meet the staff

The Rev. Dr. Elenor Lucius "Andy" Anderson III, Interim Rector

Andy retired in 2019 from St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development, in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he had served as Executive Director since 2017 and been involved in leadership for 2 decades. Prior to that, he spent over 14 years as Rector of the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama. Prior to serving there, he was Rector of Grace Church in Anderson, South Carolina.  After ordination in 1994, he served as Canon Educator for Children, Youth, and Families at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. 

 

Clergy life was a calling Andy received after 13 years in the financial services industry, primarily with SunTrust in Georgia, after a lifetime of connection with the church.

He and his wife of 38 years, Tippy, have a son and a daughter-in-law who live and work in the Washington, DC area, and they recently welcomed their first grandchild into the family.  They also have a daughter who lives in Nashville, TN.  

Andy's first day with us will be December 1.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 703.241.0003.

Reverend kelly moughty, associate rector

Kelly joined the staff of The Falls Church Episcopal in the summer of 2015. She was already familiar with the DC area having graduated from the George Washington University where she studied religion and art history. In 2012 she earned her Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School where she was profoundly shaped by the opportunity to study Episcopal traditions in an ecumenical context.

 

Kelly has served communities and congregations in Maine and Connecticut and completed a year in the Episcopal Service Corps in Philadelphia. She has fifteen years experience working in congregations with a special emphasis on formation and education opportunities for all ages.

 

Kelly and her husband Alex live in Falls Church. In her spare time, she loves dancing to loud music in her kitchen, curling up with a book, and writing about herself in third person. Email Kelly at kmoughty@thefallschurch.org or call the church office at 703.241.0003.

Lauren joined The Falls Church Episcopal as the Director of Children's and Family Ministries in August 2018. She has over ten years of experience working with children in both church and non-profit settings. She most recently worked at Holy Comforter Episcopal in Vienna, VA as their Director of Children's Ministries. With extensive experience working with children and creating diverse and innovative curricula, Lauren has confirmed her calling to Children's and Family Ministries. Believing in a holistic approach, she looks at children, parents, teachers, and volunteers as a part of one inclusive family - the Body of Christ equipping the future of the church.

 

For Lauren, coming to The Falls Church Episcopal is a dream come true. As a child, she attended The Falls Church Day School before moving to south Florida. Upon returning to Virginia as a teenager, she fell in love with children's ministry volunteering with her mom at The Falls Church Episcopal. She says that coming to work here as the Director of Children's and Family Ministries "feels like coming home." Lauren is a lover of coffee, chocolate, and sports - particularly the Red Sox. She finds rest in the mountains and is blessed with an incredible group of friends and family and a spunky pup named Tommy. 

Email Lauren at lbreeden@thefallschurch.org or call the church office at 703.241.0003. 

Lauren Breeden, Director of Children's and Family Ministries

John Wunderlich, IV,

Director of Youth Ministries

John Wunderlich joined The Falls Church Episcopal as the Director of Youth Ministries in August 2018.  He comes from Trinity Presbyterian Church in the Philadelphia suburb of Berwyn, PA where he served as the Director of Youth and Children's Ministries for two and a half years. After growing up in Frederick, MD, he attended Eastern University just outside of Philadelphia to obtain his degree in Youth Ministry. In his free time, John likes to see live music, do something artistic, watch 'The Office', or eat an authentic Philly Cheese Steak.

John has always felt called to work with youth and children, but it was not until his undergraduate studies that the call to vocational ministry was fully realized. Since then, John has been working to implement the process of holistic faith formation in young people's lives.

Email John at jwunderlich@thefallschurch.org or call the church office at 703.241.0003. 

julie huang tucker, director of music

Julie Huang Tucker serves as choir master and organist for the parish. An accomplished choral musician, she was recently a conductor in SHIFT Festival of American Orchestra’s symphonic workshop and Yale’s chamber workshop. She has worked with local young singers through Cantus youth choirs, and Holton-Arms School. During her term as Music Coordinator at the Amy Biehl Foundation in South Africa, she brought music education to prison inmates and township children.

As an organist, she has appeared at the Kennedy Center and National Cathedral with D.C.’s top choruses, and was a finalist in the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition, participant in the International Organ Festival in the Netherlands, and winner of the Oklahoma Troxel Competition. Her playing has been featured on American Public Media’s Pipedreams radio program.

Julie holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Oklahoma and has been apprenticed in organ building and maintenance at the American Organ Institute and C.B. Fisk. She is a former American Musicological Society fellow, D.C.’s “40 Under 40” member, Who’s Who Among Students program honoree, and Johnson Writing Award honorable mention, with a published article on Albert Schweitzer.

When she is not on the podium or at the console, Julie can be found on her mountain bike – promoting women’s cycling through her team, Artemis Racing – or hanging off a cliff for fun (also known as “rock climbing”). She is whole-heartedly supported by her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Zoë.

Email Julie at  jtucker@thefallschurch.org  or call the church office at 703.241.0003

Jason Norris, Facilities Manager

Jason Norris joined the staff of The Falls Church Episcopal in June 2019. He has more than 17 years of experience in property management, customer relations and operations. He has worked as a real estate manager for Digital Realty Trust, a property manager for both First Potomac Realty Trust and Colliers International Baltimore, and assistant property manager for CB Richard Ellis. During that time he has managed Class A office, data centers, flex office space, industrial office, and retail office space. When it comes to commercial real estate, he has worked with every asset class. A native Floridian, he earned a BA degree from Edward Waters College and then served six years in the United States Army. 

 

Jason and his wife Amie live in Woodbridge with their 4 children: Bayjou, Larrieux, JeQuoi, and Toussaint. With an active set of children, he is usually dropping off at crew practice, picking up from tennis practice, hanging out at the playground or completing whatever HoneyDo list is put in front of him. In his spare time, he likes to read and try to teach the family Pomeranian, Nyla, to be a little tougher so she does not run from other dogs on her daily walk.  

 

For questions and information related to building and grounds, you may email Jason at jnorris@thefallschurch.org or call the church office at: 703.241.0003.

terri katon, administrative assistant

Terri Katon joined the staff of The Falls Church Episcopal on a contract basis during one of the busiest times of the church year, Holy Week 2015.  Ms. Katon brings a wealth of experience from various parish settings.  She is an active member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, and is involved in the life of the church as a licensed Lay Eucharistic minister, Children’s Chapel leader, Counter, Altar Guild member, Music Minister Search Committee member, and served on a Discernment Committee, the Diocesan Race Relations Committee, and as a Delegate for the Diocesan Annual Convention.

 

Ms. Katon is originally from Pembroke, Massachusetts.  She met her husband, Skip, in 1980 at their place of employment, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy in DC.  They live in her husband’s childhood home in Arlington.  They are proud parents of two children, Marjory who is a physicist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and Matthew who lives in Arlington and is a project engineer at Ehlert Bryan Consulting Structural Engineers in McLean, Virginia.

 

Email Terri at tkaton@thefallschurch.org or call the church office at 703.241.0003.

Casie Disantis,

Ministry coordinator

Casie Disantis joined The Falls Church Episcopal in September 2019.  As Ministry Coordinator, Casie will manage all aspects of the Invite, Welcome, Connect ministry and improve pathways for connections with existing and new parishioners. She will also serve as the primary manager of Realm and communications with visitors, newcomers, and members.   

 

Casie is returning to us after working as a volunteer and consultant when she assessed our internal membership processes and led the implementation of Realm, our church management system.  Prior to working at The Falls Church Episcopal, Casie was an elementary school teacher with Fairfax County as well as a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice based in McLean.  Raised in Newport News, Virginia, Casie attended The University of Virginia to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Religious Studies and a Masters in Teaching from the Curry School of Education. 

 

In her free time, Casie is most fulfilled spending time with her family.  She and her husband, Tom, reside in Falls Church with their two children – Jack and Campbell, and their lovable and spoiled yellow lab, Winston. She and her husband love to travel, their goal being to visit all 7 continents and all 50 states with their family.  Casie is an avid UVA sports fan and enjoys running, coaching her son’s baseball team, and hanging out with friends and family.  

 

Email Casie at cdisantis@thefallschurch.org  or call the church office at 703.241.0003. 

Jared Grant,

Seminarian

Jared began his field education with the Falls Church Episcopal in the fall of 2018. He is a Masters of Divinity student at Virginia Theological Seminary and is a Postulant from the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. He has a degree in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Jared has served as a missionary for the Episcopal Church in both Lesotho and Italy through the Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps. Prior to seminary, he worked as the children’s and youth minister at an Episcopal parish in Durham, NC. Jared and his wife, Jenny, currently reside in Alexandria, VA. 

reverend michael hinson, priest associate

The Rev. Michael Hinson’s full time job is as Chaplain and teacher at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School. Michael spends his Sunday mornings with us, offering his gifts of hospitality and pastoral support to worshippers, with a special focus on newcomers.

 

Email Fr. Michael at mhinson@thefallschurch.org or call the church office at 703.241.0003.

reverend jean milliken, adjunct priest

Having begun her professional life trained as an elementary school teacher, Jean co-founded a parent’s co-operative elementary school in Atlanta, GA. Serving as its first director, she worked with children and parents from racially and economically diverse backgrounds. Jean completed her seminary training at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and was ordained deacon in June of 1978 and priest in December, 1980.  She worked as a hospital chaplain while training in pastoral psychotherapy at Georgia Baptist Medical Center serving as a part-time liturgical assistant at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA. She is certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors at the Fellow level and as an Imago Relationship Therapist. Her Doctor of Ministry degree was granted from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1992.

 

Having moved to Virginia in 1983, Jean has assisted several Northern VA churches as a pastoral counselor with Pastoral Counseling Network. She has served the Diocese of VA as Assistant Deployment Officer, Chair of the Commission on Human Sexuality, and was adjunct faculty at Virginia Theological Seminary for 8 years teaching and mentoring seminarians. In November 2002, Jean was called to serve at the Washington National Cathedral with primary responsibility for meeting the pastoral needs of the inter-faith staff. Dr. Milliken assumed her last position prior to retirement  serving as the Director of the Foundations for Spiritual Leadership Program at Christ Church, Alexandria where she mentored young clergy in a two year residency program. For the past two years, Jean has volunteered with Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) supporting returning citizens in a weekly communications group.  She presently serves on the Board of Communities in Schools of NOVA and volunteers at Arlington Mill High School. She is a non-stipendiary adjunct priest at The Falls Church Episcopal meeting with couples to prepare them for marriage. Jean has been married to Bill Milliken since 1965. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

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