Clergy, Staff & Vestry
Get to know our Clergy, Staff, and Vestry.
Christ Church is currently led by our Co-Interim Rectors, the Rev. Carol Cole Flanagan and the Rev. Meg Ingalls. Carol and Meg work in concert with each other, both having full authority as our Rectors, and each serves in a half-time capacity.
The Rev. Carol Cole Flanagan
The Rev. Carol Cole Flanagan has served congregations in Michigan, Ohio, Rochester, Maryland, and Washington. She served with Bishop Chane as the Canon for Congregational Ministries, and then returned to parish ministry. She retired from St. John’s, Olney, in 2014 and was interim rector at St. Barnabas’, Annandale, Va.
"At the heart of my theology is the conviction that God provides for his creation through us, and that we are constantly being called and being led to advance the reign of God in all we do."
The Rev. Margaret Eileen Fowler (Meg) Ingalls
The Rev. Meg Ingalls has been a priest for 30 years, coming out of the Diocese of East Carolina and serving in the Dioceses of Virginia, Central Florida, Washington, and most recently Massachusetts. She was rector of Transfiguration, Silver Spring, from 2008-2018. Her husband, Brad Ingalls, is a retired priest who served most of his tenure in the Diocese of Maryland.
"Core values that inform my life are doing my best while honoring the past, living in the present, and planning for the future. I value loyalty, being authentic (which does not mean being uncaring), walking around 'realities' to see them from as many angles as I possibly can before diving in, and then, when it is over, letting it go. But at the head of the list is loving God and God’s people and helping them do the same."
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.
Jason Kent West, Director of Music Ministry & Organist
Jason serves as our organist and director of the Adult and Chorister choirs. After graduating from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, Jason served as organist/director in numerous positions in the Washington DC and Southern California areas. He then moved to England and began a career as an IT consultant in addition to his singing and playing in various churches and Cathedrals. While living in London, he combined both professions by working as a trainer for Sibelius, a music notation software company. After 13 years, he moved back to the Washington DC area and continues to work in both sectors. Jason has been on staff at Christ Church since 2018.