Rosa Feemster

Rosa Feemster

First Lady, Director of Finance

Diane Kaus



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.   

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.

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

Adwoa Ansu-Anin

Finance Ministry