We are thrilled to work side by side with our wonderful staff:


Catharine Guest

  I began my pastorate at Franconia UMC in July, 2012. As northern Virginia native, I feel very blessed to be ‘back home.’ I am the mother of four grown children and two (much younger) dogs. Previous appointments include Stanardsville UMC in the Charlottesville District, Leesburg UMC (as an associate pastor), and the lead pastor […]

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James Harris

James Harris joined the Franconia staff in August 2016 as our Director of Children and Youth Ministries. Here’s more about James: I learned at an early age the importance of God in his life. My early Christian roots at Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ was under the leadership of Bishop Jonathan Greer II, and […]

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Don Armstrong

Don is excited to be back home in Virginia and to be leading the traditional music ministries at Franconia UMC! He is also the Choral Director at Potomac Middle School (Prince William County Schools. For the past nine years, he has lived in Tulsa, OK and was the Vocal Director and Chair of the Performing […]

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Mike Finch

Franconia is thrilled to have Mike Finch as our Praise and Worship Leader at our 9:45 AM Vital Contemporary Worship service. Here’s more about Mike: “Twelve short years ago I became a believer and accepted Jesus as my savior. One of the first things I did as a new Christian was to teach myself the guitar […]


Shelly Naisbitt

Shelly Naisbitt is Franconia’s office manager. Shelly is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and she is a “war bride;” she ordered her husband, Dave, to marry her four hours before he deployed to Operation Desert Shield in October, 1990.  Shelly joined him six weeks later and they honeymooned in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Upon the […]

Kimberly Santoro

Kimberly Santoro

I first came into the All God’s Children family in 2011, when my eldest daughter was in the Lambs’ Class. I instantly felt at home in the warm, nurturing atmosphere of the school, and by extension, the church. I am thrilled to begin this next chapter as Director of the Preschool Program at Franconia UMC. […]