Key Contacts

Staff Directory 

All extensions are on the church's main number, 202.332.4010 

Ginger Gaines-Cirelli
Senior Pastor

GingerA good pastime – Porch sitting/people watching or Hiking

A good book/movie – I love movies! Too many good ones to mention!

A good sightseeing place around DC area – National Gallery of Art

Dawn M. Hand 
Executive Pastor / Chief of Staff
ext. 218

Dawn HandA good pastime – Time in the great outdoors, watching TV

A good book/movie – Steele Magnolias

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Monuments and Memorials in the evening

Al Hammer
Associate Pastor / Chief Operations Officer
ext. 223

Al HammerA good pastime – Chopping wood, making a fire

A good book/movie – Star Trek

A good sightseeing place around DC area - The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Temple)

William E. Green
Associate Pastor / Director of Connecting Ministries
ext. 228

Will GreenA good pastime – kayaking, furniture refinishing, or hiking

A good book/movie – …all of the above?

A good sightseeing place around DC area – the street! When you’re out on your feet there’s always something wonderful to see and someone wonderful to encounter.

Ben Roberts
Associate Pastor / Director of Social Justice Ministries
ext. 224

BenA good pastime – Surfing; tennis

A good book/movie – Monty Python’s Holy Grail

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Old Post Office Tower

Stanley J. Thurston
Director of Music Ministries
ext. 256

Stanley ThurstonA good pastime – Cooking

A good book/movie – White Christmas

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Rooftop of Kennedy Center

Thom Dumas
Director of Family Ministries
ext. 222

Thom DumasA good pastime – Traveling

A good book/movie – Anything by David Sedaris

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Any of the Smithsonian Museums

Alma Deligny
Director of Financial Services
ext. 229

AlmaA good pastime – Hanging out with family; hanging out on the beach

A good book/movie – The Sound of Music

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Rock Creek Park

Katrina Taylor-Hankins
Office Manager
ext. 219

KatrinaA good pastime – Spending time with my daughters

A good movie – The Color Purple

A good sightseeing place around DC area – The Capitol

Jill Foster
Hospitality and Ministry Manager
ext. 210

Jill FosterA good pastime – photo blogging about architecture!

A good book/movie – Book “The Grapes of Wrath;” Movie “Moonstruck”

A good sightseeing place around DC area – The Willard Hotel; it has incredible history. Dr. King finished his “I Have a Dream” speech there before leading the Great March on Washington.

Chris Ritthaler
Financial Assistant
ext. 230

Chris RA good pastime – Volunteering at Hillwood Museum

A good book/movie – To Kill a Mockingbird/Harry Potter

A good sightseeing place around DC area – National Gallery of Art

Phil Carney
Front Desk Administrative Assistant
ext. 210

Phil CarneyA good pastime – Photography; Gardening

A good book/movie – The Man Who Would be King

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Dumbarton Oaks Garden in Georgetown; Smithsonian Butterfly Exhibit

MJ Jean
Executive Assistant
ext. 213

A good pastime – blogging about the intersection of art and politics

A good book - Persuasion

A good sightseeing place around DC area – National Gallery of Art

Rosa Vega
Sunday Morning Coffee Host

RosaA good pastime – Knitting

A good book/movie – Comedy movies

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Native American Museum

Alice Chang
Wedding Coordinator

Alice ChangA good pastime – Reading

A good book/movie – Comedy movies

A good sightseeing place around DC area – FDR Memorial

Chasta Piatakovas
Childcare Coordinator

ChastaA good pastime – Kickboxing

A good book/movie – 12 Years a Slave

A good sightseeing place around DC area – National Air & Space Museum

Sekethia Farrow
Childcare Provider

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A good sightseeing place around DC area – 

Thomas Daniels
Custodian 

Thomas DanielsA good pastime – Playing with grandkids

A good book/movie – Cooley High

A good sightseeing place around DC area – Monuments

Lee Kathens, Jame Darken
Peter Bonaventure, & Eric Lee

Sound Technicians

Lee  Jamie Darken