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Leadership and Staff

Leadership at Immanuel starts with Jesus
The leadership team of Immanuel includes clergy, lay staff, and an elected vestry. The entire team works with one focus in mind: “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12)

Clergy

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Father Travis Hines joined the Immanuel Family as rector on June 1, 2020. 

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Rev. Sallie Rathbone

Deacon

Sallie has been a member of Immanuel for over 20 years. She was ordained a Deacon in 2012. Outside of Immanuel, Sallie is active in Kairos Prison Ministry at a women’s prison in Southern Virginia. She recently retired as a Reading Specialist at Beville Middle School.

Vestry

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Rich Garon, Senior Warden

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Phil Westcott, Junior Warden

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Barbara Finney, Registrar

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Kent Avery

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The Vestry is an elected body of lay leaders that provides oversight in the business affairs, activities, and property of the church; prays regularly for the church and its mission; and serves as a resource for godly counsel, biblical wisdom, and vision casting with the Rector.

 

The Vestry leadership is as follows: Rich Garon (Senior Warden), Randy Murch (Junion Warden), Barbara Finney (Registrar), Kent Avery, James Ewart, Kevin Floresca Debbie Fucello, Bill Harding,  Cheryl Timmons, and Tyra Harpster (Treasurer). If you need to contact any member of the vestry, please email office@iachurch.org with your inquiry. 

If you are interested in joining the vestry and would like to learn more about the election process, please click here.

Staff

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Melissa Byers

Children's Minister

Melissa joined Immanuel’s staff as Children’s Minister in January 2017. Melissa and her family have been members of Immanuel since 2015. She lives in Woodbridge, VA with her husband of 10 years, Brian. They are blessed to have three young children: Lillian, Amanda and Owen.

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Tyra Harpster

Parish Adminster & Secretary

Tyra, her husband Mike, and their family are long-time members of Immanuel. After retiring from a career in Accounting and Finance, Tyra joined the Immanuel staff in June, 2015.

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Ann Witty

Worship & Choir Director

Ann has served as the Music Director and Choir Master at Immanuel for over twenty years. She has a passion to see God worshiped in the beauty of holiness.

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Jordan Weymouth

Youth & Contemporary Worship

Jordan joined the staff of Immanuel in the spring of 2016. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in Worship & Music Studies with an Emphasis on Songwriting. His main passions include evangelism, working with youth, and creating music for congregational worship. As Ministry Associate, Jordan is a member of our Music Team, our Minister to Youth, and coordinates our Media & Communications.

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Meredyth Stirling

Organ & Keys

Educated here and abroad, Meredyth made her concert debut at 16. Many years later, she celebrates 35 years as our organist. Her “happy hour” is any Sunday morning, and she is equally at home with Mozart or good gospel music. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy theatrical production, golf, and working with young children.

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Danny Cade

Office Assistant

Danny joined the church in 1986 and has served twice on the Vestry. While working with Fairfax County Government, he volunteered in the office printing and folding bulletins and newsletters. He has been an usher and with his wife, Alice, is a member of the Altar Guild. Danny also serves on our Sound Team. He has one daughter and four grandchildren.

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Pat Flemming

Bookkeeper

Pat has faithfully served Immanuel as our Bookkeeper for the past seven years. She is also a proud grandmother and wouldn’t mind showing you pictures after church!