Lay Staff




Michelle Baize

Worship Support & Rector’s Assistant

Michelle provides general administrative support to the rector and in all areas of worship. She also staffs the welcome desk on weekday mornings.

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Meredith Bracco

Communications Director

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. Meredith also manages all events on the campus, including weddings and space rentals.

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Stephanie Woodland Kelly


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

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Children, Youth, and Family Ministries


Ariel Rudy

Director of Children's Ministries

Ariel 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. She 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. Ariel is also responsible for Membership.

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Pouyan Meghdadian

Facilities Director

Pouyan oversees the maintenance and security of all church properties.

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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.