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 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 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 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. Mrs. Baker earned an MA degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and also holds BA degrees in Music and Economics from the University of Mary Washington. She is currently pursuing her doctorate from 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 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). You can email him at 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. Mr. Mills can be reached by email at

  • 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:, 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:, 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

  • 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.


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After 11 years as Treasurer, Sharon Zeigler has officially retired from her position at St. Paul's UMC. The entire staff of St. Paul's is grateful for her years of service, commitment, and cake baking! As of January 1, 2019, the responsibilities of the church Treasurer have shifted to the capable shoulders of Michelle Gregonis.

Sharon will still be around the church office a few days each week. She is now a volunteer, stuffing envelopes and helping things run smoothly. We are delighted that she'll still be a part of the St. Paul's office crew.