Vestry and Leadership Today
Reverend Anne O. Weatherholt
The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt grew up in eastern Kentucky in the college town of Berea. She attended Berea College then transferred and graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Anne enrolled in the Virginia Theological Seminary and graduated in 1978 with a Master’s in Divinity. She was ordained as an Episcopal Deacon in the Diocese of Lexington, May 1978, and served as a college chaplain, first at the University of Kentucky, then for four years at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she was ordained as the second woman Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Maryland, February 3, 1980.
Anne married the Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt in December 1980 and moved to Hancock, Maryland, where her husband was Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. In 1983, Anne became the Assistant at All Saints’ Parish in Frederick and in 1993, was called to St. Marks, Lappans, just south of Hagerstown, Maryland, where she served as Rector until her retirement, June 2019.
Anne has served on many non-profit boards and on the Standing Committee, Grants Committee (Chair for multiple terms), Continuing Education Committee, Diocesan Council, and as Secretary of Convention in the Diocese of Maryland. In addition, Anne has taught in the Parish Nurse Course, held in Hagerstown, MD, for 18 years, leading workshops in Prayer, Spirituality, and the Theology of Healing. She serves as a clergy mentor and leads workshops for clergy and lay leaders on the issue of the Recognition and Response to Domestic Violence. In 2008, she published a book, “Breaking the Silence, the Church Responds to Domestic Violence,” and served on the Family Violence Council of the State of Maryland, appointed by the Governor for four years. Throughout her ministry, Anne has been invited to lead workshops and retreats for Vestries, Daughters of the King, Women’s Retreats, and Christian formation leaders. She was the author of the Intermediate sections of the Episcopal Church Curriculum (ECC), the first lectionary-based Sunday School curriculum offered by Virginia Seminary in the mid 1980’s.
In May 2021, Anne’s husband retired after 42 years as the Rector of St. Thomas’ and in June the couple, and their dog and cat, moved to Westminster, Maryland (to be nearer to family!). During her retirement, Anne has been active in supply and transitional ministry serving for 16 months as the Interim Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church, Martinsburg, in the Diocese of West Virginia; for 14 months as the Interim Rector for St. Mary Magdalene, Aspen Hill, in the Diocese of Washington; and currently as Interim Rector at the Church of the Epiphany, Odenton, in the Diocese of Maryland. Anne also serves as a Transitional Consultant, most recently for the Church of the Ascension in Westminster, MD. She has also served as Sunday supply for many churches in the Diocese of Maryland and the Diocese of Washington.
Anne is the fourth Episcopal Priest in five generations in her family, and her older son is the Minister of Music at St. Peter’s, Poolesville MD. Her younger son is a professional health coach with the Wild Health company, and his wife is a High School teacher. She has two grandchildren. Anne’s writings and poetry have been published by Forward Movement, The Living Church, Alban Institute, and other Church and secular publications. She enjoys music, reading, and sewing.
Shawn Milleville serves as Epiphany’s Senior Warden.
Dr. Maryellen Polvino-Bodnar, Pastoral Associate
Dr. Mark Hardy, Choir Director
Debbie Leonard, Sunday School
Officers of the Congregation
Shawn Milleville, Senior Warden
Darius Davis, Treasurer
Robyn Kreis, Assistant Treasurer and Realm Administrator
Alex deWit, Assistant Treasurer
Philip Vernon, Registrar
Committees & Guilds
Tina Lawrence, Altar Guild Director
Mabel Quarcoopome, Coordinator for Lay Readers
Coral Codner, Service Guild President
Joe Gill, B&G Club Meade Village Coordinator
Shawn Milleville, Donna Watts-Lamont, Cemetery Trustees