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.



  • Blair Moorhead, director of christian mission and outreach

    Blair is so excited to join the CPC team as Mission Coordinator. She has served the PC(USA) as a Young Adult Volunteer in Kenya, a Fellow at the Office of Public Witness, and in children's and youth ministry. When not at CPC she is a social worker at a social service agency in DC. She is a candidate for ordination in the Presbytery of the Northern Plains,in her home state of North Dakota. Please e-mail Blair about getting involved in the mission of the church: clarendonmission@gmail.com.

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



  • charles Worle, music director

    Charles is honored to be CPC's new choir director and accompanist.  He has worked in both Maryland and New York as a church choral director and pianist since 2008.  Charles received his masters in piano performance from the University of Maryland School of Music in 2017.  When not teaching piano or working at CPC, Charles stays active in social justice causes.  He volunteers as a pianist with the Missionaries of Charity Men's Home in Washington, DC.  Charles loves the ocean and has  a 6 year old pet cat named Alejandro.

    Charles' preferred pronouns are he, him, his.

  • 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.