MEET THE TEAM
For more than three decades, John has held senior leadership roles with global companies, nonprofits and startups in North America and Europe. He has served as the executive director of the Capital Fellows program since 2013. He is also the executive director of The Fellows Initiative, the national network of fellows programs. John has a PhD in social science and business from the University of Derby. He has an MBA from Heriot Watt University and a BS degree from the University of Kentucky where he is also a member of the College of Engineering Hall of Distinction. John has been an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1993. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Loudoun County, Virginia. John and Shirley have two daughters and two grandchildren.
In addition to being the assistant director of Capital Fellows, Martha is also serves as the assistant director of young adult ministries at McLean Presbyterian Church. In her Capital Fellows role, Martha coordinates many of the day-to-day aspects of the program while mentoring and discipling fellows. A Virginia Tech graduate, Martha came to the Capital Pres Family through the Capital Fellows Program in 2016 and previously served on the MPC staff with Student Ministries. Martha’s ideal day involves a slow morning, quality time with friends, and eating food she didn’t have to make.
Professor - Identity and Relationships
Bill is a licensed psychologist with a practice in Reston, Virginia. He is also the Director and Co-Founder of the Lay Counselor Institute. He serves as an adjunct professor at Cairn University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Bill was trained by Dr. Larry Crabb and Dr. Dan Allender at Grace Seminary, where he received an MA in Biblical Counseling. He also has a BA from the College of William & Mary, an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland. Bill and his wife, Debbie, live in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Professor - Biblical Theology
Bill is Assistant Pastor of Community and Discipleship at McLean Presbyterian Church. He is also Associate Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, New York City. Previously, Bill was Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He was also the founding director of the Capital Fellows Program. Bill has a PhD in Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature from The Catholic University of America, an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a BA from Princeton University. Bill, his wife, Jill, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.
Professor - Leadership, Vocation and Society
Irwyn serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and Director of the newly formed Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. Dr. Ince is a graduate of City College of NY, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary. After an eleven year career with Motorola as a systems engineer and project engineering manager, he began full time ministry at Mount Zion Covenant Church in Bowie, MD. Mount Zion merged with New Town Church to plant City of Hope Presbyterian Church, where he served as Senior Pastor from 2007-2017. He is the author of Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity and the Church at Its Best. Irwyn and his wife, Kim, have four children - Jelani, Nabil, Zakiya, and Jeremiah.
Instructor - Life and Leadership
David is the Acting Senior Pastor of McLean Presbyterian Church. Previously, he was the Senior Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He has also been a church planting fellow at Briarwood Presbyterian Church and student pastor at Cornerstone Church. David co-leads the Life and Leadership spiritual formation course for the Capital Fellows program. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and a BS from the University of Tennessee. David, his wife, Kelly, and their three sons live in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Instructor - Life and Leadership
Rob is the site pastor for Capital Presbyterian Family’s Fairfax site, where he oversees worship, community, and missions. Previously, Rob served as a Pastor of Family Ministry in Bethesda, MD, shepherding families ranging from newly-marrieds to those with older children, as well as overseeing the Newly Married, Children’s, and Youth ministries. Rob and his wife, Liz, spent 8 years serving in South Africa where he was Area Director for Campus Outreach Johannesburg. Rob earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed his Masters of Divinity with Reformed Theological Seminary in 2014. Rob, Liz, and their two sons live in Fairfax, Virginia.
THE CAPITAL FELLOWS STEERING COMMITTEE
Program Oversight and Governance
Jeff Skeen, Chair