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…
Assistant Rector

The Rev’d Katie Beaver

The Rev’d Katie Beaver, Assistant Rector, is a lifelong Episcopalian and native of Glenwood, Maryland. Katie is primarily responsible for family and youth ministry at Christ Church, and is devoted to making space for people of all ages discover their gifts and find a spiritual home. While attending Virginia Theological Seminary, Katie served at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC and as a chaplain at Duke University Hospital. Her academic interests include intergenerational worship, philosophical theology, and ethics in…

The Rev’d Martha Jenkins

Martha grew up in Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawks!) and has been a DC residentsince 2000. Martha lives in the LeDroit Park neighborhood and currently serves as the General Counsel to the Alcohol Beverage and Medical Cannabis Administration for the District of Columbia. Prior to her assignment at Christ Church, Martha was a member of St. George’s, DC. Martha is a lifelong Episcopalian and has served in many aspects of parish life. She has served on two different parish vestries, taught…

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
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.
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.
Children’s 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.