Our Staff

Rev. Mark Shaltanis, Pastor
Pastor Mark grew up in Iowa and graduated from Concordia College in Wisconsin. He received a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1992. He served as an associate pastor in Richmond before becoming the pastor of St. Paul’s in 1998. He and his wife, Theresa, and their two children live in Dunn Loring.

 

Chinese Pastor, position currently vacant
We are currently searching for our next Chinese-speaking pastor to serve with us.

 

Rev. Wayne Lehrer, Pastoral Assistant
Pastor Lehrer is a native of Minnesota and attended Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1969, an MA from Salve Regina University in 1994, and an LLD from Concordia University in 2006. He served  as an Army Chaplain for 25 years, and as a parish pastor for 12 years before joining St. Paul’s staff part-time in 2005. He and his wife, Lois, have three grown children.

Laurel Brown

Laurel Brown, Director of Music
Laurel grew up in California. She attended Colorado State University and received a Masters of Sacred Music from Wittenberg University in 1977. Laurel has served churches in Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, South Carolina and Virginia. She has been St. Paul’s Director of Music since 2001. Laurel and her husband, Kevin, have two grown sons.

Linda Fekete, Secretary
Linda, her husband and their two sons were members of St.Paul’s from 2002 to 2004 before they moved overseas. Linda and family have returned to the area and she works in the office as St. Paul’s church secretary.

John Bean, Business Manager

John joined our staff in January of 2015.  He is a long-time resident of Falls Church and has served a number of area churches in a similar capacity.  He and his wife attend Christ Church Vienna.

Tawni Harrell, Youth Director
Tawni joined our staff in 2013.  She has been in Northern Virginia for over 12 years.  She holds her degree in Child Development and enjoys time with her family.

Melinda Cagle, Preschool Director
Melinda is a native of Alabama, where she received her degree in Elementary Education.  She is married and has four children. She has been St. Paul’s Preschool Director since 2016.

Marian Robinson, Preschool Financial Director
Marian is a native of the Illinois Quad Cities. She has extensive experience in accounting. She has been at the preschool since 2000.

 

 

Millie Becci, Secretarial Assistant
Millie is a native of New Jersey. She worked as a nurse for many years before joining St. Paul’s in 1999.