Our church staff works as a team to offer the best possible resources for everyone, whether you are a first time guest or a regular attender. Each member of our team is a leader who prioritizes the overall goals of the church.
Philip M. Waltz
Philip and Katherine Waltz became part of the Washington Farm church family on June 30., 2013. Philip holds an A.A. degree from Del Mar College, a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from St. Edward’s Univeristy, a M. Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary, and A J.D. degree from tTexas Tech University School of Law, and was ordained and as served congregations in Virginia since 1994. He has served on a variety of boards and committees at both the district and conference level, and presently serves on the conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Philip loves worship and teaching, and, around the house, enjoys cooking.
Katherine holds a BSN from UTMB-Galveston, a MSN from Texas A&M-Corpus Christie, and a MBA from Averett University. Katherine enjoys serving God behind the scenes and gardening.
Philip and Katherine have two children, James and Hannah and one grandson, Benjamin. Katherine’s parents live in Blacksburg and Philip’s mother resides in Philadelphia, OH. Philip’s father was killed in Vietnam.
Christian Education Coordinator
Eileen Fraedrich is a longtime member of Washington Farm UMC, having attended the church since she was a child. She has taught Sunday School for many years, and as the Christian Education Coordinator, oversees the Sunday School program and other educational programs of the church. A Fairfax County Pubic School band teacher of 31 years, she loves teaching, conducting the church Wind Ensemble, playing in the flute choir, and planning ministry events. She and her husband, Ed, also a musician, have three adult children: Megan, Daniel, and Lauren.
Drew Barnes is our church youth leader. Drew grew up attending Washington Farm and has enjoyed more than 40 years of friendships and activities with our congregation. Drew and his wife Samantha have two 13 year old sons, Billy and Andy, who are in the youth group. They also have a 9 year old daughter, Josie. Drew stays active. He enjoys jogging, kayaking, fishing, golfing, and yard work. He is the Hardware Team Lead in the IT Department of the law firm Williams & Connolly.
Nancy and her husband Jeff have been active members of Washington Farm UMC for 27 years, in fact, they were married in this church. Nancy has been the church secretary since October of 2012. She retired as the Vice President of Administration of a defense contractor, MPRI, Inc. in December 2010. She has been active in the choir for many years, served as UMW President following her retirement and absolutely loves working the Christmas Tree Lot. Nancy has two grown sons and five grandchildren.
Kevin Sapp joined Washington Farm UMC family as Director of Music in 2006. Mr. Sapp earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Master of Music Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. In 1992 Mr. Sapp joined the US Air Force Singing Sergeants and performed throughout the United States with musical “greats” including Lena Horne, Billy Taylor, Denyce Graves and Michael McDonald. In addition Mr. Sapp has performed with “American Idol” winners Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks and pop stars Lee Ann Rimes and Chris Brown. In 2001, Mr. Sapp joined Fairfax County Public Schools as a choir teacher and now teaches at Joyce Kilmer Middle School.
Beth Evans joined the Washington Farm family as organist/pianist in September 2014. She has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Nyack College in Nyack, NY and a Master’s Degree in Music Education with a Flute Performance concentration from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University in Washington, DC. She studied organ with Janet Krellwitz, Paul Liljestrand and D. DeWitt Wasson in NY, and Peter Marshall at CUA. Mrs. Evans holds certification in both Orff and Kodály methods. She has taught elementary music in NY, DC, Maryland, and Virginia for 35 years. At the same time, Beth has served as a minister of music along with her husband, David, in Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Anglican congregations. In addition, she teaches private piano lessons in her home studio. The Evanses have three daughters, Gwyneth, Heather and McKenzie.