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The Rev. Joseph Acanfora

Joe and his wife, Beth, have hearts to minister with power and God’s grace, serving His Church and reaching out into the community to serve others. They joined our church family in November, 2012 after having spent over 26 years in upstate New York. Joe and Beth have three grown sons.

As Rector, Joe is the priest in charge of our church and guides our congregation through his preaching, teaching and spiritual oversight.

The Rev. Patti Brown

Patti has a background in Education and Addictions counseling. Prior to joining the staff of The Lamb Center in 2001, Patti, served inmates through Prison Fellowship Ministries, students in Fairfax County and in Florida. She is now Assistant Director at The Lamb Center and oversees day to day life at The Lamb Center and the Volunteer ministry.

Patti was raised in the Anglican church and has been active in prayer ministries, retreats, counseling, small groups, and various Diocesan Committees. She enjoys outdoor activities, studying writings of the Desert Fathers, and lavishing love upon her six grandchildren.

Pastoral Emergencies

If you need medical attention or are in danger of immediate harm, call 911. If you are experiencing a pastoral emergency and need to speak with one of our pastors, please call (703) 591-1974 ext. 200 or email to reach someone on our pastoral team.


Gayle Fisher
Senior Warden


Andy Harris
Junior Warden


Mary Edwards


Kerry Bremmer
Vestry Member

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Philip Chakram
Vestry Member


Bill Collins
Vestry Member

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Stephen Klein
Vestry Member

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Mary Lockett
Vestry Member

Tawnia Wheeler
Vestry Member


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Kristin Colligan
Children's Ministry Director
The Apostles Healing Center Director

As Children’s Ministry Director, Kristin oversees the Sunday School education program, which offers interactive, age-appropriate classes that teach and strengthen the children in their spiritual walk with God.  She also plans and oversees exciting summer programs for children, and trains up teens to minister to the children through these programs.

Kristin also serves as the Director of The Healing Center at Apostles. Kristin oversees the teaching of the Healing Center as well as the training of the other instructors.


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Chris Rothgeb
Creative Arts Pastor

Chris oversees and manages worship arts, media and communications at Church of the Apostles. He is responsible for leading worship for our Sunday morning services, pastoring our worship team, managing our communications, and other media projects. Chris is passionate about raising up worship leaders and leading people into the presence of the Lord. 

John Kirby
Volunteer Coordinator

John is our volunteer coordinator at Church of the Apostles. John is responsible for the scheduling, recruitment, and supervision of the setup and teardown team for our Sunday morning church service at Willow Springs Elementary School.

Jane Campbell
Outreach Coordinator

Jane is the Outreach Coordinator at Church of the Apostles. She is responsible for overseeing national and international outreach including short- and long-term mission trips. Jane also coordinates support for our long-term missionaries.

Pam Marsh
Administrative Assistant
Facilities Coordinator

Pam is the church’s Administrative Assistant, Nursery Coordinator, and Facility Coordinator. Pam helps keep the church office running smoothly, coordinates the nursery and child care workers for worship services and church events, and coordinates the calendar for church activities.


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Phil Rooney

Phil is the Treasurer at Church of the Apostles. He manages the funds of the church and helps ministries to steward resources appropriately to advance the Kingdom of God.


Jenny Uehlinger

Jenny is our Bookkeeper here at Church of the Apostles. Jenny’s primary responsibilities include accounts payable, bookkeeping entries, expense reporting and designated funds updates to ministry and missions leaders, as well as processing of online contributions and payments, and payroll. She assists the Treasurer with preparations for the annual financial reports, and updates the church database and membership information.