OUr Staff and Pastor

  • Rev. Alice Rose Tewell, Pastor

    Click here for an introductory video from Alice.

    Click here for Alice's YouTube Channel featuring "Clarendon Challenges" and v-logs. 

    Alice (she/her/hers) began as our Pastor (Stated Supply) in April of 2020, a few weeks into Clarendon Presbyterian entering into the age of virtual worship.  She is investing her time getting to know the rich stories of the CPC Community, leading the community in worship, providing pastoral care, and listening for ways that CPC can continue to invest in being a neighbor to the Arlington and Northern VA community.  She is particularly interested in how CPC can celebrate the church's deep relationship with the LGBTQi community, how CPC can best partner with those who are most vulnerable, and how CPC can serve as a beacon and place of welcome for all who come to the church.  To learn more about the work of the church, follow us on the church's Facebook and Instagram platforms. 

    Alice comes to CPC celebrating 10 years of ordained ministry with experience serving as the Associate Pastor and Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, NY (2010-2014) and as the Associate Pastor and Deputy Head of Staff at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington DC (2014-2020).  Prior to ordination, Alice served as the Youth Director at Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA (2008-2010). In these various calls, her focus has been on growing creative worship, fellowship and mission experiences for families, leading young adult fellowship, and advocating for those experiencing homelessness.  She holds a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BA with honors in International Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  She is currently pursuing a certificate on Executive Leadership for female leaders through Iron Sharpening Iron, a Lily Endowment funded program through Princeton Theological Seminary.  For the National Capital Presbytery, she is a member of the Church Development Committee. She has previously served on the Racism Task Force and as Moderator/ Vice Moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 

    Alice lives in Arlington with her husband, two young children, and not so young black Labrador mix.  For centering and sometimes as a form of prayer, Alice enjoys running outside, yoga, and gardening.  These days, she also spends a lot of her time helping her children with virtual learning and making a lot of home cooked meals! 

    She hopes to connect with you these days over Zoom, email, text or phone call. 

    Email:  alicertewell@gmail.com

    Cell phone: 202-805-3720

    Meeting Office Hours:  M, T, W, Th: 9-11:30 am and 12:30-3:30 pm

  • Rev. Blair Moorhead, director of christian mission and outreach

    Blair (she/her/hers) has been serving as Director of Mission since May 2019. She loves joining with the congregation to work for justice with neighbors in Arlington and beyond through the church’s organizing and service ministries. Blair comes to Clarendon after working as a social worker in homeless services and trauma-informed therapy. She was ordained in February 2020 in National Capital Presbytery, and formerly served the church as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer and fellow at the Office of Public Witness. Blair also is the site coordinator for the PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Site in Washington, DC. She lives with her husband and son in Arlington.

  • Brooklyn Anderson, music director

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

  • Beth trent, BookKeeper

    Beth joined CPC staff in 2017.  She offers administrative support to church leaders and the congregation on an ongoing basis.  Beth lives in Springfield with her wife and 3 cats.

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