Rev. James (Jim) Lunde – Pastor and Head of Staff
Pastor Jim is originally from Lansing, Michigan—making him an avid Spartans and Tigers fan! He discerned a call to ministry while participating in youth conferences and while in college working at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. He is a graduate of Alma College in Michigan (B.A. History and Religion) and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (Master of Divinity). Following seminary, Pastor Jim served in the Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry Residency program at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana which is considered to be the “Rhodes Scholar” program for new pastors. He then served as the Pastor of Graystone Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN until coming to WPC in 2016 to be our Pastor.
As a life-long Presbyterian, Pastor Jim loves the church and its ability to be a place that builds disciples and brings people together in Christ. He loves getting to know folks in the church as well as the opportunity to dive deep into scripture through his preaching and teaching ministries. When he’s not busy writing sermons and visiting church members, Pastor Jim enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, playing tennis, and listening to podcasts.
Katie Snyder – Director of Christian Education
Katie Snyder, raised in Winchester, VA, studied at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA earning a dual degree in Christian Education and Elementary Education. She previously served as the Director of Christian Education for 6 years at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, Virginia. While at Trinity she continued her training and became a certified Christian Educator according to the PC USA. In 2018 Katie moved to Warrenton to serve at WPC. Katie aspires to faithfully seek God while encouraging and empowering others to do the same. She enjoys spending time with her family including her husband and their cat. She loves learning, knitting, singing, and reading mystery novels.
Sarah Solomon – Director of Music
An active musician and music educator, Sarah is a native of Millville, Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lebanon Valley College in 2014. When Sarah isn’t in church, she is teaching music to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 7th Grade at Wakefield Country Day School. Her passion for music and creativity is what inspires her to make worship meaningful to those in the congregation at Warrenton Presbyterian Church.
Anne Timberlake – Organist
Anne Timberlake is a native of Warrenton, growing up in the Warrenton Presbyterian Church, where she began studying organ as a teenager with Mrs. Isabelle Jones. Advanced studies were with Scott Withrow at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, TN, and with James Dorroh and Warren Hutton in Birmingham, AL. She has been a church organist since 1971 serving churches in Nashville, Birmingham, and Falls Church, VA before returning to become the organist at Warrenton Presbyterian Church in 2003. Anne is an active member of the American Guild of Organists and holds the Service Playing and Colleague Certificates awarded by the Guild as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, each with a major in Physical Education and Minor in music. Having retired from a long career as a physical educator, she is excited to focus on her work as church organist for WPC.
Mary Hall – Office Manager
Mary Hall joined the staff in September of 2009 as Office Manager/Financial Secretary. Mary has been a member of Warrenton Presbyterian Church since 2003. She served two terms as a deacon and serves on several committees including the Fellowship Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Membership Committee. Stop by the church office some day to say hello. She is never too busy to sit and talk awhile. But be warned, she might put you to work.