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.
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Rev. matthew Dumont-Machowski, Interim Associate Rector
The Rev’d Matthew Dumont-Machowski joins The Falls Church Episcopal after recently graduating from the Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood in September 2020 by the Bishop of Virginia. During seminary and after graduation in 2020, he served for two-and-a-half-years as deacon and seminarian at Grace Church in Alexandria, Va. Originally Polish-German, Matthew speaks four languages and has lived his entire adult life as an immigrant on three continents. Travelling is one of his life’s passions that led him to visit over 50 countries worldwide.
Matthew is passionate about the intersection of religion and politics, interfaith relations, reconciliation, peace-making, and the refugee crisis around the world.
Matthew is a former Roman Catholic and he eventually came across the Anglican tradition during while living in Qatar. He has a deep appreciation for Anglican theology, liturgy and spirituality. Being an academic at heart Matthew still intends to pursue a doctorate in theology in the future.
In April 2017, Matthew moved to the United States from the United Kingdom with his American husband Bryan, who is a senior public affairs consultant. They live together with their three dogs in Alexandria. Matthew will be providing pastoral leadership to Children and Families, Youth, and Adult Christian Formation ministries as well as our Outreach ministries and 20s-30s Ministry.
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D'Oniece (d'o) Dillard, Parish administrator
D’Oniece Shaw Dillard (D’O) joins TFCE after 10 years as the Church Administrator at the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC. In that capacity she had oversight of HR, Communications, Budgets, Board Support and Building Use. Her administrative experience also includes three years at Washington National Cathedral, most of it at the Cathedral College.
A New York City native, D’O earned a BA in History from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY and an MA in Communication (with a minor in non-profit management) from Trinity University Washington (formerly known as Trinity College). She also completed the four-year Education for Ministry course of study. Her interests include travel, theater, baseball, jigsaw and word puzzles, and music (jazz, r&b, classical and opera). She has been in one book club or another since 1992.
D’O lives in the District. She currently serves as Senior Warden at the Church of the Epiphany in downtown DC where she’s been a member for more than 30 years. She is also the Head Teller for the Diocese of Washington’s Annual Convention.
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Lauren Breeden, Director of Children's and Family Ministries
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.
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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.
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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.
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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. Casie is an avid UVA sports fan and enjoys running, coaching her son’s baseball team, and hanging out with friends and family.
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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.
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Lynden James, Buildings & Grounds Supervisor
Lynden James joined TCFE on June 1st after nine years in the construction industry. During his career, he has worked in commercial and residential construction within the United States, South America, and the Caribbean. He has already replaced the sump pump in the elevator shaft!
Lynden was born and raised in Guyana, South America, and moved to the United States in 2016. After finishing high school, Lynden entered the workforce as a government employee but jumped at the opportunity to work in construction as it is his passion.
He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Shanice and sons, Kayden and Kyle. Lynden enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new and rare foods.
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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.
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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.