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Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, Bridge Interim Rector

Georgia Isobel Caldwell DuBose has returned to West Virginia from three and a half years of serving two churches in Oregon, where her daughter’s family lives. She has been a lay preacher and priest in a cluster of churches in West Virginia for 15 years, a chaplain at National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for four years; an exchange priest for the summer of 2012 for two Anglican churches in Dublin, Ireland; a newspaper and magazine columnist, reporter and editor in Virginia and West Virginia for 12 years; and a community activist working on issues of homelessness, access to services for the elderly and poor people, and disarmament and racial justice throughout her professional life. She was baptized, confirmed and grew up in the Diocese of Chicago. She grew up with an international outlook; her father was born in the Panama Canal Zone, and her mother was born in Canada of English and Scottish parents. After primary education in the North Shore suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, she graduated from the University of Missouri. Georgia is married to Robert W. DuBose, Jr. and has two children, Kendra and John Henry Dale, from a previous marriage. She has two step-children, three step-grandchildren, and one grandchild. Both of her children plan to marry in 2018. Her husband is a retired diplomat and treaty negotiator who has turned his energies to community ministry in Jefferson County, West Virginia, where they have just bought a home in Harpers Ferry. (Before moving to Oregon from 2014 through 2017, they had lived in Harpers Ferry since their marriage in January of 1998.) Georgia has a previous association with Clarke Parish. She worshiped at Grace Church in the 1980s while working for the Clarke Courier, and her widowed father, Henry Caldwell married a member of Grace, Sally Smithy. He served on the vestry briefly. He and Sally are buried together in the Grace churchyard. Georgia says, “Mary Thorpe told me that a ‘Bridge Interim Rector’s job is ‘to keep the wheels on the bus’ during a time of re-initiating a search for a rector. I hope that in this ‘in-between time’ we can share ministry that will move the heart of Jesus Christ, find deeper meaning in the season of Lent, and share with one another the vibrant reality of Resurrection. We will practice the presence of God together, and seek to make every moment of whatever time we have together worthwhile and significant. Peace be with you.” Georgia plans to be at all three services on Sunday, and to keep 9 a.m—noon office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call the Grace office to arrange a visit, pastoral care for yourself or a family member, or to discuss sacramental offices of the church that you may wish to learn more about.

Robin Trumbower McFillen, Parish Administrator / Director of Christian Education & Youth Programs

Robin joined the staff of Clarke Parish in September 2007. She is a jack-of-all-trades helping to keep us on track and making sure the office runs smoothly. Robin's job description does not stop with bulletins, newsletters, and day-to-day operations. She has a much broader role and makes much of what happens at Clarke Parish come to life. Everything from organizing Shrine Mont retreats, keeping our Christian Education program and youth activities vibrant, initiating fun Outreach projects for Operation Christmas Child and ERD's Gift for Life campaign, facility rentals, chili cook-offs and pancake feasts, and even leaky toilets and broken door handles - she wears many hats. Robin is a dedicated employee (and friend). We are blessed to have her on our team!

Phone: (540) 955-1610  |  » Email Robin Trumbower McFillen

Dr. Karen L. Keating, Organist and Choirmaster - Grace Episcopal Church

Ms. Keating returned to Grace Church in September 2011 to reprise her 'role' as Organist & Choir Director. She previously held this position in the 1980's as well. Karen is a gifted musician and serves as a Professor of Music (choirs, coaching, vocal-choral division) at Shenandoah University where she has been on staff since 1989. She holds a BM degree from James Madison University.

Mr. Darrell Chapman, Sexton

Mr. Chapman handles the everyday maintenance and custodial care of our church campus.