Our Staff


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Tempest Brevard

Youth Director
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Gretchen Kuhrmann

Director of Music
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Festus Danso-Sakyi

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Tracey Moss

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A little more about us ...


Pastor Henry Brinton

Henry G. Brinton became senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in 2001, after serving Calvary Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia, and First United Church of Christ in Milford, Connecticut. After growing up in Bowie, Maryland, he was educated at Duke University and Yale Divinity School. In 1985, he married Nancy, who works as a health consultant, and together they have two adult children, Sadie and Sam. He is inspired by FPC’s goal of being an “uncommon Christian community,” and has always been drawn to the church’s signature Scripture verse, “my house shall be a house of prayer for all peoples” (Isaiah 56:7).

Henry has written on religion and culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Huffington Post. A frequent speaker at workshops and conferences, he is the author or co-author of five books including The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality. He also writes for the preaching journals Homiletics and Proclaim, and contributes to the current-events-based adult education curriculum The Wired Word. He enjoys boating on the Potomac River and competing in endurance sports such as marathons, triathlons, and century bike rides, one of which landed him in the hospital in 2015.

Email henry@fairfaxpresby.com


Pastor Yena Hwang

Yena received her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1997) and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (2006).  She is a trained life coach, working towards becoming a certified coach through the International Coaching Federation.

Yena received her ordination through the National Capital Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church USA in 2007 and is a proud member of the Korean American Presbyterian Clergywomen, with whom she published Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Judson Press, 2015).

yena@fairfaxpresby.com


Tempest Brevard

Tempest joins us from Castro Valley, California. Raised in North Carolina, Tempest earned a B.A. degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, with a major in Psychology. She has a M.Ed. in Counseling from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. She wanted to implement more of the sacred and spiritual intentionally into her work life, which led to a M.A. degree in Religious Education from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. She is a doctoral candidate in Leadership and Spiritual Formation at the Portland Seminary at George Fox University.

Recently, Tempest was the Lead Resident Service Coordinator at Lytton Gardens, a living community for seniors, in Palo Alto, California, where she has worked since September, 2014. In addition, she wis the part-time Children’s Ministry Director at Open Door Methodist Church in Richmond, California. She has been the Youth Ministry Coordinator at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena, CA, and the Youth and Children’s Minister at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville, SC.

She likes to volunteer in her community, hike with her dogs, and take road trips.

tempest@fairfaxpresby.com


Gretchen Kuhrmann

Bio coming soon….

gretchen@fairfaxpresby.com


Erin Sanzero

Bio coming soon!

erin@fairfaxpresby.com


Organist

Come and join our staff! Read about our Organist Position.