3Q Congregational Meeting

Members of Heritage Fellowship Church  are invited to the 3Q Congregational Meeting on September 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM.  This is a hybrid meeting, and all members aged 18 and older are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required.





The Board of Directors is pleased to announce there are three candidates to serve on the board.    Active members should have received an email in August. Their names have been publicized for 30 days.  Please provide  your feedback to the board at heritageboard@heritagereston.org


  • Erika Howell
  • Alieyyah McKinley
  • Bernard Murrell











Erika Howell

Erika Howell is the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. She earned a Master of Science degree in management from Wilmington University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Hope College. She is a certified Project Management Professional.

At Heritage, Erika is an active member the Intercessory Prayer Ministry, the Dance Ministry, and the Adult Sunday School class. She also a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and serves as a Girl Scout troop leader. Additionally, she is a member of the Kappa Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Erika cherishes her role as a mother to her daughter, Anaya, and they enjoy bonding over movies and savoring ice cream together.

Alieyyah McKinley

Alieyyah McKinley is a policy advocate with a passion for education equity. She is a senior policy associate at the Virginia Education Association, where she works on issues such as school funding, teacher pay, and school choice.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree. in political science from Hampton University, she moved on to pursue her Master of Science in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University

At Heritage Fellowship Church, she serves with middle school students during Sunday school and volunteers with the Heritage Helps food distribution program. She enjoys spending time with her family (especially her husband, Hal), traveling, reading, and playing sports.

Bernard Murrell

Bernard Murrell is a native Washingtonian and was educated in the DC Public School System. For his undergrad studies, he attended Ambassador University where earned an Associates of Arts in theology and a Bachelor of Arts in theology with a minor in management information systems.  He also has a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary and Graduate School.

Since joining Heritage Fellowship Church in 2003, Bernard has taught both Teen and Adult Vacation Bible School, facilitated Singles Bible Studies, delivered Biblical lessons in Teen Church, and taught Introduction to New Testament Greek Grammar.  He leads the IT ministry, focusing on infrastructure.

Bernard lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife, Knikki, of 13-years and their two sons, Joshua and Noah.