Our Pastoral leadership


Andrew burgess

Andrew is a lay catechist at Apostles Campus Church. He is currently living in Fairfax with his wife Katelyn, where he is studying for his B.S. in Religious Studies at Liberty University. He preaches, leads services, helps lead an Alpha group, and disciples young men. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and hanging out with anyone who wants to!

katelyn burgess

Katelyn works as a lay catechist at Apostles Campus Church. After earning her Bachelor’s in English, Katelyn moved back to her hometown of Fairfax, Virginia where she later met her husband, Andrew. When she’s on campus, you’ll see her leading services, working on administrative projects, and leading an Alpha group. In her free time, Katelyn loves to read, play her keyboard, and hang out with anyone who’s willing.

gayle fischer

Gayle disciples women and is our administrative and systems coordinator. She helps keep us organized and makes things go. If your life is disorganized, Gayle can give you lots of pointers. She helps lead some of our Connect Groups and meets with students one-on-one. She and her family have lived in Virginia for many years, and she's recently retired from a government agency that tries their best to help Congress keep to a budget and make the government work.


Kemi is a pastoral intern for Apostles Campus Church, also serving as the new President of the student organization, and a worship leader. She is an upcoming sophomore student at Mason, originally from Baltimore. Kemi loves music and has a bubbly disposition that adds to any conversation.

Mercy Wheeler

Mercy, a former pastoral intern, is now a lay catechist at Apostles Campus Church, regularly preaching and leading services. She was a student at George Mason all four years of her academic career, studying communication, media production and film. In her free time, Mercy likes crafting projects that don't get finished, looking at cute animal pictures, and watching movies with her husband.

our worship leaders

zaki rhett

Zaki is one of our worship leaders at Apostles Campus Church. She is an alumna of George Mason and majored in music with a focus in vocal performance. If you've never heard Zaki sing, you're really missing out! Whatever genre of music she sings, she brings to it her unique sound of gospel/R&B fusion. Originally from Uganda, Zaki has lived in this area for most of her life. She and her husband Bobby live in Fairfax, and Zaki spends most of her days working as a preschool teacher. She has hilarious stories about those precocious little toddlers!


Sam Lee is a worship leader serving at Apostles Campus Church and Church of The Apostles. He started leading worship as a teenager at his youth group and joined the Apostles Campus Worship Team in the Spring of 2015. He has a passion for seeing a generation encounter the love of God and building a community of Christ. He is also a Graphic Designer and Photographer who is newly married to his wife, Jessica. Some of his favorite hobbies are playing the blues guitar, hiking (or pretty much doing anything outdoors), watching 4k content, and eating.