STAFF & SERVANT LEADERS


Rosa Feemster

Rosa Feemster

First Lady, Director of Finance


Laurence Dash

Laurence Dash

Associate Pastor, Minister of Finance & Education

 

Laurence was born in the Caribbean/South American country of Guyana, and emigrated to Brooklyn, NY, at age 15.  He has been an accountant for the Federal Government for the past 26 years and is currently a Senior Financial/Cost Analyst for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Alexandria, VA.  Laurence holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland and a Master of Theological Studies from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, VA.  Laurence is a veteran who served four years active military duty and two years reserve duty in the U.S. Navy. His philosophy is “Live well, laugh often, love much, and always put God first!”


Maurice Rawlins

Maurice Rawlins

Director of Music

 

Maurice Andres Rawlins moved from Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 to Washington DC to take up an assignment. Maurice attended church from a very young age in Trinidad, where he developed a love for singing as a form of worship. It was no surprise therefore that when he moved to DC, one of his first
tasks was to find a church with an active choir and a congregation that had a “family feel.” At MVBC, Maurice helps to lead the music ministry as our Director of Music.


Ida Smith

Ida Smith

Church Administration


Ida was born in rural Brunswick County, Virginia, the only girl of 9 children. Her parents taught her the love for God, family and work. She has been in office management for over 20 years. She has served others in workforce development training skills of inner city men and women in Baltimore/DC. and life skills training in Maryland prisons. Presently, she's volunteering with cancer patients at the Virginia Hospital Center. Ida enjoys cooking, reading, practicing Reiki, and being with her family including her three adult children, Rana, Butch, Jr., Marc and her six grandchildren.


Diane Kaus

Diane Kaus

Deacon

 

Diane was born in Washington, DC, but has resided in Northern Virginia since the age of eighteen months, except for seven years living in Hawaii; Rochester, NY, and New Orleans, LA. She was married for twenty-six years. Her husband passed away in 2007. Her membership has always been with Mt Vernon Baptist Church, from attending Sunday school as a small child to her baptism in December 2008. The ministries she’s served at MVBC are Pastoral Care, Seniors, Fellowship, Bible Study, and Music. Diane became a Deacon on June 2011. Her hopes for the deacons of Mount Vernon is that we can represent the Church as a caring, welcoming place to worship, church that is open for all to praise God and to be able and caring of its members in the community we serve.   


Chantel Christian

Usher, Reading Ministry Co-Leader, Outreach

 

Chantel is an usher, Co-Leader of our newly created reading ministry, and helps organize group outings. She is a native Tennessean and has been in the DMV area for three years. Chantel loves being a part of the MVBC family, thriving in organizing events, and thinking of new ways for our family to come together.


Nana Ansu

Trustee, Usher

Aaron Rhodes

Aaron Rhodes

Preschool Director

 

Aaron Rhodes is native Northern Virginian who has always had a desire to work in the education field because of his belief that every child has the ability to learn when taught to the learning modality that best suits them. He began working with children in high school during Vacation Bible School and it was then that he realized his passion and calling to work with young children. Later, Aaron worked for 6 years at the preschool located in his home church and while working there completed his Child Development Associates and BS degree from Liberty University in Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies.  He has also presented twice in the VAECE Conference in Richmond, Virginia, on the topic, “The Benefits of Men in Early Childhood Education."  Aaron’s goal at MVBC Preschool is to foster a community of learners in which everybody learns and grows together to ensure that all the children fully develop their wide array of skills and talents, while feeling loved and supported by all the people they encounter during their time here.



Adwoa Ansu-Anin

Finance Ministry