Pastors and Team

Ginger Gaines-Cirelli
Senior Pastor
Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli is a life-long United Methodist who is passionate about sharing the good news of God’s liberating love in Jesus Christ. 

For over 20 years as a pastor-theologian, her ministry has encouraged spiritual growth and engaged discipleship—emphasizing radical hospitality, shared ministry, spiritual practices, and solidarity with the poor and oppressed. With this focus, Ginger brings depth, health, and growth to every community she has served. In 2014, Ginger became the first woman to serve as Senior Pastor of Foundry.

A graduate of Yale University Divinity School, Pastor Gaines-Cirelli is a featured teacher and speaker at local, district, conference, jurisdictional, and international connectional events. She is the author of Sacred Resistance, a practical guide to Christian witness and dissent in troubled times and contributed and served on the editorial board for The CEB Women's Bible.

Ginger is married to Dr. Anthony Gaines-Cirelli, a Catholic theologian, currently serving as a Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They live in Washington, DC with their cat Annie Rose and dogs Harvey and Daisy. Ginger enjoys gardening, yoga, poetry, the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art Museum, ice cream, hiking, skiing, travel, beaches, and going barefoot.


To schedule appointments with Pastor Ginger, contact Monique Jackson, Executive Assistant, 202-332-4010, ext 213

Pastoral and Staff Contacts

Pastor On Call
202-332-4010 ext 611
Rev. Dr. Malcolm Frazier
Senior Associate Pastor and Director of Hospitality and Congregational Care

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202.332.4010 ext 218
Ben Roberts
Associate Pastor/Director of Social Justice Ministries
202.332.4010 ext 224
Will Ed Green
Associate Pastor/Director of Discipleship Ministries
202.332.4010 ext 228
Whitney Kinsey
Director of Family Ministries
202.332.4010 ext 222
Stanley Thurston
Director of Music Ministries
202.332.4010 ext 256
Lani Willbanks
Church Administrator
202.332.4010 ext 223
Monique Jackson
Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor
202.332.4010 ext 213
Jasper Travis
Office Manager
202.332.4010 ext 219
Julie Hansen
Director of Finance
202.332.4010 ext 229
Jill Stevenson
Mission Possible Phase II Project Manager
202.332.4010 ext 261
Jackie Wright-Martin
ID Ministry/Financial Assistant
202.332.4010 ext 100
Kimberly Moreno
Hospitality Coordinator
202.332.4010 ext 210
Phil Carney
Welcome Desk Administrative Assistant
202.332.4010 ext 210
Erica Hollins, Carl Long, Renee Schwager
Welcome Desk Assistants
202.332.4010 ext 210
Rosa Vega
Hospitality Host
Alice Chang
Wedding Coordinator
Sekethia Farrow, Michelle Wright
Childcare Providers
Jamie Darken, Eric Lee, Lee Kathenes, Wayne Nelson
Sound Technicians