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Clergy

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The Rev. Andrew T.P. Merrow
Rector

Fr. Andrew speaks for our church in a variety of regional civic, non-profit community organizations and represents St. Mary’s in state, national and international organizations connected to the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, such as The Compass Rose Society, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement. He joined St. Mary’s as our Rector in 1985.

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The Rev. Sara Palmer
Senior Associate to the Rector

Mother Sara joined St Mary’s in June 2021 as Senior Associate to the Rector.  She has clergy oversight of Pastoral Care, Spiritual Formation and coordinates our relationship with our sister church:  Santa Maria in Falls Church.  She organizes the bi-monthly food distribution at Santa Maria: we work with our brothers and sisters from Santa Maria to give out food to the needy in the area on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

Read Mother Sara's full-bio here.

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The Rev. Pete Nunnally
Senior Associate to the Rector

Fr. Pete is our clergy lead for acolytes, children & youth formation, Outreach Ministries, St. Mary’s Men’s Group, and is also active in VOICE. He is also the founder for Wilderness Church which exists for the spiritual nourishment and benefit of our neighborhoods, communities, and all our local churches. Folks come as they are and worship God and connect with one another out in nature, where things are relaxed, beautiful, and revernet. 

Staff

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Elizabeth Bruington
Administrator 

Contact Elizabeth regarding Mary’s Ministry Pastoral Care, general membership questions, worship bulletins, and approval of St. Mary’s events programs and meetings.

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Janet Tasker
Finance Manager

Contact Janet regarding pledge payments, financial gift receipts, all program fees, planned giving, and coordinating weddings at St. Mary’s.

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Jane Shafran
Facilities Manager

Contact Jane regarding church meeting space, building and grounds concerns, SafeChurch initiatives and permission to access the church during non-worship times.

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Gregory Hooker, DMA
Minister of Music

Contact Gregory regarding all adult and children church choirs, music volunteer opportunities, Summer Youth Music Camp, compline & evensong services as well as candlelight concerts and to arrange for music at weddings and funerals.

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Sue Cromer
Youth Minister

Contact Sue regarding all programming for youth ages 12-18, including confirmation, outreach, Jr. High and High School weekday groups, Summer Jr. High Outreach Camp, Sunday forums or youth and High School mission trips.

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Jackie Ly
Family Formation Minister

Contact Jackie regarding all programming for youth ages infant to 11, Sunday School programming, and our nursery. 

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Prosper Daziorlor
Assistant Facilities Manager

Contact Prosper for questions regarding church building concerns and incidents, and permission to access the church during non-worship times.

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Joel Wood
Communications Minister

Contact Joel regarding all online and printed church publications (excluding bulletins), live-streamed events, and social media accounts.