Meet Our Staff

Staff

  • Rev. Adele Crawford -
  • Rana Oriolo - LCYC Director
  • Peter Smeallie - Music Director
  • Shervonne Johnson - Sunday Morning Preschool/Nursery Aide
  • Sungho Paik - Organist
  • Trevor Wind - Office Manager
Rev. Adele Crawford -

Rev. Adele Crawford

We are pleased to welcome Reverend Adele Crawford as Warner's new pastor! Adele grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, where both music and church played central roles in her life from an early age. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music before embarking on a 15-year professional career in opera.

In 2005, she finally felt ready to answer the other call in her life - one to ministry - which she had felt since she was 19. As a fourth-generation pastor, she likes to say she "entered the family business." After a year at Louisville Seminary, she transferred to Yale Divinity School where she earned her MDiv in 2008. As an ordained PC(USA) pastor with eleven years experience, Adele takes seriously and joyfully her vow to serve the church with "energy, intelligence, imagination and love."

In her spare time, Adele loves to hike or walk with her 11 year old Cocker Spaniel, Rony, work in her garden, share a glass of beer or wine with friends, read, attend concerts/theater, and travel.
10123 Connecticut Ave. Kensington MD 20895 301-949-2900
Rana Oriolo - LCYC Director

Rana Oriolo

LCYC Director

Our new director, Rana Oriolo, comes to LCYC from the Rockville Community Nursery School, where she had over nine years of experience teaching in the 2-year-old, 3-year old and 4-year old programs, and served as assistant director. Rana’s positive attitude, kind disposition, and non-stop energy make it very easy for parents to entrust their most precious possessions to her. Her ability to balance the individual needs of students, along with her understanding of young children’s development in a group, allow her to create a warm, nurturing environment where children learn together and thrive as individuals. Rana is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development and a Birth-Kindergarten teaching license. She has completed continuing education in preschool administration.

Rana knows the parent cooperative model from both sides, as a teacher and a parent. She grew up in Montgomery County and attended MCPS schools from Pre-K to twelfth grade. She lives in Olney with her husband and three children, ages 9, 6 and 15 months.
10123 Connecticut Ave Kensington MD 20895 301-949-2933
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.
301-949-2900
Shervonne Johnson - Sunday Morning Preschool/Nursery Aide

Shervonne Johnson

Sunday Morning Preschool/Nursery Aide

My name is Shervonne Johnson. I am from the United States Virgin Islands (St. Croix). I attended Columbia Union College (Washington Adventist University) where I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration. I am currently attending Trinity University in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

I am a Preschool Director at the Friendship Children’s Center. I enjoy making a difference in the lives of children as they enter my school environment. I believe that learning is a fun process and not a routine.

During my spare time, I like to travel, go to the movies, go bowling, and enjoy a White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks.

My favorite Bible text which has been my rock and foundation is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Philippians 4:13
Sungho Paik - Organist

Sungho Paik

Organist

Sungho Paik has been serving Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church since 2015. He has received his Bachelors and Masters degrees and a Graduate Performance Diploma in organ performance from Peabody Conservatory. He has served as an organist at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church and other churches in Northern Virginia. He loves to serve God and the congregation at Warner through his music.
301-949-2900
Trevor Wind - Office Manager

Trevor Wind

Office Manager

Trevor Wind serves as our Office Manager. He grew up in Bethesda, and is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where he earned a B.S. in environmental science. Currently he is the web developer (part-time) for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, where he assists in processing environmental data for Native American tribes. His previous work includes Harvard University Co-Op, where he worked on geological sampling, Trinity Solar, where he was an outreach representative helping people access federal and state grants for no-cost solar programs, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where he reported on forest cover. Trevor and his brother hope someday to start their own non-profit to assist under-resourced communities with environmental stewardship.
301-949-2900