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THE REV. ORAN WARDER
Rector
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The Rev. Oran E. Warder became rector of St. Paul’s in 1999, after serving on the bishop’s staff of the Diocese of Delaware. In addition to leading and managing parish affairs, Oran has served as an adjunct instructor at the Virginia Theological Seminary, is a field education supervisor, and is on the board of trustees of Christchurch School. He is also an honorary Canon of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan.
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THE REV. ELIZABETH REES
Senior Associate Rector
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As Senior Associate, the Rev. Elizabeth shares in the pastoral, liturgical, preaching, and teaching ministries of the parish, and assists Oran in the administration of the parish. Elizabeth was previously the Associate Rector at Saint Aidan's, Alexandria, after she received her master’s degree in divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2007. She grew up in Columbia, Maryland, received her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and her juris doctor degree from Emory University. She practiced law in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., for seven years before starting the ordination process. Elizabeth was ordained a priest in December 2007. She is married to Holden Hoofnagle and has three children: Sophia, Dylan, and Maya.
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THE REV. ALYSE VIGGIANO
Assistant Rector
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The Rev. Alyse Viggiano joined St. Paul's clergy as a Curate in July 2017 and became Assistant Rector in March 2019. Hailing from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Alyse recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, where she made a tangible impact on the campus and community by creating and founding "The Flamingo," its first ever coffee-house. She is primarily responsible for pastoral care coordination, outreach, and evangelism.
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THE REV. SAMUEL A. MASON, OBJN
Associate for Pastoral Care and Artist-in-Residence
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Following his retirement, Sam continues to serve St. Paul’s as Associate for Pastoral Care and Artist-in-Residence. Having served in churches in North Carolina and his home state of Alabama prior to retiring, Sam moved to Alexandria to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Sam received his B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee, completed his Master of Divinity at the Virginia Theological Seminary, and received a D.Min. from Drew University.
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DOUG KIRBY
Seminarian
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JOSHUA BARRETT
Seminarian
Joshua Barrett is a middler at Virginia Theological Seminary and started as a seminarian at St. Paul’s in September 2018. He was born and raised in the farm fields on the shore of Lake Ontario near of Rochester, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College, and comes to St. Paul’s with diocesan youth ministry, camp and retreat and youth leadership development experience. He also serves the VTS community as the Program Manager of the Flamingo coffeehouse on campus.
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