About the Rector

I grew up in the Diocese of Mississippi, spent summers at Camp Bratton-Green, and graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 1992. After college, I spent two years as a children’s mental health case manager in Clarke County, Mississippi. I moved to Washington, D.C. in 1994 to be a member of the National Cathedral’s Volunteer Service Community and volunteered for Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.; an organization dedicated to serving runaway and homeless adolescents.
After that year, I spent six years grass roots organizing while serving as a staff member of The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations.

In 2001, I entered Virginia Theological Seminary, graduated in 2004, and was ordained a priest in 2005. I have served as a Deputy to General Convention, a member of Diocesan Council, and as co-chair of EDOW’s Race and Social Justice Committee. I continue to be actively involved in the on-going anti-racism work of the Diocese of Washington, Province III, and The Episcopal Church.

My husband, Reuben Varghese, and I live in Arlington with our Golden Retriever, Luna. I like to swim and to travel and I am a huge movie buff and an avid reader.

The Reverend

David C. Wacaster