Our Staff

Meet Warner Memorial's Outstanding Staff

Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Kirby Lawrence Hill - Pastor
  • Jan Moody - Director of  Youth and Educational Minsitries
  • Peter Smeallie - Music Director
  • Dina Bickel - Administrative Assistant
  • Karen Murphy - Director, LCYC
Rev. Dr. Kirby Lawrence Hill - Pastor

Rev. Dr. Kirby Lawrence Hill

Pastor

The Reverend Kirby Lawrence Hill is Pastor of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church. He’s happy to be called Kirby or Reverend Hill. Prior to 2005, when he and his family came to Warner Memorial, he served churches in Memphis and Atlanta. He is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He has served the larger church, providing leadership in missions, peacemaking, and child advocacy.
10123 Connecticut Avenue Kensington MD 20895 301-949-2900
Jan Moody - Director of  Youth and Educational Minsitries

Jan Moody

Director of Youth and Educational Minsitries

Jan is a certified Christian Educator, has a B.A. in English and a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia and has served as Warner’s Director of Youth and Educational Ministries since 1995. Jan partners with other members of the staff and church members to equip children, youth, and adults to carry out the mission of the church and to serve as faithful disciples of Christ. She has a passion for creating and implementing new ways to explore how the living word of Scripture applies to our everyday lives. She is also a fan of labyrinths, twizzlers, and mystery novels.
10123 Connecticut Avenue Kensington MD 20895 301-949-2900
Peter Smeallie - Music Director

Peter Smeallie

Music Director

Peter Smeallie has been involved with the music program at Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church since 1988, including a 12-year stint as Associate Director of Music from 1990 to 2002. He serves as Choral Music and Theatre Director at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, a position he has held since 1986. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Music Education Degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
10123 Connecticut Avenue Kensington MD 20895 301-949-2900
Dina Bickel - Administrative Assistant

Dina Bickel

Administrative Assistant

Dina has served as the administrative assistant of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church since February 2015. Prior to joining Warner, she has been a stay-at-home mom for 11 years. She holds architecture degrees from University of Maryland at College Park and has gratefully found fulfilling part-time work that works with her family. Married with three children, Dina enjoys spending time with her active family and playing tennis competitively.
Karen Murphy - Director, LCYC

Karen Murphy

Director, LCYC

Karen has served as the Director of the Learning Center for Young Children for more than twenty years. She partners with LCYC staff in guiding children and their parents to prepare for school and the future. Knowledgeable, friendly, and caring, Karen often meets former students and parents in the community and enjoys learning how they have developed. She is married and the mother of two adult children and a cat lover.
10123 Connecticut Ave Kensington MD 20895 301-949-2933