Stephen (Steve) Buck has been serving and working with the Army in a number of capacities for over 30 years. After retiring from the Army, Steve worked for BAE Systems, Inc. as the program manager of BAE System’s Future Combat System program. He joined Oracle in Sep 2011 as the Army Enterprise Applications Manager and manages Oracle’s solutions for the Army and several Joint Commands. Steve works as a Wounded Warrior Mentor and is a member of the 2014 Easter Seals Program to support Wounded Warriors. Steve served on the Saint Matthew’s Haiti trip in 2012 and a number of other service efforts to support the community.
I am a retired executive of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. My family and I have been members of St. Matthew's since we moved to the D.C. area in 1985. I have been active in supporting the missions of the church in a variety of ways over the last 31 years. Previous positions have included two terms on the Vestry, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, and member of the search committee that found our current priest, Father Rob. I am a strong believer in Outreach and spiritual formation as the cornerstones for a healthy church.
Nick Hunter lives in Sterling with his wife Natascha, son Gavin, daughter Brynn, and most importantly, dog Sierra. They have been a part of St. Matthew’s since 2009 and recently helped start a Family Mission group focused on getting children off the couch and giving back to the community! Personally and professionally, Nick has a passion for technology. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1998 with a Computer Science degree and shortly after joined Accenture as a technology consultant. In 2004, Nick co-founded pureIntegration, a boutique consulting company serving the Cable, Media, and Entertainment industry. Nick currently leads business development efforts across several major clients while creating innovative solutions for their complex challenges. At home, Nick spends his weekends solving equally complex challenges for the family, such as making sure all devices and screens are fully operational so they don’t miss a minute of their favorite shows!
Susan Jones has lived in Virginia her entire life, except for a 12-year break to Southern California. Susan met her husband, Felton, at Virginia Tech and they have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and two adorable grandchildren. Susan is a Systems Engineer working for The Aerospace Corporation. Susan was raised in the Baptist Church, joining the church though profession of faith and baptism by immersion. Susan follows God's spirit rather than denomination when looking for a church and has been an active member of Presbyterian, Methodist, and now Episcopal Churches. Susan feels that St. Matthew's is a special, blessed community and is looking forward to serving her in new ways.
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Heather Tomaszek is originally from New Jersey and has been coming to St. Matthew's since 2015. She moved to Alexandria, VA in 2011 where she volunteered with Franconia Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. She began attending an Episcopal Church while on an extended business trip in Panama City, FL . She is a 2011 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology currently working for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division as a Naval Architect and residing in Sterling, VA. Heather started teaching 3-5 grade faith factory in 2016.
David Lathrop is originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He moved to Virginia in 1991 after earning his undergraduate degree in engineering at Penn State University where he also met his wife Heidi. He, Heidi, and their children Brandon, Andrew, and Colin came to St. Matthew’s in 2004. St. Matt’s rapidly became their home away from home with Heidi serving on the vestry from 2012 to 2014. David has been actively engaged in church youth programs and is also often seen behind the camera capturing great memories at St. Matt’s events. David is currently a Technical Director at the National Reconnaissance Office where he has worked for the past 25 years.
Susie Harding is a native Texan but has called Virginia home for 20 years. She and her husband Brent have been married 23 years. They transferred their membership to St. Matthew's in early 2014 so their daughter Bekah could be part of our vibrant youth group. The family quickly became involved in WatCH and Susie participates in Knit 2 Pray 2, Thursday lunchtime bible study and book group. At her previous church home, Susie led the Outreach Committee, Mother's Group and graduated from the Education for Ministry, EFM, program. She has also used her accounting background to serve as Interim Financial Administrator for another local church. Susie hopes to start an EFM program at St. Matthew’s and currently chairs the Spiritual Formation Committee.
Dan Robertson and his wife Katie moved to Virginia in 2003 from Dallas via a two year layover in St Louis. They have been members of Saint Matthew’s since 2004. They have wonderful twin eight-year old daughters, Allie and Evie. Dan works for Enterprise Rent A Car, where he has been employed for the past 20 years. He is currently a manager in the purchasing and logistics department. Dan also currently serves as the chairman of the Finance committee. He served on the Vestry previously from 2010 - 2013.
John Thomas, together with Verdun, his wife, came to St. Matthews in 2005 shortly after moving to Reston. They were joined by their daughter Janet Hart, her husband Joe and now their three children and have called this their church home since. John retired from the US Army in 2002 following a career in military intelligence. He recently retired from SAIC/Leidos where he served as an executive in their national security business and at the corporate level. He is a life-long Episcopalian and has served on the vestry of several churches during his Army career and currentlyserves on the board of Connerstones, a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency in Northern Fairfax County. He looks forward to the excitement at St Matthew’s as we continue to know and share God’s love in this community.