Lead Pastor Darcy F. Percy
Pastor Darcy grew up in Pennsylvania and Maryland and attended Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. After college, she traveled with a Youth Encounter ministry band for a year before beginning her ministry in churches serving as Director of Youth, Family Ministry and Contemporary Worship.
Pastor Darcy received a Master of Divinity degree in 2005 from Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary. She served congregations in Maryland and Virginia before beginning her service as Pastor of Shepherd of the Hills in 2017.
Pastor Darcy loves the Lord, Christ’s Church, and is passionate about helping people connect to God, one another, and faith to life. She is married to Aaron, and they have a daughter and three sons, two of which are twins (Darcy is a twin as well). Pastor Darcy loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys learning about leadership and the history of the U.S. through the lives of its presidents, camping, traveling, and playing sports, especially softball and volleyball.
Rev. Ronald G. Qualley
Pastor Qualley has served for 45 years in parish ministry. In the past, he served Grace Lutheran Church in Miami Springs, Florida and Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfax/Clifton, Virginia. In 2015 he retired from parish ministry in order to increase his involvement in the Village of Hope ministry in Haiti, consult with pastors and congregations, and assist United Lutheran Seminary in their program to equip Lead Pastors of larger congregations. Pastor Qualley has served on numerous boards providing leadership locally, nationally, and internationally. He and his wife, Sandi, have two children and three grandchildren and live in Fairfax, Virginia.
Karen and her family are long-time members of Shepherd of the Hills and have been active in a variety of ministry teams over the years. Karen and her spouse, Bill, live in Haymarket with their four children.
Laura is a retired Spanish teacher and a native of North Dakota. She and her husband Jim have lived in Manassas for over 40 years. They have two children who live in the metro area. Before coming to Shepherd of the Hills, Laura was an organist at St. Andrew Lutheran in Centreville for many years.
Dee taught music in both Baltimore City and Fairfax County Schools. Married, she has three adult children and six grandchildren. Dee enjoys adding to the worship experience with SOTH Singers and playing the piano.
In our nursery Anne shares her love of children, knowledge of childcare and childhood education. As the director of a large children’s academy, she is an educator with more than 20 years experience working in variety of preschool settings. Anne is active and enjoys participating in both church and community activities.
Crystal joins our nursery team with a background in care giving. Welcoming children Sunday mornings, Crystal cares for them and guides them to God’s creative and loving message through play.