John grew up and was baptized as a Southern Baptist. As a young adult, he became an active member of the Metropolitan Community Church. He was then confirmed as an Episcopalian at St. James’ Parish Capitol Hill by the late Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon in 2002 where he served as Lector before attending St. Thomas’ Parish in 2004. John has served on St. Thomas’ Pastoral Care, Communications, and Discernment Committees, as well as Lector, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Healing Minister, and Taize Homilist. He has volunteered with outreach ministries at Christ House and the Transitional Housing Corp. From 2011 – 2013, John represented St. Thomas’ in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Professionally, John is a writer with a master’s degree in nonfiction. He currently creates and curates patient-friendly web content on clinical conditions for a national healthcare association and enjoys writing Prayers of the People for the Parish.

Noel is a lifelong Episcopalian, having been raised in the Episcopal church in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.  She has been a member of St. Thomas’ Parish for over 10 years, having found a kind and loving family in the Parish community.  Noel has served as a reader, a Godly Play teacher, and on the Children’s Ministry Team.  She is the mother of 2 year old Fiadh Kennedy, who was baptized in the Parish on Pentecost in 2019.  Noel and her family live in Virginia and look forward to a non-COVID future when they can return to their usual Sunday trips into DC as a family.

Reggie served as the LGBTQ+Engagement Director for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2020 campaign – where he worked to include every LGBTQ+ voice in their winning coalition. After several years working in engagement-related roles, Reggie joined the Biden-Harris campaign after serving as Constituent Engagement Director at LGBTQ Victory Institute where he supported LGBTQ+ elected and appointed leaders around the country.

Prior to joining Victory, Reggie served as Deputy Director of Public Engagement at the United States Department of Transportation where he developed strategies for effective communication and engagement with thousands of transportation stakeholders across every mode on key White House and Departmental priorities. Appointed by President Barack Obama and Secretary Anthony Foxx in May 2014, Reggie served as the Department’s liaison to the White House Business Council, engaging business leaders across the country on a wide range of transportation-related initiatives, programs, and issues. Reggie began his tenure at the Department as a special assistant to Secretary Foxx. And, in 2016, Reggie was appointed to serve on Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s LGBTQ Advisory Committee.

In 2009, Reggie received his Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Georgetown University, having concentrated his studies in education and social policy.