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The Rev. Oran Warder


The Rev. Oran E. Warder became rector of St. Paul’s in 1999, after serving on the bishop’s staff of the Diocese of Delaware. In addition to leading and managing parish affairs, Oran has served as an adjunct instructor at the Virginia Theological Seminary, is a field education supervisor, and is on the board of trustees of Christchurch School. He is also an honorary Canon of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan.

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The Rev. Greg Millikin

Associate Rector

The Rev. Greg Millikin serves as Associate Rector. Greg joined St. Paul's in 2014, and coordinates adult education and formation, programming, and worship. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia, received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has a Master in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to the priesthood, Greg worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, working in marketing at Fox Searchlight Pictures. Greg is also a writer, working on two projects for Church Publishing, Inc. He can be reached at (703) 549-3312 ext. 24 or

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The Rev. Alyse Viggiano


The Rev. Alyse Viggiano joined St. Paul's clergy as a Curate in July 2017. Hailing from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Alyse recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, where she made a tangible impact on the campus and community by creating and founding "The Flamingo," its first ever coffee-house. Alyse's call as a Curate is for two years, where she will learn about parish ministry while being a part of the staff in active duty. She is primarily responsible for pastoral care coordination, outreach, and evangelism.

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Charles Cowherd


Charles Cowherd, a rising senior at Virginia Theological Seminary, joined St. Paul's as a seminarian in the fall of 2016. Born and raised in Culpeper, Virginia, Charles received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master's in International Relations from Boston University. Prior to entering seminary, he taught high school history in schools in both Virginia and in New Orleans, Louisiana. His wife, Michelle, is a mental health therapist employed by Fairfax County.


The Rev. Samuel A. Mason, ObJN


Following his retirement as St. Paul’s Associate for Pastoral Care in June 2015, Sam is now the parish's Artist-in-Residence. Having served in churches in North Carolina and his home state of Alabama prior to retiring, Sam moved to Alexandria with his wife, Joyce, to be closer to his children and grandchildren. Sam received his B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee, completed his Master of Divinity at the Virginia Theological Seminary, and received a D.Min. from Drew University. Sam can be reached at

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