Staff

Arlene Decina
Director of Spiritual Growth
dcm@burkepreschurch.org

Our Director of Spiritual Growth Ministries, Arlene Decina, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Ohio University and a teaching certificate in mathematics and science from George Mason University. She taught high school in Fairfax County Public Schools for 10 years and served in the children's ministry programs of Burke Presbyterian Church for 8 years before joining the staff.

Julianne Erbrecht
Director of Music Ministry
music@burkepreschurch.org

Julianne Erbrecht, Director of Music Ministries, came to BPC in August 2003 and is responsible for our entire music program. Previously, she served as Assistant Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Music (voice) from Grove City College, and a Master's Degree in Sacred Music (choral conducting) from Emory University. She directs Chancel Choir, IMPACT Youth Choir and Rainbow Promise and Rainbow Connection Children's Choirs.

Stacey Snow
Preschool Director
preschool@burkepreschurch.org

Stacey Snow holds a BA in Latin (with a minor in Music) from Wake Forest University. She did her graduate study in Secondary Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also done much additional graduate level coursework in Early Childhood Counseling and Development at the University of Virginia. Stacey has taught over the past 20 years at the preschool, elementary, secondary and college levels. She was the Children's Education elder at BPC from 1991-1994 and was also a deacon here. In addition, she taught piano lessons in her home for 10 years. Stacey is the proud mother of two boys (and two dogs and a cat!)

Tim McReynolds
Accompanist
Tim McReynolds comes to us from Roland Park Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, where he has served as both the pianist and a chorister. Tim’s performances have taken him many places, ranging domestically from Maryville College in Tennessee to Carnegie Hall in New York City. Internationally, he has performed in Germany, Austria, and Italy. The Baltimore Sun has called Tim an “excellent pianist,” while the Classical Journal web site proclaimed him a “brilliant accompanist.” Tim’s bachelor’s degree is from Indiana University, his master’s from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in collaborative piano from the University of Maryland, where he currently works full time as a lecturer in the Vocal and Opera Division of the School of Music.

Cindy Pettigrew
Office Administrator
office@burkepreschurch.org

Our office administrator, Cindy Pettigrew, a native of Tennessee, holds a BS in Elementary Education from King University in Bristol, TN and a MS in Church Management from Villanova University, Villanova, PA. As an Air force wife, she has a wide range of teaching experiences, from preschool to Lamaze classes, to private piano lessons in her home. Cindy previously worked at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Washington, DC and at All Saints Episcopal Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has been at BPC since 2009 and enjoys meeting all the people that come into the church office.

Kim Marin
Director of Communications
office@burkepreschurch.org

Kim Douglass Marin grew up in the Washington area. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from The College of Wooster and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She worked as a newspaper reporter for 10 years, covering everything from school board meetings to beauty pageants, before transitioning to magazine editing. She was the managing editor of the American Diabetes Association's monthly magazine, and she has worked as a freelance writer, editor and blogger. Kim is a lifelong Presbyterian and an ordained deacon in the PCUSA; she met her husband, Geoff, in an church young adult group! Together they are raising two kids.

Holly Walsh
Treasurer
treasurer@burkepreschurch.org

Holly Paige Walsh was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1995. She has previously worked for Price Waterhouse, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Coca Cola Enterprises, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Holly married her husband, and into the active duty Air Force military life, in December 2000. They have three children – one daughter and two sons – ages 15, 13 and 10.

Since leaving Texas – they have lived in Oklahoma, Montana, Colorado, Alabama, Nebraska, Texas (again), and Virginia (on 3 separate assignments!). They now call Burke home! Holly stayed home with her children for the last 15 years, volunteering in their classrooms, on PTA boards, as a sports/ dance team mom, a Girl Scout cookie mom, Vacation Bible School teacher, and in various military spouse groups/ leadership groups as an advocate for military children and families everywhere. Holly loves to travel and spend time with her husband & children, family, and friends. Her interests include child advocacy, photography, reading, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors.