The Rev. Will Packard became the Priest-in-Charge of St. Andrew’s on July 1, 2020. Will came to us from St. David’s in Ashburn, Virginia, with a focus on youth formation, worship, pastoral care, and other areas of ministry. Will is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South where he learned his love of nature and, most recently, of the Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to entering seminary, Will worked for the Diocese of Virginia as the clerk to the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee and he spent several years working in downtown D.C. for The Pew Charitable Trusts in their Philanthropic and Government Relations departments.
As a priest, Will sees a passion for pastoral care in carrying out the Gospel. As a collaborative leader, he works with the Vestry and all of the people of St. Andrew’s to discern how we may embody the radical hospitality of Christ’s mission. With energy, he looks forward to getting to know the community.
Will resides in Burke with his wife Paige and two daughters, Emma and Libby. They recently welcomed a new puppy Lucy and Will has already taken on her theological training. Will and his family are settling into their new home and are excited to be a part of the St. Andrew’s community.