Rev. Matthew G. Smith
Pastor Matthew came to Calvary in the summer of 2014. He was raised in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and has lived in Virginia most of his life. He attended Randolph-Macon College and received a BA in Religious Studies with Minors in History and Asian Studies. He comes to Calvary following the successful launch of a new church in Haymarket, Virginia and having served several churches throughout the Commonwealth. His Master of Divinity is from Wesley Theological Seminary in DC. He is married to Dr. Danielle Mutone-Smith and they have two children. Pastor Matthew also serves on the VA United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry Conference Relations Team, as a chair of theology.
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Assistant Minister of Connections
Having been raised in a Christian home, I came to a personal relationship with Christ at a young age. My father encouraged me to share my story with anyone who would stop and listen, which sparked an evangelistic spirit within me. While in college, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel the U.S. on two ministry teams. Upon graduating with a B.S. in Speech Pedagogy with a double minor in music and theology, I began working at Saint Andrew UMC as the assistant music minister. During my tenure at Saint Andrew, I transitioned into the role of Director of Worship and earned a M.A. in music and worship. I am currently pursuing a M.Div at Wesley Theological Seminary, as God has called me into pastoral ministry. Being a native of New Jersey, I greatly enjoy the Jersey shore and love wake boarding and boardwalk pizza.
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Nicole Brown is a communications professional with the ability to transform complex ideas into outstanding imagery that resonates with people – converting them from curious prospects to long-lasting customers. She has worked with more than 700 clients on projects such as brand identity, social media management, digital and print marketing collateral.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Nicole has a BA with a concentration in graphic design and photography from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She is currently studying for her masters in Public Relations & Corporate Communications at Georgetown University. Her most notable project throughout her communications career was the Roman Missal of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. A copy of the Missal with her cover illustration of Jesus resides in the Vatican library in Vatican City, Italy.
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Jason Strunk is a Pennsylvania native and grew up singing. He is a doctoral candidate and will complete has a doctoral degree in choral conducting with musicology cognate at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He also holds a MS in Music Education from Towson University and a BA in music (vocal performance emphasis) from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Jason’s varied career has spanned opera, oratorio, musical theater, and conducting. He has worked with choirs of various ages across the continental United States and Europe and conducted at venues including Carnegie Hall, Washington National Cathedral, Melk Abby, and the Kennedy Center. He has also served as music staff at churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida.
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Family Ministries Director & Calvary Preschool Director
Born and raised in Alexandria, VA, Beth also administers and teaches in ourpreschool, Calvary Children’s School. Beth Posey has worked with children and families at Calvary since 1998. Her master’s degree from George Washington University in Education has been supplemented by work with Fuller and Wesley Seminaries to include religiouseducation for children and youth. She has also completed additionalcoursework in Early Childhood Education through UVA and NVCC.
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Evan Shively, a native of Dumfries, VA, grew up attending Good Shepherd, a United Methodist Church in Dale, City. He obtained a Master’s Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in DC while working full time as a program manager for the campus life office. He also has a background in political science and experience working with non-profit organizations. With a passion for music and theology, Evan enjoys connecting to God through music and the Bible especially through the book of Psalms. Outside of the office, he likes coding, gaming, playing guitar, and hiking with his girlfriend, Katie.
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Church Council Chair