• The Reverend Lisa Saunders Ahuja


    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. She most recently lived in Australia for four years, and served as a chaplain in Anglican schools there.  She is thrilled to return to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and serve here at St. Thomas’ Parish as the Priest in Charge. 

  • Nolan DiFrancesco, Parish Administrator


    Nolan DiFrancesco is thrilled to be a part of the Parish community. Nolan lives in the neighborhood, just a few blocks away from the Church, and is eager to help support the continued building of the local community. He is originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania (not too far from Pittsburgh), and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in 2012. He has lived in DC for six and a half years, long enough to start calling it home.

  • Clifford Bowens, Childcare
  • Kim Davis
  • Michael Lodico, Interim Music Director


    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.

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