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Pastor/Head of Staff

Rev. Adele Crawford (She/Her)

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 nearly 2 decades of 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, work in her garden, share a glass of beer or wine with friends, read, attend concerts/theater, and travel.

Commissioned Ruling Elder

Kris Obom Maldarelli (She/Her)

Dr. Kris Obom Maldarelli is a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (2022) earning a master’s degree in Mission and Discipleship. Prior to attending seminary, she retired from her position as the Director of the Center for Biotechnology Education at Johns Hopkins University where she oversaw master’s degrees in Biotechnology and Individualized Genomics and Health and taught online and onsite. Kris has been a member of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years, serving as a Ruling Elder on their Session with responsibilities for Vital Worship, and on their most recent Senior Pastor Nominating Committee.
Being called to greater participation in the church, Kris also serves as a Commissioned Ruling Elder in National Capital Presbytery. Kris spends much of her time at Warner providing pastoral care to many of our home-bound members and providing leadership in Worship as needed.
LCYC Director

Rana Oriolo (She/Her)

Rana Oriolo serves as the director of the Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC). She brings over a decade of experience in pre-school administration and teaching preschool students. 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. 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.

Office Manager

Trevor Wind (He/Him)

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.
Music Director

Peter Smeallie (He/Him)

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.
Tech Director

Peter Brown (He/Him)

Peter Brown joined us during the middle of the pandemic as we made the shift to a multi-platform style of worship. Peter brings a wealth of experience, and has helped Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church nurture our desire to provide a meaningful worship experience for all who are able to join.
Peter Brown has a BFA from the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts, in picture editing and sound design. He was raised in Arlington VA.
Sunday School Teacher

Shervonne Johnson (She/Her)

Shervonne attended Columbia Union College (Washington Adventist University) where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration. She is currently attending Trinity University in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is a Preschool Director at the Friendship Children’s Center. She enjoys making a difference in the lives of children as they enter her school environment. She believes that learning is a fun process and not a routine.
During her spare time, she likes to travel, go to the movies, go bowling, and enjoy a White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks!
Digital Minister

Jesy Littlejohn (They/Them)

Jesy Littlejohn is a ruling elder in the PC(USA) and serves as Clerk of Session and Office Manager at Oaklands Presbyterian Church in Laurel, Maryland and the Office Administrator at Arlington Presbyterian Church in Virginia. They also are the Social Media Producer for the Presbyterian Outlook and the Director of Operations for More Light Presbyterians. They earned a Bachelor's degree in political science from Grove City College and a Masters degree in Human and Social Services from Walden University. Jesy is a trained ICF Coach, a trained CAT Interpreter, and a Facilitator (coach/training leader) with NEXTChurch. Jesy and Elder Shani McIlwain co-host a podcast called Embracing Race: Conversations with Truth and Intention, found wherever you get your podcasts. Jesy and their wife, Sara, have two children, a son, Toby and a daughter, Charlie.

At Warner, Jesy spends much of their time managing our Social Media pages and will eventually work alongside the office manager to maintain and update the WMPC website.