Rev. Geoffrey J. McLean, Pastor
The Reverend Geoffrey J. McLean was born and raised in Wayne, New Jersey. In his youth, Geoff was active in the Boy Scouts, the Police Athletic League, and was a member and Elder of Wayne Presbyterian Church. Pastor Geoff, as he prefers to be called, is a PC (USA) Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Bloomfield College in New Jersey and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Upon receiving a call to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia City, Indiana in 1999, Geoff was ordained by the Presbytery of the Palisades (NJ). During his ministry in Columbia City, Geoff was active in the camp and conference ministry of Geneva Center. He also had a dynamic ministry with the community through his work as a volunteer firefighter and Chaplain.
In 2004, Pastor Geoff was called to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Canton, Mississippi. While in Canton, Geoff was a founding member of the Canton Coalition, a group of Christians seeking to work across racial lines in the poverty stricken area called the Sawmill Quarters of Canton, Mississippi.
Pastor Geoff began his service as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in March 2007. Under his leadership, Christ Presbyterian has continued to build on it strengths as well as discover new gifts. Pastor Geoff brings a dynamic spirit to his leadership. He is committed to the application of the Gospel of Christ to the daily life of people in the world.
Rev. McLean is blessed with a wife, Sheila, a 22-year-old stepson, Johnny, and a 11-year-old son, Colin.
Barbara Stefan, Music Director
Barbara has always had a passion for church music and directed her first adult choir at age 16. Majoring in organ at Hendrix College, she served in various churches throughout college and afterwards, until “retiring” in 1983 to marry Rob and subsequently raise 3 adopted special needs children. In 1998, Barbara happily returned to church music ministry, co-founded an area multicultural choir (Fauré Requiem, All Vivaldi, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem), established the Millennium Concert Series and the Columbia Pike Community Chorus. Recently, she started the Northern Virginia vocal group, NoVA Lights Chorale, and serves as its Artistic Director. Through the years, she has also worked with Arlington County Public Schools as accompanist for choir, string orchestra, jazz strings, and musical stage productions. Barbara enjoys reading, bridge, straight-up jazz, and her grandchildren.
Diane Volcansek, Preschool Director
Diane Volcansek serves as our preschool director. She is a visionary leader who is helping to expand our Preschool Ministry to meet the needs of our community. With Diane’s leadership we have created a Preschool Ministry that allows families to select from various scheduling options.
Christine Forrest, Administrative Assistant
Christine Forrest joined out staff in the fall of 2016 as our Administrative Assistant. I am a North Virginian native. A wife of 18 years and a mother of three. I attend and actively volunteer at my church in Woodbridge. I really enjoy entertaining, spending time with my family, cooking and having fun. I am a well organized person from my previous experience working as a church admin. I am honored to work with Pastor Geoff and the congregation. She is in the office Tuesday thru Thursday 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
LuAnn Bynum, Church Finance Administrator/Treasurer
LuAnn has many years of Financial/Bookkeeping experience and enjoys providing financial services for multiple churches. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. She is married and has two young adult children. LuAnn grew up in a large family and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has spent much time over the years volunteering in her kid’s schools and within the community.