Leadership

Chess Cavitt – English Teaching Minister

Chess came to Arlington church in 2018.  A born and raised Texan, Chess earned a B.A., M.Div., and M.A. in New Testament from Abilene Christian University.  He is passionate about God and his family, and deeply desires to help others fall in love with God so that they may imitate the life and love of Christ.  Chess loves to read, learn, and have deeper conversations about God.  He also enjoys Formula One racing, playing golf, working on and rebuilding cars, and translating and studying dead languages.

Clayton Tune – Family Life Minister

Clayton and Gina have been living in the Northern Virginia area since 2008. Clayton also attended high school at Falls Church before attending Murray State University where he received a B.S. in Theatre and Acting. Clayton continued his education at Lipscomb University and earned an M.T.S. in New Testament Studies. Before coming to work at Arlington, Clayton worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as an Executive Assistant to the General Counsel. Clayton and Gina have two boys and when he is not watching his oldest son compete in sports, his favorite activities are following baseball, basketball and football, as well as writing fiction, plays, and reading.

Oscar Gomez – Spanish Teaching Minister

Oscar Gómez ha estado sirviendo a la Iglesia de Cristo de Arlington como ministro de habla hispana durante treinta años. Nació en El Salvador y ha sido cristiano por 45 años. Junto con la predicación los domingos por la mañana, Oscar imparte varias clases a la semana, asesora a miembros de la iglesia, realiza bodas, asiste a otras congregaciones y organiza reuniones mensuales de predicadores en el área. A Oscar y a su esposa les gusta compartir comidas con miembros de la congregación para alentarlos  a que se acerquen más. Oscar también disfruta asistir a las conferencias iberoamericanas cada año, así como tomar vacaciones anuales con su familia y compartir comidas con su esposa, hijos y sus nietos.

Linda Hlasta – Children’s Minister

Gina Tune – Office Administrator


Elders and their wives

Dennis and Linda Hlasta

Hlasta

Dennis and his wife Linda moved to the DC area and have worshipped at the Arlington church since 2012 but remain proud Buckeyes (from Ohio)!  They were both baptized while students at Ohio State where they met, fell in love and married.  They have lived and worshiped in Connecticut, upstate New York, and Philadelphia where he served as deacon for Missions and Administration.  He is currently at the National Institutes of Health after a long career in drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry.  They have four adult children, two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.  He and Linda enjoy travel for scuba diving, cruising, Disney and national parks, and also are Philadelphia Flyers hockey fans.

Lloyd and Claudia Randolph

Randolph

Lloyd Randolph, born in Kentucky, pursued his education there and in Tennessee, New York, England, and Massachusetts.  He currently practices law and performs in a symphonic chorus.  An Elder since 2002, he oversees the congregation’s legal affairs and finances and facilitates a small group discussing books about theology, church history and discipleship.  He periodically teaches adult Bible classes and served as a leader for the congregation’s Meetinghouse remodeling efforts.  He performed the legal work to create, and served as an initial trustee of, the AGAPE Trust, initiated the small groups ministry and coordinated the education ministry.  This congregation helped to raise his and Claudia’s three sons.  His life-long experiences in Churches of Christ inform our congregation’s passion for unity in Christ as our polar star.

Robert and Kathy Younger

Younger

Robert Younger attended Harding University where he met and married his wife Kathy after graduating.  Together, they have raised three children and mildly indulge two grandchildren.  Robert returned to active military duty after 2001, retired in 2016, and now serves as a clinical and prescribing psychologist with DoD.  Robert and Kathy came to the Arlington congregation in 2004 but have worshipped worshiped from Florida to California and some in between.  Before coming to Arlington, he served as a deacon at two congregations.  He has been an elder since 2014 and leads the areas of public worship, adult education, and small groups.  When time permits, Robert and Kathy enjoy visiting their children, reading, writing, and traveling,  They relish being with others, especially fellow believers, and want to serve God and His church as long as possible.

Stuart and Carissa Platt

Stuart grew up in San Antonio, Texas and was raised in a Christian family.  He was one of the “original 12” members of a university ministry at Texas A&M University in 1972, known as Aggies for Christ (AFC).  He and Carissa are in their 44th year of marriage.  Carissa is retired and is known for her humble service to others, especially through cooking.  They have three adult children: Jonathan (Ft. Belvoir, VA), Clayton (Wyoming), and Meredith is in youth ministry in Houston.Stuart recently retired from federal service.  He is also retired from the state police in Texas and the Army Reserve.  Stuart has served as a Bible teacher in nine of the ten congregations he attended. On several occasions he served as a deacon and served five years as an elder in Midland, Texas.