About us

Clergy

Our Rector

Staff

Support position

Seminarian

Clergy in training

Our Beliefs

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Clergy
Staff
Seminarian
Vestry

Officers

  • Jeff Wootton, Senior Warden
  • Denny Sisson, Junior Warden
  • Molly Reynolds, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Murphy, Register

Liaisons

  • Betty Boutros — Worship & Spiritual Care
  • Dwight Chewning — Dicipleship & Christian Formation
  • Brice Eldridge — Parish Operations
  • Gary Pan — Christian Fellowship
  • Karen Shindhelm — Evangelism, Mission & Outreach
We offer a warm and engaging spiritual home in which to celebrate God’s love, with vibrant ministries and a rich tradition of inspired, meaningful worship.

Our members come from throughout the Washington metropolitan area and find at St. Francis a friendly church family, along with music, educational, and community service programs for all ages.

Clergy

The Rev. David Lucey – Rector

Born and reared in Virginia, David came to the Episcopal Church and his calling to Holy Orders after a round-about journey as an adult. His life before ministry includes studying economics at Hampden-Sydney College, business management at the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University, and fifteen years working in financial services, primarily at BNY/Mellon in Manhattan.

One of the many joyous experiences of his early professional life was meeting Katherine Vivian Harmer, also a banker, while both worked in Atlanta. They were married in 1987 and have five children together: Colbert, a high school history teacher in Detroit; Carolyn, a “Story Catcher” for a 501c3 in Denver, Diana; a sophomore at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland; George, a high school sophomore, and Virginia (Ginny) Lee an 8th grader. Katherine is the CEO and founder of Solar Sister, a qualified 501c3 dedicated to the economic empowerment of women through Avon-style distribution of solar lanterns and solar cook stoves in Uganda, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

While in New York City, David’s experiences in the community of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church renewed his understanding of calling to ordained ministry and in 1996 he left banking, matriculated at the General Theological Seminary, the oldest Episcopal Seminary, and began his journey in the church. He has served as an assistant at St. Matthew’s Church, in Bedford, New York and Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois. He has also served as a rector in Northeast Harbor, Maine and in Bristol, Rhode Island. Among other ministries he was devoted to in Rhode Island, he served as the Chairman of the Diocesan Budget Committee for five years as the diocese navigated the vagaries of the recession of 2008 and the challenges of calling a new Bishop. David is looking forward to this return to Virginia and working with the energetic faith community of St. Francis.

In his spare time, David is an avid follower of the Boston Red Sox, a taste acquired in his time in Maine, a voracious reader of history, fantasy, and classical science fiction, and he loves outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, and bicycling.

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Staff

Larry Vote – Music Director

Director of Music, Larry Vote has been working as a church musician since 1972. He currently serves as Professor of Music at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he has been on the faculty since 1981. From 2003-2011 he also served as Provost of the College. An active singer and conductor, he has performed in venues across the United States and Europe including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and The National Cathedral. He has performed and or conducted premiers of music by Gian Carlo Menotti, William McKinley and David Froom and can be heard on CD recordings with the Maryland Bach Aria Group among others. With his wife Jeanne, he began his term as St. Francis Music Director in 2013 carrying on the strong legacy of music in the St. Francis community.

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Lynn Grevenow Fallon – Parish Administrator and Director of Christian Education

Lynn grew up in Minnesota, loving the arts, music and the outdoors. She has been the Director of Christian Education for the past several years recruiting Sunday school teachers, organizing all necessary supplies, directing the yearly Christmas Pageant along with many other responsibilities.  In 2014 Lynn added Parish Administrator to her list of duties bringing her organizational skills, knowledge of technology and pleasant personality to the front office. Studying theater and business at St. Cloud State University, she earned a B.S. degree in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems. Over her years of motherhood Lynn has volunteered in the community with active roles in leading Girl Scouts, coaching, and teaching Sunday School. Occasionally, Lynn plays her flute in accompaniment to the Junior Choir at St. Francis. Lynn has two daughters, a house full of animals and lives in Great Falls. Her hobbies include cooking, hiking, music and gardening. She has been an active member at St. Francis since 2003. 

Contact Lynn Fallon


Patrick Killoran – Communications Director

Patrick grew up in Eagle River, AK, where his parents Nancy and John were involved in the Episcopal Church, setting the example for him and his sisters Megan and Molly. He graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH in 2003 with a BA in Theatre and Dance. He lived in Hollywood for 4 years becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has worked on many sides of production from set decoration for Beyoncé music videos to acting in a national Verizon commercial to name just a couple. He moved back to Alaska in 2007, where he met his Lovely wife, Leslie. They have two boys, Will (14) and Parker (8). In 2015 they moved to Richland, WA and in 2019 moved to Great Falls, VA. He has been the man behind the curtain in the Zoom meetings we are all attending for the church now and he sings Bass in the St Francis Choir. St. Francis is just the community Patrick and his family have been looking for and he is proud to take on this new position and help our community grow and flourish.

Contact Patrick Killoran


Mary Cyrus – Bookkeeper

Patricia Howell – Organist

Although she was raised in the American Baptist tradition, She’s enjoyed many years of worship in the Episcopal Church. Her first organist position was with Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church in Somerville, NJ at age 16. Her most recent position was with St. Paul the Prospector Episcopal Church in Virginia City, NV. There were many years, denominations. states and memories in between. She has enjoyed a simultaneous career in administration and accounting, including human resources, all areas of accounting from cash flow, accounts receivable/payable, full cycle general ledger reporting and reconciliation, budgeting, revenue/expense allocation and forecasting, performance evaluation, procedural development and documentation, to personal and business tax return preparation. However, music has always been her passion. She has accompanied soloists, instrumentalists, and choral groups since elementary school age. The clarinet and bass clarinet were her path to orchestras and marching bands. A church organist/pianist since she was a teen, providing appropriate music for the wide range of services required has been my joy. Her record number of weddings in one day was four!

“Thank you to the St. Francis clergy, choir and congregation who have welcomed me with warmth and friendship. I might add that I’m as anxious as the rest of us to return to our live and in person worship!”

Contact Patricia Howell

Seminarian

Timothy Rutherford – Seminarian

“I am Timothy Rutherford. I was a youth minister for fifteen years and then felt an overwhelming call to the priesthood. I have been exploring that call for the past four years and am now attending Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. I moved here from Vero Beach, Florida, with my wife and two sons.  We live on campus in an apartment, and all four of us are working in Zoom based school. We love to host company but do not get to do that right now due to COVID restrictions. Instead, my wife and I meal plan and cook dinners for just our family as part of our self-care. I love being part of the St. Francis family and have been learning so much. Thank you for the ways you have welcomed me into this community, and I look forward to joining in welcoming others!”

Contact Timothy Rutherford

We have additional opportunities throughout the week to gather together for worship, fellowship, and discipleship. See our Calendar and visit our Gatherings Page to find these events and the information necessary to connect on-line. Our clergy are continuing to offer pastoral care during this time. Please reach out by clicking here.

Our Beliefs

  • Follow Jesus Christ
  • Provide a spiritual home for worship and Christian growth
  • Encourage love and fellowship within the parish family
  • Promote harmony with God’s creation in the spirit of St. Francis
  • Serve the needs of the greater community
We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person. We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences.