Julia has served as the registrar and historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia since 2012. In this capacity she is responsible for developing an archives of diocesan records, researching historical topics for staff, and professional and non-professional scholars, and providing historical and archival assistance to congregations.
She holds a B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary and a M.A. in American Studies from Georgia Washington University. Prior to over 21 years as archivist at the Bishop Payne Library of the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), she worked as archivist/curator of Christ Church, Alexandria, and registrar’s assistant at two Smithsonian Institution museums. She currently serves on the Board of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) and as a HSEC representative on the Steering Committee of the African American Episcopal Historical Collection at VTS. Julia and her husband, Russell, worship at St. Mary’s, Arlington, and they are parents to three children: Katherine, Sarah and Stephen.