meet our lay leaders

Members of the Vestry

SENIOR WARDEN Kurt Ellison

Senior Warden Kurt Ellison has served on the Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee, Property Committee,  and Communications Committee among others. Kurt works as Director of Operations for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown, DC, and recently completed a term on Diocesan Council as an At-Large member.

(Term expires February 2022.)

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JUNIOR WARDEN, DISCIPLESHIP/ADULT FORMATION Lee Puricelli

Currently, Lee is responsible for the Adult Formation ministries at Christ Church. He leads our Sunday afternoon Bible study, as well as co-mentoring the Education for Ministry (EfM) program at Christ Church with Mari Casey. Along with Prescott Bullard, Lee is EfM coordinator for the Diocese of Washington. He is the Central Montgomery County regional lay representative for Bishop Budde’s strategic plan and is working with the diocese to help develop a school for Christian leadership. 

(Term expires February 2024.)

BUDGET & FINANCE Rob Weston
Rob Weston oversees budget & finance for Christ Church. Serving as an usher for a year before the pandemic was especially rewarding for Rob because the congregation’s warm smiles at the greeting always made the community service more meaningful. 

(Term expires February 2024.)

COMMUNICATIONS Mark Kelly

 

(Term expires February 2023.)

EDUCATION Cynthia Winder

Cindy is involved with several aspects of our children’s ministry. She assists Ann Enkiri with Children’s Chapel along with Barbara Ferry nearly every Sunday and has worked closely with Ann to plan and staff Vacation Bible School for the past two years. She very much enjoys being part of children’s Christian education-especially under the guidance of Ann Enkiri.

(Term expires February 2022.)

MEMBERSHIP Sharon Bartram

Sharon Bartram has previously been on the Vestry for two terms.  As a retired librarian, she enjoys volunteering in the church library.  Presently she serves on the Membership Ministry, the Budget and Finance Committee, and the Endowment Committee. 

(Term expires February 2024.)

OUTREACH Peter Gergen

Peter has previously served on the Vestry, many years ago when the Church was building the education wing, and has served as a youth group leader as part of the J2A program. Currently, he is a member of the Outreach Committee and strongly believes in its mission to expand Christ Church’s role in helping the community. It was Peter’s pleasure to be a member of the Vision Group which identified, with input from the parish, four areas Christ Church can move forward in to better serve our congregation and community.

(Term expires February 2023.)

PARISH LIFE Kate Duchelle

Honored to have been asked to take on the position of Parish Life on the Vestry, Kate Duchelle has taken on many roles before, the first of which was joining the Flower Guild. She has been a Sunday School Teacher, a chaperone on youth mission trips, a Coffee Hour host, a member of the Outreach and Stewardship Committees, a supporter of the Green Team, and has participated in many other big and small activities, from Christmas Pageants to Pot-luck suppers.  During the pandemic, Kate has found solace in bringing Blessing Bags to neighbors, and chatting with many just to keep in touch. 

(Term expires February 2024.)

PASTORAL CARE/INREACH Pamela Prindle

In recent years, Pamela joined the Altar ministry as well as the altar guild, more recently volunteering as an assistant Verger. She does her best to attend the Vergers Guild conferences each year and remain active members in the Verger’s Society. Pamela tries to be active in many ministries, including Pastoral Care, Parish life and the women’s sewing group. All of which have been a joy to be part of. It is a great privilege to be asked to serve on the Vestry again under Pastoral Care which has become very dear to my heart.

(Term ends February 2024.)

PROPERTY Bob Quinn

During his time with Christ Church, Bob has been on the vestry twice before, with stints as stewardship chair, junior and senior warden. In addition, he has been acting house captain for Christ Church’s participation with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County for over 20 years.

After several years of sabbatical from the Vestry, Bob felt a calling to return and help make an difference to his parish home and keep our property in good stead for generations to come.

(Term expires February 2022.)

STEWARDSHIP Ray Barry

Over the years Ray has been active in many aspects of church life. He previously served on Vestries in various roles; has worked in our Christian education program including teaching Sunday school and serving as an adult youth group; serves regularly as a Chalicist; serves as a delegate to Diocesan Convention; has chaired our Endowment Committee; and helps out with Altar Guild.

(Term expires February 2023.)

WORSHIP Ann Hagan

Ann’s particular interest in supporting the Vestry on the Worship committee is driven by her long participation in choir and worship services at Christ Church and she welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this necessary component of our church life.

(Term expires February 2023.)

TREASURER Bonnie Douglas

Parish Treasurer Bonnie Douglas retired after over forty satisfying years at NIH. With a background in mathematics, computer science and management analysis, being on the Budget and Finance Committee and Treasurer at Christ Church are enjoyable for her, satisfying her continuing need for puzzles, numbers, and things to analyze.

ASSISTANT TREASURER Ted Seale
CLERK OF THE VESTRY Peter Bartram

At Christ Church, Clerk of the Vestry Peter Bartram serves on the Communications Committee, and has previously served as webmaster, and on the Outreach Committee. He was a member of the Rector Search Team and served several years as Diocesan Convention Delegate.

Diocesan Convention Delegates

DIOCESAN CONVENTION DELEGATE Ray Barry

Ray Barry and Emily have been members of Christ Church Parish since 1985. Over the years he has been active in many aspects of church life. He has served on the Vestry; served as a Diocesan Delegate; and has worked in our Christian education program including serving as an adult leader of the J2A group that traveled to Poland on pilgrimage. He serves regularly as a Chalicist.

(Term expires February 2019)

ALTERNATE DELEGATE TO CONVENTION Phil Padgett

Phil Padgett has been a member of Christ Church since 2001. He served on the Rector Search Team. Previously he served on the Vestry where he led the Outreach Committee. Phil was one of the organizers and leaders of our mission to New Orleans to assist in housing recovery following Hurricane Katrina. 

(Term expires February 2021.)