clergy and staff
Our Interim Rector
The Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell
The Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell grew up in a military family and lived all over the world. Rev. "Ronnie" has over 15 years of experience in parish ministry, school chaplaincy, and youth and young adult ministry. She holds a BA in communication from Gonzaga University and an MDiv from The Church Divinity School of The Pacific in Berkeley, California.
She is a big sci-fi and comic books geek.
Rondesia believes God accepts us for who we are and that we are wonderfully made. This is why she believes social justice is a major part of Christianity.
Children's Christian Education Coordinator
Jane’s multi-faceted career of over 35 years provides a deep and wide toolbox of professional and personal skills to use in the service of God and families for children’s Christian education and development at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church.
As a cradle Episcopalian who has lived around the world, she is well-grounded in this denomination and has a global perspective and deep appreciation for diversity.
Her life has turned full circle as she began directing a Sunday School during graduate school and now continues here in semi-retirement.
Previously, Jane worked as senior writer/editor on projects and publications for the Office of Head Start (OHS). With HealthMark Multimedia, Jane managed teams of writers, edited, and interfaced with programmers to develop two e-commerce multimedia health education packages.
Prior to that, Jane provided project management and team leadership, curriculum development and English-language instruction from preschool through university in Egypt, Singapore, and the United States.
Manager of Loaves & Fishes
Denize is a native Washingtonian who grew up on 17th and Euclid Streets, NW. She attended H.D. Cooke Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High and Woodrow Wilson High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from York College of Pennsylvania, two Master of Arts degrees, one from Notre Dame University of Maryland and the other from George Washington University. Currently, Denize is competing her doctoral degree at Morgan State University in leadership and administration.
Denize has been responsible for the weekend and holiday operations of the Loaves and Fishes Program since 2013.