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The Rev. Nathan J. A. Humphrey, Priest in Charge (known around St. Paul’s as Fr. Humphrey)
Fr. Humphrey began his ministry at St. Paul's as curate on October 15, 2005, and was made parochial vicar on June 1, 2010, in which capacity he also serves as the parish's Scholar-in-Residence. He served as priest-in-charge for six months during Fr. Andrew Sloane's sabbatical in 2011, and has assumed this position again as of Fr. Sloane's retirement on January 27, 2013. He previously served as curate at Saint James Parish and Academy, Monkton, Maryland, and taught in their day school. Before his ordination, he served as chaplain and religion teacher at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland. He grew up in Southern California and came to Maryland in the early 1990s to attend St. John’s College in Annapolis. While in college, Fr. Humphrey attended St. Anne’s, the church in Church Circle, Annapolis, but was directed to our parish to make his first confession. He attended Yale Divinity School. He has been married since 2004 to Anne Stone; they have two young children, a girl and a boy.
The Rev. Eric J. Lobsinger, Deacon (known around St. Paul’s as Deacon Eric)
Deacon Eric was ordained at St. Paul’s on May 13, 2010, at the Feast of the Ascension, and is assigned by the Bishop of Missouri, with a license from the Bishop of Washington, to serve St. Paul’s as a vocational deacon. He began his discernment for diaconal ministry with the Diocese of Missouri during his third year of law school. His formation process continued in the Diocese of Kyushu of the Anglican Church of Japan during his post-graduate studies in Japan. His research led him back to the United States, where he continued the formation process in the Diocese of Chicago before moving to Washington, DC, in 2007. He is a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, he served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Coast Guard. Deacon Eric graduated from law school and college at Washington University in St. Louis and studied international law at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, where he earned an LL.D. and an LL.M. His outside interests include baseball, maritime law, and Japanese recipes.
The Rev. Kyle M. Oliver, Assistant for Pastoral Care (known around St. Paul's as Fr. Kyle)
Kyle Oliver served as seminarian assistant at St. Paul's during his time as a student at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. He was ordained a transitional deacon in the Diocese of Milwaukee on April 21, 2012; graduated from VTS in May; and became a priest on November 29, 2012. Father Kyle serves full-time as Digital Missioner and Learning Lab Coordinator in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS, helping equip congregations, dioceses, and schools with high-quality resources and tools for lifelong Christian formation in the Episcopal Church and beyond. He is receiving ongoing priestly formation and mentoring at St. Paul's on a part-time basis and is primarily responsible for supporting the parish's pastoral care work. Before coming to seminary, Kyle trained and worked as a nuclear engineer in the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married to Kristin Saylor, a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of New York and current VTS student. His interests include science and technology, writing and editing, running, and cooking.
Robert McCormick is a native of Macon, Georgia. At St. Paul’s he holds primary responsibility for conducting the semi-professional Parish Choir, the Choir of Men and Boys, the Girls’ Choir, and the Youth Choir. Prior to this position, he served for seven years as Organist and Music Director at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City, one of this country's most celebrated Anglo-Catholic parishes. Mr. McCormick holds the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance, summa cum laude, from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. While at Westminster, Mr. McCormick was assistant organist at Trinity Church, Princeton. There he accompanied the choir in a tour of English cathedrals and on a professional recording of music by William Harris and Herbert Howells. Mr. McCormick's organ teachers have included Robert Carwithen (at Westminster Choir College, repertoire) and McNeil Robinson (privately, repertoire and improvisation). Mr. McCormick was named a semi-finalist in the St. Albans International Organ Festival Improvisation Competition, held in July 2005. A frequent concert artist, recent appearances include the Basically Bach Festival at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York City, the Great Organists series at St. John's Cathedral in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a recital for the New York City Pipe Organ Encounters, and recitals and workshops for American Guild of Organists chapters in Northern Virginia, Potomac, Maryland, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has also appeared as soloist with the Macon (Georgia) Symphony Orchestra.
Active as an organist, conductor, and accompanist, Joshua Stafford graduated from the Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music with a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance and the Certificate in Church Music in May 2012. His principal teachers at Yale were Thomas Murray (organ) and Jeffrey Brillhart (improvisation). In 2010, he received the Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he was a full-tuition scholarship student of Alan Morrison. Joshua has performed numerous recitals across the country, including at such notable venues as Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Princeton University Chapel, Ocean Grove Auditorium, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, and Ursinus College. A regular performer on the world’s largest outdoor organ, the Massey Memorial Organ at the Chautauqua Institution, he was also an Assistant Organist at the world’s largest organ, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has been a featured performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Pipedreams, and WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. As a collaborative musician, Joshua has performed with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Curtis Opera Orchestra, the Temple University Concert Choir, the Bach Collegium of Philadelphia, Conservatory Brass, the Dolce Suono Ensemble, and the Buxtehude Consort. From 2008-2010, he served as the accompanist for the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, performing major works of the choral repertoire. Former positions include Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Church, Stamford, Assistant Organist at St. Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, Assistant Director of Music at the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, and the Organ Scholar at the historic Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge.
Ms. Willis came to St. Paul’s Parish twelve years ago on February 2, 2000. Here job experience has been in construction, legal, engineering, and the federal government. She enjoys working at St. Paul’s because the various aspects of her job make every day different and exciting. Ms. Willis has been married to her husband, Carl Stanley, since 1968, and they have two daughters Shalane and Stephanie and two grandchildren, Ramie and Carl. Carl Stanley, works in the airline industry for American Airlines and prior to that for TWA. She loves painting and various building projects in their two houses, and Carl likes to garden and fish. They enjoy their vacation home on the lower Potomac River on the Northern Neck of Virginia. Her husband and she are Methodists and attend Dumfries United Methodist Church in Dumfries, VA.