Our Staff 2018-02-12T17:00:10+00:00

Church Staff

Marie Adkins
Marie AdkinsOffice Adiministrator
Marie was hired in 2014 and is excited to be a part of the action at CLC! She has a long administrative background and most recently was employed at a church in Colorado before moving back to the DC area. She enjoys ministering to others with a welcoming smile and compassionate heart, as well as getting her work done! When not at the office, you can find her walking her pup, baking, reading, and meeting friends for coffee. She and her husband enjoy a good movie and good food together.


Roberta Buxton
Roberta BuxtonOffice Administrator
Roberta came out of retirement to join us as helper to Marie. With her education and administration background she feels right at home but has discovered that she will have to enroll in classes for “quick wit” in order to keep up with her co-workers. She is delighted to have the opportunity to greet and chat with all those who come through our doors. The rest of Roberta’s time is spent volunteering where she lives, enjoying activities with her family and friends and exploring our fascinating area.


Kimberly Byrum
Kimberly ByrumDirector of Community Kids Christian Preschool
Kim Byrum is a native of Sterling, Virginia. She has personally achieved the Educational/Experience qualifications as a Program Administrator/Director position with NAEYC requirements under the Alternative Pathways, Ms. Kim’s relevant training and credentials were met with the 120 formal hours for her Child Development Associates (CDA) Certification from Penn Foster. In 2013, Ms. Kim received her Preschool Credential in the CDA National Credentialing Program, from the Council for Professional in Washington, DC. Ms. Kim’s past experience was being a Children’s Director for a local church for over eight years. She took several child development classes from NOVA. Ms. Kim is certified in MAT, CPR, First Aid, Certified Child Seat Technician, Daily Health Observation and Child Abuse and Neglect.


Sara Nail
Sara NailBookkeeper
Sara has been the bookkeeper for Community Lutheran and CKCP since January 2009. She hails from the Midwest (mostly Nebraska) and now calls Ashburn home. After receiving an accounting degree from James Madison University, she sat for the CPA exam and worked for several years as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Washington, DC. She then spent 12 years in the finance department of a British Aerospace/BAE SYSTEMS division until the birth of her daughter. She was convinced to apply for the bookkeeper position while her daughter was attending CKCP, since she was driving to church several times a week already! She enjoys providing support to the “business” side of running a church and preschool so that its mission can be carried out. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, supporting her daughter’s extracurricular activities (aka driving her places), hiking, crafting, trying new recipes and cheering on her favorite sports teams.


Jennifer Quiñones
Jennifer QuiñonesDirector of Music
Jennifer Quiñones and her husband, Giovani, live in the Sterling area with their two boys Gabe and Eli. She is passionate about uplifting this community through music. Before becoming the Director of Music at Community Lutheran Church, Jennifer has been an active performer and conductor, as well as a church musician for over 25 years. It is Jennifer’s passion to illuminate the beauty and appreciation for the sacred arts in every future musician she meets. Jennifer is committed to instilling a goal of excellence through music. She believes in raising the self-esteem of every musician to overcome personal fears by education and practice. Jennifer is genuinely excited about joining the Community family, and is excited to see what things we will build together.


Becca Shelor
Becca ShelorYouth Minister
Becca Shelor is the Youth Director at Community Lutheran Church. She works with youth of all ages, coordinating growth and fellowship among high schoolers, middle schoolers and the congregation at large. Between teaching and leading discussions on Sundays for Youth Forum she coordinates events like Youth Sunday, Act 2:42 lock-in, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, Synod events like Shekinah and Chrysalis, church-wide events like the National Youth Gathering, and much more for our CLC youth. Becca recently received her Certification in Youth Ministry from Gettysburg Seminary to add to her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Valparaiso University. When not serving our youth or singing in the choir, Becca is a barista at Starbucks because you can never have too much coffee. So if you ever want to sit down over a cup, please reach out!


Nursery Staff

Maritza Sivek
Maritza SivekNursery Coordinator
Maritza Sivek has been working in Early Childhood for 24 years. She joined Community Lutheran Church in 2007 to help families and children in the church nursery activities. Durant her time at Community Lutheran Church she has also supported the Sunday School, music director and any other activities that go on throughout the year. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Nutrition from University Centroamerican in Nicaragua. She has continued her education at Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling and has received a certificate in infants and toddlers as well as a certificate in Early Child Development working with children 6 weeks to 8 years old. Her goal is to continue pursuing an Associates Degree in Early Child Development or get a license to teach Spanish. She is so happy to be working with such a great, nurturing community and the wonderful staff!