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 and Abby were born. She likes to read, walk, listen to and make music, learn something new, and travel.
Lay Pastoral Assistant
Maureen grew up in NJ and has lived in VA for 26 years. She has three adult children, Jeff, Jess and Al. Maureen has been a parishioner since 2004 and began working at St. David’s in April 2009 as the Parish Administrator. She transitioned into the role of Lay Pastoral Assistant a few years later.
Maureen attended the Deacon School of VA, holds a certificate as a Pastoral Care Specialist from the Center of Pastoral Care of Northern VA, is trained in CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) with a field placement at Sibley Hospital in Washington DC. She is both a licensed Lay Preacher and Lay Worship Leader with the Diocese of VA. Prior to her call to ministry Maureen worked as a Birth Doula and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
"I love both church work and the work of the church. I am passionate about ministry, children’s spirituality, pastoral care, digital ministry in this new era of being church, preaching and sharing the Good News. I love to spend time with my family, my friends, and my dog Guinness. When not working I love to ride my bike, hike, bake, explore VA wineries, watch Netflix and write.
I love the Lord. I trust the Holy Spirit. I am obsessed with all kinds of liturgy, traditional - thinking out of the box and creating with the spirit. God is truly present in all things and in all people! I think it is ok to love theology and wrestle with it. I think it is ok to love the sacraments and necessary to walk the walk of what they teach us if we are to grow as Christians and be the church in the world.
I believe that we can rejoice when we run into problems and trails, for we know they help up develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope does not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with love. Not sure about this? Ask the Holy Spirit. She will show you. "
Office hours by appointment
Hello everyone, I look forward to getting to know and work with you. My name is Patricia, but I go by Trish. I was born in New York and grew up in Ohio. I am a second generation American and I presently have four children and four grandchildren.
My prior career was with the Army Air Force Exchange. I supported those serving in the military for thirty- five years. Over that time, I lived in many places both in the United States and abroad. My job and responsibilities were extensive and through them allowed me to experience people in many walks of life.
God called me to this journey of ordination to the priesthood in 2015 and find it to be truly a journey of love and great joy. The sanctity of the Holy Eucharist is a driving passion in my learning, remembering that Christ died for us is ever in the forefront of my thoughts. My learning is unending, truly from the time I wake to the time I close my eyes God is revealing to me in people, nature, and learning. I have found two passions in this past year: God’s work through the Holy Spirit in our lives, and the environment. While at seminary I am pursuing both areas of interest to see where they lead me.
God’s peace be with you
Dr. Lori Lind
Director of Music
Dr. Lori Lind lives in a historic farmhouse in Aldie, Virginia with her dogs, Brody and Quimby. A semi-retired opera singer, she has sung in opera houses throughout the US and Europe. Since settling in Aldie, she has served musically at several churches in Northern Virginia, most notably at Grace Episcopal in The Plains, before coming to St. David’s to be the Director of Music. She studied music at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, and at The Catholic University of America. A lifelong Episcopalian, she learned to sing in the children’s choir at St. Barnabas in DeLand, FL, where her mother still attends.