Rev. Camille Cook Murray
Camille Cook Murray has served as the senior pastor of Georgetown Presbyterian Church since 2010. Her academic background consists of a BA from Vanderbilt University with a dual major: Religious Studies with Honors, and Psychology; Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a Masters of Theology in Applied Theology from Oxford University. After graduating from Princeton Camille received the Parish Pulpit Fellowship taking her to the United Kingdom for studies and ministry. Camille previously served congregations in Oxford, London, Johannesburg, and New York City. Camille serves on the board of directors of the Reformed Institute and as a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary. Camille lives in Georgetown with her husband Roddy and their daughter Maisie.
Rev. Rachel Landers Vaagenes
Rachel Landers Vaagenes has served at GPC since Summer 2011. She began as the Director for Christian Education, and was ordained as the Associate Pastor for Christian Ed in April 2013. A California native, Rachel attended the University of Southern California, double-majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy (BA). After teaching in the LA public schools for a few years, she became an east-coast transplant at Princeton Seminary (M.Div), and hasn’t found her way back yet. She enjoys living in DC with her husband, Adrian, and her two young girls, Maewynn and Evangeline.
Rev. Christopher Chatelaine-Samsen
Christopher Chatelaine-Samsen began serving as GPC’s first Associate Pastor for Mission in June 2014. Born in New York and raised in Connecticut, Chris attended Wesleyan University, studying Economics and Music. After doing youth ministry post-graduation, he attended Princeton Theological Seminary where he received an M.Div. Most recently, he served as the Director of Youth Ministries at a Northern Virginia church. Though youth ministry has been following Chris for much of his career so far, he’s delighted to be working with Mission at GPC. Chris and his wife Katie love living in Petworth where they’re discovering the joys of living in Washington, DC.
Mark Willey is formally trained as a musician, with performance degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In December, Mark was hired as our Director of Music. He also works as the Director of Music and organist for the Spencerville Adventist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, and appears regularly as a free-lance performer throughout the Baltimore and Washington area. A skilled audio editor and producer, Mark has worked on many classical recordings including releases for the Guild, Centaur and Ethereal labels. Recent and current projects include solo organ CDs for Huw Williams, Will Headlee and Nigel Potts and choral recordings for the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. When he isn't making music in some capacity Mark can be found climbing with his brother, author Bruce Willey, or cycling to save gas. As aspiring filmmaker, Mark currently has several projects in the works, including a documentary of the organs of Washington D.C.