Jesse Kim – Operations Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jesse was born in South Korea, but his family moved to the U.S. when he was 11 years old. He grew up in the northern Virginia area throughout his teens. He later came to faith in Jesus Christ as he attended a youth retreat of a local church and heard the gospel. He studied at Lancaster Bible College and served as a pastoral assistant at Shining Star Community Church in Falls Church, VA for about 9 years. He enjoys making lattes, live music, pasta, and the Green Bay Packers.
Heather Robinson – Biblical Counselor (email@example.com)
Heather grew up one of six siblings in Strawberry Plains, TN, with cows and the Holston River for neighbors. She came to trust in Jesus at a young age through hearing the gospel at home and school, and followed God’s call to Washington, DC, to study at American University. There, her faith in Jesus deepened through discipleship and service opportunities around the world. Heather has her Master’s in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served on staff with DRBC since October, 2016. She and her husband, Matthew, married in 2014 and have been DRBC members since 2015.
Annette Webster – Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Annette is married to Pat and they have two grown sons. Jordan (27), who is married to Alicia, and Joseph (21). By God’s grace Annette and Pat came to trust in Jesus Christ soon after they were married. They have served in a number of ministries in the Denton, TX area since 1999. Annette has a heart for counseling women and loves sharing the word of God with them. They are very excited to begin this new chapter in Virginia and join the Del Ray Baptist Church family.
Ben Robin – Pastoral Assistant (email@example.com)
Ben was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. By God’s grace, he repented of sin and trusted in Christ late in college. At Oklahoma State University, a few close friends ministered to him, by inviting him to church and encouraging him to read his Bible more. Since then, he has earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Historical and Theological Studies. He desires to pastor a local church and teach God’s Word at the seminary level. Ben is married to Anna (pronounced “uh-nuh”), and they have two children.
Grant Benton – Deacon of Children’s Ministry
Grant grew up in Texas where he came to know the Lord at a young age. He moved to Virginia with his family during middle school and stayed in the area to attend George Mason University. Grant started his children’s ministry career at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and in 2014 joined Del Ray Baptist Church, where he became a Deacon in 2018. In his spare time Grant enjoys the outdoors, hanging out with friends and searching for authentic BBQ in the DMV area, which remains elusive.
Andrea Ferrell – Clerk
Andrea grew up in Maryland, where she came to know the Lord and showed an early aptitude for clerking by cataloging her home’s library. Her experience at Cedarville University taught her to organize information, and she had the chance to prove her administrative skills while working in ministry as the Assistant Director of a Christian girls’ camp in upstate New York. Graduate studies brought her back to Washington D.C. in 2011, where she accrued minute-taking experience by working for multiple Christian non-profits in the DC area. She joined Del Ray Baptist Church in 2017, and began to serve as the Clerk in 2018.
Andrew Ferguson – Deacon of Children’s Ministry
bio coming soon…
Kayla Ferguson – Deaconess of Children’s Ministry
Kayla grew up in a Christian home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and came to know the Lord at a young age. She met her husband, Andrew, while attending Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. They were married in 2014 and moved to Massachusetts for law school, where Kayla served in their church’s children’s ministry. Following law school, they returned to Virginia and have been members of Del Ray Baptist Church since 2018. Kayla enjoys running, baking, and exploring with her children.
Shanna Gidwani – Deaconess of Community Care
Shanna grew up in Northern Virginia. At the restaurant she worked at while attending George Mason University, she met a group of fellow students who were Christians. She saw their love for God and knew they had something she didn’t – God’s indwelling love. After asking herself a lot of questions and being convicted of her sin, she let go of her pride and accepted Christ as Lord and Savior over her life. She attended McLean Bible Church for more than 10 years before being led to worship and serve at a church in her neighborhood, becoming a DRBC member in 2019. Her previous experience working for a non-profit that helps low-income individuals find employment has been useful as she serves our neighbors in Community Care. Shanna enjoys Olympic Weightlift Training, biking, dancing, and serving others.
Andrew Hobold – Deacon of Community Care
God saved Andrew at 5yrs old and has been faithful to grant him repentance ever since. From birth in CA, salvation and baptism in TX, graduating in PA, to employment in VA, God has led him faithfully. After moving to Alexandria in 2015, Andrew joined Del Ray Baptist Church and is serving in childcare, youth leading, member care, and DRBC events. He works full-time as a DoD logistics contractor, part-time as an Army Officer, and party-time as dancer and DJ. Andrew enjoys meeting new people, talking about Jesus, cracking jokes, and serving others.
Jeremiah Holston – Deacon of Member Care
Jeremiah was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and came to know Christ early on while attending church. He moved to Washington, DC to attend Howard University. It was there that his walk began to deepen after being plugged in to a college Christian ministry. He also met his wife, Ashley, through the group. Married in 2012, they currently have 3 children together. Jeremiah works in sales and enjoys toddler wrangling, cooking, and reading.
Justin Hughes – Deacon of Member Care
Justin grew up right here in Alexandria, VA in a Christian home. He heard and believed the gospel at a young age and was baptized at First Baptist Church Alexandria. He attended Wake Forest University for college followed by VCU for dental school where he met his wife Laura. They journeyed up to NYC and then out to Iowa for residency and finally returned back home to Alexandria where Justin practices orthodontics with his dad. Justin and Laura are so thankful for the faithful preaching and loving community of believers at DRBC. In his spare time, Justin enjoys the outdoors, sports, coffee, powerlifting, and spending time with family and friends.
Laura Hughes – Deaconess of Member Care
Laura Hughes grew up in Midlothian VA. Truly grateful for the faithful shepherding of her parents and local church family, Laura came to trust in our Savior Jesus Christ as her Lord from a young age. Homeschooled through 9th grade and then attending public school 10th-12th, Laura is thankful for the Lord’s protection and faithfulness to continue drawing her ever nearer by His grace. Laura attended VCU for a degree in Exercise Science and at the conclusion of her Junior year was cleverly introduced to her husband Justin by her sneaky, intentional roommate who was in Justin’s community group. Laura and Justin were married in May of 2013 and immediately moved to NYC for Justin’s dental residency program. After nannying in NYC for the year, Justin and Laura moved to Iowa City for Justin to complete his studies while Laura worked as the Front Office Manager for a Children’s Therapy Center. Justin and Laura have lived and attended Del Ray since their move to Alexandria in 2016. Laura is currently a stay at home mom raising her 1yr old son Caleb, with a little sister on the way in Feb 2019. Laura deeply enjoys meeting up with others for playdates and coffee times, exercise, warm fires, anything outside, and a really good laugh!
Jay Jay Kim – Deacon of Audio/Visual
JayJay was born in Busan, South Korea into a Christian family. He and his family immigrated to the US in August of 2002, right after the Korea & Japan World Cup. When he first came to the States, he moved from one Korean church to another every year, but he did not hear the gospel until he was in high school. He thought Christianity was about do’s and don’t’s. He finally landed at a church where he heard the Gospel through the faithful discipleship of a Youth Pastor who helped him understand that the gospel is not only for unbelievers, but for believers as well. God led JayJay and his wife Anne to Del Ray Baptist Church in the summer of 2014, as they were seeking to grow in a healthy church body while pursuing marriage. JayJay always enjoyed playing with technology. He once took apart a broken cassette tape player to fix it only to realize he didn’t know how to put it back together. He enjoys seeing the light, delighting in his wife, and awaiting everlasting life.
Jerry Liang – Deacon of Finance
Jerry grew up in Northern NJ and was saved by Jesus out of atheism through the faithful work of a christian club in his high school. Jerry spent seven years as a member of Capitol Hill Baptist Church before joining Del Ray Baptist Church at the end of 2012. Jerry and his wife Danielle live in Annandale with their 3 children. Jerry works in investments and finance for Sunrise Senior Living and enjoys music and sports.
Alyssa Mackett – Deaconess of Hospitality
Alyssa was born and raised in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was saved through the faithful discipleship of older women in the campus ministry, Cru. She will always be grateful for the formational years of evangelism and discipleship training and equipping she received through Cru on campus. She graduated with her BS in Social Welfare and Human Development and Family Studies before moving to NOVA with her husband, Dan, in May 2017. Dan and Alyssa now both work at International Justice Mission, an organization they love and are deeply passionate about. Alyssa has been a member at DRBC since August of 2017 and serving as a Deaconess of Hospitality since October of 2018.
Dan Mackett – Deacon of Hospitality
Dan was born and raised in Wisconsin with parents who loved and served the Lord. Dan came to know the Lord at a young age but deeply struggled to walk in the Spirit in middle school and high school. As he started attending the University of Wisconsin, God started drawing him into closer fellowship with Himself through various trials and difficulties. Halfway through freshman year, he joined Cru (a Christian ministry on campus) where he started growing in the Lord through discipleship, community, and faithful brothers in Christ. Ever since, God has used many faithful believers to pour into Dan and help him live out the gospel in all areas of life. He graduated in May of 2015 with Marketing and Supply Chain Management degrees. He served with a management consulting firm in Chicago/Madison for 2 years and then transitioned into his current role of leading the College Program at International Justice Mission. Dan and his wife, Alyssa, moved to Virginia in May of 2017, joined DRBC in August 2017, and started serving as Deacons of Hospitality in October 2018.
Drew Pagenkopf – Deacon of Facilities
Drew grew up as the youngest of three in southcentral New Jersey. He was raised in a Christian home but did not take ownership of his faith until he was at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. After graduating he served as a youth pastor at a church in Pennsylvania for two years before coming to Del Ray Baptist Church to complete the pastoral internship. Currently Drew works in project management for a general contractor and is married to Courtney and has one son (Levi). In his spare time when not quarantined, he enjoys rock climbing, reading, and Mexican food.
Christina Rosenberger – Deaconess of Greeting Ministry
Christina grew up in Ontario, Canada, where God mercifully surrounded her with faithful teaching of His Word. While she believed what she heard about the existence and loving provision of the Triune God, she sees now that she took forgiveness in Christ for granted and that she worshipped God in word but was not truly surrendering her life to Him. After moving to Urbana, Illinois in 2010 to study cellular biology, she met her husband Matt. Challenged by Matt’s commitment to studying Scripture and by questions from her unbelieving friends, she began to study the Word more faithfully. God graciously worked His words into her heart and won her affections and sincere worship. She is so grateful for her identity in Christ and for the repentance, peace, and joy that the Spirit continues working in her heart. Matt and Christina were married in 2014 and have been blessed to be a part of DRBC since moving to Arlington in 2016. Christina enjoys fellowship, cooking, all kinds of sports and games, and being outside.
Matt Rosenberger – Deacon of Greeting Ministry
Matt grew up in Urbana, Illinois in a Christian home where he heard about Jesus often and committed to following Jesus at an early age. Over the years, his awareness of his own sin and thankfulness for God’s forgiveness through Christ has continued to grow. College was a particularly impactful time for Matt, when several faithful men challenged him to more consistently study God’s word, identify and confess his sin, and to apply God’s word to every area of his life. Matt feels blessed to be married to his wife, Christina. Matt enjoys playing sports and games, watching movies, cooking, music, physics, and, generally, learning about anything.
Rusty Siedschlag – Deacon of Audio/Visual
Rusty was raised in rural Wisconsin. He came to faith in Christ at an early age through the godly ministry of his parents. He met Justina at Maranatha Baptist University while studying Biology and Biblical Studies. The two were married in 2010 and served together in music ministry at the church where they were members. A few years later, they moved to the DC area and joined DRBC in the Spring of 2014. Since then, God has blessed them with two children, and a continuing love for God’s people.
David Toney – Deacon of Events
David grew up in Houston, and he was raised by parents who love the Gospel and shared it with him often as a child. By God’s grace, he was saved through their consistent witness at a young age. David moved to Northern Virginia in 2011 and was a member at Capitol Hill Baptist Church for 6 years before joining DRBC in 2017. David is a project manager at a Museum in D.C. and enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with family.
Kayla Toney – Deaconess of Events
Kayla was born and raised in Troy, Michigan, by a Christian family. She was saved by God’s grace at a young age and was blessed to learn more about walking with Christ through her church and youth group. She studied history at Grove City College, where she grew through campus ministry. Kayla moved to D.C. in 2015 to attend law school, and that summer she met David. They began attending DRBC as an engaged couple and have been happily married since August 2017. Kayla enjoys pursuing her legal career and spending time with DRBC friends.