Holy Redeemer's rector

The Reverend Mathew Baker

Father Matt worked for the Episcopal Diocese of Albany for more than 25 years.  He began as the Director of Beaver Cross, the Diocesan Camp & Conference Center in Cooperstown NY.  During that time, he was also appointed the first ever Youth  Ministry Director  for the Diocese.  In 2002, Bishop Herzog charged him with leading the team to consolidate Beaver Cross and several other Diocesan facilities into one Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich NY.

After a decade plus as the Canon Director of Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, our Lord called Father Matt to the priesthood in 2013 and soon after called him as the Rector of Saint Luke's in nearby Cambridge.  The same Lord then led him to serve in the Diocese of the Living Word  where he is both excited and humbled to be the founding Rector of Holy Redeemer Anglican Church.

Although Father Matt loves a good theological debate, his passion lies in the everyday people of God; of caring for Christ's people, teaching in ways people of all abilities and experience can understand, and helping folks discover the many ways God is working in and through their lives.  

holy redeemer's wardens

Steve Speanburg - Senior Warden

Acting treasurer


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Lynn Wilbur - Junior Warden

Acting Secretary      

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holy redeemer's vestry

Carol Hamilton

Serves as the Sunday Worship Coordinator for readers, greeters, and acolytes


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Bobbie Stevens  

Maintains contact and membership information


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Rick Caitlin

Works with guitar players Carol & Michael to provide Worship Music


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holy redeemer's bishop

Bishop Julian Mark Dobbs is the Diocesan Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word and has oversight of the clergy and congregations in the diocese. He and his wife Brenda, have made their home in Northern Virginia since 2006.

Ordained in 1991, he planted three congregations and served as the rector of the fastest growing Anglican church in New Zealand. He was elected and consecrated as bishop by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in 2011, and is a member of the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Bishop Julian is passionate about the saving power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is committed to empowering congregations, supporting clergy, transforming injustice, inspiring local and global mission, and  planting churches.

Contact Info:

The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word,  9071 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110

email: Office@adlw.org

phone: 703.662.0265