David Glade | Rector

David is the founding pastor of Christ the King. David received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his Masters of Divinity at Trinity School for Ministry. David was ordained to the presbytery on January 27, 2005 by Archbishop Robert Duncan and was installed as the rector of Christ the King on November 21, 2008. Before planting Christ the King, David served on the pastoral staff of The Falls Church. David and his wife, Jennifer, have been married nearly 20 years and have six wonderful children.

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Katherine Doster | Director of Women’s Ministry

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Katherine received her Master’s degree in Christian education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA, and her B.A. degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked four years for the C.S. Lewis Institute as female mentor and public liaison before founding Rivendell House. She has mentored women in Washington for twenty-one years and now also provides spiritual direction. Since 2005, she has served The Navigators on the Shepherd's Network National Leadership Team and has provided relational healing for missionaries.  She serves part-time with Navs and runs Rivendell House as she serves part-time at Christ the King.

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Robbie Pruitt | Pastoral Associate & Director of Youth Ministry

Robbie is from Columbia, SC and moved to the Northern Virginia area with his wife, Irene, in 2004 to continue his calling to youth ministry. He and his family most recently lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for five years, where Robbie was the High School Bible Teacher at a Christian school. Robbie has his Master of Arts in Theology from Columbia International University, a Diploma in Christian Ministry from Trinity School for Ministry, and a B.S. in Bible, with an emphasis on youth ministry, also from CIU. Robbie and Irene have three children, Grace, Hannah, and Simeon. Robbie enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, hiking, concert going, studying the Bible and Biblical context, writing poetry and writing about theology, leadership, and discipleship.

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Peter Schwanda | Pastoral Associate

Peter serves as a part-time Pastoral Associate, and also as the Director of Training for FOCUS, an independent school student ministry.  He received his B.S. in Environmental Design, and his Masters degree in Architecture. He has worked in youth ministry since 2007, as an Area Director for Young Life in Maine and for FOCUS in Connecticut. He is currently working towards the completion of a Masters of Divinity. He and his wife, Mimi, moved to Alexandria in 2015, and have one daughter. They live on-campus at Episcopal High School, where Mimi is a faculty member. 

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Ann Lee | Director of Music

Ann Lee received her M.M. in piano performance from George Mason University and her B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from The American University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University. Ann has been an active accompanist and church musician since her youth. Ann is professionally active as a performer, teacher, mentor, adjudicator, presenter and writer. In her free time, Ann enjoys reading, art films, and art history, and spending time with her family. She lives in Alexandria with her husband Rick.

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Ed Davis | Deacon
Deacon Ed is a native of Virginia.  He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, and he received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.  After nine years of teaching in Virginia colleges, he joined the faculty of the Citadel where he taught for 30 years as Colonel and Professor of Political Science.  He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.  He has been active in Boy Scouts where he was awarded the Silver Beaver, the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, and the Episcopal St. George Award.  He was ordained a Deacon in 2005 and was assigned to two churches in the Charleston, SC area before moving to Vinson Hall Retirement Community in 2015.  

Lay Leadership

Sr. Warden: Judi Palafoutas
Jr. Warden: Jonathan Shiu
Treasurer (Head of Finance Committee):  Brad Edwards
Head of Personnel Committee: Emily Dunham
Head of Outreach Committee:  Margot Anderson
Head of Space Search Committee: Judi Palafoutas