Our Leadership and Staff



David Ensign

David Ensign is a writer, musician, and Presbyterian pastor in Arlington, Va., where he has lived for almost 20 years with Cheryl Lederle, his beloved of more years than he can remember. Prior to being named interim executive director of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, David served three congregations in National Capital Presbytery, one in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and one in Pittsburgh.

David and Cheryl have three adult children and two grandchildren (whose pictures he will happily show you). Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1999, David holds a doctorate in philosophy from DePaul University and a masters in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School. 

Contact David at david@presbypeacefellowship.org.  



CHRISTA GALVIN (she/her)photo of Christa Galvin | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Christa is a life long advocate for social justice and peace. She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV with a degree in sociology. Christa completed her senior thesis on the local food movement in a community with very little access to healthy, local food and helped open the first local food hub in the area. Most recently, Christa worked at a non-profit in Camden, NJ called the Neighborhood Center, an organization dedicated to providing a safe and educational space for children of all ages in a city plagued by violence and poverty.

Christa lives in Swedesboro, NJ with her husband, Lou, and their four children. In her free time, Christa enjoys riding roller coasters and traveling to classic amusement parks.

Contact Christa at christa@presbypeacefellowship.org.




Deanna became involved in gun violence prevention work when her home state of Texas passed a law allowing guns on college campuses and she witnessed her college age daughter’s friends and roommates see this as an invitation to become armed. Feeling powerless to protect her kids from their friends’ dangerous decisions, Deanna got involved in Moms Demand Action.

Deanna has a MDiv from Perkins School of Theology and a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She gets excited about approaching GVP work from a faith and spiritual perspective. Deanna is also the co-founder of Retreat House Spirituality Center and a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA).

Contact Deanna at deanna@presbypeacefellowship.org.



SARAH PRAGER (she/her)

Sarah Prager HeadshotSarah is a writer and speaker on queer history. Her four published books are Queer, There, and Everywhere: 27 People Who Changed the World; Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History; Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders; and A Child’s Introduction to Pride: The Inspirational History and Culture of the LGBTQIA+ Community. Before her career as a writer, she worked in nonprofit communications for 11 years. 

Sarah first worked for PPF from 2013 to 2018 as the Communications Manager and this is her second time coming back to the organization in a temporary role since then. She lives with her partner and kids in Massachusetts.

Contact Sarah at sarah@presbypeacefellowship.org.



Whitney Palmer, Treasurer
Geoff Browning, Member-At-Large
Annica Gage, Member-At-Large
Margery Rossi, Member-At-Large
Betsy Simpson, Member-At-Large
Marilyn White, Member-At-Large
Christine Caton, Member-At-Large
Bill Galvin, Member-At-Large
Brian Merritt, Member-At-Large