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The clergy of St. Aidan's are always available for spiritual counseling and pastoral care.











John Baker has been rector of St. Aidan’s since August of 1999.  He came here from Grace-St. Luke’s Church in Memphis, which was his home before moving to Alexandria.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and his master’s degree in divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary.  His passion for ministry was shaped at St. Mark’s, Capital Hill, where he worked during seminary.  There he became interested in finding ways to help modern, often skeptical people find meaning for their lives in the traditions and practices of Christianity.  His wife, Mary, is a teacher, and they have a grown daughter Margie, who lives in North Carolina and is a teacher as well.  You can e-mail him at jmbaker.1024@gmail.com

Elizabeth Rees has been the Associate Rector at Saint Aidan's since she received her master’s degree in divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2007. Elizabeth grew up fairly locally in Columbia, Maryland, received her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and her juris doctor degree from Emory University.  She practiced law in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for seven years before starting the ordination process.  She was ordained a priest in December 2007 and can't imagine a better place to be than St. Aidan's. Elizabeth is married to Holden Hoofnagle and has three children, Sophia (13), Dylan (11), and Maya (7).  You can e-mail her at reeseliz@yahoo.com.