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We are excited to announce the arrival of our new rector: pierre-henry buisson ! 


Clergy, Staff & Vestry 

Our Clergy


Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson

A native of Rochefort, France, the Rev. Pierre-Henry Buisson followed his childhood dream and enlisted in the French Army in 1979. He resigned in 1984 to become a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Rochelle and was ordained a priest on June 25, 1990. He served the catholic parishes of Mirambeau, St Genis, and Archiac, all located in the same area and 53 miles from his native town.  In 1996, Pierre-Henry resigned his position and proposed to Sophie, who said yes! They married and moved to Bordeaux where he worked for a local gas company and eventually became a purchasing agent. Pierre-Henry was received in the Episcopal Church in 2000. With his wife, he planted the French-Speaking Episcopal Mission, Saint Martin, in Bordeaux. At the invitation of his bishop, Pierre-Henry, along with Sophie and their children Raphael, Pauline, and Clement, moved to Alexandria, VA in 2008. He earned his Master of Theological Studies in May 2010 from Virginia Theological Seminary. Soon after, he became the Assistant Rector of St Martin’s in the Field in Severna Park, MD, and the Chaplain of the school. He was called to St Luke’s in Arizona in the Summer of 2014 and is where he served for seven years before being called to serve as the new rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church beginning June 2021. When at home, Pierre-Henry enjoys hiking with Sophie, playing guitar and the Native American Flute, reading books, and gardening.


Meet the Staff


Traci Johnson 

Traci was born and raised in Fauquier County. She is a graduate of Fauquier High School and the Washington Business School in Vienna, Virginia, and has worked mostly as an administrative assistant for a variety of different companies. “Working with my Emmanuel family has been such a fulfilling position.”


Linda Beville 
Director of Music Ministries 

Linda resides in Winchester and is our Director of Music Ministries.

She is active in the  American Guild of Organists and states, “For me, music is the passion, teaching is the calling, people are the reason, and God’s Spirit, ever present and always near, is the beginning and the end of it all.”


Andy Bowie 

Andy joined our staff, as sexton, in December of 2018. Andy is a local to our community and brings with him a background of hard work and years of experience taking care of church properties. His positivity and “can-do” attitude are just two of his inspiring qualities. If you see Andy around the campus please stop and say hello!

Meet the Vestry 

Ed DeBerry
Class of 2024
Senior Warden

Bob Baldini
Class of 2023

Jack White
Class of 2024

Class of 2025

Dick McCarty
Class of 2023

BJ Baltz
Class of 2023

Laura Wright
Class of 2024

Class of 2025

Photos & Bios coming soon!

Class of 2025

Our Treasurer 



Kathy was born in Everett, Washington; however, since her father was in the military, she lived in many different places.


After graduating from the College of William and Mary with a BBA in accounting, she moved to Leesburg. For the past thirty years, she has worked for a small real estate development company located in McLean. She oversees the administration, property management and finance/accounting/tax areas.


On a personal note, Kathy has two dogs, Dandy and Casie, whom she adores! 

 It was not until coming to Delaplane and Emmanuel that she has felt like she has a home, a sense of community and a special place to share her faith. "Our church and our congregation are my anchor. I am truly blessed to have found my way here."

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