Pastoral Staff


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Rev. James Sledge

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James was a corporate pilot before heading to Union Theological Seminary in Richmond at age 35. He served churches in Raleigh, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio, before coming to Falls Church Presbyterian in 2012. >>

Rev. Diane Walton Hendricks
Pastor for Spiritual Growth

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Diane has served at Falls Church Presbyterian since February 2004, first as a Parish Associate and now as Pastor for Spiritual Growth. She earned her B.A. from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996. >>

Rusty Lynn
Parish Associate
Rusty is a graduate of Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minn. (1965), Mccormick Theo. Seminary, Chicago (1969), and Catholic University, Washington, D.C. (1980), and has served FCPC in a variety of roles since December, 1983. >>

Program Staff
Dr. Lisa A. Billingham
Director of Music

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After five months serving as our interim, Dr. Lisa Billingham became our Director of Music in June 2014. Lisa also teaches Choral Music Education at George Mason University where she teaches choral conducting and is the Director of Graduate Studies. >>

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Dr. Lisa Bloy
Lisa joined the staff of FCPC in July 2014. She lives in Haymarket, Va., with her husband, Craig, and their children, 13-year-old Dorian and seven-year-old Julia. Lisa began her own education at Oberlin College as an undergraduate, earned her master’s degree at Penn State, and her PhD at Michigan State. >>

Felix Polendey
Director of Children's Choirs
Felix is an active musician and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. He works as a general music teacher in Fairfax County, and maintains a private voice and piano studio. He previously sang at St. Veronica's Catholic Church in Chantilly, Va. for four years before transitioning to FCPC in 2015. >>

Administrative Staff
Susan Loyd
Administrative Assistant

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Susan and her husband, John, joined FCPC in 1992. She helped out with Sunday school and VBS when her children were younger, and began editing the church newsletter, Chimes, in 2004. Susan joined the FCPC staff in 2011, and manages the church website and other church communications. >>

Mary Salpini
Financial Administrator

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Michael O'Dell
Facility Manager