Christ Church Georgetown Garden


Homecoming Sunday


Sunday, September 10
Services at 8, 10 and 5
Urban Picnic follows 10 am service
Join us as the new program year begins






Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Timothy A. R. Cole, Rector

The Rev. Timothy Cole was ordained in the Scottish Episcopal Church, from which our American Episcopal church has grown. The son of a priest, Tim earned degrees from Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University, and Cardiff University, and began his professional path with a decade of parish ministry. He served as curate at Holy Trinity Church in Dunfermline, then vice provost of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Inverness, and finally as Rector of St. Michael and All Saints in Edinburgh. His next call was to join the Royal Army Chaplains Department, where he has served for 20 years in positions of increasing seniority, with a variety of garrison churches (the military base equivalent of parish churches), and with units deployed to Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq (where he was the British Senior Force Chaplain), and Afghanistan (where he was the Theatre and Joint Force Senior Chaplain). Most recently, Tim served as Assistant Chaplain General for the 3rd United Kingdom Division, leading 33 chaplains in five brigade teams. He was made an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in 2014. 

Drawn back to a more traditional parish ministry, Tim bring to Christ Church the depth of his experience with young people and families, a dedication to pastoral care and community building through outreach and prayer, and a joy in the traditional liturgies and commitment to scripture. He is married to Lorraine and they have two children. Tim can be reached at or 202-333-6677.

The Reverend Kristen Hawley, Assistant to the Rector

The Rev. Kristen Hawley joined the staff at Christ Church in June 2013.  In addition to sharing in worship, preaching and pastoral responsibilities with the other clergy, as Assistant to the Rector, Kristen’s primary programmatic focus is on the Youth and Family Ministry. Kristen is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and Hamilton College in upstate New York, where she was born and raised. Since coming to the Washington, DC area in 1996, Kristen has worked primarily in event management for non-profits, including the Washington National Cathedral. Kristen, her husband RJ and their four children, Maggie, Will, Alec and Clare live in Silver Spring, Maryland, with their dog, Coltrane. Kristen can be reached at or 202.333.6677

The Reverend Elizabeth Keeler, Assistant to the Rector

The Rev. Elizabeth Keeler accepted the call to begin her ministry at Christ Church in May 2014. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and Davidson College, her areas of ministry include Adult Education and Formation, and newcomers. She also shares in worship, preaching and pastoral responsibilities with other clergy. Her father and uncle both served as Episcopal priests. She lives with her husband Michael and their three children, Jack, Jamie and Lilee, in Great Falls, Virginia. Elizabeth can be reached at or 202-333-6677, ext. 223.    

Thomas Smith, Organist and Choirmaster

Thomas Smith joined the staff of Christ Church in September 2015, having previously served as Director of Music and Organist at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland, where he oversaw an extensive music program. His responsibilities at Christ Church include playing the organ for all liturgies, conducting the professional choir, assisting in the planning and preparation of worship, and supervising all other musical activities within the parish. A native of suburban Philadelphia, Tom holds degrees in organ performance and church music from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. His primary teachers have been John Binsfeld, John Walker, and Donald Sutherland. In addition to his work at Christ Church, Tom is the Assistant Chapel Musician at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia. He has twice served as guest lecturer in church music at his alma mater, the Peabody Conservatory. Tom is a devoted Episcopalian and a fervent conservator of the Anglican liturgical and musical traditions, which, he believes, can serve as valuable tools for outreach, evangelism, education, and formation now more than ever. Tom can be reached at or 202.333.6677 ext. 231.

Glenn Metzdorf, Director of Administration

As Director of Administration for the parish, Glenn Metzdorf is primarily responsible for its business affairs, including financial accounting, contributions, payroll, and accounts payable. He also provides support for parish communications and worship services, and oversees maintenance of its buildings and grounds. Prior to working at Christ Church, Glenn was an executive at the United States Postal Service in its Government Relations Department. Before that he was a staff assistant to Senator Frank J. Lausche of Ohio. Glenn was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a B.A. in English and history from Columbia Union College and did post-graduate studies in English at American University. Glenn Metzdorf can be reached at or 202-333-6677 ext. 225.

Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner

Rita Yoe joined the staff of Christ Church as Youth Missioner in 2014. She is responsible for matters relating to the Youth and Family Ministry, including oversight of Sunday School and youth formation, programming and events for youth, children, and families, and serves as volunteer coordinator for these ministries. Rita is a native of southern Maryland and a lifelong Episcopalian, having been involved in Christian formation and youth ministry on a parish and diocesan level since high school. She has a passion for summer camp ministry and has served with Episcopal camps in the dioceses of Maryland and Washington for ten years. She is a graduate of Roanoke College, where she studied Human Development. Prior to working at Christ Church, she worked as a nanny in Paris, France, for a year. She now enjoys living in DC with her beagle mix, DJ. Rita can be reached at or 202.333.6677.

Nicholas J. Evancho, Seminarian

Nicholas J. Evancho has begun a two-year assignment at Christ church. He is a seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary in the Class of 2018. He joined the Episcopal Church during college in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania and soon after began studying for the priesthood. Nicholas graduated in 2015 from Grove City College with a B.S. in Biochemistry and was born and raised in Western New York. He is currently engaged to Ashley who lives in Cincinnati, OH.

Adminsistrative Assistant

Jennifer Lee brings a wide range of experience to her position as Administrative Assistant at Christ Church. Most recently Jennifer was the front office supervisor for a medical practice in Washington, DC.  During her career, she has managed two medical practices and trained users of electronic medical records software for firms in Rockville, Maryland, and Raleigh, North Carolina; worked in a public relations/instruction capacity for over 12 years as a Surgical Coordinator and event planner for a surgery practice in Washington, DC; and owned and managed a tea shop in Alexandria, Virginia. Jennifer lives in Washington and is a docent at the Washington National Cathedral. Born in Indianapolis, she attended a Diploma school for nursing in Columbus, Ohio, and studied at Ohio Northern and Ohio Wesleyan Universities. She is interested in other cultures, has traveled often to Europe and the Middle East, including living in Egypt for six years. Jennifer can be reached at or 202-333-6677.
Tyrone Moore, Sexton Supervisor
Tyrone Moore is a Washington, DC native and attended Wilson High School in DC prior to serving in the U.S. Army. After leaving the army, he worked for Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, before joining the staff of Christ Church in 2000. Tyrone's principal area of responsibility is maintenance of the church building. He also manages the inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment. Outside of his work, Tyrone has a long-term association as Atheletic Director at the Metropolitan Cobra Youth Club where he coaches middle school students drawn from the metropolitan area in football and basketball. Tyrone has a daughter and three sons.
Samuel Wimbley, Full-time Resident Sexton
Samuel Wimbley was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. He received a BA degree from Florida A&M University with a major in psychology. Prior to joining the staff of Christ Church in 2006, Samuel taught a course in Environmental Education for DC high school students at Camp Letts, Edgewater, Maryland. He also taught tennis for the DC Department of Parks & Recreation and still plays tennis regularly. Samuel is primarily responsible for maintenance of the Parish Hall. He also covers weekend and week-night events, including Sunday services and Coffee Hour. As Resident Sexton, Samuel lives on site and is responsible for security. He manages the inventory of electrical supplies and food staples.
Henry Lemus, Part-time Sexton
Henry Lemus was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He has lived in the US since he was 10 years old and is a naturalized US citizen. Henry attended high school at Highpoint in Prince George's County, Maryland. His full-time employment is as an electrician with Winsor Electric. His athletic interests include basketball, soccer, and weightlifting. Henry has two sons. Henry has been emplopyed part-time at Christ Church since 2004. He works on Sundays helping to prepare the church for the services, readying Keith Hall for its various Sunday uses, and covering the noon Coffee Hour and Evensong receptions. Henry also works on Wednesday evenings tending to the office space on Samuel's day off, and is available to cover other needs as they arise.