WE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS
Stephen Salsbury grew up in Baltimore attending the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, there he was a Deacon. Stephen attended the University of Virginia for college, before graduating and moving to Washington, D.C. in 2011. Stephen worked on Capitol Hill as a congressional aide for three years before beginning law school at Georgetown University in 2014. During this time, Stephen began attending 15th Street Presbyterian Church. He officially became a member of 15th Street Presbyterian Church in March of this year. Stephen will graduate in May of this year from Georgetown and move back to Baltimore to take a job at a law firm.
Aurelia J. Schultz is a Milwaukee native. Since leaving the land of milk and cheese, she has lived on both coasts, in the South and in Western and Southern Africa. She is very happy to now call Washington home. Aurelia enjoys sewing, writing, and most of all adventures that include finding ways to visit friends and family. Washington's challenging parking led her to find Fifteenth Street Presbyterian, and she couldn't be happier. God works in mysterious ways!
Joseph Anthony Joyner
My name is Joseph Anthony Joyner, most people call me by my nickname Tony. I’m a native Washingtonian, fourteen year veteran of the US Army and a career IT professional. I’ve been attending 15th Street Presbyterian Church since I was about 15 or 16 years old. I originally came to the church as a guest to my now deceased childhood buddy Vernon McCoy, son to Frank and Marie McCoy also deceased. From my first visit and seeing other youth my age coming to church, it was one of the things that inspired me to come back. Additionally my mother encouraged me to continue as well. While in the army and my visits back home I would always return to 15th Street. I considered it my home church. I loved the people, created great relationships and was treated like family even not being a member for 40 years. On January 17th I joined 15th Street Presbyterian. I am looking forward to worshipping, developing my spiritual growth and being active in one of the church outreach ministries. I would like to do my part in helping others, increasing church membership and foster a better connection between the church and the community. I am proud to “finally” be a member of 15th Street Presbyterian.
Ivory Brown & Kalvin Rudisill
with their children
Kailee, Karmyn, and Korey
Marjorie Burke was born in Washington, DC and after pursuing her education at Minor Teachers College, Catholic University, and New York University; taught DC elementary public school and charter school for 32 years. She has two daughters and 5 grandchildren. Marjorie is retired and now lives with one of her daughters in northwest DC and enjoys Bible study and several book clubs.
Kristen Luppino has been in Washington, DC for the last eight years. She came for school at American University and stayed for love of DC and the children of DC. She currently works as a DC Public School Teacher teaching 3- and 4-year-olds. She enjoys reading, watching TV, and fixing up her home while hanging out with Sean and their two dogs, Madison and Maximus.
Sean Witzling was born, raised, and schooled in Wisconsin. I moved to Washington, D.C. to be directly involved with consumer empowerment and protection. I now work as an attorney in a law firm that specializes in consumer empowerment. If I am not reading, I'll be cooking, playing with the dogs, or playing a videogame. (click here for new member slide show)
Reginald Galloway, son of Gary and Monroe Galloway, is a local product of the greater metropolitan Washington D.C. area and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, MD and Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. Reginald serves as the Operations Manager for Digital Promise, an emerging national education technology nonprofit organization that was charted by Congress “to spur innovation in American education using technology."
Pedro Gomez has been attending 15th Street since he moved to DC in 2012. Pedro was born in Colombia, is an engineer and project manager specialist, and has an interest in music, the arts and the humanities in general. He is fluent in Spanish and Russian. In the past, Pedro has worked with Christian missions in Russia, and he feels that God's grace is leading him to join the 15th street family to continue his journey and to be a reflection of God's love and compassion in the world.
Jeannette Craig and daughter, Patricia Craig, Mrs. Craig, originally from Portsmouth, Virginia has been in DC for 40 years and here in the neighborhood for 24 years. She is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She has been attending 15th Street Presbyterian Church for two years and feels that the warmth and friendship of many individuals has made a great difference in her life. Mrs. Craig helps and cares for grandchildren on a full time basis. Also, joining is Mrs. Craig’s adult daughter Patricia, who has special needs, and greatly enjoys worship and music.