Priest John Cook, Rector

Father John is a convert to Orthodoxy with 17 years in ministry. He and his wife Matushka Tamara live in the Ruther Glen area. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theological Studies and a Masters in Divinity. Fr. John also served as a Chaplain in the Maryland Defense Force supporting the Maryland National Guard he also served in the US Army as an IT Engineer. A bi-vocational priest, he works as a Computer Systems Engineer in Northern Virginia.

Sub-Deacon David Johnson

A 1982 graduate of the University of Alabama, Sub-Deacon David was raised as an Episcopalian.  Interestingly, the parish priest who catechized David, was ordained as an Orthodox priest in 2000.  David served as both a licensed lay reader and “in the altar”, in various Anglican communities through the years.  Sub-Deacon David’s own journey to Orthodoxy began in 2003, (lots of reading, and occasional Orthodox service attendance), and meandered through several traditional Anglo-Catholic communities until his Chrismation into Holy Orthodoxy in 2016.  David was tonsured as a reader and ordained as a Sub-Deacon by Metropolitan Hilarion in February, 2017.  He lives and works in the Richmond (Va.) area with his wife of 27 years, 2 “20-ish” children (aka Thing 1 and Thing 2), and 2 schnauzers.  He is a regular contributor to the parish Facebook page(s) and helps to compile the various weekly printed materials as needed.  

Sub-Deacon Stylianos (Daren) Volpe

Stylianos is a convert to Orthodoxy being raised in the Episcopal Church and was first Tonsured a Reader by his Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) and later Ordained Sub-Deacon by his Eminence Metropolitan Jonah. Stylianos is pursuing Theological studies at Saint Irenaeus House of Orthodox Studies and is also a student of the Prosopon School of Iconography under the mentorship of Master Iconographer Hieromonk Mefodii

Stylianos lives in the Richmond area with his Wife Donna and their little doggie Mya

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