Rev. Amy Rowe
My background in social work and international affairs has carried me through five continents. I’ve sung midnight karaoke on a rural bus with communist officials; fended off ostrich and baboon attacks with my resourceful husband; slurped shark fin soup with intoxicated bureaucrats; and shared stories with some pretty amazing people along the way.
I live with my husband and two kids and lots of books in South Arlington. In my spare time you can find me hiking, birdwatching, herping (that's reptile-finding) with my son, thrifting with my daughter, and drinking inappropriate quantities of coffee.
Planting Incarnation with our founding rector, Rev. Liz Gray, has been one of the deepest joys of my life. I love pastoring the wonderful people of this community and figuring out together what it means to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Email me: amy at incarnationanglican dot org
ASSOCIATE RECTOR (interim)
Rev. Katie Hamlin
I grew up in central Pennsylvania but moved to Washington, DC, for my first job out of college. This area has been my home through many transitions. I met my husband here. I discerned my call to ministry here after working for almost fifteen years in the field of conflict transformation and international development. My three children were born here. Threaded through all this change has been a deep desire to know and love God and to lead others into his loving embrace. It’s why I care so passionately about equipping believers to be little Christs.
I have always been drawn to the beauty of nature and so you can often find me hiking, biking, running, or camping. In the colder months, I love curling up with a cup of coffee or tea with a knitting project or a good book.
Email me: katie at incarnationanglican dot org
LEAD CHILDREN'S CATECHIST
I lasted a short time in DC's political world before joining the staff of Little Lights Urban Ministries, where I loved connecting the resources of individuals and churches from across the spectrum of political ideology, race, and age—to the mission of sharing Christ's love with kids and families in a particular DC neighborhood. I still delight in the diversity of the church. Because my husband's family moved to the states from Mexico, my respect for the immigrant experience has deepened over the years, and these days I love helping with the adult English classes at another wonderful neighborhood-based non-profit, Casa Chirilagua.
Now that I stay at home with our young children, I've enjoyed observing their joy in hearing about the God who knows and loves them. During our family's short-lived attempt to get out of the Washington, DC area, we lived in Nashville, where we hosted a weekly dinner for cousins and friends every Sunday for a year (!) and had our third child. During that time I had the opportunity to train in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which is a lovely religious formation program that draws from the Montessori method and enables children to engage with the Gospel at their developmental level. I'm excited for the children and adults at Incarnation to learn from one another as we worship together. I hope that the children—just like the adults!—will find Incarnation to be a place to slow down, a place that fosters prayer, community, and joy in knowing Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
Email me: josie at incarnationanglican dot org
I am passionate about connecting with people, and love taking advantage of opportunities to explore the world both locally and globally. My background in international development enabled me to live and work in Albania and Southern Africa. I also spent several years working with Restoration Immigration Legal Aid, one of Incarnation’s outreach partners, providing holistic legal assistance to asylum seekers and other vulnerable immigrants in northern Virginia.
My husband Logan and I were eager to join the Incarnation launch team, and I have loved serving the church in various capacities – from hospitality to finance, children’s catechesis to vestry. We love being part of a worshipping community that values diversity, cultivates space for children, and enjoys good food!
In this season of life, I have found joy in exploring the outdoors with our rescue dog, watching our one year old son grow and experience the world, reading mystery novels, lingering over a French press, playing strategy games, trying new recipes, and sitting around the fire (inside or outside).
Email me: emily at incarnationanglican dot org
Incarnation's leadership team
Incarnation's vestry members are elected by the congregation each fall. Vestry members serve 3 year terms. Read this summary of the roles of vestries, wardens, and rectors in Anglican churches.
Front row, L to R: Amy Rowe (Rector), Kaitlin Conway (Secretary), Jared Noetzel (Finance liaison). Back row, L to R: Tom Pienaar (Warden), Jenni McSwain (Personnel liaison), Nancy Sung (Warden), Kim McKnight (Outreach liaison).
Email: vestry at incarnationanglican.org