In Prince William County, there are many children that are food insecure. Food insecure is “the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.” In Prince William County, over 19,000 elementary school children qualified for free or reduced-price school lunches. Although these children are provided meals during the week, some do not have access to food on the weekends. We want to ensure these children don’t have to worry where their next meal is coming from by providing children with weekend food bags.
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)
Rt. Rev. Dave Bena
Interim Rector (Interim Pastor)
The Rt. Rev. David J. Bena is the Assisting Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East. He received a Bachelor’s from Stetson University, a Master’s from Virginia Theological Seminary, a Doctor in Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He served as a Marine officer before ordination and as an Air Force chaplain and parish priest after ordination. From 2000 to 2007, he was the Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany. He has been a bishop in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America from 2007 to the present. He is presently serving as Assisting Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East.
Rev. Sallie Rathbone
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.
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), James Ewart, Barbara Finney, Debbie Fucello, Andy Oravetz, Bill Harding, Chloellen Miller, Kathy Westcott (Registrar), and Tyra Harpster (Treasurer). If you need to contact any member of the vestry, please email with your inquiry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!