The Rev. Seldon M. Walker
The Rev. Seldon M. Walker began his service at Grace in mid-August 2020. He is a lifelong Virginian and Episcopalian. Seldon holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences from James Madison University, where he met his wife April (who also earned a B.S. in Geological Sciences before earning a M.A. in teaching, also from JMU). Prior to seminary at Virginia Theological Seminary Seldon worked as a geologist and later as an environmental specialist with a focus on environmental policy, permitting and regulation. Before being called to Grace, Seldon served as an associate priest at Historic Christ Church in Alexandria. Seldon and April have twin boys, Levi and Hayes.
Seldon’s day off is Friday.
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext. 130
The Rev. Nanette Woodworth
Nanette’s day off is Friday.
Phone: 757.898.3261, ext. 120
Director of Music
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext 120
Director of Finance and Administration
Phone: 757.898.3261, ext. 140
erry Twigg and his wife Virgie are longtime members of Grace. He is a retired U.S. Navy captain whose post-retirement work included being the executive director of a major nonprofit on the Peninsula.
Phone: 757-898-3261 ext. 110
Dr. David Miller
Grace’s Vestry is its lay leadership. Here, three parishioners are typically elected by the parish annually for a three-year term; a total of 9 (sometimes more, sometimes fewer) parishioners make up the Vestry and serve staggered terms. These people have three basic roles: to take care of the parish finances and buildings, and to choose various leaders (like the rector) and representatives (like the parishioners who serve as Grace’s delegates to the annual diocesan convention). Leading the Vestry is the Senior Warden, who is chosen by the rector, and the Junior Warden, also chosen by the rector and who typically assumes oversight of the campus buildings and grounds. Each Vestry member serves on a subcommittee or board dedicated to a different aspect of church activity.
The Vestry meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Grace’s Vestry subcommittees are: Finance & Audit, Properties, Endowment Board and Day School Board. The Rector’s Committees are: Beloved Community, Christian Formation & Discipleship, Outreach & Mission, Pastoral Care and Worship.
The current Vestry members and their appointments are:
- Senior Warden Jim Giesken (Finance & Audit, Endowment)
- Junior Warden Bonnie Baffer (Properties)
- Jerry Twigg (Finance & Audit, Endowment)
- Matt Chamberlain (Christian Formation & Discipleship)
- Gisele Carter (Beloved Community)
- Aleyne Hamers (Outreach & Mission)
- Denise Wash (Finance & Audit, Day School Board)
- Emma Morgan (Worship)
- Lynn Lubinski (Finance & Audit, Properties)