- The Rev. Edward T. Kelaher, Rector – ext. 225, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Rev. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee, Associate Rector – ext. 224, email@example.com
- The Rev. Dr. William J. Buracker, II, Deacon – ext. 240, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Rev. Matthew Kozlowski, Priest Associate – ext. 229, email@example.com
- The Rev. Jonathan Musser, Priest Associate – ext. 229, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peter Crisafulli, Minister of Music – ext. 223, email@example.com
- Gary Wieder, Family Pastor – ext. 232, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Katie Freer, Children’s Minister – ext. 237, email@example.com
- Shireen David, Director of Mission & Outreach – ext. 244, firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Angus Reeve, FVGEC, Verger, email@example.com
- Lois McDonald, Parish Administrator – ext. 226, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Val Hansen, Finance Assistant – ext 231, email@example.com
- Smythe Kannapell, Parish Accountant – ext. 242, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teri Ballou, Communications Manager – ext. 239, email@example.com
- Nacole Hillman, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Edyta Cousens, Communications Assistant, email@example.com
- Alex Huntress-Reeve, Assistant Verger, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brad Record, Communications Specialist, email@example.com
- Rashena Thomas, Human Resources and Parish Records Administrator – ext. 228, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bill Garner, Facilities Manager, ext. 222, email@example.com
- Peggy Eastman, Poet-in-Residence, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa Hollingsworth, All Saints Preschool Administrator – ext. 233, email@example.com
- Sara Tobin, All Saints Preschool Administrator – ext. 241, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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.
The 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. Dr. William J. Buracker, II
BJ was born locally in Olney, MD but moved to the Pinehurst area of North Carolina in 1995 when he was 16. There, he attended Sandhills Presbyterian Church. While studying at North Carolina State University, that church hired him to serve as a summer youth intern to teach Bible Studies, lead mission trips, and plan outreach events. After completing both a Bachelor of Science and an Masters of Science in math at NC State, Sandhills Presbyterian hired him as the “part-time” youth director for five years and funded him to attend seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, where BJ was introduced to the Anglican Communion. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2007.
As he was finishing his seminary studies, BJ began dating Kimberly Boulton, and they were married in December 2006. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where Kimberly taught math and BJ began working on a Masters of Theology in Biblical Studies. In 2008, they moved to Gaithersburg, MD. Until they had children, Kimberly taught math and science at Connelly School of the Holy Child, while BJ pursued a PhD at Catholic University, which he completed in 2017. His research interest is minor characters of the Old Testament.
Due to the beauty of the liturgy, the rich theological history and tradition, and the sacramental emphasis of the Anglican Communion, BJ and Kimberly looked for an Anglican Church in the area and felt called to join All Saints after hearing a sermon by the Rev. Alex Large. They were confirmed by the late Bishop Salmon in 2015 and have served in many capacities at All Saints.
BJ taught a variety of introductory theology courses at Catholic University, helped create their academic coaching program, and now serves as the Associate Dean of their Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, which specializes in serving adult learners.
He and Kimberly have three daughters – Hannah (6), Eilidh (4), and Mary Esther (1) – and one son — J.T., who was born in late 2018. Kimberly works at home and teaches Hannah in a home-school coop in Montgomery Village. BJ and Kimberly love hosting events in their small townhome, especially when they can play nerdy board games with their friends.
The Lord willing, BJ will be ordained to the diaconate on September 8, 2018 by the Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida, and to the priesthood early in 2019. He is being sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, FL.
Fr. Matthew graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Florida in 2011 where he served as Associate Rector at St. Mary’s in Stuart. He is currently completing a PhD in Christian Spirituality at The Catholic University of America where he concentrates on Franciscan studies. Matthew has a passion for preaching and helping people of all ages grasp and experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a fan of the Alpha Course, having led the course several times. Matthew enjoys cooking, camping, and running, and as a native New Englander, he is also fond of good seafood and keeping up with Boston sports. Matthew currently lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife Danielle and two young daughters.
Fr. Jon has served at All Saints as our Deacon since November of 2017. He is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and joins us from the seminary in the offices of Community Engagement and Chapel. He is a native of the Saint Louis, Missouri area and has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (with a minor in Asian Studies) and a Masters of Science in Community Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas. Jon met his wife Julie McVey, a fellow UCA student, during his senior year of undergraduate studies while living in China. While dating, Jon and Julie discovered the Episcopal Church together, were confirmed in 2010, and were married in 2012. Jon comes from a diverse Christian background including Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Antiochian Orthodox influences. He maintains a scholarly interest areas of church history, Anglican identity, and ecclesiology. In the course of his M.Div., he completed an honors thesis under the advising of the Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard and the Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum which explored the historical development of international Anglican identities beginning with the first Lambeth Conference in 1867. He continues to maintain service to the academy as a board member of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.
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 since 1969. 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 an Associate Professor of French at St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire.
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 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 19+ lucky years to his much more attractive and intelligent wife, Julie. They have four energetic children: Brendan (16), Cecelia (14), Teddy (12), 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 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 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!
David 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 has a B.A. in English (American Literature) from George Mason University and has had many of 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 a 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 email@example.com.
Teri has worked as the Communications Manager at All Saints since mid-2018. She has a B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration from Virginia Tech and a M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Relations. Her background is writing and editing; she worked a number of years with the US government as an analyst and editor. After serving in the government, Teri spent some years at home, raising her two sons. During that time, she was also active in her church, The Falls Church Anglican (TFCA), serving with Sunday School, Women’s Ministry, and the Day School; on the Vestry; and as Junior Warden. She currently teaches ESOL at TFCA and serves on the ESOL Leadership Team.
A Christian since her early teen years, Teri loves the Lord, has come to love the Anglican liturgy and traditions, and is blessed to be serving in a church – where Christ’s redeeming love is proclaimed. She enjoys walking, traveling, astronomy, and skiing. She and her husband, Wade, have two sons: Peter and Daniel, and a daughter-in-law, Brittany. Daniel and Brittany welcomed their first child, John Grayson, in late 2018.
Edyta was born and raised in the Polish city of Cracow known for its vibrant culture as well as devotion to many Saints. She became passionate about performing arts while involved with the Linguistic Theater Studio at the age of 16, an amateur touring group that frequently traveled to Germany and France performing at various festivals. Following graduation from a Bilingual High School in 2001, with English as the second language, she contemplated both becoming a nun or an actress! However, her creative pursuits led her to London at the age of 19, where she worked her way up to MA (Hons) in Dance Theater, a program titled “The Body in Performance”. In the background she worked for many arts and education non-profit organizations as an administrator or a bookkeeper. That line of work continued in the US, where Edyta has moved in 2013 but with further focus on marketing, outreach and government’s regulations. All the companies she has worked for share a beautiful mission of serving and helping others through art forms, education or charitable work. She is married with two small boys to care for and to this day she loves contemplation, heart to heart conversations and all forms of creative work but especially writing and moving image.
Alex Huntress-Reeve is a D.C. native, and a graduate from University of Toronto with a B.Sc. (Hon.) and is currently attending University of Maryland School of Nursing, pursuing a B.Sc. in Nursing. 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. In her free time, she enjoys running or curling up with a good book, a cup of tea, and her cat, Artemis.
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.
Rashena Thomas was raised in a small town right outside of New Orleans, Louisiana and is the oldest of 5 siblings. Her passions include helping develop leaders, expanding workplace moral, and assisting with the development of office structure in churches. She currently holds a bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Nicholls State University and has held the positions of Associate Director and Director for various non-profit organizations. She has 15 years of leadership and management experience and is currently working on writing a leadership manual in which she hopes to give insight into what it takes to successfully maintain an effective, efficient, and solid infrastructure.
She enjoys singing, writing and recording original songs. Before the show was cancelled, she was a contestant on The Inspiration Network’s Christian Artist Talent Search in 2006.
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.
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 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 senior at Penn State and a son, James, a senior at Wootton High School.
Lisa graduated from Lesley University, Cambridge MA with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She enters her 32nd 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.
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.