Kathy Butler is a life-long Methodist who was raised in Roanoke, VA. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia, and she has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant for 30 years. Her previous career experience includes working as an auditor for Ernst & Young and as an Assistant Vice President with Mellon Bank Corporation. She found her home on the staff at Galilee in 2000 after having volunteered in the church office for several years. Kathy is responsible for the church’s accounting, contracting, and financial reporting. She also maintains the congregation’s giving records. She works closely with the dedicated volunteers on the Galilee Finance Committee and the Counting Team.
Outside the office, Kathy enjoys spending time around teenagers and helping them grow in their faith. She hosts Galilee’s High School Girls’ Small Group in her home. Sharing her faith by singing in the church choir is another favorite activity. She has been married to Tom Butler since 1984. They have two grown sons, Michael and Joseph.
Director of Family Ministry
Andrew Hall graduated high school in Fairfax Station, VA after spending his childhood moving around the world in a military family. He majored in Youth Ministry at Cedarville University in Ohio where he put words to the calling he first felt when fourteen years old in Heidelberg, Germany–to help teenagers make a lifelong commitment to Christ and His Church.
Andrew now lives in Ashburn, VA with his wife, Rachel. When they are with teenagers they like to play games and sports, watch movies, eat food, learn about the Bible, listen to music, discuss just about anything, hike, and laugh a lot. When they aren’t with teenagers (which hopefully is never too often) they like to do the same things, except more quietly.
Student Ministry Coordinator and Graphic Design Coordinator
Rachel Hall has been following Jesus since she was nine. Born in Pittsburgh (go Steelers!), she grew up in the D.C. area. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cedarville University, with minors in Editing & Publishing and Bible. Beginning with one class of preschoolers on a Sunday morning, she has been teaching the Bible for over thirteen years. She considers hanging out with youth to be the best kind of ministry and enjoys ministering to teenage girls.
While her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, Rachel also likes to read (Didion, Dickens, Lamott, and Wolff are some of her favorites), write, listen to music (especially Ben Rector, The Black Keys, and Sam Phillips), and travel with her husband (Andrew) and her camera (Lenny).
Children’s Coordinator, Family Ministry
Nancy Hemby loves helping children and parents grow in their walk with Christ. For Nancy, it is a walk: she accepted Christ at age 6, made a public profession by baptism at age 12, and dedicated her life to serve Christ as a teenager.
Nancy grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy and vegetable farm. She attended Lycoming College to obtain a B.A. in Communications and worked in PR for an Annapolis health system, the Arthritis Foundation, and Maryland Secretary of State. During this time, she married her husband, Jay. They have two children: Jeffrey and Abigail. When the Hemby family moved to VA, Nancy responded to the call to be a stay-at-home mom and assistant to Jay in a start-up construction business. During this time, Nancy served with Christian clubs and at VBS, as a Children’s Ministry Director and Bible teacher, and worked part-time at Countryside and Legacy Elementary Schools.
Nancy likes the beach, movies, the Dallas Cowboys, and being with family and friends. She supports Abigail’s work in 4H and drama, and Jeffrey’s involvement in Life Action Ministries. Jay she supports by sharing daily laughs together.
Jeff Kimmel is our Executive Director. He joined Galilee in 2009, after fourteen years of working in international prison ministry. Jeff oversees many of our ministries and the administrative and organizational operations of our team. He is passionate about helping families take their next step in the journey of faith and equipping parents and their children to make a difference in the world.
“I hope to be welcomed into the kingdom with the simple statement, ‘Well done.'”
He and his wife, Cathy, live in Leesburg with their son, Joshua.
Director of Outreach and Impact
Rebecca Makowski grew up in Sterling and has been a member of Galilee for the majority of her life. Her first volunteer position was at Vacation Bible School and Rebecca likes to think that she has incorporated service to the Lord in every facet of her life since then. She’s humbled to be in the position now to help others serve, having joined the Galilee staff in 2012. Rebecca holds degrees in Public Health from James Madison University and George Washington University.
Rebecca and her husband, Chris, live in Ashburn along with their four sons – Luke, Jack, Grant, and Colin. They enjoy being outside, playing at the park, swimming, and camping, and they probably own enough books to open a small library. Rebecca can usually be found worshiping on Sunday mornings at the 10:30am service (in the back row!), dancing along as the choir sings.
Communications Coordinator, Outreach and Impact
Chris Smith is a graduate of London Central High School and the College of William and Mary. His background is in writing and book publishing. He first became involved at Galilee when he was “voluntold” to help at Vacation Bible School. Chris assists in leading Celebrate Recovery and writes the weekly GPS and other Galilee publications. He’s the most normal guy you’ll ever meet, except he likes soccer. Chris believes that God favors Manchester United Football Club.
Chris and his wife, Carmen, have one rule for their two kids when at Galilee. Don’t run. You’ll know Chris’s kids by the speed at which they fail to observe this rule.
Outreach and Impact Coordinator
Mickie Stalcup has been working at Galilee since 1999. Her job title has changed over the years but her enthusiasm for her job hasn’t. She has always said the she had the “best job in the world” and that is still true. She loves meeting new people and making them feel at home. In addition to being on staff, Mickie is also a Stephen Minister and a Stephen Leader. She and her husband, Phillip, have been married since 1995. Phillip is a salesman at Belfort Furniture in Sterling. They have two very spoiled cats. Phillip loves to garden and Mickie loves to travel.
Director, Childcare and Preschool Programs
Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree from Hood College in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been teaching for as long as she can remember, starting with making her little brother “play” school and working up to being her mother’s assistant when she was teaching VBS. Her passion is teaching reading and literacy skills to young children, since reading is the key to unlocking the world.
Amy lives in Sterling, VA with her husband, Josh, and their daughter, Catherine. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and just about any arts and crafts activity, especially when her favorite helper, Catherine, is involved. Amy is an avid Virginia Tech fan and enjoys attending Washington Nationals games with her family.
Director of Music and Worship Arts Ministries
Jack is a Texan by birth and the son of a Baptist preacher. He studied at USC and has sung and conducted professionally for thirty years. He has conducted the Dallas Symphony Chorus and has led special performances at the Kennedy Center and the Warner Theater, working with talents like Marvin Hamlisch and Yo-Yo Ma. Jack moved to Northern Virginia twenty years ago with his family and for the past eleven years has led the annual Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long. He has led worship at churches in Texas, California, and Virginia.
“Music is the glue of great worship,” says Jack. “There are those who do not always achieve the depth of worship through the spoken word and they often derive their worship through music. Music engages the soul and prepares it for the spoken word. It is my hope that we will have a worship experience that excites, so that people will have such high anticipation that they leave their car doors open in the parking lot in haste to enter the service.”