About Us

If you are looking for a church home–a place where you can find peace and sanctuary, comfort and compassion, forgiveness and fellowship, and, yes, fun, too–then welcome to The Church of Our Redeemer (COR). The people of COR span many generations, from those who have been members for decades, to younger families with children who have recently moved to the Loudoun County, Western Fairfax County, Fauquier County, and Western Prince William County areas.

We believe that God has planted His Spirit in COR for a purpose:

  • to build our community and seek out opportunities to demonstrate the servant leadership and selfless love which is the heart of Christianity
  • to carry the Light of Christ into the world–to “go forth and preach the Gospel and use words when necessary”
  • to be a beacon to all people in search of spiritual home

Please join us on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the Celebration of Holy Eucharist, and then join us in the Parish Hall for coffee hour. We look forward to welcoming you.

Fr. John

Our Staff

Reverend John Thomas Sheehan, Rector

Reverend John Thomas Sheehan was ordained a priest in 2001 and received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Before joining the priesthood, John worked in various legislative and political venues in Washington, D.C. including the Center for Media and Public Affairs, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. John and his wife, Denise, have three children and two grandchildren.

Laura Harrigan, Administrative Assistant and Assistant Treasurer

Laura Harrigan joined the staff in 2015. Her administrative versatility and her keen eye for detail, along with her quick wit, make her an integral part of the COR team. She brings years of office management experience. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Aldie with their three children, two dogs, and two cats.

Ivonne Russell, Church Treasurer

Ivonne Russel joined the COR team in 2016. She and her husband, Chad, have three children.

Our Vestry

Steve Cochran

Cathy Devine ~ Property & Grounds, Communications

Patti Gile

Laura Ho ~ Senior Warden, Worship, Church Growth, Youth

Susan Hollinger

Irene LaBranche ~ Registrar, Welcome/Hospitality

Jane Osborne ~ Stewardship, Communications

Nick Trzcinski ~ Worship

Melanie Washington

The Vestry meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Our History

A Small History of the Church of Our Redeemer by Alworthy U. Caulk, August 1999