OUR TEAM

DAN

RECTOR

The Rev. Dan Claire

Dan originally began his career as a research scientist, attending college and medical school in Florida. After transitioning into vocational ministry, he studied biblical theology and languages. He and his wife, Elise, moved to Washington in the 1990's to help establish a theological seminary in the area. The Church of the Resurrection began in their home in 2002. The Claires have five children, all born and raised in Washington.

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PASTORAL RESIDENT

The Rev. Jacob Rodriguez

Before coming to DC, Jacob lived and served in Ethiopia and England for a decade. During that time, he taught theology and helped mobilize disciple-making movements in the Horn of Africa, and he was deaconed in the Anglican Diocese of North Africa. A lover of ancient Christianity, he is about to finish a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Oxford. He and his British wife, Tessa, have three young children, and they are passionate about showing Christ's love through hospitality.

TINBIT

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

Tinbit (tin-beat) was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is fluent in Amharic, French, and English. She moved to the U.S. in 2011 to study digital communications at the University of Baltimore. After working as a freelance graphic designer and running digital media and communications for two churches, Tinbit brought her skills, and her passion for Christian ministry, to Rez in 2019.

BETSY

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

A native of Ohio, Betsy moved to Washington, D.C. in 2013 after studying religion and psychology at Grove City College. Prior to joining Resurrection staff in 2017, Betsy worked in DC’s nonprofit sector for four years. Her husband, Wesley, works in government relations on Capitol Hill. They spend most of their time serving as RA's for a local intern program and chasing around their infant son.

STEPHEN

DIRECTOR of WORSHIP ARTS & OPERATIONS

Stephen grew up in a musical household: his dad a classically-trained pianist, and his mom a vocalist and music educator. He performed with the Maryland Boy Choir from a very young age and would continue singing in choirs through college at Grove City, eventually directing as well. His artistic background runs the gamut from acting and directing for the stage and screen to writing, producing, and performing music on a variety of projects. He has served on Resurrection's music team for almost three years and is eager to see what the Lord has in store as he continues to serve in this greater capacity.

LOUBAYLY

DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S CARE

Lou Bayly and her husband Bill have been members of Resurrection since 2006, after moving to DC to host a hospitality house in Georgetown for university students. She is the mother of three grown children and a growing number of grandchildren. Lou Bayly loves discovering new things with her grandchildren, talking about life at her kitchen table, and working in her rock garden.

SULMANE

CURATE

The Rev. Sulmane Maigadi

Sulmane and his wife Miriam are natives of Nigeria who moved to DC and joined church of the Resurrection in 2017.  Sulmane studied theology at ECWA Theological Seminary and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  He has served as a Bible teacher and mentor and has discipled young adults in various ministry settings.  He especially enjoys listening to and helping others navigate their struggles and deepen their faith.  When he’s not working, Sulmane likes to read, write scripts, connect with people, and drink zobo.

ANDEVANS

DEACON

The Rev. Andrew Evans

After graduating from Davidson College, where he studied political theory, Andrew moved to Washington, DC. He married Stefanie in 2014, and together they lived in Rwanda, Belgium, and London before returning to Washington in 2017. Andrew worked as a reporter, editor, and press secretary before entering seminary full-time. He and his wife are the parents of one child.

NON-STIPENDIARY CLERGY

MATTL

FAITH AND WORK MINISTRIES

The Rev. Matt Luecke

Born in St. Louis, Matt grew up in the midwest and California. With degrees from Stanford, Chicago, and Fuller Seminary, Matt settled into DC's Eckington neighborhood in 2001 and took a job at the Federal Reserve, where he continues to work. He is married to Dawn, with whom he shares a passion for building and living in intentional community. They have three children. Matt loves to explore life and faith at the intersection of work, economics, and vocation.

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UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES

The Rev. Jim Hagan

Born and raised in metro Washington, Jim first became involved in church planting and campus ministry in the city in the 1980s. It was in this context that Jim met and married Betsy. They raised their first three children in Northern Virginia. After joining Rez as charter members, they returned to DC in 2007 with their youngest son. Jim is a graduate of George Mason and Reformed Seminary and works for the Coalition for Christian Outreach at Georgetown University.

LAY LEADERSHIP

Within the Anglican tradition, the parish council is the governing board of a local congregation. Resurrection's Parish Council is comprised of eight lay leaders and the rector. Lay members are elected during the annual members’ meeting to represent the larger membership of the church. Lay members serve rotating two-year terms. Resurrection’s Parish Council manages the church’s property and finances to support the vision and mission of the congregation.

Our current lay Parish Council members are:

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Max Meyers

Rector's Warden

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Katelyn Shelton

At-Large Member

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Kelley Griffin

People's Warden

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Christen Price

At-Large Member

Harris Joy

Joy Harris

Secretary

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Ali Carrigan

At-Large Member

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Sarah Feinberg poses for a portrait on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at The Washington Post in Washington, DC.

Sarah Feinberg

Treasurer

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Luke Archer

At-Large Member

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