staff and leadership

  • Tom Holliday

    Senior Pastor

    Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Tom has been pastor of Alexandria Presbyterian Church since 1990. Before coming to Alexandria, Tom pastored Abingdon Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA, for nine years. Tom is a graduate of Covenant College and Covenant Theological Seminary. Tom and his wife Sharon have three children —Tommy, Stacey, and Caitlin — and five grandsons, Hudson, Sam, Will, Henry, and Leo. Tom loves reading history, playing church softball, and swimming. He enjoys all sports, with particular interest in Pittsburgh teams.  Contact

  • Chris Sicks

    Pastor of Mercy

    Chris has attended APC since 1996, and has been on staff since 2001. Chris works with the deacons and Mercy Committee to show compassion to those in our congregation and community. Mercy ministry at APC is done in both Word and deed, in order to bring glory to God as the hurting experience both spiritual and physical relief. Chris also serves our denomination as Mercy Conference Facilitator for MNA. Chris lost his first wife, Sara, after a nine-year journey with breast cancer. Chris and Naomi married in 2017. They have three children, along with Naomi’s nephew who has special needs and lives out of state. Chris is the author of Tangible: Making God Known through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth (NavPress).  Contact

  • Josh diack

    Pastor of congregational life

    Born in Australia and raised in New Zealand, Josh came to America in 2008 to attend Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando. After meeting his wife Stacey at RTS, they moved up to Alexandria in 2010 where he completed his studies. Josh has a passion to see people from all walks of life come to know, grow, and enjoy the beauty of a life in Christ. He is a big fan of the All Blacks (NZ rugby team), and enjoys playing softball, tennis, and a good capaccino.  

    Josh and Stacey love spending time with their four busy sons — Hudson, Sam, Will and Henry.  Contact
  • Mike Powell

    Pastoral Associate

    I was blessed to be raised in a home and church in Niagara Falls New York where I responded to the gospel and accepted Christ as my savior at an early age, receiving a call to the gospel ministry in this nurturing environment.

    I attended college at The Philadelphia College of Bible, majoring in pastoral ministry. During my college years in Philadelphia, I served as youth leader under Pastor William Marshall and was able develop my communication and ministry gifts.

    I met my wife of 34 years, Tracy, a godly, gifted and faithful servant of Jesus Christ, in college. We have three adult children, Stephen, Grace, and Gloria, and two grandchildren, Kingston and Zorah.  We move to Alexandria, VA 33 years ago. I was ordained in the Gospel Ministry under Elder James Reid, pastor of Highview Park Christian Assembly. During the 80’s and early 90’s, I served in several churches as a youth leader and assistant to the pastor where I taught bible studies and led a biblical counseling ministry.  In 2000, we planted the Fountain of Life Church where we had the privilege of serving for 16 years. I am currently a member of Alexandria Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA.

    My current ministry responsibilities as Pastoral Associate are leading a small group bible study, welcoming visitors to our services on Sunday and serving in whatever area I am needed. This includes mentoring older and young men and periodically assisting fellow shepherds in the gospel ministry through teaching and preaching.  Contact

  • adam leroy

    DIrector of youth ministries

    Adam has attended APC since Fall 2002 and joined staff in October 2005. God kindled Adam's desire to work with teens while he was in college at JMU. A group of eight friends formed a band called Buckledown, spending three years rocking out shows and sharing the gospel (don't bother looking for the albums on iTunes--they're not there). Adam and his wife, Laurie, were married in October of 2001 and have five children — Mella, Dante, Brody, Asa and Miles. They are both blessed to be in service to the King here in Alexandria!  Contact

  • erin furgerson

    Director of Children’s Ministries

    Erin grew up in and outside the United States as her father was a pastor and parents were missionaries. She attended high school in a missionary kids' boarding school in Malaysia which shaped her world view and gave her a desire to teach children. After graduating from Taylor University and West Virginia University, Erin taught elementary physical education for 15 years. Erin has been attending APC since 2015 with her husband, Ryan and son, Graeme. She is so very grateful to be doing Kingdom work with APC's youngest and their families by establishing biblical foundations with the children and equipping the adults who love on them weekly. It is a joy to serve in this capacity!  Contact

  • Serenity Novak

    Worship Assistant

    Serenity's earliest memories of music in the church are singing in the children's choir as a second grader in her home church. Since then, she has served in music ministry in various capacities and worship traditions. She is grateful for the chance to continuing learning in music ministry at APC. She believes strongly in pursuing right relationship with Christ first, and excellent musicianship second. A native of New Jersey, she holds a BM in Piano Performance from Wheaton College (IL) and an MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Baylor University. Her interests include cooking, reading, knitting, sewing, and exploring the DMV area with her husband, Ethan.  Contact

  • vicki wolfe

    operations manager

    Vicki has been a member at APC since February 1995. She has been on staff since February 1999, and currently oversees the day to day building operations and financial management of the church. Over the years, she has been actively involved in various ministries. She currently chairs the Hospitality and Coffee Ministries. She and her husband Mike have three grown children and two grandchildren.  Contact

  • Sue Edwards

    office manager

    Sue grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and moved to NoVA while in high school. She studied business administration in college, receiving an undergrad and graduate degree. Sue began attending APC in 1999 and started working as the Administrative Assistant to the Pastor in January 2014. Previously, she worked for over 30 years in the Government contracting field, employed both by contractors and then as a Government Contracting Officer. Sue feels blessed to be able to contribute to God’s Kingdom work in this new capacity. Among her interests are reading, sewing, gardening and bridge. She is also a fan of the Washington Nationals.  Contact

  • stacey diack

    communications manager

    Stacey was just seven years old when her dad came to pastor APC, so this has been her church home for most of her life! Stacey studied Psychology and Communications in undergrad, and went on to get her Masters in Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. She met her husband Josh (who is also on staff at APC) while studying at RTS. They have been married for seven years and have four delightful little boys!  Contact

  • Allison dixon

    digital media coordinator

    Allison is originally from the DC area and has attended APC since 2014. She graduated with a BA in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington and an MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked at museums in DC for the last ten years, and currently works for the Smithsonian at the National Museum of the American Indian as a Registrar. In her part-time role with APC, Allison manages the website and social media pages. She enjoys traveling, history, theater, cooking, and hiking.  Contact

  • Katie coombs

    administrative assistant

    Katie was raised in South Alabama where a love for the Lord was fostered by her parents and the church that her family attended. After meeting her husband, Matt, at the same church she attended during her childhood, they married in September of 2000. They are raising four busy children - Jake, Maggie, Gus, and Woodrow. Throughout her husband’s career in the Navy, Katie and her family have had the opportunity to live in many unique places.  Now, having lived in Alexandria since 2012, Katie feels so blessed to be able to serve God and to serve others through the Administrative Assistant position.  Contact

  • We're HIring! 

    Open positions on the church staff are listed HERE.  


Listed below for your reference are the elected officers (elders and deacons) of Alexandria Presbyterian Church, along with their respective areas of responsibility. Contact information for these men is available in the APC Directory (located on our website in the Member Area or in printed form at the Information Booth).


Tom Holliday — Teaching Elder, Worship

Chris Sicks — Teaching Elder, Mercy Ministry

Marc Allen

Lee Beckham — Lay Counseling

Shant Boyajian — Clerk of Session

Matt Brown — One Voice Fellowship

Matt Coombs — Children and Youth Ministries

Ryan Furgerson — Covenant Fellowship Groups

Rob Fisher — Missions

Aaron Renenger — Adult Ministries

Gary McGee — Administration

Jim Taft — Men's Ministries

Chris Weld


Bruce Barham — Chairman

Jorge Cedillos

Jon Erickson

Owen Gentry

Nate Kinder

Jim Klinger

Emmanuel Lako

Aaron McCauley

Stephen Sylvia

Bill Ward

David Williams

Sam White