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 holds a BS degree from the University of Kentucky where he also is a member of the College of Engineering Hall of Distinction. He also holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, a Postgraduate Diploma in leadership from the University of Derby, and is pursuing a PhD in business and management at the University of Derby. John was ordained as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America in 1993. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Loudoun County, Virginia. John and Shirley have two daughters and two grandchildren.
As the Assistant Director of Capital Fellows, Sarah coordinates the logistics of our Capital Fellows program and mentors our female Fellows, fostering community and discipleship. A Vanderbilt graduate, originally from outside of Chicago, Sarah moved to the DC area to work at McLean Presbyterian Church in 2018 after doing campus ministry in North Carolina. She’s passionate about the stories God writes in each of our lives, and how these connect to the big story of the gospel. She is currently in a masters program at Marymount University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When she’s not working or studying, you can find her cooking with her husband Parker, walking and talking with friends, painting, or reading in the sunniest spot in the house.
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