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Meet our Church Staff

The church staff is responsible for the management of our church through various ways.


Pastor Zavandro Andriamaheninkaja (aka Hoda Zavandro)

Interim Pastor

Pastor Hoda was ordained on the 8th of July 1999, in Tsihombe - Madagascar. He has been serving, as Pastor, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since 2002. He enjoys proclaiming the “Love of Christ”, teaching the Word of God and praising the Lord through music.


Kim Tantillo

Program Associate/Co-Director of Music

Kim leads St. John’s New Spirit Praise Band in worship each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening in the Tree of Life Worship Center. “Miss Kim” also directs the Children’s Choir (children in grades K-5) and Youth Choir (young people in middle school and high school)...

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Mary Ward

Co- Director of Music/ Senior & Mens Choir/ Hand Bells

Mary has served at St. John’s since 1998. She earned a Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and has served as organist and/or choir director for several Episcopal, United Churches of Christ and Lutheran churches in the area...

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.

Office Administrator


Joel Giambrone

Caretaker / Property Manager

I am the Caretaker of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. I am Retired from the United States Navy. I was born in Bronx, New York. I have lived in the VA/DC/MD Metropolitan area since 2002."

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