Rev. Odderstol's interest in Grace stemmed from her days as a seminarian when she visited the parish with her seminary class. Grace’s commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion deepened her interest in the parish.
Meet the Clergy & Staff
The Rev. Amanda Akes-Cardwell began her ministry with Grace in August 2013. As Associate Rector, Amanda primarily engages with children, youth, and their families. She is passionate about young people, collaborative ministry, and creative ways to participate in God’s mission.
Kevin Antonio Smallwood began his ministry with Grace in July 2019. As Associate Rector for Families and Youth, Kevin Antonio brings together his passion for cultivating fruitful relationships with God, each other, and self, that embodies the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Jennifer S. Danish was appointed Head of School at Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington, MD in 2016.
Heather Adelsberger maintains an active career as an organist, choral conductor, and music educator in the Washington D.C. area. Hailing from a family of church musicians in Trenton, NJ, Heather has always found her calling in sacred music.