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The Rev. Jeffrey Shankles, Rector

Father Jeff has served at St. Alban’s since 2005, first as Assistant Rector, then Associate Rector, followed by Priest-in-Charge and now, since September 2013, as Rector.

Ordained ministry is Fr. Jeff’s third career. He served in the US Army Intelligence and Security Command for eight years as a Russian linguist in West Germany in the 1980’s. After leaving the Army he worked for the next fifteen years in the corporate world as an IT specialist, programmer, system administrator and data center manager. 

Fr. Jeff was ordained to the permanent, or vocational, diaconate in the Diocese of Idaho in 1998 where his ministry was focused on establishing and leading his church’s participation at the local soup kitchen in Boise. After discerning a call to the priesthood, Fr. Jeff packed up his family and moved to northern Virginia in 2002 to attend Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. After graduation from seminary Fr. Jeff was called to serve at St. Alban’s.

Fr. Jeff and his wife, Kate, have two adult children: Audrey and William. In his spare time Fr. Jeff likes tending the grounds of the rectory which Kate likes to call the “deer’s snack-bar.”



The Rev. Paul Moberly, Associate Rector

The Rev. Paul Moberly grew up in Minnesota surrounded by loons, Lutherans and lakes. He was first introduced to the Episcopal Church when his father, a missionary, taught a six-week Bible course at an Episcopal Church; and, first became aware of Anglican spirituality around age ten through the writings of his favorite author, Madeleine L’Engle. From an early age, he was drawn to the mystical beauty of traditional Episcopal liturgy; as a child, he was (believe it or not) obsessed with pipe organs and hymns.


Paul is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he earned a B.A. in 1997 (and yes, he did sing in a choir.) He spent much of his twenties in Northern California, trying to keep up with rising rents in San Francisco; failing that, he relocated to the green hills of Vermont in 2009, where he finally returned to his Christian roots and joined the local parish, St. Michael’s in Brattleboro. He was confirmed, at long last, in 2010. It was at St. Michael’s that he began to actively discern a call to ordained ministry, and set off to study theology full time at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria in 2014. He was ordained a transitional deacon in the diocese of Vermont on January 7, 2017.


Paul married the love of his life, Gerardo Mazariegos, in a traditional nuptial mass at St. Paul’s Parish, K Street in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 2017. The two are eager now to share their first home together and settle here in Annandale. Together, they enjoy cooking and (perhaps especially) baking, and travel whenever time and resources permit them to do so.




The Rev. Theresa Lewallen, Deacon

Deacon Theresa began her time at St. Alban’s in January 2015 while she was attending The Deacons’ School of the Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Diocese of Virginia. After her ordination as a Vocational Deacon, Bishop Shannon S. Johnston assigned Deacon Theresa to St. Alban’s. As an intern, Deacon Theresa worked with members of the Outreach Committee to initiate a partnership with Belvedere Elementary School which includes providing weekend food to ten students identified by the school as needing assistance and mentoring students.

A Northern Virginian since 1983, Deacon Theresa was received into the Episcopal Church in 1987 and served in many lay leadership and followership roles at Grace Church, Alexandria. She brought the issues of those living with HIV/AIDs to the attention of her parish in the late 1980s. Her outreach work primarily focused on homelessness and affordable housing needs in the City of Alexandria. In 2009, Deacon Theresa traveled to Dar es Salaam with a small mission team which resulted in Grace Church’s support of a medical clinic for the poorest residents in Dar. Deacon Theresa is employed by the National Collaborative for Health Equity where she directs the day-to-day operations of a leadership program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her adult son and daughter-in-law live in Austin, Texas.





Frederick Binkholder, Music Minister



Jin-Sun Cho, Organist



Tammy Thomas, Administrative Assistant




Carlos Guzman, Sexton


Sue Mairena, Treasurer

Lawrence Civale, Seminarian

Gaelyn Evangreene, Deacon

Joyce Aument, Altar Guild Co-Director

Melinda Patterson, Altar Guild Co-Director

Dottie Ninde, Altar Guild Co-Director

Fred Chatelain, Gwen DeFilippi - Pledge Secretaries


Staff members can be reached through the church office at 703-256-2966.