Contact Us

  • Phone: (202) 342-2800
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  • Address: 4700 Whitehaven Parkway NW Washington, DC 20007



Karen Melchar - Parish Administrator


    - 202.342.2800 


    Karen Melchar has been Parish Administrator since January 2008. She graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English in 1986, and since then has managed a bookstore, covered tax and business issues as a legislative assistant working in the private sector, and been a stay-at-home mom. As Parish Administrator, Karen manages the front office:  producing publications; organizing volunteers for services, outreach programs, and special events; acting as a liaison to the Day School faculty and staff; providing administrative support to the clergy and vestry; and greeting the many people who come through the church doors. She appreciates the warm community of caring people here, and the good work that they do through St. Patrick's. If you want to know anything about St. Patrick's, contact Karen.