Clergy & Staff

Get to know our clergy, staff and Vestry, including our Rector, the Rev. Lisa M. Zaina.

Clergy

The Rev. Lisa M. Zaina, Rector

The Rev. Lisa M. Zaina

Lisa brings a unique blend of strengths to Christ Church from her work in ordained ministry, government service and the private sector, where she served as an attorney and telecommunications policy expert with senior executive experience. In addition to her deep commitment to ministry and pastoral care, she is skilled in budget oversight, program development and personnel management. Prior to entering the ministry, Lisa spent 25 years living and working in Washington, D.C., and she considers it her home.

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Staff

Michele Craig, Director of Christian Education

Michele Craig, Director of Christian Education at Christ Church Rockville, MDMichele serves part-time as Youth Director and part-time as Director of Children's Education. She is a member of the Diocesan Youth Coalition and Diocesan Children's Education Committee, and Chair of the Parish Youth Council and Christian Education Council. Michele is a former teacher and a Pastoral Visiting Lay Eucharistic Minister. She organizes and oversees all Sunday School, Youth Group, and Family Fun Night activities, and the annual Easter and Christmas pageants.

Judith Schneider, Parish Administrator 

Judith serves as our Parish Administrator and is the person you will probably first speak to when calling the church office.  She staffs the office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  She is assisted by Maggie Schneider who works from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Jason Kent West, Interim Director of Music Ministry & Organist

Jason Kent West, Interim Director of Music Ministry & Organist at Christ Church Rockville, MDJason serves as our interim organist and director of our adult and children's choirs. Originally from Bismarck, ND, Jason began studying organ at age 12 and continued his study of organ, voice and choral conducting at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, receiving a bachelor’s degree in organ and voice.  He has served in numerous organist/director positions and performed as an organist, singer and conductor, while also working as an IT consultant.