Our Bridge Pastor
Pastor Amy Carter Feira has been an ordained pastor in the Metro DC Synod since 2015, and has served congregations in Northern VA, most recently at St. Andrew in Centreville, VA, and as a supply pastor. She has been on leave from a permanent call the past couple of years, as She has been working toward a PhD degree in Religion and Culture at The Catholic University of America. This year, She is studying for exams in the spring and teaching at CUA. Some of her academic areas of interest are in the sociology of religion, religious pluralism, and inter-religious dialogue. She anticipates finishing her PhD in the next couple of years (after exams, all that is left is the dissertation), while she teaches and hopefully serve in parish ministry in some form, God willing.
She was born in western Pennsylvania (any Steelers fans out there?), but grew up in various places while her dad served as a Foreign Service Officer. They lived in the Middle East, South America and Europe as she was growing up, with stints in the DC area in between overseas assignments. After college, she moved back to the DC area, got married (to her husband Scott), and they had two sons David and Justin (who are now high school and college-aged). She has a third child, cocker spaniel Domino. Some other facts about her: She enjoys cooking (and eating), travelling, she speaks French, plays the clarinet, reads a lot of academic writing but also enjoy novels. She is crossword addict and is very competitive while playing board games. She has passed the audition/test for Jeopardy twice but they have never called her to be on the show – that is still one of my life goals…
Our Music Director
We are very excited to have Sherri Fenwick join our staff. She Graduated from St Mary’s College with a Music Ed. Degree and has a full career as a music teacher in the St Mary’s County School system as well as decades of experience as a church musician in and out of this county. She directs a tri-county Southern Gospel Choir and comes to us with a long list of people who’s lives she has touch through music in area churches, schools, choirs and more. She is a gifted organist and is wonderful on any keyboard. Not only does she love music but she love the Lord even more.
Our Director of Mission and Engagement
Kelsey Knobloch moved to Maryland in late 2019 with his wife Amanda after spending 6 years in Virginia. A native Texan (and proud of it), Kelsey is the son of a Lutheran pastor and received his degree in English Literature from Texas Lutheran University in 2011. As a lifelong Lutheran, Kelsey has a passion for being the hands and feet of Christ in the community and abroad, and has been a part of mission trips to Mexico and all along the Eastern US coast. He has worked with youth and adults to help them grow in their faith, learn more about Christ and each other, and serve those in need.
Kelsey enjoys learning new things, trying different food & drinks, and science education. His hobbies include tabletop gaming, mycology, woodworking, lexicography, and comic books.
Our Office Manager / Administrative Assistant
Iman Green Syler lives in Valley Lee, MD with her husband, Greg, and their daughter, Carter. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Iman’s Christian faith deepened through camping and youth ministry. Before coming to Good Samaritan, Iman served as Missioner for Youth & Families for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, helping resource and develop effective ministries in faith communities throughout southern Maryland, DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s County. She is an active member of The Episcopal Church and worships with her family at St. George’s in Valley Lee. Not only is she excited to join the ministry team at Good Samaritan, Iman looks forward to bringing her skills, joy, and love of Christ to empower and help raise up life-changing ministry.
Wednesday Evening Childcare Staff
Hello my name is Julie Nelson. I am a Texas native, but am living here in Southern Maryland with my husband who is stationed on NAS Pax River. I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home and learned the value of missionary work from a young age. I love being able to share the love of God with children and help shape them into who they will be in the future.