Staff

Staff

Rector

The Rev. Cara Spaccarelli

The Reverend Cara Spaccarelli began her ministry in 2010 as the 28th rector of Christ Church. Cara is passionate about the local church being a place of respite, renewal, and transformation, providing space and opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in the relationships, the worship, and the overall life of the congregation.  She is dedicated to her own spiritual growth and encourages congregants to find ways to engage their own spiritual lives in ways that nurture and challenge them. …
Assistant Rector

The Rev. Serena Sides

The Reverend Serena Wille Sides joined Christ Church as Assistant Rector in June 2017. Serena is responsible for our Children and Family Ministry, and, along with Cara, leads our liturgy, preaches, and develops adult faith formation in small groups. Serena graduated in May 2017 with her M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained a priest in June 2017 at the National Cathedral. Serena served for 1.5 years as our seminarian. Born in Washington, DC, Serena spent her childhood and…
Associate of Music Ministries

Richard Thibadeau

As part-time organist and choirmaster and active recruiter for other instrumentalists to join in worship at Christ Church, Richard welcomes anyone interested in exploring music ministry to join the choir — no formal audition required! The choir includes singers with a wide range of experience. Music is selected from all periods and styles of sacred literature. Additionally, working with the rector, Richard incorporates congregational music for the liturgy. To contact Richard, please email him.
Parish Life & Office Manager

Jennifer Baker Howard

Jennifer Baker Howard has deep ties to Christ Church – as a congregant/member since 2000 and getting married and baptizing both her children at CCWP.  She served on various committees and as a volunteer before assuming her staff position in May 2014. Her professional career spanned over 18 years as a fundraiser at performing and cultural arts organizations in Washington and New York City, including: the Smithsonian Institution; Arena Stage; The Washington Ballet; and, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). As Parish Life & Office…
Sexton

Kevin Lindsay

Kevin is responsible for the care and upkeep of the church complex. He works under the purview of the Parish Administrator, wardens, and the rector.