Deans & Regional Presidents

The Deans of the 15 regions of the Diocese of Virginia are appointed by the Bishop and are the Bishop’s representatives in each region. Together with the Presidents of the regions, they lead their regional council in ensuring the ministrations of the church area available to all persons in each region.

The Presidents of the 15 regions of the Diocese of Virginia are elected by each Regional Council. Each Regional Council is composed of members elected by the churches within each region. The Presidents work with the Deans of each region to convene the Regional Council and ensure the ministrations of the church are available to all persons within the region. Regional Councils also elect representatives to the Executive Board.

Deans for 2017

I The Very Rev. Catherine Hicks, St. Peter's, Port Royal
II The Very Rev. Gary Barker Kingston Parish, Mathews
III The Very Rev. Andrew Merrow, St. Mary's, Arlington 
IV The Very Rev. Charles "Chuck" McCoart, Jr. Emmanuel, Alexandria
V The Very Rev. Hillary West Epiphany, Oak Hill
VI The Very Rev. Charles Brock St. James', Mt. Vernon, Alexandria
VII The Very Rev. Tim Heflin, St. Andrew's, Burke
VIII The Very Rev. Jeff Shankles St. Alban's, Annandale
IX The Very Rev. Catherine McKinney, Varina Church, Henrico
X The Very Rev. David Niemeyer St. Mark's, Richmond
XI The Very Rev. Phoebe Roaf St. Philip's, Richmond
XII The Very Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, Christ Church, Glen Allen
XIII The Very Rev. John Sheehan, Church of Our Redeemer, Aldie
XIV The Very Rev. Webster Gibson Christ Church, Winchester
XV The Very Rev. Jane Piver Grace, Stanardsville

Regional Presidents for 2017

I Ms. Carolyne Ashton, St. Paul's, Owen, King George
II Mr. Stevenson T. Walker Cople Parish, Hague
III Mr. Peter Wehmann St. Andrew's, Arlington
IV Ms. June Huber Grace, Alexandria
V Ms. Joni Langevoort, Holy Comforter, Vienna
VI Mr. Douglas Varner St. Mark's, Alexandria
VII Ms. Helen Spence St. Christopher's, Springfield
VIII Vacant
IX Ms. Susan Bland St. Paul's, Richmond
X Ms. Margaret Jones St. Mark's, Richmond
XI Ms. Deborah Taliaferro St. Philip's, Richmond
XII Mr. Rick Gibbs, St. Martin's, Richmond
XIII Ms. Cady Soukup Trinity, Washington
XIV Mr. Jeff Guenther, Emmanuel, Woodstock
XV Mr. Richard Randolph Grace, Keswick