The Discernment Team
Debby Braun and her partner Amy have been parishioners at St. Andrew’s since 2012. They had previously attended an Episcopal church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Debby has served as a Vestry member and Sunday school teacher and has participated in the Youth Workcamp program. In her free time, Debby enjoys spending time with her dog, Briar. She is honored to be part of the discernment process.
Robert J. Gleason and his family have been members of St. Andrew’s Parish since 1987. He is married with two grown daughters and one grandson. During that time, he has served on the Vestry, taught Sunday school for over 10 years, and has volunteered on the FACETS and Hypothermia programs. He is currently retired.
Andrew Guccione and his wife moved to Fairfax Station in 1997 with now-grown daughters. Andrew found his spiritual home at St. Andrew’s in 2006, and was received in 2016. He has been a member of the Endowment Fund Board, served as an usher, lector/LEM, and member of the coffee ministry at the 8:00 a.m. service, and participated in Hypothermia Week. Andrew has been a physical therapist for over 40 years, and is currently a professor at George Mason University. But his best job is being Poppy to his two granddaughters who live nearby. He is humbled to be on the Discernment Team.
January Layman-Wood (chair) joined St. Andrew’s in 2002, soon after she and her husband moved to Northern Virginia from Baltimore. She recently worked on formation and stewardship as a Vestry member. She has been a longtime Sunday School teacher and altar guild member, and she, her husband, and two daughters participate in the FACETS Hot Meals program. January works in communications for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Alice McGuin and her family began attending St. Andrew’s in 2011. A cradle Catholic, Alice found a home in St. Andrew’s that married her love of traditional Christian worship and music with the social values she believes ring true to Christ’s teachings. As a wife, full time working mom of two daughters (ages 8 & 11), and current grad school student, Sundays are a welcome respite in the busyness of this NoVa life. You can find Alice and her family at the Sunday 10:00 a.m. service where Alice teaches on both the Godly Play and 9–12th grade Sunday school teams.
Betsy Pugin is a lifelong resident of the Washington metro area. She has been a member of St. Andrew’s congregation since 2018, and has been volunteering with the ESOL program for over 3 years. She is a regular attendee at the Wednesday liturgy and Bible study class. Betsy retired from Fairfax County government, working as a social worker with the Area Agency on Aging. Currently, she stays busy with local grandchildren and several volunteer activities. She and her husband, Andre, moved last year from Burke to the Greenspring community. Betsy is pleased to find such a warm, welcoming community at St. Andrew’s and is grateful to be asked to serve on the Discernment Team.
Pam Rozelsky has been a member of St. Andrew’s since she and her husband Kevin arrived as a military family with young children 19 years ago. During that time, she has been on the Vestry, served as Senior Warden, volunteered for FACETS and other outreach and fellowship programs, chaired the Audit Committee and the Book Club, taught Sunday School, and chaperoned a youth Pilgrimage. Pam has had careers as a CPA and a teacher, including 10 years at St. Andrew’s Preschool.
Joe Steele and his wife Karen have attended St. Andrew’s for the past 21 years. Before departing on their respective college careers, their two daughters Emily and Megan spent their childhood growing up at St. Andrew’s. Joe is a member of the men’s fellowship group, has been a Greeter for newcomers, provided support to various ministries from Teen programs to grounds and maintenance, and participated as a member of the 2014 Property Committee. For the past 30 years, Joe has supported our nation’s Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities as a Government Contracts and Compliance Director for the Federal contracting community in Northern Virginia.