Our Clergy


The Rev. Terence Elsberry, Rector

Terry Elsberry, Rector of St. Matthew's, is a fifth-generation Iowan. His careers before entering Virginia Seminary in 1981 were as Managing Editor of Better Homes & Gardens Apartment Life Magazine, Director of Corporate Communications for Carter and Associates commercial real estate company in Atlanta, and freelance writer.  Since ordination in 1984, Terry has served as Assistant Minister of St. John's Lafayette Square, the "Church of the Presidents" in Washington, D.C. and as Associate Rector of Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He has been rector of St. Matthew's since September 1994.  Married to Nancy Olds, Terry has four daughters and nine grandchildren.

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The Rev. Richard Pike, Assistant Minister

Richard Pike, Assistant Minister, hails originally from England and moved to New York while working at Christie’s auction house in 2004. A member of Grace Church in New York for a decade, Richard earned his Master of Divinity degree from General Theological Seminary in Chelsea, Manhattan and was ordained in the Diocese of New York in 2014. While pursuing his theological education, Richard served for two years as Seminarian at St. Ignatius of Antioch on the Upper West Side. Married to Tracy at Grace Church in 2010, Richard is the father of twin daughters, Alice and Milly.