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Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor Peter James

The Rev. Dr. Peter G. James, Senior Pastor
703-938-9050; email peter.james(at)

Peter James has served at VPC since 1979.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Religion from Ohio Wesleyan University, his Masters in Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Seminary and his Doctorate in Ministry from Union Seminary.  He received the Robert J. Lamott Preaching Award as a seminary student.  He is passionate about sharing Christ with others through preaching, discipleship, church planting, and missions work.

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The Rev. Glenda Simpkins Hoffman, Associate Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Glenda Simpkins Hoffman, Associate Pastor
703-938-9050, x114; email

Ministry passions for Glenda are discipleship and spiritual formation.  She enjoys leading others to experience the love of Christ more deeply, to learn to love him more and to learn to love others in his name.  And she is excited about the Great Commission — to make disciples of all nations.

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The Rev. David Jordan-Haas, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

The Rev. David S. Jordan-Haas, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
703-938-9050; email

David was called to VPC in September of 2008 after serving for 11 years at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Connecticut, as Pastor for Caring Ministries.  Prior to Noroton Presbyterian David served as an Associate Pastor in Mansfield, Ohio and as a University Chaplain at Fairfield University.  His heart’s prayer is “to desire to desire you more, Jesus.”

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The Rev. Dr. E. Stanley Ott, Teaching Pastor

The Rev. Dr. E. Stanley Ott, Teaching Pastor
703-938-9050, x151; email

E. Stanley Ott joined the pastoral staff at VPC in October 2006 as a part-time teaching pastor.  He focuses on the ministry of leadership development, and conducts regular classes and training seminars designed to help staff and lay leaders understand how to conduct effective ministry in the 21st century. He served many years as a senior pastor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he developed the Vital Churches Institute (, whereby he trains pastors and church leaders.

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The Rev. Chris Hammond, Parish Associate

The Rev. Connie Jordan-Haas, Parish Associate

The Rev. Connie Jordan-Haas became a Parish Associate at VPC in September 2010.  As a Parish Associate, she comes alongside the pastoral staff to support them in the discipling and worship ministries of VPC.  Leading a “Growing Your Soul” group, speaking to the PW or MOPS women, teaching elementary Sunday School, leading occasional seminars and assisting in worship are some of the primary ways Connie fulfills her ministry as one of VPC’s Parish Associates.

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