Lay Staff




Meredith Bracco

Communications Manager

Meredith manages the publication of Parish Life and Rejoice, as well as the website and social media. She is also responsible for all press inquiries.

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Brandie Mae Grubb

Parish Ministries Coordinator

This position coordinates many activities that support our life as a parish, including pastoral care, coordination of baptisms, weddings, and funerals, lay readers and chalice bearers, and other worship service support.

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Stephanie Woodland Kelly


Stephanie handles expense reimbursements and invoice processing, pledges and contribution statements, and many other finance related issues.

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Adam Oliveri

Human Resources Manager and Accounting Clerk

Adam is responsible for all matters related to HR and is also responsible for processing all contributions, accounts payable and assisting the controller.

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Children, Youth, and Family Ministries


Matthew Welsch

Director of Children’s Ministries

Matt is responsible for developing programs that help our children and their families grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through Christian education, fellowship, mentoring, and service to Christ Church and the community at large. He actively leads, directs, and supports ministries to and with the parish children, nursery through fifth grade, and their families, including Sunday school, nurseries, Vacation Bible School, and special events.

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Santiago Rodriguez

Youth Minister

Under the supervision of the Associate Rector, the Youth Minister is responsible for inspiring, empowering, and celebrating our youth (grades 6th through 12th) and, in partnership with their families, helping them to develop a life-long identity in the body of Christ.

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Owen (Nick) Nixon

Facilities Director

Nick oversees the maintenance and security of all church properties.


Mustafa Hakim

Facilities Supervisor

Hakim oversees the facilities department and helps with event preparation and clean-up, maintenance, cleaning, and numerous requests for assistance.


Bryant Bland

Facilities Staff

Bryant helps with event preparation and clean-up, maintenance, cleaning, and numerous requests for assistance.


Arthur Miller

Facilities Staff

Arthur assists evening visitors and helps with event preparation and clean-up, maintenance, cleaning, and numerous other requests for assistance.



Jason Abel

Director of Music

Jason is our Director of Music. He serves as both our Organist and Choirmaster for the Gallery, Seraphim, Cherubim, Canterbury, and Parish Choirs. Jason plans the music offerings at Christ Church and develops a future vision for music at Christ Church.

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Outreach and Mission


Melanie Gray

Director of Outreach & Mission

Melanie provides leadership and oversight to the parish members who deliver these ministries, coordinates with local agencies and the faith community of Alexandria, and collaborates with national and international partners.