Staff and Vestry Leadership

  • The Rev. Patrick A. Ware - Rector

    Patrick graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2005 with a Masters in Divinity and began ordained ministry in 2006. Since then, he spent three years on staff at The Falls Church Anglican and then was the planting/founding pastor of Grace Anglican in 2009. Patrick has also studied Counseling (MA)  and English (BA). He also really likes coffee, mushrooms, the outdoors, listening to his wife's music, and watching his kids do stuff they love. He is so grateful to have the privilege of serving the Lord at Grace Anglican!

  • Jennifer Hoffman - Director of Christian Education & Operations

    Jennifer has had the privilege of being a part of ministry and education of all sorts her entire adult life. She graduated from Montreat College with a B.A. in Bible and Religion, spent four years in outdoor adventure camping ministry, and then moved into full-time education homeschooling her four children.  With a deep passion for God's Word, she spends much of her time in relational and educational roles striving for growth and Biblical literacy in her own life and the lives of those around her.  She also enjoys being on the river or trails, spending time with her family and friends, drinking tea, and geeking out studying or teaching Latin.  She is so grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to serve at Grace Anglican.

  • Jordan Ware - Director of Music and Women's Ministry

    @Jordan has led worship in churches and on retreats across denominations since 1994, and it has been her joy to lead at Grace Anglican since she and Patrick planted in 2009. She loves all genres of music and is grateful for the wealth of musicians we have within our body of believers. You can find out more about her albums on iTunes or her website:

  • Joan Dowell - Parish Assistant

    Joan, (along with her faithful sidekick, Beatrice) works with all of the different ministries in the church to help make Grace Anglican Church run like a well oiled machine covered in peanut butter fingerprints. Joan, and her spectacular husband Keith, are nerdier than geeks and geekier than nerds. They're always up for a board-game fest or an RPG marathon. Joan is eager to help you with all of your church related questions/needs.  Feel free to contact her anytime via email, or give her a call at (540)450-8545

  • Elise Medina - Children's Ministry Director

    Elise Medina has a passion for sharing God’s Word and living education. She completed her B.A. at Virginia Tech and her M.A. at George Mason University. Elise taught Spanish at Ambleside School in Fairfax and English in Cholula, Mexico. She has worked for nonprofits serving pregnancy centers and refugee students. Elise and her husband, Alberto, live in Front Royal and homeschool their three children. The Medinas love living books, being outside in nature and lifelong learning. It is Elise’s great joy to worship and serve with the body of believers at Grace Anglican Church.

  • Larry Swartz - Treasurer

  • Dr. Craig Henry - Senior Warden

  • Amanda Welbourne - Junior Warden

  • Ricky Balas - Vestry Member

  • Larissa Lisk - Vestry Member

  • Kyle McFerren - Vestry Member

  • Rafi Medina - Vestry Member