The Rev. Erin Bair



Erin was born in Chicago and raised in Georgia, but she’s called the DC area home since 2008. A graduate of Harvard College (BA in English and religion) and Harvard Divinity School (MDiv), Erin was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Guernsey in 2011. In addition to her background in parish ministry, Erin has served as a chaplain in a hospital and an outpatient eating disorder treatment program, and she is a trained spiritual director.

Erin lives in Arlington, where she loves that Turkish, Ethiopian, Thai, and Salvadoran restaurants are all within walking distance of her house. In her free time, Erin enjoys exploring DC’s museums, theaters, and parks, as well as reading, cooking, hiking, and working the occasional 1000-piece puzzle. She also gets to Arizona as often as she can to see her nieces and nephew (who she’ll inform you are the greatest kids in the world).

Erin accepted the call to be the Rector of St. Michael’s in September 2017, after having served as Interim Rector since April 2017.

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Cassie Ellis

Administrative Assistant


Cassie was born and raised in nearby Manassas, Virginia, then attended Virginia Tech (Class of 2019), earning degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology. Cassie was an active member of Wesley, the United Methodist campus ministry, during her time at VT. There, she grew deeper in her faith by participating in worship, leading small groups, and forming lifelong relationships. She is excited to continue to grow in her faith and join a new church family as the new Administrative Assistant at St. Michael’s.

In her free time, Cassie enjoys playing with her ultimate Frisbee team, the Olympians, and snuggling up with her pups Snoopy, a beagle, and Elsie, a dachshund-mix.


The vestry is the lay leadership board of St. Michael’s. Together with the rector, the vestry provides spiritual and strategic guidance to the church. They also oversee a variety of administrative responsibilities. Vestry members are elected by the congregation for three-year terms and can serve no more than two consecutive terms.

The senior and junior wardens are the leaders of the vestry. They work closely with and support the rector.

Current vestry members:

Class of 2020:

Frances Bell, Senior Warden

Tammy Singleton, Junior Warden

Class of 2021:

Mike Blythe

Bob Wyman

Class of 2022:

Debbie Hamrick


Norris Sisson