About Us

Joan Beilstein
A native of Washington, DC, a cradle Episcopalian, and an ordained Episcopal priest since 1993, Joan is the Rector of Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, MD. Joan holds a Masters in Divinity degree  from General Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, and has contributed to books, Women's Uncommon Prayers and Lifting
Women's Voices

Terri Mu
A native New Englander, Terry is a trained spiritual director, and a candidate for ordination as a Vocational Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Terri is trained in educational psychology, psychometrics, and spiritual direction. Terri is Director of Christian Formation at both Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, MD and St. Nicholas Church in Germantown, MD.

Tracey Kelly
A recently ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, Tracey is a school chaplain and religion instructor. Tracey holds an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. Her professional focus is on team development, youth ministry, and church-community relations.
Ken Howard
A Christian of Jewish origins and an ordained minister in Episcopal Church since 1993, Ken is the founding rector of St. Nicholas Church in Germantown, MD, and the author of Paradoxy: Creating Christian Community beyond Us and Them. Ken holds an M.Div. degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, and an M.Ed. in Human Resources Development from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ken's professional focus is on conflict transformation, congregational vitality, gifts-based organization, and strategic planning. 

Charlotte Rogers
A licensed professional counselor in the District of Columbia, a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland, and trained as spiritual director at the Shalem Institute, Charlotte Rogers is a pastoral counselor and therapist at the Brookland Pastoral Counseling Center. Her specialty is combining spirituality and psychology in a way that attends to the whole person.