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Clergy & Staff

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Reverend Jessica Holthus
Rector

Mtr. Jess answered the call to serve as St. Anne's 7th rector and began her ministry here in February of 2022. She previously served as the associate rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick, Maryland, and is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary. 

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Reverend Maria Maguire
Assistant Rector

Mother Maria joined St. Anne's in August of 2022. A Yale Divinity School graduate, she leads outreach ministries and children's, youth, and adult formation.

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Deacon Nancy Searby

Deacon Nancy joined St. Anne’s after her ordination on August 12, 2023 as St. Anne’s first deacon. While bound by vow directly to the bishop, Deacon Nancy carries out ministries with Mtr. Jess, Mtr. Maria, and St. Anne’s parishioners as well as outside the formal boundaries of the Church. She supports parishioners as they find their own ministries and serves as a bridge between the church and the world.

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Sheri Schaffer
Parish Administrator

Sheri joined St. Anne's in July 2023, after spending nearly 3 decades in association management. She oversees the parish's building and grounds in addition to managing the weekly e-newsletter, church calendar, and other duties assisting Mtr. Jess and St. Anne’s parishioners.

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Angie Gray
Office Administrator

Angie ensures the office is well tuned and ready for action.

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David L.M. Gunning, Jr.
Interim Director of Music

Dj leads us as we "Lift Every Voice (and organ, piano, handbell, violin, guitar, drum, tambourine, sax, flute, and any other thing that makes music) And Sing!"

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Reverend Anne Cooper
Assisting Priest

Anne has been an integral part of our lives and the greater Liberian community for many years.

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Reverend Winston Welty
Assisting Priest

Winston may be "retired," but he's never tired of preaching the Word and doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. 

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