Gerry Johnson, Pastor
Pastor Gerry is married to Sandy and they have two grown and married children, Kevin and Erin, and two granddaughters. They enjoy family time, traveling to the beach and other places, and going to the movies.
Marcia Merry, Organist & Choir Director
Marcia Merry has been Organist and Choir Director at Holy Trinity since 2000; before that, she held the same position for seven years at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Sterling. During 2007-2008, she led the project to receive the gift of a new 14-rank pipe organ (the master-builder/donor wishes to remain anonymous).
She is a graduate of the Church Music Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory; and participant in the American Guild of Organists, Winchester Chapter. Her special interests include harpsichord and chamber music. She is Mrs. Baker, and lives with her husband, Robert L. Baker, in Leesburg.
Nancy Fox, Director of Children’s and Music Ministries
Nancy Fox is a native of Northern Virginia. From an early age, she had a passion for teaching and leading children: She started teaching Vacation Bible School and private flute lessons at age fourteen and even before that organized neighborhood children into groups to participate in Vienna’s Halloween parade and other civic activities! Throughout college she vowed never to teach and had the sole aspiration of being a volunteer church choir director. Reality set in and so did student teaching – the reality that one needs money to live in this world and the discovery that she really did love teaching. Thus after completing her graduate work, she returned to the area and began her teaching career with Fairfax County Public Schools and joined the staff of her home congregation in Vienna.
When the family began to grow, she left the public school system and devoted her time and energy to motherhood (2 daughters and 1 dachshund) and her work at the church. After the family moved to Loudoun County God worked in unexpected ways to bring her to the staff at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 1998. In 2008, she returned to full time teaching with Fairfax County in addition to her work at Holy Trinity.
Nancy continues to be passionate about teaching, children and music! She lives with her family in Ashburn and in her free time loves to watch the Washington Nationals and play her flute.
Mary Samios, Associate Director of Children’s and Music Ministries
Mary Samios first started working with younger children when she wasn't much more than a child herself, as a babysitter, and as a volunteer with the Harford County, MD Parks and Rec department. She studied literature in college, and spent several years hopping through a variety of work environments (waitstaff, retail, substitute teacher, pension benefits specialist). When she met her husband John, she decided to take the most challenging and rewarding job of all -- stay at home mom! Once the children were all in school, Mary accidentally found herself working part time at the taekwondo school where two of her children were studying martial arts.
She has served Holy Trinity in many capacities over the past 15 years: Sunday School shepherd, VBS volunteer, choir member, teller, and member of the altar guild. Her seven years of experience as the After School Program Coordinator at Tiger Claw Taekwondo taught her to find the balance between flexibility and structure when working with people of all ages. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading, writing, (but not 'rithmetic), and walking with her dogs. She loves to boss around her three wonderful children, and drives her amazing husband crazy on a daily basis.
Judy Bray, Church Secretary
Judy Bray is originally from Michigan but has lived in the Northern VA area since 1987 and in Sterling since 1988. She has worked in administrative positions for many years, most recently working at a retirement home in Fairfax before God directed her out of that position and led her to Holy Trinity. Her goal in life is to be helpful. She has served in her church in the past teaching ESL, Sunday School and working in the nursery and with people with special needs.
She enjoys traveling and has had the opportunity to travel to 4 continents and would like to travel to the other three. She has three children and three grandchildren whom she enjoys spending time with either in person, on the phone, or on Skype video. She also enjoys spending time with friends, reading, watching TV and learning new programs on the computer.
Kori Lord, Nursery Attendant
Kori Lord has been an active part of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church since 1998. She has welcomed our littlest Lutherans with open arms both thru our Nursery program and as our Preschool Sunday School Teacher. Each summer you can find her enthusiastically leading our Vacation Bible School Children in outdoor recreation. She is a vital member of our Christian Education Team and has been a part of Little Blessings Preschool as a board member and a teacher’s assistant.
Kori lives in Leesburg with her husband and four children. With her family she enjoys bowling, horseback riding, and family vacations at the Cape. Kori loves running and bicycling, art & music, and brings her skills, enthusiasm and endless energy to her positions at Holy Trinity.
Mary Beth Alford, Bookkeeper
Mary Beth Alford lives in Leesburg and has 3 boys – Joey (25), Joe (24), and Jeffrey (21). She is quick to note that she didn’t actually run out of names; her first 2 boys are adopted, which is why they have the same name. Her son Jeffrey was 12, when he announced he needed some brothers…..Mary Beth wasn’t keen on having more babies at that point, so she and her husband signed up to adopt (through AdoptUSkids.org), and adopted 2 teenagers. Mary Beth has a Business degree from NoVa/George Mason University, and is presently pursuing a Master’s in Accounting from Liberty University.