About us

Clergy

Our Rector

Staff

Support positions

Vestry

Officers & Liaisons

Seminarian

Clergy in training

Our Beliefs

Follow Christ


Clergy
Staff
Seminarian
Vestry

Officers

Liaisons

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. Marrying in 1987, and have five children: Colbert who met his wife Victoria while he was at Hampden-Sydney and she was at Sweetbriar (so cliché)—they have a daughter Genevieve and live in Detroit; Carolyn, a Columbia grad who is teaching high school English in the Bronx; Diana, soon to married to Griffin, whom she met at Washington College and is working in Northern Virginia as an accountant; George, working to get his start in the hospitality industry as a chef, and Virginia Lee (Ginny) a college student studying creative writing and the environment with hopes of writing about the subject as a profession. 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 high efficiency cook stoves in Tanzania, and Nigeria.

While in New York City, David’s experiences in the community of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church renewed his understanding of a calling to ordained ministry and in 1996 he left banking, matriculated at the General Theological Seminary, the oldest Episcopal Seminary in the United States, 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. He is currently active as the Convener of the local ecumenical group, the Great Falls Area Ministry (GFAM) and was elected by the North Fairfax Region of the Diocese of Virginia to serve on the Executive Board of the diocese with a specialty in the Budget Committee.

In his spare time, David is an avid follower of the Boston Red Sox, a taste inherited from his father, who grew up in the Boston area, and was refined while serving parishes in Maine and Rhode Island. He is also a voracious reader of history, fantasy, and classical science fiction. He loves outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, and bicycling.

Contact Rev. David Lucey

Vestry


Executive Committee


Terms / Duties / Committees

Sr. Warden
Jeff Wootton

Term ending 2022.

Contact Jeff Wootton

Junior Warden
Brice Eldridge

Term ending 2024.

Building Use & Rentals, Space Management, Facilities Management, Property Management, Security, Designated Gifts, Facilities Maintenance.

IWC – Facilities Improvement.

Contact Brice Eldridge

Treasurer
Molly Reynolds

Term ending 2023.

Finance Committee, Fundraising Planning & Events, Stewardship Committee, Endowment Committee, Counters.

Contact Molly Reynolds

Registrar
Jennifer Murphy

Term ending 2023.

Schedules Vestry meetings, presents the agenda and takes all minutes.

Contact Jennifer Murphy


Liaisons


Parish Operations
David Black

Term ending 2024.

Management of membership data, Technology and equipment, Communications and PR, Nursery, Website and Social Media, Weekly Thursday eNews, Announcement and Prayers Staff Management.

IWC – Welcome process, IWC – Connect goals, Kitchen Committee.

Scouting BSA (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing Crew, Girl Scouting), Creche Pre-school, AA, Use of facilities by outside groups.

Contact David Black

Worship and Spiritual Care
Betty Boutros

Term ending 2022.

Children’s chapel, Nativity, Pageant. Mon. Contemplative Prayer, Tues. Hands on Spiritualty, Morning Prayer (Advent, Lent), All Saints Evening Prayer Prayer Shawl Ministry. Altar Guild, LEMs/EVs, Acolytes, Music Ministries, Greeters, Ushers, Flower distribution.

IWC – Welcome process, Prayer Circle, Helping Hands, Clerical pastoral care, Valentine’s Boxes, Altar Flower Distribution, IWC – Connect objectives.

Contact Betty Boutros

Discipleship and Christian Formation
Dwight Chewning

Term ending 2022.

Elementary-aged Sunday School, Middle-school Sunday School, Breakfast Club for Youth, High School Confirmation. Adult Forums, Adult Education, Lenten Potluck Supper, Adult Confirmation Prep. Thurs. Bible Study, Wed. Men’s Group. Women’s retreat.

Baptismal Prep, Wedding Prep, IWC – Connect objectives.

Contact Dwight Chewning

Christian Fellowship
Gary Pan

Term ending 2023.

Fall Fest, Gala, Second Sunday Fellowship (e.g. Chili Cookoff), Other parish gatherings (e.g. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper), Book Club, Easter Brunch, Concert receptions.

IWC: Welcome & Connect Brunch, Young Family meetups, Connect objectives, Tables for Ten. Sunday Morning Coffee Hour.

Contact Gary Pan

Evangelism, Mission and Outreach
Judith Stocks

Term ending 2024.

Youth Group, Service Projects. Tutoring in Anacostia, Habitat for Humanity, Great Falls Senior Center, Moving Mountains Mission Trip, Misc. special projects. Samaritan Ministries, Second Story, Grate Patrol, St. Francis Basic School, The Diocese of Ezo. DRIVES: Medical Brigade Supplies, Summer Food, Diaper, School Supplies, Thanksgiving Food, Toy Drive & Christmas Party.

Coordination with Creche Preschool/joint activities, Coordination with BSA groups.

IWC – Invite/Evangelism Objectives, Pastoral Care, Funerals Weddings.

Contact Judith Stocks

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.

Contact Larry Vote


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 & Technology 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

Organist

New organist information will be updated soon.

Contact Organist

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 a 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.