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. Bishop Goff has appointed the Very Rev. Kim Coleman to be Archdean for 2022. In this position she will work with the Bishop to plan Dean's meetings and to support the ministry of deans. This position is new and will develop as we live into it together.  

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 and Regional Presidents for 2022



The Very Rev. Kim Coleman (email)
Trinity, Arlington 
Appointed 11/2020


Alexandria Region


The Very Rev. Randy Alexander (email)
Dean | Appointed 2018
Immanuel on the Hill, Alexandria

Alexandria Region website

Ms. Susan Hahn (email)
Christ Church, Alexandria

Arlington Region


The Very Rev. Kim Coleman (email)
Dean | Appointed 2018
Trinity, Arlington

Mr. Peter Wehmann (email)
St. Andrew's, Arlington

Central Richmond Region 


The Very Rev. Dr. Charlie Dupree (email)
Dean |  Appointed 11/2020
St. Paul's, Richmond

Mr. Larry Clark (email)
St. Philip's, Richmond

Charlottesville Region


The Very Rev. G. Miles Smith (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Grace, Keswick


Culpeper Region


The Very Rev. Ben Maas (email)
Dean | Appointed 11/2020
St. James, Warrenton

Ms. Cady Soukup (email)
Trinity, Washington

Fredericksburg Region


The Very Rev. Kyle Tomlin (email)
Dean | Appointed 2020
Church of the Messiah, Fredericksburg

Mr. Harry Dickinson (email)
Trinity, Fredericksburg

North Fairfax Region


The Very Rev. Fran Gardner-Smith (email)
Dean | Appointed 8/2019
St. Thomas, McLean

North Fairfax Region website

Mr. Kevin Swanson (email)
St. John's, McLean

North Richmond Region


The Very Rev. Ben Shelton (email)
Dean | Appointed 3/2022
St. Paul's, Hanover

Dr. George Spagna (email)
St. James the Less, Ashland

Northern Neck Region


The Very Rev. Rod Gordon (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Peter's, Oak Grove

Ms. Linda Hutt (email)

St. Paul's, Nomini Grove

Northern Piedmont Region


The Very Rev. Weston Mathews (email)
Dean | Appointed 5/2019
Grace, The Plains

Mr. Bruce LeLacheur (email)
Grace, The Plains
Northern Piedmont Region

Northern Shenandoah Region


The Very Rev. Susan MacDonald (email)
Dean | Appointed 2021
St. Paul's on-the-Hill, Winchester

Ms. Nadine Pluchinsky (email)
Grace, Berryville

Potomac Region


The Very Rev. Corry Weierbach (email)
Dean | Appointed 5/2019
Church of the Spirit, Alexandria

Mr. Jim Bailes (email)
St. Mark's, Alexandria

South Fairfax Region


The Very Rev. Susan Hartzell (email)
Dean | Appointed 7/2019
St. Peter's in the Woods, Fairfax Station

Ms. Cindy McLaughlin (email)
St. Barnabas, Annandale

Southern Shenandoah Valley Region


The Very Rev. Kathleen Murray (email)
Dean | Appointed 3/2022
St. Andrew's, Mount Jackson, and Emmanuel, Woodstock

Ms. Helen Penrod (email)
Emmanuel, Harrisonburg

Upper Tidewater Region


The Very Rev. Gary Barker (email)
Dean | Appointed 3/2019
Kingston Parish, Mathews


West Richmond Region


The Very Rev. John Maher (email)
Dean | Appointed 2020
St. Francis, Manakin-Sabot

West Richmond Region Facebook group

Mr. Tom Crockett (email)
Christ Church, Glen Allen