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Posts from 2021

Raymond Newman

Mr. Raymond Newman is one of the Sextons/ Custodians at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Raymond worked for the church for many years at the Building Superintendent. To contact Raymond, please call the church at 202-393-3700.

David Smoot

David Smoot is the Building Superintendent at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. He manages the day to day building operations for the church as well as supervises the 4 sextons (custodians). To contact David, please email him at or call the church at 202-393-3700.

Rev. Dr. Sarah Johnson

Rev. Dr. Sarah JohnsonSenior Pastor / Head of StaffPhone: 202-393-3700Email: I am a life-long learner with a curious mind and an open heart. I am a challenger and a risk-taker who loves to read, write, teach, and preach. I love to begin the day with a long run and a good cup of coffee,…

Theo Brown

Theo Brown is the Director of the McClendon Scholar in Residence (MSIR) program at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Theo works with the MSIR board to bring theological scholars from around the country to NYAPC to speak primarily on topics of race and poverty.

Advent 2021

Advent 2021 Let There Be Light!During the Advent Season, we look for and prepare our hearts to see the light of Christ, the love of God born in our world, whose presence shines in the hardest and darkest parts of our lives, and who is still doing so today. It is the light that John’s gospel says, “shines in the darkness, and the…

Robin Williams

Ms. Robin Williams is the mostly afternoon and evening receptionist at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Robin has worked at the church since 2016 bringing a warm welcome to visitors and members who come. You are most likely to see Robin when you come for evening meetings, including Community Club, and on Sunday afternoons. To contact Robin, please call the church at 202-393-3700.

Lance Jameson

Lance Jameson is the Senior Accountant at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Lance staffs the all of the finance committees of the church as well as the Trustees. He works diligently to make sure that our financial system is as transparent and accessible as possible to both members and staff. Please contact him with any finance or giving questions or concerns at or 202-393-3700 ext. 215.

Tammi McCoy

A native of Washington, DC and proud graduate of Dunbar High School, Tammi considers herself a problem solver with a passion for helping people. She strives to offer everyone she meets with a friendly smile and an encouraging and uplifting word. Tammi’s philosophy is to “always keep God at the center of everything you do.”…

Demarco Williams

I am Demarco Williams. I’m 26 years old and married to Tiara Williams. We have a one-year-old dog named Rainbow. I was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, by a great family. I graduated from Fairmont Heights High School. I enjoy creating art, from drawings to paintings. I also like to travel and try different…

Catherine Schultheis

Ms. Cathy Schultheis is the Director of Planned Giving and Special Gifts at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Cathy has been a member at NYAPC since childhood, and brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to her position. You will often see Cathy in the back of church on Sundays hosting and providing coffee and treat fellowship as well as preparing special gifts for the children and youth of the church.