Virginia Diocesan Homes

Virginia Diocesan Homes (VDH) is a nonprofit affiliate of the Diocese of Virginia. Our vision is for the Diocese of Virginia and its parishes to use its property and assets to their fullest potential to serve God and our communities. We do that by maximizing mission opportunities with diocesan property including nurturing home environments.

Please visit the Virginia Diocesan Homes Summit website for national examples of churches who are using their property in service to the community and for the presentations made at the Summit. 

2022 VDH Annual Report          VDH Underwriting and Loan Criteria


How Houses of Worship Can Faithfully Respond to the Housing Crisis

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, Virginia Diocesan Homes sponsored a virtual forum on how congregations can respond faithfully to the housing crisis. This Zoom link provides a full recording of the forum. Passcode: .C0M2Bv0

Forum sessions included:

For more information about VDH and the resources it can offer congregations exploring expanding mission uses of its property, please email us at:

Affordable Housing Webinar Series

Affordable Housing is a hot topic in many communities today, but how many of us know the details behind the topic? 

To equip everyone with the background they need to understand and evaluate the many plans being discussed across Virginia, Saint George's, Arlington, and the Virginia Diocesan Homes presented a seven-week online educational series. Recordings from the series are available here. 

VDH Communities

Our board provides oversight of the several retirement communities that are affiliated with the Episcopal Church through the Diocese of Virginia. The VDH communities consist of six CCRCs and two low-cost subsidized independent living facilities:

Board of Trustees

J.P. Causey, Jr. St. John's, West Point
The Rev. Kathleen Chipps St. Andrew's, Burke
Janet Hansen St. Michael's, Arlington
John Horn St. Aidan's, Alexandria
Nina Janopaul, President St. George’s, Arlington
Laura Lafayette Christ Church, Glen Allen
Clyde Lamond, III Trinity, Upperville
Carolyn Lanier St. Philip's, Richmond
Katharine Panfil Saint George's, Arlington
The Rev. Will Peyton St. Paul's Memorial, Charlottesville
Helen Plaisance Trinity, Charlottesville
Lee Quill Church of the Resurrection, Alexandria
Kathleen Turner Church of the Resurrection, Alexandria
James M. Wehr St. James', Leesburg


How do I learn more?

Please call Wendy Filler, Administrator, at 540-383-8380 or email if you would like to learn more about VDH or our upcoming Summit.