Who We Are

We are a rich diversity of folks where everyone is appreciated and encouraged to grow in their relationship to God and each other.  Hear what youth director, Eric Snader says about one aspect of COf's youth ministry by clicking here. 

Ministry Leadership

Rob Vaughn, Pastor

drrobvaughn@gmail.com


Rev. Rob Vaughn is passionate about serving God with all of one's heart, soul and mind. Grateful to be able to serve a church with a heart for serving the community, Rob has been one of COF's pastors since 1998 having previously served churches in Springfield, Alexandria, Richmond and Tidewater. Educated at Randolph-Macon College, Wesley Theological Seminary, UVA, and at the University of Pennsylvania where Rob earned a Ph.D. in sexuality education (a joint program in the School of Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, and medical school), Rob also teaches for the United Methodist connection in the arena of sexual ethics and every few years at Randolph-Macon College and Wesley Theological Seminary. Rob was elected as one of the 11 Virginia Conference clergy delegates to the denomination's 2016 General Conference and also serves on the General Board of Church & Society. 


When not at COF, Rob enjoys flying airplanes, kayaking, eating BBQ and volunteers as a paramedic in Loudoun County.


For a recent CBS interview about refugees including Rev. Rob click here

Rev. Beth Labella-Foster, Pastor

beth.labella@gmail.com

Beth LaBella-Foster joined the COF staff in 2014. A strong desire to experience an ever-deepening faith leads her to share her love of theology, biblical texts and spiritual practices with others. After developing and teaching Adult Education classes in local churches for over two decades, Beth entered seminary in 2006 where she earned a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. She also holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Beth served two local churches in the Dallas area and was lead pastor of the Open Door Community at First UMC Rockwall before moving to Northern Virginia in 2013.


In addition to her quest to find really good Mexican food in NoVa, Beth enjoys venturing out to explore the beauty of the area, gardening, watching movies, and travel. 

Dr. MaryAnn McKavitt East

Director of Music

maryann.east@gmail.com

Mary Ann East has spent most of her life in the Washington DC Metro area. She has proven herself a talented performer, conductor, and teacher. Upon graduation from Indiana University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, Mary Ann returned to teach for Fairfax County Public Schools as a general music teacher and choral director. Her choirs consistently earned Superior and Excellent ratings in festivals and competitions.  


While teaching, she completed twor Masters of Music degrees, one in in Choral Conducting and another in Vocal Performance at George Mason University. While at GMU Mary Ann performed in several opera productions, most notably as Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute. After completing her MM degrees in 2005 Mary Ann joined the faculty of GMU conducting the Women's Chorale and teaching a music education course.


Mary Ann also has experience as a church musician, as soloist and cantor in several DC area churches and as Director of Music Ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (VA) from 2006-2012. Ms. East revived the choir at UUCR, began a handbell choir in 2008, and facilitated the church band. She is a UUA Credentialed Music Leader, graduating with the second class.  


Ms. East founded Capital Harmonia in January 2013. This new community women's chorus will be performing around the DC Metro region througout the year. To learn more visit Capital Harmonia's website.


Ms. East is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from Boston University.  


For more information about connecting with Mary Ann, visit. www.maryanneast.com


Kelli Timanus

Children's Ministry Director

children@cofumc.org

Kelli Timanus has served as the Children's Coordinator at Community of Fatih UMC for seven years. She has a background in education and has worked with children of all ages - from toddler to senior high. At CoF, Kelli is primarily responsible for coordinating programs and volunteers for children ages PreK-upper elementary school.


A native of Minnesota, Kelli enjoys reading, learning new things and exploring the NOVA and DC area with her husband and son.

Di Hannum Beaty

Office Manager

Office@cofumc.org

Managing the organized chaos of a church office, Di has been a part of COF's staff since 2000. Before coming to Virginia in 1983, Di spent time in New York and southern California and before joining our staff, Di worked in the administrive side of constructon management. 


Miyo Shimodo

Nursery Care Leader

With a graduate degree in early childhood education, children are in great hands when they hang out in the nursery on Sunday mornings. Miyo has been a part of COF's staff since 2008 and her family are active participants in the life of the community.

Eric Snader

Youth Director

ericsnader@hotmail.com

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Dr. Kelli Nan

Accompanist

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