Clergy & Staff2019-07-22T13:37:47-04:00

Our Ministry Leaders

The Rev. Andrew T.P. Merrow
The Rev. Andrew T.P. MerrowRector
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.
The Rev. Chris Cole
The Rev. Chris ColeAssociate to the Rector
Father Chris is the clergy lead for the formation of adults, youth and children, and guides spiritual life including welcoming ministries, small groups, and fellowship events.

Our Parish Staff

Elizabeth Bruington
Elizabeth BruingtonCo-Administrator
Contact Elizabeth regarding Mary’s Ministry Pastoral Care, general membership questions, and approval of St. Mary’s events programs and meetings.
Gregory Hooker
Gregory HookerMinister 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.
Prosper Daziorlor
Prosper DaziorlorAssistant Facilities Manager
Contact Prosper for questions regarding church building concerns and incidents, and permission to access the church during non-worship times.

Janet Tasker
Janet TaskerCo-Administrator
Contact Janet regarding pledge payments, financial gift receipts, all program fees, planned giving, and coordinating weddings at St. Mary’s.
Sue Cromer
Sue CromerYouth 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.
Ned Leonard
Ned LeonardPart-Time Outreach Coordinator
Contact Ned regarding our laity-managed emergency financial assistance program, food assistance, healthcare, job training, family support, housing, work with ex-offenders and international partnerships among other St. Mary’s outreach ministries.
Santino Dut
Santino DutPart-time Sexton
Contact Santino regarding audio/visual setup for Sunday programming and other facility needs during Sunday worship.

Jane Shafran
Jane ShafranFacilities Manager
Contact Jane regarding church meeting space, church building and grounds concerns and incidents, , SafeChurch initiatives and permission to access the church during non-worship times.
Diane Kopasz
Diane KopaszMinister of Communication
Contact Diane regarding the church Website, Facebook, YouTube, The St. Mary’s Messenger newsletter, Weekly E-Updates, SignUpGenius Volunteer Portal, welcoming newcomers, and general information related to St. Mary’s calendar of events.
Evelyn Hutton
Evelyn HuttonPart-time Church School Supt.
Contact Evelyn regarding enrolling children ages 4-11 in Sunday School, teaching Sunday School; Children’s Chapel, Christmas Pageant, St. Nicholas Gift Mart and 4th & 5th-Grade Youth Group.