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Photograph of Priest-in-Charge, Jo Belser


The Rev. Jo J. Belser is our Rector. Jo was ordained to the priesthood in 2012 after obtaining a Masters in Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Jo has been a US Navy Intelligence Officer, a professional services consultant, and an administrator of several Northern Virginia parishes. Jo lives next door to Fort Belvoir, south of the City Alexandria, Virginia.


AnnaMarie Hoos is our seminarian for the 2017-2018 year. She is a Middler at Virginia Theological Seminary from the Diocese of California, and her sending congregation is St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco. A California native, she grew up in Los Angeles. She attended Baylor University in Texas, where she studied English Literature and World Affairs. After college, she spent a year working at a retreat center on Iona, an island off the west coast of Scotland, where she encountered creative, lay-led liturgy and progressive Christianity. Before coming to seminary, AnnaMarie worked as the Communications and Program Planning Manager at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and before that she worked in operations for the American Red Cross.

Photograph of Deena Jaworski, Resurrection's Music Director



Deena Jaworski is our Music Director.


Our organist is Margaret Whitfield. She has a great deal of music experience, both in churches and as the director of the Fairfax County Public Schools Orchestras.
Photograph of John Hodges, Resurrection's Parish Administrator


John Hodges is our Parish Administrator. John is a retired Army civilian with over 30 years of service. He entered federal service as a GS-4 Clerk Typist and retired as a GS-14/YC-3. His final assignment was Deputy Chief, Force Alignment Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria.

John has both a BS and MS in Management of Technology from the University of Maryland University College and is a member of the academic Honor Societies Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Sigma Lambda. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Management Staff College.

John is married to the former Sharon Faith and has one step-son and two grandchildren.


Mary Ellen Tibbs is our bookkeeper.

 Photograph of nursery worker Margie Bayrer




Margie Bayrer is one of our Sunday nursery workers.

 Photograph of nursery worker Jennifer Davenport




Jennifer Davenport is one of our Sunday nursery workers.






Zewdi Taddese is our Sexton. She keeps our building clean.