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The Very 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.”



Frederick Binkholder, Music Minister



Jin-Sun Cho, Organist



Monica Beniste, Administrative Assistant




Carlos Guzman, Sexton

Ray Hanlein, Treasurer

Joyce Aument, Altar Guild Co-Director

Melinda Patterson, Altar Guild Co-Director

Lynne Schrag, Altar Guild Co-Director

Fred Chatelain, Pledge Secretary


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