Rev. Mary Kay Brown
Rev. Mary Kay Brown came to St. David's as rector in February 2009. She attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA and was ordained a priest in 2008. Mary Kay holds bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, and focused on hospice care for patients and families, and grief counseling and education for the first 20 years of her career.
As a priest at St. David's, Mary Kay is passionate about the love of Jesus and its power to transform our lives, through learning, worship, community building, prayer and outreach. She especially enjoys preaching, teaching and pastoral care – and dancing with the little ones during Sunday worship! She derives great joy from serving at St. David's, watching the Holy Spirit move and dreaming about God's future for this sacred and spirit filled place.
Rev. Mary Kay grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband Mark Boyer met and married in Alaska, where their two children, Dylan 22 and Abby 20, were born. She likes to read, walk, listen to and make music, learn something new, and travel.
Deacon Will Packard
Assistant to the Rector
I grew up throughout the Southeastern United States and have always described my childhood with the four main facets of God, family, school and soccer. I majored in Psychology at Sewanee: The University of the South and minored in Spanish. I had the opportunity to serve the Diocese of Virginia as the Bishop’s clerk for the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, 12th Bishop of Virginia, for two years before going to work for The Pew Charitable Trusts. During my seven years at Pew, I engaged in a number of projects in philanthropy and government relations. I left Pew as a senior associate to pursue ordination to the priesthood. I most recently received my Masters in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained to the transitional diaconate this past June. God willing and with the consent of the people, I will be ordained to the priesthood this December. I began working at St. David’s this past June and serve in a number of capacities with youth ministry as a particular component. I recall specific parts of my faith formation in youth ministry programs when I encountered the holy and began to learn what it means to live a life of faith and want to help guide our youth as they enter this crucial period of their spiritual journey. I am also available for pastoral care, Christian education, worship, and a number of different areas and am excited to serve Christ with the St. David’s community.