Regional Structures

Local, regional, diocesan- and national structures help us to do ministry together so that we may serve God and the world. The following section outlines basic regional and diocesan structure in the Diocese of Virginia.


The Diocese has 16 regions, determined by geography. Each region has a Regional Council, composed of members elected by the churches in each region. Each region has an elected President, who is a lay person, and an appointed Dean, who is a clergy person. To see the list of churches in each region, go to the Regional Ministry Resource Center. This site also provides handy tools for regional ministry.

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Region Deans and Presidents



The Very Rev. Gary Barker (email)
Archdean | Appointed 2022
Kingston Parish, Mathews


Alexandria Region


The Very Rev. Robin Razzino (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Clements, Alexandria

Alexandria Region website

Ms. Susan Hahn (email)
Christ Church, Alexandria

Arlington Region


The Very Rev. Beth Franklin (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Michael's, 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. Elizabeth Keeler (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Trinity, Washington

Ms. Cady Soukup (email)
Trinity, Washington

Fredericksburg Region


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



North Fairfax Region


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

North Fairfax Region website

Dr. Chris Cameron (email)
St. Anne's, Reston

North Richmond Region


The Very Rev. Katherine Dougherty (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
All Souls, Mechanicsville

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

Northern Neck Region


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

Ms. Linda Hutt
St. Paul's, Nomini Grove

Northern Piedmont Region


The Very Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Emmanuel, Delaplane

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

Northern Shenandoah Region


The Very Rev. Justin Ivatts (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Clarke Parish, Berryville

Ms. Martha Griffin (email)
Christ Church, Winchester

Potomac Region


The Very Rev. Dr. Lynn Ronaldi (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
Pohick, Lorton

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 
Dean | Appointed 3/2022
St. Andrew's, Mount Jackson, and Emmanuel, Woodstock

Ms. Marcia T. Brownfield (email)
St. Andrew's, Mount Jackson

Upper Tidewater Region


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

Ms. Mary Williams Montague (email)
Ware, Gloucester

West Richmond Region


The Very Rev. Steve Schlossberg (email)
Dean | Appointed 2022
St. Matthew's Richmond

West Richmond Region Facebook group

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