The Rev. Kathleen M. "Kate" Bobbitt began as Priest-in-Charge in March 2013. She arrived from the Diocese of Virginia in 2005, when she was called as an Associate Rector at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, after having previously served at St. John's, McLean; Trinity, Arlington; and as Director of Chaplaincy at the Goodwin House Retirement Community in Alexandria.
She has served as Interim Associate Rector at Galilee, Virginia Beach; Interim Rector for St. George's, Newport News; and Interim Rector for St. Thomas, Chesapeake.
Kate has served on the Diocesan Executive Board, as dean of Convocation II, and on the Chanco Board. She currently serves on the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court and the Leading a Holy Life committee; and is a trained mediator. She is also the Steward for her class at the Virginia Theological Seminary.
Kate is married to Rosser, a weapons systems analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses. They have three adult children: Myra Hope in Boston, Foye in Norfolk, and Max in Warsaw, Poland. Laika, the family dog, rides herd.
Ryan Michael Blake, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, began as Director of Music in November 2011. In addition to his musical prowess, he is a consultant on liturgy and congregational development. His course, Exploring the Foundations of Worship, has met great success in congregations throughout the Southeast. "His abilities and expertise span the wide spectrum of the Anglican Tradition and his knowledge of its customs is well respected." (The Rev. Thomas C. Barnett, DMin, PhD)
In his spare time, Ryan Michael enjoys studying pre-Civil War religious history and architecture in the South. Outside of the Church, he has a distinguished career as a conductor of professional and amateur musical theatre.