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Our Staff

Pastor Diane Walton Hendricks

“Now to the one who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, Amen.” - Ephesians 3:20


Reverend Doctor Diane Walton Hendricks has served as pastor of CPC since September of 2020. She is passionate about nurturing a community that is growing in relationship with one another, with God, with the community, and with God’s ongoing work in the world. Before coming to CPC, Pastor Diane served churches in Arlington and Falls Church. In addition, she serves the greater church as a spiritual director (trained in the contemplative tradition), and has also served on staff at Wesley Theological Seminary and in the Pathways program of Union Presbyterian Seminary. She also served National Capital Presbytery as its immediate past moderator and is presently chair of the Leadership Council. She received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary. Diane and her husband, Andy, live in Clifton. Diane loves spending time with her grown children, Abby and Nathan, walking, hiking, dancing (not well, but with joy!), and being on or near the water.    

John Kim, Music Director

John received his BA in piano, voice and conducting from George Mason University in 2016. John lives in Gainesville and prior to coming to CPC, he served for two years as the adult choir director at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Sterling.


He has also served at International Calvary Church, New York Ave. Presbyterian Church and with the GMU University Singers and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.

Debbie Kilpatrick, Office Manager

Debbie has served as the Office Administrator at Clifton Presbyterian Church since 2019.  Debbie has been active in volunteer service to our local and county communities. Debbie lives in Clifton with her husband, and their two sons graduated from FCPS and Virginia universities. Debbie has been an education advocate for 23 years through her PTA and community service – serving in leadership roles at the local, county, district, state, and national PTA levels, as an FCPS Substitute Teacher for 20 years, and has served as the Chair of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. since 2020. 

Based on Debbie’s community engagement, she has been awarded several honors to include: 2021 Lady Fairfax, Sully District; Fairfax Volunteer of the Year Nominee; Virginia Volunteer & Service Awards Nominee; Fairfax County Special Education PTA (SEPTA) Champion Award; Virginia PTA Lifetime Membership Award; Virginia PTA President’s Honor Award; National PTA Life Achievement Award; NAACP Fairfax County Community Service Award; Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (FCFT) President’s Advocacy Award; FCPS School Board Resolution for Community Service Award. 


We are grateful for the many gifts and talents she has brought to CPC!

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Lynn Stanton-Hoyle, Pastor Emerita

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. God does not faint or grow weary; God’s understanding is unsearchable. God gives power to the faint and strengthens the    powerless.  Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted, but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:28-31

The Reverend Doctor Lynn Stanton-Hoyle served as Pastor of Clifton Presbyterian Church from 1995 until her retirement in 2018. Prior to Pastor Lynn’s call to CPC, she served in ministry at Bethesda, Adelphi and Vienna Presbyterian Churches.  Since retiring, Lynn enjoys travel, time with their adult son Eric, daughter Sara, son-in-law Lucas Caparelli and grandchildren Lyla and Nico. Pastor Lynn also volunteers with HWH (Hearts with Haiti), NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), OAR (Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources) and VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement). She also loves to get outdoors to hike, ski, paddle board and swim. Pastor Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations from Denison University, and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary.  She is delighted now to serve as CPC’s pastor emerita.

Amy McConaghie, Preschool Director

Amy was born in Washington, DC and raised in the Clifton area.  She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1995 and worked at AMS/CGI in Training and Finance.  She has volunteered at Fairfax County Public Schools, with Cub Scouts, local VBS and managed local soccer teams.  Amy joined CPCP in 2014 and has worked in Extended Care as both the Assistant and Lead Teacher for the 3’s class. This year she will be the Dirctor of CPCP. Amy has three teen boys, all whom attended CPCP.

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