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.
The Rev. Will Packard
Assistant to the Rector
I grew up throughout the Southeastern United States and have always described my childhood as having four main facets of God, family, school, and soccer. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sewanee and have worked as the bishop’s clerk for the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, retired bishop of Virginia. I also spent seven years working for The Pew Charitable Trusts within their Philanthropic and Government Relations departments. Most recently, I received my Masters in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained a Priest in 2017.
Ministry at St. David's is alive and I thoroughly enjoy the warm embrace and vibrant presence of the Spirit here. Some particular areas in which I focus are Youth Ministry, worship, preaching, and pastoral care.
My wife Paige and I have lived in the Northern Virginia area since we were married. We love that St. David's welcomes young families and means it. Our young daughters, Emma and Libby, think this is awesome too! Please note, many of my sermons are composed while spending time on my bike, in the outdoors, or exercising. Want to get to know me more? Send me a note at email@example.com.
I am from the diocese of CT. My family and I are originally from Iran. I am a middler at Virginia Theological Seminary. Before coming to seminary I received my bachelors and masters degree in social work. I had the opportunity to work in Hospice, behavioral health, a nursing home, and various leadership positions in my undergrad. My passions include social justice, the Jesus movement, and interfaith work. I am excited to walk with St. David’s for the year. Ministry, love, and Jesus is very much alive and I look forward to learning and growing with you all!
St. David's Episcopal Church & School
43600 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-729-7481 (Pastoral Care emergency line)
Office hours: M-Th 9-4, Fridays 9-12
School hours: M-F 8:45-3:45
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Weekend Service Times
6 pm Eucharist Service
9 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
11 am Traditional Eucharist Service