OUr Staff


  • David Ensign, Pastor

    Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1999, the Rev. Dr. David Ensign has served as pastor of Clarendon Presbyterian Church, in Arlington, VA, for more than a decade. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from DePaul University and a masters in religious studies from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He also attended Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY, while undergoing “the trials of ordination.” Over a beer or two he can explain precisely why they are called that. He currently serves on the board of People of Faith for Equality in Virginia and the activist council of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. He lives in Arlington with his wife, Cheryl. They are the parents of three young adults. He writes stories, songs and poetry, and blogs when the spirit moves him. In 2013-14, with his son, Martin, he co-wrote and co-directed the documentary film, Crooked. Learn more about David.

    I prefer you use "David," but if only a pronoun works, use he, him, his.



  • JoAnne Sharp, Director of Christian Education


    "Education is my passion, not just as a teacher but as a learner. Our Christian formation doesn't end when we graduate high school, and I learn not only when a group of adults gather, but also when I am coloring with the youngest members of our faith community. For almost 30 years I have been involved in Christian formation, the last 10 as a "professional". The last year here at CPC has given me a new level of energy and I can't wait to explore it with others."

    JoAnne's preferred pronouns are she, her, hers

  • Beth trent, office Administrator

    "As the office administrator, I get to interact with congregation members on a daily basis. At CPC, I am always greeted with a warm welcome, and enjoy frequent invitations to join the Clarendon community as we engage with each other and the community at large."

    Beth's preferred pronouns are she, her, hers.