Deans & Regional Presidents

The Deans of the 16 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 16 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 2018

Region Dean Church and Appointment Date
Arlington Region The Very Rev. Andrew Merrow St. Mary’s, Arlington (2017)
Alexandria Region The Very Rev. Chuck McCoart Emmanuel, Alexandria (2016)
Central Richmond Region The Very Rev. Abbott Bailey St. Andrew’s, Richmond (11/2017)
Charlottesville Region The Very Rev. Cass Bailey Trinity, Charlottesville (11/2017)
Culpeper Region The Very Rev. Ben Shelton St. Stephen’s, Culpeper (11/2017)
Fredericksburg Region The Very Rev. Catherine Hicks St. Peter’s, Port Royal (2017)
Harrisonburg Region The Very Rev. Cathy Tibbetts Christ Church, Luray (11/2017)
Leesburg Region The Very Rev. John Sheehan Church of Our Redeemer, Aldie (2017)
Middle Peninsula Region The Very Rev. Gary Barker Kingston Parish, Mathews (2016)
North Fairfax Region The Very Rev. Hillary West Epiphany, Oak Hill (2016)
North Richmond Region The Very Rev. Connor Newlun St. Paul’s, Hanover (11/2017)
Northern Neck Region The Very Rev. Lucia Lloyd St. Stephen’s, Heathsville (11/2017)
Potomac Region The Very Rev. Kathy Guin St. Margaret’s, Woodbridge (11/2017)
South Fairfax Region The Very Rev. Tim Heflin St. Andrew’s, Burke (2017)
West Richmond Region The Very Rev. Shirley Smith Graham Christ Church, Richmond (2017)
Winchester Region The Very Rev. Webster Gibson Christ Church, Winchester (2015)

Regional Presidents for 2017

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