Staff

Rev. Matthew G. Smith

Rev. Matthew G. Smith

Senior Pastor

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. 

Matthew can be reached at pastor.matthew@calmeth.org.

Jan Phillips

Jan Phillips

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.

Jan can be reached at pastor.jan@calmeth.org.

Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Communications Director

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.

Nicole can be reached at nicoleb@calmeth.org.

Jason Strunk

Jason Strunk

Music Director

Jason Strunk is a Pennsylvania native and grew up singing. He is a doctoral candidate and will complete his degree in choral conducting with musicology cognate at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in the spring of 2020. He 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.

Jason can be reached at musicdirector@calmeth.org.

Beth Posey

Beth Posey

Family Ministries Director & Calvary Preschool Director

Beth can be reached at familyministries@calmeth.org or 703-892-4112. 

Molly Sessions

Molly Sessions

Church Administrator

Molly has been the Church Administrator since December 2011. She and her husband have been living in Arlington since October of 1998.

Molly can be reached at admin@calmeth.org.

Dennis Thorp

Dennis Thorp

Early Worship Music Director & Organist

Amy McCarthy

Amy McCarthy

Early Worship Song Leader

Part-time Positions Available

Part-time Positions Available

Positions are available during the school year on Sundays and some weekdays, as well as during the summer months for camp. 
E-mail for more information.

Address

Calvary United Methodist Church
2315 S.
 Grant St.,
Arlington, VA 22202-2548 

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Contact

Call: (703) 892-5185

Fax: (703) 892-0414

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-2 p.m.