Who We Are

Who We Are


The Rev. David Slagle Peck (He/Him) – Pastor

Pastor Dave has served as pastor of Epiphany since 2014. He also chairs the worship team for the Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod. He is married with two daughters, a dog, and a small flock of urban chickens. His family lives in Silver Spring, MD.

Pastor Dave was born in Rockford, IL and spent his early years in Colorado before moving back to the Midwest. He was baptized and confirmed at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church in Racine, WI, where his parents still reside. While attending the University of Minnesota, he became involved in Lutheran Campus Ministry. Through LCM, he had the opportunity to participate in regional and national events, and travel to Tanzania with a small group to begin a relationship with Tumaini University in Iringa. After graduation, he worked at an environmental organization in Seattle, WA through Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

He attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, spending a year studying in Washington, DC through the ecumenical Washington Consortium and interned outside of Sioux Falls, SD.

Phyllis Krchma – Office Manager

Phyllis is a life long Lutheran, born, baptized and confirmed in Van Horne, IA. After living in Omaha and Denver, she moved to Washington, DC to begin a career working with the Navy. Marriage and motherhood put a hold on her career, until she entered into the medical field, managing two medical practices. She has three times failed miserably at retirement, now working at Epiphany.

She has always been active in the Church, teaching Sunday School and Bible classes, participating in Walther League and Christian Adult Fellowship, serving on church council. She has also served on the Synod council and executive committee of the Metropolitan DC Synod and has attended and volunteered at many synod assemblies.

Besides enjoying church life, Phyllis enjoys traveling, snorkeling and Capitals hockey with her husband and daughter.

Darren Shillingford – Musician

Darren is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He has taught in Miami, Trinidad and the DMV area. Currently, he is pursuing a masters degree in music education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Additionally, he works with the Children’s Chorus of Washington as the collaborative pianist for the Treble ensemble as well as assists in the design and coordination their musicianship curriculum. He is glad to be part of the music ministry at Epiphany. Check out this great profile of Darren in this local blog byGeorge: Stories of Georgetown