DIOCESAN REGIONS & DEANS

From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
-Ephesian 4:16

At its Convention in 2016, the Diocese voted to organize itself into a new structure that includes eight geographic regions to better represent the mission fields of the diocese. At the 2020 Convention, ten regional deans were commissioned to provide a greater diocesan presence in each region of the diocese, help strengthen relationships, and foster collaborative efforts between congregations.

In 2021, diocesan leadership recognized the need for a dean who would regularly gather the chaplains of the diocese for collegiality, collaboration, and continued learning and commissioned a dean for chaplains.

The regional deans and the dean of chaplains are appointed to two-year terms by the Bishop and serve as adjunct members of diocesan staff, reporting directly to the Canon for Congregational Vitality.

Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
North Montgomery County

North Montgomery County

The Rev. Beth O’Callaghan serves as the rector of St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church in Darnestown, Maryland and as the dean for the North Montgomery County region. 

Contact: The Rev. Beth O’Callaghan

CONGREGATIONS

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Central Montgomery County

Central Montgomery County

The Rev. David Wacaster serves as the rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver Spring, Maryland and as the dean for the Central Montgomery County region.

Contact: Rev. David Wacaster

CONGREGATIONS

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Advent Festival of Lessons & Music

Our Music at Eventide event is the Advent Festival of Lessons & Music on December 5 at 4 o’clock. The service will be followed by a catered reception featuring the […]

South Montgomery County

South Montgomery County

The Rev. C. B. “Cricket” Park serves as the rector of Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland and as the dean for the South Montgomery County region.

Contact: The Rev. Cricket Park

CONGREGATIONS

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North District of Columbia

North District of Columbia

The Rev. Canon Dana Corsello serves as the Canon Vicar of Washington National Cathedral and as the dean for the North DC region.

Contact: The Rev. Canon Dana Corsello

CONGREGATIONS

Central District of Columbia

Central District of Columbia

The Rev. Linda Kaufman serves as an assisting priest at Church of the Epiphany in DC and as a co-dean of the Central DC region.

The Rev. Richard Wall serves as rector of St. Paul’s, K Street in DC and as a co-dean of the Central DC region.

Contact: The Rev. Linda Kaufman
The Rev. Richard Wall

CONGREGATIONS

South District of Columbia

South District of Columbia

The Rev. William Stafford-Whittaker serves as the rector of St. Monica and St. James’ Episcopal Church in Washington, DC and as the dean of the South DC region.

Contact: The Rev. William Stafford-Whittaker

CONGREGATIONS

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North Prince George's County

North Prince George's County

The Rev. Melana Nelson-Amaker serves as the rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland and as the dean of the North Prince George’s County region.

Contact: The Rev. Melana Nelson-Amaker

CONGREGATIONS

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DEAN OF CHAPLAINS

The Rev. Dr. Lisa Barrowlclough serves as the chaplain at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, and is the dean of chaplains in the Diocese of Washington.

Contact: The Rev. Dr. Lisa Barrowclough