Staff

  • The Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop-in-Residence

    St. Thomas’ Parish is privileged to be the home church of Bishop Gene Robinson, retired bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire. Gene generously shares is wealth of experience and spiritual wisdom with our Parish, and frequently preaches at our 11am service.

    Bishop Robinson is famous internationally as a champion for human rights, and as the first priest in an openly gay relationship to be consecrated a bishop in a major Christian denomination. He was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, having served as Canon to the Ordinary (assistant to the bishop) for nearly 18 years. He was consecrated a bishop on All Saints Sunday, November 2, 2003, and was invested as the Ninth Bishop of New Hampshire on March 7, 2004.

  • The Reverend Lisa Saunders Ahuja, Rector

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    The Rev. Lisa Saunders Ahuja was ordained to the priesthood in 2007 at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square after graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity.

    She has served churches in Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Texas. Before moving to Washington D.C., she lived in Australia for four years, and served as a chaplain in Anglican schools there. In January of 2020 she returned to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington to serve here at St. Thomas’ Parish as the Priest in Charge. In October 2020 she accepted the call to serve as our rector. She and her husband Salil are delighted to be part of this vibrant community.

  • Robert Alexander, Parish Administrator

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    Robert Alexander brings gifts of organization and hospitality to St. Thomas’ Parish. Robert graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2013 after studying psychology and entrepreneurship. Robert joined the St. Thomas’ Parish staff in 2022 to focus more on community service and making the world a better place through his work.

  • Michael Lodico, Music Director

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    Michael Lodico is a highly skilled organist and seasoned director of music ministry. He has a Bachelor of Music, from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA , was a Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands, and received a Master of Music, from the Het Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2006. He has been the Director of Choral Activities at St. Anselm’s Abbey School since 2006. While at St. Anselm’s, Michael has concurrently served a few parishes as Director of Music Ministry. First at Wye Episcopal Church, Maryland, and then moving to St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square. At St. John’s, Michael first served as Associate Music Director and Organist, then served as the Interim Music Director, and then Director of Music Ministry and Organist. He has provided leadership in the American Guild of Organist and the wider Episcopal Church.

  • Tyrone Moore, Sexton
  • Diana Diaz, Nursery Attendant Diana Diaz, Nursery Attendant

    Raised in the great Washington D.C. and still a fellow Washingtonian. I went on to attend Trinity University, an all women college and obtained a psychology degree in order to understand the world around me and to help others. Afterwards I began jobs that included working DCPS and organizations in the area helping out communities. That’s when my path to using art as way to help others began and I attended George Washington University for a masters in art therapy. My goal is to someday make and create alongside others for healing.

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