Walker Chapel UMC

Sanctuary Open for Prayer: Sunday, 9:00 am
Adult Study: Sunday, 9:30 am
Worship: Sunday, 10:30 am
Children's Sunday School: Sunday, 10:45 am



Debby Taylor

Senior Vice President and Executive Director

To work in a place that empowers individuals to rethink their choices, learn from their mistakes, and move on to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives is a dream come true."

Debby Taylor joined Phoenix House in November 2010 when Vanguard Services became Phoenix House. She serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic.

Ms. Taylor’s career in the treatment of substance use disorders spans over 40 years. She joined Vanguard in 1989 as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. She was responsible for Vanguard’s growth to 14 programs serving over 2000 persons plus their families, annually.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Ms. Taylor was employed by Virginia Hospital Center as Program Manager of the Adolescent Addiction Treatment Program. During her career, she has also worked for Suburban Hospital in its Addiction Treatment Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, the Psychiatric Institute of Montgomery County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia’s Alcohol and Drug Services.

Her work in the field has been broadly acknowledged; most notably the Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Distinguished Service Award, the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Legislative Achievement Award, the Northern Virginia Coalition for the Mentally Disabled Distinguished Service Award, the Arlington Community Hero Award.

She has served as an appointed member of the Arlington County Partnership on Children, Youth and Families and as a Board member of the Arlington Committee of 100, Leadership Arlington Board of Regents.

Ms. Taylor is a psychiatric nurse certified in Chemical Dependency.









in 2017 we started a series of presentations called The FORUM dedicated to opening our doors and minds to the community and world around us and to engage in conversations with people from all walks of life about the important issues of the day.  Since then we have enjoyed forums from the United States Institute for Peace, the Washington 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Immigration, the work of the Dangerous Speech Project, Thomas Rainer and his vision of a cottage garden, and many of the environmental groups in our area.  All were well attended by the community around us and the most unexpected pleasure was the Q&A sessions where the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of the attendees was awesome. 

Normally the FORUM takes the summer and fall off but this summer we have a surprise forum on the brave women resistance fighters in World War II from one who was there and this fall we have a timely presentation on Advance Directives from the Arlington Neighborhood Volunteers.



OPIOIDS: a crisis in our community

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall


The Opioid Epidemic has gained national attention, and there has been increasing pressure on hospitals, health systems and health plans to effectively tackle this complex issue.  More than 22 million people in the U.S. are struggling with a drug or alcohol substance use disorder. 


Join us on Wednesday, February 27th for a discussion about how the opioid epidemic is affecting our community and how you can help.  We will be joined by Debby Taylor, Senior Vice President & Executive Director at Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic.





Come Join the FORUM

 If you would like to come and be part of the Forum, please let us know via email to ie@uinspire.us




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