Sara discovered St. Matthew's as her church home upon moving to Virginia in 2017, and she notes that her drive to serve on the vestry comes from the desire to create the community in which she wants to live. She believes that responsibility lies with each of us, and she tries to embody this philosophy in everything she does. She and her husband, Justin, have three daughters whom they have carted around the world most of their lives. They’ve enjoyed living in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Ethiopia, which has led to her family’s taste for eclectic art and spicy food and a special appreciation for other cultures and all those less fortunate in our world. Currently, Sara works as a strategic communicator. Sara loves to cook, read, and travel. Born and raised in Washington State, she also loves drizzling rain, evergreen trees, and salmon.
Dan became an Episcopalian in 1998 when he and Katie were married. He has been a member of St. Matthew’s since 2003 when he and Katie moved to Northern Virginia from Texas via a two-year layover in St. Louis, Missouri. They now live in Leesburg and have twin daughters, Evie and Allie. Dan has been on the Finance Committee for over ten years and has previously served twice on the Vestry.
A Northern Virginia native and lifelong believer, Caitlin decided in 2019 to seek out a new church home. Her plan was to visit several different congregations, but she started with St. Matt’s and never made it to the others! As a newly minted Episcopalian and member of the church, Caitlin first researched what a vestry actually was before accepting the invitation to serve. She is inspired by and will endeavor to fulfill its purpose of “supporting the church’s mission by word and deed.” A geologist who graduated from the College of William and Mary, Caitlin is employed by a large engineering firm, where she particularly enjoys fieldwork focused on environmental remediation. When work doesn’t provide enough time outdoors, Caitlin can be found hiking and birdwatching. But when work outdoors involves lugging heavy equipment over miles of rugged terrain in all weathers, Caitlin prefers to relax by reading and watching hockey. She looks forward to interacting and praying with the Young Professionals of St. Matt’s!
Heather Tomaszek is originally from New Jersey and has been coming to Saint Matthew's since 2015. She is a 2011 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology currently working as a Naval Architect and residing in Sterling, VA. She enjoys working with the youth group and looks forward to VBS every year.
Kristin and her family (Matt, Sophie, and Charlie) decided to join the St. Matt’s family about three years ago after her dear friend, Haley Elliott, introduced her to St. Matt’s. The Drummond family had moved to Virginia from New Jersey in late 2015, and they searched for years for a new church to call home. Not long after attending the Children's Christmas Pageant with another St. Matt's family, the Drummond family officially joined St. Matt’s. In 2020, she joined the Community Outreach team as a church liaison to Potowmack Elementary. She found the work to be so impactful and important that she wanted to do more. She is excited to serve on the Vestry as the Community Outreach Coordinator and is thankful to Adrian Mattina and Miriam Turner for bringing her into the fold. She looks forward to working with the members of St. Matt’s to continue to make a real and positive impact on our community.
Originally from Los Angeles, Syd moved to Virginia at 16 years old and has remained in the area ever since. He completed his undergrad degree at James Madison University and finished his education with a master’s at Marymount University. Syd and his wife, Alyson, daughter, Siena, and son, Reiff, have been members of St. Matthew’s since 2016. The family of 4, plus Alyson’s mom (Grandma Lynda), live in Leesburg. Syd and Alyson stumbled upon St. Matthew’s via a Google search of “Episcopal church + Sterling” and have been in love with the church and its members since attending their first service. Syd is excited to be part of the Vestry and looks forward to the experience and to give back to the community.
Sharon grew up in Reston, VA and went to South Lakes High School. She has three adult children, Natalia, Claudia, and Nicolas. The girls live nearby in Fairfax and Arlington and Nick is currently in school at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She also has a 9-year-old Havanese named Chipper. Sharon lives in Sterling and primarily works from home. She established a software development company in 2009 that builds websites, mobile apps, and SharePoint services. During her time off she likes to run, read, watch TV and cook for family gatherings.
Sharon came to Saint Matthew’s a few years ago looking for a new church and quickly felt right at home. She is excited about helping St. Matthews serve our community and continue her spiritual growth.