Rev. Megan Klose, Supply Pastor
We are pleased to introduce the Rev. Megan Klose, who will be leading worship and helping us transition after the departure of Pastor Geoff. Rev. Klose will be in the office beginning the week of November 11th. She will meet with session for their regularly scheduled meeting on November 11th and be available to meet with church members. More information on specific office hours will be forthcoming.
Rev. Klose has had many careers in her life. She received her BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, and her MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary. Before becoming a Teaching Elder, she worked on scholarship programs to China, was a production artist for print and web publications, and spent several years as a stay-at-home mom.
In her position as Parish Associate at Falls Church Presbyterian, Megan has taught classes for adults and youth, designed workshops and retreats, and led worship. She is particularly interested in designing engaging worship that appeals to all the senses and creates an environment of authenticity.
Megan has worked as a chaplain for six years. Most recently, she was a staff chaplain at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA, where she worked closely with Palliative Care, Behavioral Health, and the Cancer Resource Center. She is a trained Resolve Through Sharing facilitator in perinatal loss, and resourced medical staff and patients in Women’s Services and NICU.
She currently contributes to National Capital Presbytery by providing pulpit supply and serving on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry. She is also a member of the Presbytery’s Response Coordinating Team, which leads Healthy Boundaries training and accompanies parties in cases of sexual misconduct.
Megan lives in Falls Church with her husband, Frank, and their high school senior, Alexander. They attend Falls Church Presbyterian, where Frank serves as a Deacon. Megan enjoys cardmaking and needlework, hanging out with her family, and snuggling Scooby, their aging schnoodle.
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.
Linda Maguire, Music Director
Linda Maguire is a professional musician, neuroscientist and gerontologist. She studied piano and voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and opera at the University of Toronto and Canadian Opera Company. Linda had a substantial opera career, then went back to school to study “music as medicine” and healthy aging processes at Johns Hopkins University and George Mason.
She has been a church music director for over a decade and enjoys preparing and performing together with other singers and musicians in a committed church family. Originally from Virginia, she is very happy to join the family and musical Ministry at Christ Presbyterian Church.
Cat Tucker, Temporary Administrative Assistant
Cat Tucker joins our team with a wealth of executive assistant and operations management experience. Cat is in the office Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Christine Forrest is currently on leave. Please refer all administrative needs to Cat Tucker.
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 20 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 Monday 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.