We are a fun loving group but we are also serious about our faith. And we are constantly working to strengthen our connection with God. Our Youth Fellowship program provides a friendly atmosphere and a loving community where youth immediately feel a part of our group. We love God with all our hearts; we acknowledge Him daily through all that we do, and we encourage each other to live vibrant, transformative, selfless lives.

Kate-CU-3-72dpiKate Satterstrom – Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
kate@lewinsville.org

Kate recently graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a dual degree: M.Div. and M.A. with a concentration in Youth Ministry. She did her undergraduate work at Purdue University. All of Kate’s field education experience has been in youth ministry, and she continued as a volunteer youth advisor at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ, after her field education experience was completed. Kate’s responsibilities will include planning and carrying out youth fellowship, youth Sunday School and confirmation, youth mission trips (including Winter and Summer Mission Projects), reaching out and creating programming for college age and other young adults, and working with the Youth Council.

LB1Linda Bender – Youth Advisor

Linda is a native Northern Virginian and a life-long member of Lewinsville. She is ordained as a Presbyterian elder and has served on the Session at Lewinsville several times, as well as on numerous committees and task forces. She currently sings in the choir and chairs the Youth Council and the Summer/Winter Mission Project Planning Committee. Linda works for Marriott International as the Director of Administration for the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities and enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews in her spare time. She also loves watching the Redskins and the Yankees play.

Two Truths and Lie:
I officiated at a wedding for one of my best friendS
I have been on all 21 Summer Mission Projects
I was a competitive bodybuilder

Abbey-ConleyAbbey Conley – Youth Advisor

Abbey grew up in McLean and attended Langley High School. Her family has attended Lewinsville since she was 3 years old. Abbey graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004, then earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Abbey currently works at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia. She is married to fellow advisor Scott Conley and they are expecting their first child in December. Abbey has been on 12 Summer Mission Project trips and is on the planning committee. She was a member of the youth group growing up and is excited to be involved again.

Two Truths and a Lie:
I played on the soccer team in high school
Scott and I met at a semi-formal in college
My favorite meal is cereal

scott-conleyScott Conley – Youth Advisor

Scott was born in Toledo, OH and went to high school in Marietta, GA. From there, he attended the University of Delaware and played on the football team that won the National Championship in 2003. At Delaware, he met Abbey and they got married in 2008. Scott runs a financial planning practice with Ameriprise Financial in Leesburg, VA. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out and volunteering with Friends of Homeless Animals. Scott has been on 3 Summer Mission Project trips and is on the planning committee. He and his wife Abbey are expecting their first child in December.

Two Truths and a Lie:
I threw a no hitter in high school
I’ve been to Europe 4 times
The first 2 cars I owned were purple

ShobesSiobhan Grayson – Youth Advisor

Siobhan was born in Beaufort South Carolina and moved to Northern Virginia when she was 12. Siobhan graduated from Oakton High School and attended South Carolina State University later receiving her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She returned to Virginia and works as a youth outreach coordinator in Arlington County Department of Human Resources. Siobhan was introduced to Lewinsville through flag football teammate, Lindsay Trout, and took her first mission trip in 1999. In 2002, Siobhan joined the Lewinsville family, ordained as an elder in 2005, is an usher, a member of the SMP planning committee has served as a youth advisor for 8 years and was one of the original members of the praise band.

Two Truths and a Lie:
I played on an International Flag Football Championship team
I have 2 younger brothers and two older sisters
I have run two half marathons

Nate-JonesNate Jones – Youth Advisor

Nate is Northern Virginia born and raised . He has been attending Lewinsville for as long as he can remember and has great memories of being a youth in the fellowship program. Nate is a Madison HS alumni and graduated from the honors program at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina with a Communications and Theater Arts degree. Since college, Nate has worked with several non-profits, and is currently working at Caffe Amouri in Vienna. He volunteers at the Fairfax Public Access channel, and performs with the the Improper Imps of Improv at the Soundry in Vienna. Nate is a veteran of many summer and winter LPC mission trips and looks forward to many more in the future.

Two Truths and a Lie:
Nate spent time in both Vietnam and India
Nate earned a Brown Belt in Aikido
Nate took part in the filming of an episode of The Daily Show

alex_ygAlex Scopeletis – Youth Advisor

Alex is a native of the Washington, DC area. She graduated from Langley High School, American University (BA in Communications), and Marymount University (M.Ed. in Secondary Education). She and her family have been attending Lewinsville since they moved to McLean the late 1980s. Alex is a member of Circle 1 and is currently attempting to read the entire Bible by the end of the year. During the week, she is a substitute teacher for Fairfax County, in addition to teaching and directing children’s theatre and volunteering with the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. Alex and her husband currently live in Vienna with their two furry children–a coonhound mix named Smokey and an Australian shepherd mix named Blue.

Two Truths and a Lie:
I’m an avid biker
My husband and I are both only children
I take an exercise class at 6am, four mornings a week

Doug-SmithDoug Smith – Youth Advisor

Doug was born and raised in Milford, DE and was introduced to Lewinsville in 1998 following graduation from JMU by his college roommate, Steven Trout. Doug has attended 10 Summer Mission Project trips, is a member of the Summer Mission Project planning committee, and has served as a Youth Fellowship Advisor for the past 7 years. His free time is spent playing soccer and softball in leagues across DC and Arlington. He also loves to travel. Doug now lives in Arlington and serves as Technical Director at AKQA, a digital advertising agency in Washington, DC.

Two Truths and a Lie:
I was once on SportsCenter
My first pet was a turtle named Godzilla
I’m a member of the Polar Bear Club

Mark-WilliamsMark Williams – Youth Advisor

Mark is a 2007 graduate of the University of Montana where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Mark has been attending Lewinsville sense he was a child and spent many a fun sunday night in the youth center growing up. Mark lives in Washington DC, is a part time Masters student at American University and works full time as a DJ in DC. He likes to spend his free time coaching and playing soccer.

Two Truths and a Lie:
I have been a DJ since I graduated High School
I went to college in Montana
My girlfriend is the niece of the ex-Men’s USA Soccer coach Bob Bradley

YOUTH COUNCIL

Linda Bender, John Baxley, Sara Becker, Teri Cochrane, Irene Foster, Pattie Gunter, Nate Jones, Debbie Leavens, Libby McConnell, Adrian Steel, Mike Hinton, Amanda Hodges, Bruce Metge, Darrin Raaum, Judy Richards, Allison Lineberger