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The Rev. Oran Warder

Rector

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. Alyse Viggiano

Curate

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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The Rev. Samuel A. Mason, ObJN

Associate for Pastoral Care and Artist-in-Residence

Following his retirement, Sam continues to serve St. Paul’s as Associate for Pastoral Care and Artist-in-Residence. Having served in churches in North Carolina and his home state of Alabama prior to retiring, Sam moved to Alexandria 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 wcolwor@gmail.com.

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Charles Cowherd

Seminarian

Charles Cowherd, a 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.

 
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Elizabeth Henry McKeever

Seminarian

Elizabeth Henry McKeever is a middler at Virginia Theological Seminary and will started as a seminarian at St. Paul’s in September 2017. She is from Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina. Before entering seminary, she managed online communications and fundraising at nonprofits in California and Arkansas. Her spouse, Alison, is a children’s librarian with the Alexandria Library and their son, James, is a wiggly one-year-old.

 
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