St. Mary’s shepherds are laity who keep in touch with a particular segment of the congregation. They function much like a neighborhood watch. Upon learning that one of “their” households is experiencing a situation for which pastoral support might be helpful, shepherds make contact and offer the services of St. Mary’s clergy and various pastoral support ministries.

If you would like someone to talk to for guidance (click here for a list of St. Mary’s pastoral care programs), please contact a shepherd. One shepherd per group takes turns each month to be “on call.”

Summer Schedule

For parishioners with last names A-K:

July: Linda Kunder—kunderlh@verizon.net
August: Dennis Carter-Chand—carterchand@gmail.com
September: Nancy Brooks—Nancy_Smith_Brooks@hotmail.com

For parishioners with last names L-Z:

July: Lisa Giesler—lisagiesler25@gmail.com
August:: Caroline Mountcastle Carlson—CarolineMCarlson@yahoo.com
September: Justin Nguonly—jnguonly@gmail.com

For parishioners with last names A-K:


Nancy Brooks
Nancy_Smith_Brooks@hotmail.com
703-615-6450

Linda Kunder
KunderlH@Verizon.net
703-525-9647


Dennis Carter-Chand
CarterChand@gmail.com
(703) 814-3354
For parishioners with last names L-Z:


Lisa Giesler
LisaGiesler25@gmail.com
703-625-7877


Caroline Mountcastle Carlson
CarolineMCarlson@yahoo.com
703-628-4846

Justin Nguonly
(703) 975-8330