Regions, Deans, Presidents

Regions of the Diocese

The Diocese has 16 regions, determined by geography. Each region has a Regional Council, composed of members elected by the churches in each region. Each region has an elected President, who is a lay person, and an appointed Dean, who is a clergy person.

Regional Deans

The Deans of the 16 regions of the Diocese of Virginia are appointed by the Bishop and are the Bishop’s representatives in each region. Together with the Presidents of the regions, they lead their regional council in ensuring the ministrations of the church are available to all persons in each region. The Archdean works with the Bishop to plan Dean’s meetings and to support the ministry of deans.

Regional Presidents

The Presidents of the 16 regions of the Diocese of Virginia are elected by each Regional Council. Each Regional Council is composed of members elected by the churches within each region. The Presidents work with the Deans of each region to convene the Regional Council and ensure the ministrations of the church are available to all persons within the region. Regional Councils also elect representatives to the Executive Board.

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Deans and Regional Presidents for 2024

Archdean

The Very Rev. Elizabeth Keeler (email)
Archdean, and Culpeper Region Dean | Appointed 2023
Trinity, Washington

Alexandria Region

Alexandria Region Website

The Very Rev. Robin Razzino (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Clements, Alexandria

Ms. Susan Hahn (email)
President
Christ Church, Alexandria

Arlington Region

The Very Rev. Beth Franklin (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Michael’s, Arlington

Mr. Peter Wehmann (email)
President
St. Andrew’s, Arlington

Central Richmond Region

The Very Rev. Dr. Charlie Dupree (email)
Dean |  Appointed 11/2020
St. Paul’s, Richmond

Mr. Larry Clark (email)
President
St. Philip’s, Richmond

Charlottesville Region

The Very Rev. G. Miles Smith (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Grace, Keswick

Vacant
President

Culpeper Region

The Very Rev. Elizabeth Keeler (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Trinity, Washington

Ms. Cady Soukup (email)
President
Trinity, Washington

Fredericksburg Region

The Very Rev. Joe Hensley (email)
Dean | Appointed 2023
St. George’s, Fredericksburg

Vacant
President

North Fairfax Region

North Fairfax Region Website

The Very Rev. Jessica Holthus (email)
Dean | Appointed 2023
St. Anne’s, Reston

Dr. Chris Cameron (email)
President
St. Anne’s, Reston

North Richmond Region

The Very Rev. Katherine Dougherty (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
All Souls, Mechanicsville

Dr. George Spagna (email)
President
St. James the Less, Ashland

Northern Neck Region

The Very Rev. Rod Gordon (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Peter’s, Oak Grove

Ms. Linda Hutt (email)
President
St. Paul’s, Nomini Grove

Northern Piedmont Region

The Very Rev. Daniel Velez-Rivera (email)
Dean | Appointed 2023
St. Gabriel’s/San Gabriel, Leesburg

Mr. Bruce LeLacheur (email)
Grace, The Plains
Northern Piedmont Region

Northern Shenandoah Region

The Very Rev. Justin Ivatts (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Clarke Parish, Berryville

Ms. Martha Griffin (email)
President
Christ Church, Winchester

Potomac Region

The Very Rev. Laura Cochran (email)
Dean | Appointed 2024
St. Aidan’s, Alexandria

Mr. Jim Bailes (email)
President
St. Martin de Porres, Alexandria

South Fairfax Region

The Very Rev. Burl Salmon (email)
Dean | Appointed 2023
The Falls Church, Falls Church

Ms. Cindy McLaughlin (email)
President
St. Barnabas, Annandale

Southern Shenandoah Valley Region

The Very Rev. Kathleen Murray (email)
Dean | Appointed 3/2022
St. Andrew’s, Mount Jackson, and Emmanuel, Woodstock

Ms. Marcia Brownfield (email)
President
St. Andrew’s, Mt. Jackson

Upper Tidewater Region

The Very Rev. Scott Parnell (email)
Dean | Appointed 2023
Ware, Gloucester

Ms. Mary Williams Montague (email)
President
Ware, Gloucester

About the Upper Tidewater Region

The Upper Tidewater Region works to support our respective congregations by hosting semi-annual training sessions for lay leaders.  Topics include best practices in congregational development, conflict resolution, systems theory, and finance.  The Regional Council gathers twice a year to plan these sessions and then collaborates to facilitate the gatherings.

The Very Rev. Steve Schlossberg (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Matthew’s Richmond

Mr. Tom Crockett (email)
President
Christ Church, Glen Allen