since 1996 when their son, Nelson, was baptized here as an infant. Nelson is now a college sophomore. They love the church in every way and have served in a number of different capacities over the years. Susan’s favorite role was as Sunday School teacher, which she did for over 13 years.
Before marrying Tom 23 years ago, Susan obtained a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from George Washington University where she subsequently taught in the Speech and Hearing Department for two years. Early in her career Susan worked in hospital and school settings, specializing in the treatment of children with speech and learning disorders. In 2006 she started her own practice, Chevy Chase Speech Therapy, to serve children with speech and communicative disorders and their families.
Susan was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but moved to Washington, D.C. with her family when she was nine. In her spare time she enjoys watercolor painting, reading and writing, taking long walks with her 13-year old Bichon Frise, Nicky, and spending time with friends and family. Susan and Tom enjoy attending classical music concerts of any kind. She love to travel and recently went to northern India to tour the temples. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve on the Vestry of All Saints this year. All Saints is her favorite place!
Bill and Nancy are both “native Washingtonians,” unusual now in this transplant city. Bill was a physician all his adult life, retiring in 2010 after 38 years of practicing surgery. After his years in the Air Force, he and Nancy returned to Washington where he worked initially at the Washington Hospital Center, and then at Sibley Hospital, where he was Chairman of the Department of Surgery for 12 years. Bill served on the Board of Governors at the National Capital Reciprocal Insurance Company, a medical malpractice insurance company, from its inception until it merged with Proassurance Insurance Company 23 years later, and was Chairman of the Underwriting Committee at NCRIC for 12 years.
While he and Nancy have joined All Saints Church in the relatively recent past, they have a long history with this church. They were married here 50 years ago this June, and two of their three children, Ashley Sharp and Amy Dickens, who also are members of this church, were married here. Their church home prior to All Saints was The Falls Church Anglican. Bill and Nancy started visiting All Saints Church when their grandchildren, Hadley and Will Sharp, became acolytes. They desired to worship in the community where they live, appreciated Ed Kelaher`s devoted leadership, and could see and feel the Holy Spirit at work here at All Saints Church. Bill and Nancy are excited to be a part of it. In retirement, Bill now has time to devote to endeavors outside of medicine that he didn`t have previously and continue in his desire to serve the Lord.
Jonathan and his wife, Meghan, grew up in a small suburb of Philadelphia called Berwyn, PA. They first met when Meghan was in elementary school with John’s sister Jennifer, however, they didn’t start dating until Meghan was in college at Penn State, while Jonathan was working for Legg Mason in Bethesda.
Jonathan grew up attending St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Wayne where his father sang in the choir. That was where Jonathan first developed an interest in music and sang in the boys’ choir. He eventually transformed his passion for the music of the church into becoming a classically trained pianist. Jonathan and his wife were also very passionate about soccer growing up, although admittedly Meghan was a better player. His passion for soccer is what brought him to Virginia for school at Washington and Lee University, where he played until his junior year. Now he coaches his son Christian’s team in the MSI soccer league.
Jonathan graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Washington and Lee University. After college he moved to San Diego, CA to continue his scientific studies at the Scripps Research Institute where he worked as a research technician in the molecular biology lab. He eventually relocated to the Washington area in 2005 and started his professional career in the Financial Services as a Financial Planner.
Jonathan and Meghan married at St. Mary’s and started their family in Glover Park with the birth of their son Christian and their daughter Elizabeth. He earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation in 2010 and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 2016. Jonathan is currently a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Bethesda and gives back to the Washington community by serving as the chair of the Financial Education Partners program for the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals. As a member of the All Saints Vestry, his task has been to serve as the chair of the Stewardship Committee, where our mission to provide education to the parish on the importance of stewardship at All Saints and inspire them to be faithful stewards of God’s infinite grace.
I am very humbled and honored to be asked to stand for Vestry. Being a part of the All Saints community has been an amazing experience for me, and has made the Washington area feel like home. I’ve been humbled by how kind, generous, and devoted this community continues to be in carrying out God’s work, whether on systemic levels or on personal levels through active listening, support, and caring for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
I grew up in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder where I was an active member of Luther Campus Ministry. There I began to feel how important Christian community could be. We were few, but we supported each other, worshipped, laughed, had fun, and experienced the light of Christ together. I have fond memories of playing instruments during worship and doing meditative Taize rayer in summer to empty our minds of worry and invite the Lord’s peace.
With a newfound appreciation for Christian community, I took a year before graduate school to engage in a year of intentional Christian community with the Urban Servant Corps in Denver. This venture involves a year living with other Christians whom you have not met before. You share a limited budget to walk with those of lesser means, and each member works in a local non-profit. This time was such a valuable opportunity to honor God through service, but also to experience Christian community. I was humbled to discover that community can be very difficult and challenging, but also so very rewarding in seeing how God can change me so profoundly through relationships I never would have picked for myself.
I attended UVA for a graduate program in Economics the following year. The program’s greatest achievement, in my opinion, is that it allowed me to meet my wife Susan at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. We have been happily married for 6 years and have two sons: Henry (3 yrs.) and Calvin (1 yr.). Susan is my far better half and the best thing to happen to me. We love our church family at All Saints Church, and have settled into a wonderful, but often too hectic life in Washington. Susan works in government relations for the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and I work at a research laboratory coding with geeks whose intellects and creativity never cease to amaze me.
I, Carolyn Buckingham, with full conviction accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. As a committed Christian, I strongly affirm both the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. I am inspired by Holy Scripture from both Testaments. In particular, I find spiritual strength from Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may over flow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
It is an honor to be nominated to run for the Vestry. It is with much joy that I attend All Saints. The commitment to mission, transforming prayer, and sharing Christ’s love are important to me. The grace, wisdom, and leadership of Reverend Kelaher has been instrumental in my faith journey. My personal relationship with our Lord has a firmer foundation and my faith has matured in the ten years I have been a member of All Saints. It would be a privilege to be able to give back to the All Saints Community.
I have no greater blessing than my husband, Dan, and our five children. Every day I am grateful and joyful for all that our Heavenly Father bestows upon us, including those trials and tribulations that lead us to walk ever closer with Him. Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” Thank you
My desire to be on the vestry is simple. After much searching, Holly and I feel very blessed to have found All Saints. From the start, we were struck by Father Ed and his message coupled with the immediate feeling of welcoming by the congregation. We knew this was the church in which we wanted to raise our family. Thus we joined the All Saints in 2012 and had our son baptized in February of 2013. Since then, and because we wanted to engage as a family, we have volunteered and been involved in several different aspects of the church. Most recently we have been teaching the Pre-K Sunday School class of which our son is a part.
I was born and raised Episcopalian at Christ Episcopal in San Antonio, Texas. I was also involved in many ways with chapel life at my boarding school in Virginia, Woodberry Forest, and then at Duke Chapel while in college.
Professionally, I am an attorney involved with investment management and also in my family’s ranching agribusiness, which affords me the opportunity to work from home. This in turn gives me a chance to be involved in other meaningful work like that of the church. I am heartened by the growing strength of the church in size, financially, its programming, and ability to outreach, amongst other things. I see the great work that Father Ed, the rest of the clergy, and vestry are doing and I want to be a greater part of engendering the church’s growth and rising spirit of community.
I am honored and humbled to be nominated to serve on the Vestry among such wonderful and inspiring Christians whom I admire so much. I am a native San Franciscan and was baptized and raised by my Episcopal mom and Jewish dad, being educated in both faiths, but ultimately being confirmed and joining the Episcopal Church. My husband Kevin and I spent many years exploring different churches around DC before finding All Saints in 2013.
We feel so blessed to have found such a warm, loving, and inspiring community at ASC. We have formed deep friendships through our small group, the retreat and amazing ongoing fellowship. I have loved being a Sunday School teacher, Kids Church leader, participant in Mother’s Bible Study and a volunteer at Vacation Bible School, among many of the wonderful ASC activities. All Saints has become an important part of our entire family as our kids have attended VBS for many years and Cole is a new acolyte. We love the exceptional ASC staff led by Father Ed. His spirit inspires me to do as much as I can to further his vision of a church that reaches and touches many meaningfully in the community. I hope to be able to bring my love for this parish, my career experience in communications, and my growing faith to bear for the All Saints community. Thank you so much for your consideration.