Meet the Staff

We are proud to serve at St. Paul's. We hope to see you around the church and in the community! 

  • rev. Dr. adam B. snell - Senior Pastor

    Raised in Delaware, Rev. Snell has degrees from Virginia Tech and Wesley Theological Seminary, and came to St. Paul's in 2007. He has a fervent desire to hear and learn what God has to say in the pages of the Bible. There is good news to be found through faith in Jesus Christ, and he loves sharing it with those that he meets along the journey. Rev. Snell lives in Kensington with his wife Susie. His daughters Helen and Lucy are recent college graduates. When not at St. Paul's, he enjoys golf and studying history. Email Rev. Snell at absnell@stpaulsk.org or call 301-933-7933 ext. 101.

  • REv. Kate Mackereth Fulton - Associate Pastor

    Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton is a Marylander born in Calvert County and raised in Frederick. She joined the St. Paul’s family in July 2018 after serving previously as a chaplain at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. She holds M.Div (2017) and M.A. (2013) degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary and is a certified Mental Health First Aid practitioner. Pastor Kate is passionate about ministry with those experiencing mental illness, social justice advocacy, pastoral counseling, and local and international missions. She and her husband Andrew reside in Annandale, VA, with their two cats and basset hound. You can reach Pastor Kate by email at kfulton@stpaulsk.org or phone 301-933-7933 ext 103.

  • micah smartt - Youth Pastor

    Mr. Micah Smartt earned his Master of Divinity degree and a Certificate of Theology and Art from Wesley Theological Seminary. Mr. Smartt enjoys cooking up fun projects and trips for the St. Paul's Youth (SPY) groups to deepen their spiritual connection to God and one another. He is also interested in the intersection of religion and pop culture, and church branding and communications. Originally from Texas, he now lives in Alexandria VA with his wife Holly, an elementary school teacher and frequent Youth events chaperone. Reach him at msmartt@stpaulsk.org or 301-933-7933 ext. 111.

  • Meg Baker - Director of Christian Education

    Meg Baker is a long-time member of St. Paul's and has served the church in a variety of capacities, from managing the Hunger Ministry to composing music for worship. She is passionate about faith formation across generations and in all areas of our lives. Dr. Baker holds an MA degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and BA degrees in Music and Economics from the University of Mary Washington, and earned her doctorate at the Institute of Worship Studies. She and her husband Mike live in Kensington, where they enjoy the occasional company of their young adult twins, Morgan and Mitchell. Email her at mbaker@stpaulsk.org or call 301-933-7933 ext 104.

  • N. Thomas pedersen - Director of Music

    Mr. Pedersen's music career began with performances as a child and he later earned praise for his "rich baritone." He has since led a finely tuned career as a conductor, musician, singer, and teacher. Mr. Pedersen directs the Sanctuary Choir and the Youth Choir, and provides guidance for other musicians and group leaders at St. Paul's. He recently retired from his position as Head of the Music Theatre division at The Catholic University of America (Washington DC). http://www.nthomaspedersen.com/ You can email him at tpedersen@stpaulsk.org or call 301-933-7933 ext. 108.

  • marvin mills - Organist

    Marvin Mills is an accomplished and renowned organist, pianist, and composer. His musical talents enrich our worship and special services. He is an active member of the District of Columbia chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is regularly invited to play for festivals, conferences, and clinics locally and throughout the United States. https://www.marvinmills.net/ Mr. Mills can be reached by email at mmills@stpaulsk.org.

  • Erin bone steele - Office ADministrator

    Erin Bone Steele began as St. Paul's Office Administrator in 2016. She has experience in office management in the university and financial banking sectors. She also worked previously as an adjunct college professor of theatre history and performance. She is now settled in Silver Spring MD with her husband Colin and two young daughters. She directs theatrical works for several local organizations, including the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and worships with her family at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring where she is most active in the refugee resettlement ministry and the early childhood music program. You can contact her at: stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org, phone 301-933-7933 ext. 100.

  • Michelle Gregonis - Treasurer

    Michelle Gregonis joined St. Paul's staff in October 2018 and worked with our previous treasurer, Sharon Ziegler, to become familiar with the church’s financial systems. She previously held jobs in the financial, human resource, and administrative fields. She recently arrived again in Maryland on her continuing journey as an active-duty military spouse. In her previous position she was Senior Finance Assistant and Human Resources Officer for the International Organization for Migration at their office in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She is a CPA and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She now lives in Chevy Chase MD with her husband Michael and two children. The Gregonis household also includes two very spoiled cats. You can contact her at: mgregonis@stpaulsk.org, phone 301-933-7933 ext. 110.

  • tracey furman - Facilities Manager

    Tracey Furman is the Facilities Manager at St. Paul's. Tracey and her westie Aberdeen can be found at St. Paul's at all hours of the day and night ensuring the building is running smoothly. Email her at tfurman@stpaulsk.org.

  • Marco palma - Maintenance

    Marco Palma is a native of Guatemala and long-time Silver Spring resident. Mr. Palma can patch, repair, or assemble almost anything, and is always available to assist church members with their building needs. He is a fan of podcasts about pop culture, history, and current events.

Church leadership

In accordance with governing principles laid out by the United Methodist Church, the leadership at St. Paul's is comprised of a robust roster of church lay members from a variety of backgrounds, in addition to clergy and staff. The following names have been submitted and approved as part of our annual church conference reporting:


Church Council Members for 2019-2020

John Seabreeze (Chair)

Marge Higgins (Lay Leader & Lay Member to Annual Conference)

Vern Schinski (Lay Member to Annual Conference)

Kate Mackereth Fulton (Associate Pastor)

Meg Baker

Grey Emmons

Michelle Gregonis

Ginny Hagberg

Steve Lillie

Olivia Scott

Chase Seabreeze

Rachel Stalcup

Steve Warren


Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Rachel Stalcup (Chair)

Suzan Crump

Beth Dennard

Mark Huff

Jenny Lipford

Mike McCurry

Beth Pierce

Sarah Saleh

Arceli Suley


Trustees

Steve Warren

Mike Barnes

Audrey Albertini

Dawn Ford

John Thompson


Education

Meg Baker (Director of Christian Education)

Mary Lou Dungan

Deanna Hodgson

Joe Mangin

Sue Ellen Tindle


Finance

Grey Emmons (Chair)

Michelle Gregonis (Treasurer)

Sharon Zeigler

Rich Higgins


Youth Ministries

Micah Smartt (Youth Pastor)

Jay Codner

Chase Seabreeze


Missions

Anne Rush (Co-Chair)

Phil Rush (Co-Chair)

Hans Chen

Betsey Katiti

Terri Marshall

Glenys Murrell

Lyn Walker


Leadership Development

Ryan Lipford (Chair)

Kate Mackereth Fulton (Associate Pastor)

Hans Chen

Alison Clark

Jim Hitchcock

Betsey Katiti

Eddie McWilliams

Terri Marshall

Karen Schuler

Kathleen Stephens


Other Standing Commissions & Committees

United Methodist Men: Steve Lillie

Stewardship Chair: Jen Graff

Endowment: Keith Mayhew

Lay Member to Annual Conference: Kenzie Raulin

Lay Staff: Erin Bone Steele (Administrator)

Retired Clergy: Sue Brown, Roger Carlson, Connie Paulson