Leadership Team

Julie Reams | Ministry & Operations


Pastor Julie loves to help others grow deeper in their walk with God, find amazing community, and live in full freedom. She has been to 35 countries and has a passion for adventure! Highlights include getting baptized in a New Zealand waterfall, hiking the jungles of Indonesia, riding an elephant through Thailand, and leading a tour to retrace the footsteps of Jesus and Paul through Israel, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. She studied C.S. Lewis at Oxford University before graduating with a Masters in Practical Theology & Counseling and a Doctorate in Leadership & Spiritual Formation from Regent University.

Jeffrey Abyad | Worship & Creative


Pastor Jeff’s been passionate about the Lord and felt called to a life of ministry from a very young age. He’s been leading worship services since his mid-teens. Musically, he began as a drummer long before picking up a guitar. The first band he was in was called, “Earth Evacuation”…no doubt as awesome as the name suggests. He’s also always loved acting, and if he had to pick a career outside of ministry, rumor is he’d love to be on a sitcom. He and his lovely wife Amanda went on their first date at senior prom, and have been married since 2005. They have four amazing kids!

Andy Rogers | Family Ministries


Pastor Andy has a passion to pass on the Good News of the Gospel to the next generation which also began in his early years. He started out as volunteer middle school youth group director at 17. He’s a graduate of George Mason University with a seminary degree from Regent University. He’s been a youth pastor for most of his ministry life but has also been a  worship pastor (singer, drummer & guitarist), and a lead pastor of a church plant. Andy met his wife Missy at a GMU college group ministry. They have been married for 26 years and they are loving every minute of it! Their three kids, Maggie, Justin, and Zach are all serving the Lord.

Jon McHatton | Pastoral Care


Pastor Jon & Kim McHatton have been married and in ministry for 40 years. Their life-long mission is to train, equip, mentor and empower people to fulfill their God given destiny to “do the work of the ministry, and to establish the kingdom of God in their homes, neighborhoods, community and nation.” They have established and pastored churches, and have extensive experience in biblical counseling, conflict resolution and compassionate collaboration. In addition to their church experience, they both have worked in government, nonprofit, and community outreach positions. Kim is a graduate of Christian International where they received their ordinations. The McHatton’s are parents to Misti, Jonathan and Matthew and grandparents to Lena Miller of Ben & Misti.

Aubrie Shuler | Administrative Assistant


Aubrie recently joined the team after graduating from Liberty University with a degree in Strategic Communications. She has been a part of Capital Life Church since the beginning. Back in September 2011, she moved from Oklahoma to the D.C. Metro area with her family where her parents launched Capital Life Church. She is passionate about serving others, learning to love like Jesus, and living out the mission of Capital Life Church. When she isn’t answering emails or scheduling events for Capital Life, she loves to go plant shopping, read new books, make new friends, organize her Pinterest boards, and attempt to master the perfect latte at home!

Monte and Alyssa McCarthy | Christ Centered Community (C3)


Montgomery and Alyssa met in their campus ministry at Virginia Tech, where they were drawn to each other’s love and passion for Jesus Christ. They were married in September of 2018 and have officially called the DC metro area home. They enjoy hiking, playing board games, cooking together, and gardening. Montgomery and Alyssa also love hearing people’s testimonies to see how God pursues each and every one of us. They are excited to get to know the other young adults at Capital Life through the C3 community.

Taylor Welgoss | Administrative Assistant


Taylor attended and graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communications. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Luke, who is currently studying to be a nurse. She is full of compassion and empathy towards those who suffer. She loves being creative and learning new things about social media. During Taylor’s free time, she enjoys writing and developing her personal blog. She also loves shopping for plants with her sisters and has been known to bring her sisters’ dead plants back to life.

Boris and Victoria
Boris and Victoria Arratia | Prayer Directors


Boris and Victoria’s passion is to help people strengthen their connection with God and to learn to see themselves and others through His eyes. They love to invest in others through teaching, mentoring, counseling and individual inner-healing prayer ministry. Boris and Victoria find great joy in bringing people together to worship, pray and experience God’s presence.