The Rev’d John A. Kellogg

John and his wife, Tait, enjoy spending time exploring Capitol Hill with their sons, Alec and Hoke. John envisions Christ Church as a community known for its radical welcome — where people of all races, ages, incomes, sexual orientations and political leanings gather around the same table. He believes running is a spiritual practice and would love to talk to you about the New Orleans Saints. Prior to becoming Rector of Christ Church, John worked for the Bishop of the…
Associate Rector

The Rev’d Winnie Smith Cavanaugh

Winnie Smith Cavanugh joins us after nearly two years as Associate Rector at Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA. A graduate of Sewanee: the University of the South and Virginia Theological Seminary, she is no stranger to the DC area having worked at United Way Worldwide in Alexandria for several years before discerning a call to the priesthood and beginning her seminary studies in 2019.  Winnie served as Director of Youth Ministries at St. Luke’s Church in Darien,…

The Rev’d Martha Jenkins

Deacon Martha joined Christ Church following her ordination to the diaconate inNovember 2022. A native of Kansas, she has lived in the Le Droit ParkNeighborhood of DC for 15 years. Martha is bi-vocational and spends her days asan attorney for the District government. Martha is a lifelong Episcopalian and has served in many aspects of parish life. In addition to her assignment at Christ Church, she also serves on the Deacons’ Council, the Diocesan Disciplinary Board and the Resolution Committee…
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.

Jordan Zappala

A graduate of Notre Dame (BA) and Boston University (MS), Jordan lives on Capitol Hill with her wife, Melissa, and two children, Evie and Luca. Prior to serving as Administrator of Christ Church, Jordan worked as the Director of Institutional Giving for the National Archives Foundation.   You can reach Jordan at
Children & Family Minister

Mark Randall James

Mark Randall James recently moved to Washington with his wife (Christina) and children (Ephrem and Geneva). He is a stay-at-home father, a former youth pastor to expats in Azerbaijan, and a volunteer in many children’s and youth ministries over the years. He is also a theologian who has written a book on Origen of Alexandria, about teaching and learning scripture in the early church. He is excited to help nurture the thriving children’s program here at Christ Church + Washington Parish.
Finance Manager

Andrea McCants

Andrea is responsible for the bookkeeping at Christ Church, as well as Congressional Cemetery. She enjoys running, the occasional glass of wine, and spending time with her granddaughter. Andrea and her husband live in Baltimore. Andrea can be reached at

Kevin Lindsay

Kevin is a long-time Christ Church employee and is responsible for the care and upkeep of the church complex. You can reach Kevin by calling the church office: 202-547-9300.