Karen and Randolph Irby - Karen is a teacher for Henrico County Schools. Randolph is a finance and accounting specialist. They have two children, Sarah, who resides in Richmond and Rand who currently lives in Georgia. They are transerring from a sister church in the City.
Pat Hass - Pat married Anthony Hass, an executive officer of Kraft/General Foods, with whom she lived in Washington, D.C. and New York. Pat and Tony had three children and six grandchildren. Pat's career has been journalism and for thirty years a senior book editor at Random House in New York City. Pat's sister is Jane Cecil and her brother is John Cecil.
Jamie Alexander and Priscilla Powell - Jamie is from Richmond. He is an avid fly fisherman after living out in Jackson Hole for several years. Jamie is a portfolio manager at Redmond Asset Management. Jamie and his wife, Priscilla Powell married at Second Church in 2015. Priscilla also grew up in Richmond. She is a child Psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and in private practice. Priscilla and Jamie have a son, Wyatt Alexander, born in December 2016.
Xel (“Shell”), Kandi, and Alison Sant’Anna – After living in New Kent for 24 years, the family recently moved to the City to enjoy the vibrant life it has to offer. Xel enjoys cycling and the outdoors. He is the son of a Presbyterian minister and looks forward to helping to better the lives of his new neighbors. Kandi is a native of Richmond. After graduating from VCU, she entered the financial industry and has worked for BB&T Scott& Stringfellows for the last 22 years. She enjoys being with family and friends, running and travel. Alison is a recent graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Communications. Throughout high school and college she has been involved with the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control working to prevent underage drinking. Alison loves to be outdoors, working out at Crossfit, and being with her friends and family.
Marion “Dusty” Pritchett – Dusty has three children and eight grandchildren. She loves nature – hiking, canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. She especially loves birding. She moves to Westminster-Canterbury last May from Charlotte, NC and loves it. She also loves music, and encouraging young people. She has a deep faith in God.
Lauren and Reid Powell – have been married since June 2015 and have a 5 month old son names James. Reid is in sales and Lauren is a high school teacher. They love spending time with family and playing music together. Reid grew up at Second Presbyterian Church and now that they are a family, they are excited for it to become their Church Home.
Hank and Susan Postel – moved to Richmond in 2006 after Hank retired having served his last church in Maryland for 24 years. His post retirement career included an enjoyable year as Associate Interim Minister at Second Church. Susan is a retired school teacher. She has enjoyed being a minister’s wife for many years. Their children and grandchildren have kept then travelling to many interesting areas of the world. Now they are enjoying settling into a calmer retirement at Covenant Woods.
Anne and Don Looney Anne is originally from Winston-Salem and graduated from UNC (Chapel Hill) and taught Austin & Meredith the UNC fight song very early in their lives. She has worked in the IT field for most of her working life and her current position is on a major software implementation for the executive departments of the Commonwealth of Virginia. She enjoys family, running, fitness, watching sports, travel, and reading. Don is originally from Northern Virginia and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. He has worked in several fields (real estate, advertising, food safety). He is currently an account rep focusing on molecular-based technology used for monitoring foodborne pathogens. He enjoys family, running, tennis, reading, watching sports, and travel.
Toni Grant and Todd Schindler enjoy living in the Fan and frequently walking their family dog, "Chili Pepper." They enjoy gardening together. Toni enjoys shopping and planning vacations while Todd enjoys playing bass guitar with his friends, working on old cars, camping, and cooking, sometimes all at the same event! Todd has lived in Richmond for almost nineteen years, coming from the Boston area while Toni is a life time Richmonder. Todd works in a Day Services/Sheltered Work Program serving people with intellectual challenges. Working together is how they met and now Toni is moving on to real estate. They are interested in being involved in the church.
Jay Morgan grew up in Richmond and is glad to have moved back to his hometown after attending college at Sewanee and spending several years living and working in Denver, CO; Baltimore, MD; and Princeton, NJ. Jay works in business development for a healthcare technology company called Pulse8. When he isn’t traveling for work, he enjoys hiking, fishing, sailing, attempting to cook, and finding other ways to spend time with his family and friends. Jay’s parents, Kathy and Bill, along with their two other children, Sam (25) and Annie (21) are also members of our church.
Christopher and Hannah Speaks - Christopher is currently a student at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He graduated from UNC Greensboro in 2014 with a major in both Religious Studies and History. He hopes to take as many courses as possible on the Old Testament during his time at Union. In his free time he enjoys cooking, film, jazz, and iOS games. Hannah is a cradle Presbyterian. The daughter of two PCUSA Ministers, she has lived in Texas, Arkansas, Nebraska, and North Carolina. She attended Appalachian State in Boone, NC where she majored in Music with a concentration in Cello Performance. She is currently a NICU nurse for Henrico Doctors Hospital.
Erika Wheeler is a familiar presence to our church as once a choir member and soloist. She was President of her community for several years and is presently pursuing ways to empower and encourage individuals to take ownership of their right of passage to 'good health' (3 John 1:2). Some of her favorite pass times are embroidering and gardening. She looks forward to continuing to get to know her new church family.*
Carol Fitzgerald was married to Harvey Fitzgerald, a long-time member of Second. They most recently lived in Virginia Beach. After Harvey’s death, Carol moved to Covenant Woods and has decided to join Second to continue her family’s long ties to this church family.
Luke Spangler is a third year medical student at MCV. Originally from North Carolina, Luke is a lifelong Presbyterian and has lived in Richmond for over four years now. He is married to Rev. Molly Spangler and they have a dog named Porthos. When he isn’t studying, Luke likes to mountain bike and walk Porthos to the dog park.
Margaret Pence moved into Westminster Canterbury from Brandermill in August, having lived there for 36 years. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge during those years. She has a daughter and a granddaughter who live in Richmond and a son Mac Pence, who is a member of Second with his spouse, Jeff Wells.
Kathleen Murphy – grew up in Richmond, is a graduate of James Madison University, and is a Young Adult Volunteers through the PCUSA Alumni. In her free time she likes to paint, spend time outdoors, and is becoming an avid runner. She works in child nutrition and anti-hunger initiatives at Virginia Poverty Law Center.
Bob Murphy – is from Arlington, VA. He has lived in Roanoke, Dayton, Ohio, and for the last twenty years Richmond has been home. Bob is a widower and most importantly the proud Dad of Kathleen. Professionally, Bob is a lawyer with experience in financial services regulation. His interests include basketball, genealogy, and colonial American history.
Cindy Doran – has been a Case Manager/Social Worker at Chippenham Hospital for over 20 years. She is very musical having sung with and directed musical groups since her teens including “Up With People” as well as playing the guitar for over 50 years. She can speak social Spanish and has been to Nicaragua on a Mission trip with First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.
Chris Reina recently moved to Richmond from Phoenix, AZ and is an Assistant Professor of Management at the VCU School of Business. He consults and teaches seminars on mindful leadership, negotiation strategies, and managing the emotional space within organizations. He enjoys training for triathlons, playing tennis, traveling, and downtown living. He is very excited to be a part of the Second community.
Lisa Yanushefski and Chris Tanner – Lisa recently moved from Williamsburg to Richmond with her two cats. She enjoys baking and knitting in her free time. Chris was born and raised in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Virginia Tech. Chris enjoys working on cars and tinkering with anything he can get his hands on. They are engaged to be married and are both very excited to become part of the Second Presbyterian Church Family.
Cliff and June Henderson – met in medical school at MCV or UVA? Cliff was in Family Practice and June served in Student Health at William and Mary for 32 years. They moved to Midlothian in 2015. They have one son who is married and lives in Florida. They have one granddaughter who is 16 month old. Cliff’s hobbies include gardening, hiking, travel, watersports, and repairing anything that needs fixing. June’s hobbies include reading, cooking healthy food, going to the gym, and practicing the piano. June also volunteers one day a week at the Fan Free Clinic.
Ginna Minasian Dalton and Sam Dalton - Ginna is a graduate of PSCE and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Sam has worked in the business world many years and most recently as a business developer for Avanti Technologies. The Daltons bring a wealth of experience and faithfulness to Second!
Scott Hardison is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. Following medical school at Wake Forest, he moved to Richmond, for a residency in Ear, Nose and Throat medicine. He lives in the John Marshall on 5th Street. He has been involved with our young adult group.
Michael Kanupp and Micah Young Micah moved from Wilmington, North Carolina, where she attended school at UNCW. Micah currently works at a skilled nursing facility as their activities director. Her hobbies included baking and cooking. Michael is a pharmacy student at VCU. In his spare time he enjoys reading books about history and science.
Elizabeth and Barrow Turner met in Richmond and have been married for 3 and 1/2 years. Barrow is from Lynchburg, Virginia and is the grandson of Shep Russell, former minister at First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. Elizabeth, from Danville, Virginia, grew up attending Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Barrow is a Vice President at Caprin Asset Management responsible for a fixed income trading. Elizabeth graduated from William and Mary Law School in 2014, and after clerking for a United States District Judge for the past year, she will begin as an associate in the civil litigation section at Spotts Fain PC in early 2016. They welcomed their first child, Charles Shepherd (Shep) Turner, in late October.
Gordy and Sarah Graper live in the Fan. Gordy moved to Richmond for his first job after graduating from UNC. He is currently employed at Stifel Nicolos and enjoys any activity that involves getting outdoors or friendly sporting competition with friends. Sarah moved to Richmond 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is an Account Director at Unboxed Technology. Sarah enjoys hanging out with friends, family, and her dog Buddy. They look forward to getting more involved at Second.
Joel Herrell and Shirley Williams - Joel is the son of Dave and Kay Herrell and joined Second with his Confirmation Class many years ago. He is married to Shirley Williams. Shirley was baptized on Sunday, December 6 during morning worship.
Ann Foster and John Marriner recently moved to Richmond from Atlanta where they were members of First Presbyterian Church. At FPC, Ann Foster was a Sunday School Class leader and reception desk volunteer, participated in Bible study, and worked with the church’s Community Ministries. She enjoys family, friends, and exploring new places. John retired from local government in Atlanta where he served as a church mentor to the homeless and disabled.
Donna and Steve Carey moved to Richmond in 1982. Donna is a school counselor at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County. She is originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania. Steve is a health care/surgical sales representative. He is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. They have two children, Meghan and Patrick. Donna has joined the bell choir.
Thomas Kohlbeck and Christina Boutin - Thomas works for the Virginia State Police Fusion Center as a Cold Case Crime Analyst and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Christina works for the Department of Virginia Social Services as the Supervisor of the Office of Background Investigations, and is currently attending the University of Richmond. They reside in Chesterfield County and love spending time with family and friends.
Jason Coats and Kate Nash - Jason and Kate are both professors at VCU. Jason teaches writing and literature and Kate teaches feminist history and narrative form. Jason grew up in the Detroit area and met his wife Kate during his doctoral work at UVA. Kate grew up in Dayton, Ohio where she was active in the PCUSA and was ordained as a Deacon in high school. Their daughter Frances is six years old and a First grader. Jason enjoys writing, teaching, gardening, and singing. Kate enjoys training in aikido, reading long novels, and visiting the UK as often as possible.
Roberta and Roy Fauber - moved to Richmond in March 2015 from the Lexington, Va area from a 100 acre farm. They are now enjoying their city life in the Fan! They have one son and two grandchildren who live in Pelham, New York. They are excited to be part of the many opportunities available at Second to work in the city. They have been very active in mission work, disaster relief in Mississippi, Louisiana, were co-founders of Mission Next Door (local home repair projects), and Roy has been part of medical missions to Honduras and Living Water projects in Guatemala.
Incy Teoh is from Melbourne, Australia. She recently married and moved to Richmond this past June to share life with her partner Katherine Todd, who is an ordained PCUSA Pastor, and stepson Caleb. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, photography, biking, and connecting with people.
Louisa and Davis Yeuell - Louisa was born in Charles Town, West Virginia and grew up in the Presbyterian Church there. She has lived in five places in Virginia as the wife of a Presbyterian minister before moving to Richmond where she has been a church secretary, a church educator, and on staff at PSCE. She married Davis Yeuell, a Presbyterian minister, in 2000. Louisa has two married daughters, Cindy Paris and Amanda Healy, both members of Second; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and reading.
Michael Simpson has been organist at Second Church since September of 2011. He also serves as Assistant Conductor and Accompanist for the Richmond Symphony Chorus. He and his husband, Peyton Kelley, have been together for 32 years and married for six. He served on the staff at Ginter Park Baptist Church for 36 years and at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for five years.
Jeff Roth - Jeff is a retired criminologist who recently moved to Richmond from Philadelphia, PA, with his wife, Charlotte Kerr, who was previously an elder at Second Presbyterian. Jeff and Charlotte were married at Second in 1995. Charlotte died in May 2015. Jeff’s brother-in-law is our own Dixon Kerr.
Barbara and Van Hampton - Barbara is a retired music teacher of 34 years and is also a flutist. She loves to sew, work on crafts and garden. Van is a retired executive for a state trade association, has a Master degree in Marketing and Mass Communication from VCU, and is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Van worked in professional theatre for 15 years. His interests are guitar, sang in the Navy choir, Tobacco Land Chorus, theatre musicals and he is an avid golfer!! They have two daughters, Michelle and Emily, and one grandson, Jackson.
Lee Braden - A native of the high plains of West Texas, Lee was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is currently employed by Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. Lee has a passion for current events, genealogy, and researching his Virginia ancestry. He is eager to get involved in the downtown Richmond community and he is grateful for having found a new home at Second.
Tara Wyatt - Tara is originally from West Virginia and is a loyal WVA fan, even when there isn’t much reason to celebrate. She relocated to Richmond about three years ago and works as a Medicaid Attorney. She loves spending time with friends and family, and travelling, and animals of any sort. Tara enjoys living in downtown RVA!
Harry and Donna Roye - Donna is an elementary music teacher. Her hobbies include knitting and woodworking. She looks forward to joining the choir after Christmas. Harry is employed at the Defense Logistics Agency and looks forward to retiring in about three years. They have been married for forty one years and are the proud parents of a son and daughter and proud grandparents of three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Lori LaVel - (Herrell Weston) makes her living as a life coach/organizer and senior concierge/nurse aide. She was confirmed at Second when she attended in the 1970s with her parents (David and Kay Herrell), then returned from Seattle in 2011 to be near them and her brother Joel and family. She enjoys participating in four women's circles, the arts committee, Sunday school and worship. She loves the outdoors, reading, movies, writing, and design.
Chanson and Amie Finney - moved from Fairfax County to Midlothian one year ago. Chanson was a church choir director for thirty years. He taught choral music in college and high school. Amie is a retired Public Health Nurse. She enjoys volunteering in an elementary school close to their home in Brandermill. They have already started volunteering with WalkIn and Chanson will be joining the Tuesday Boys Work Group at the church.
Becky and Tommy Hudson - are the proud parents of two children and one daughter in law who are all educators. They are also proud of their two grandchildren and two Boykin Spaniels! Becky retired from 32 years of teaching and Tommy is a retired lawyer and lobbyist. They now enjoy attending lectures at the Virginia Historical Society and Osher Classes at the University of Richmond. In her free time Becky enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends in Richmond and at the family farm in West Virginia. Tommy enjoys landscape, painting, and studying history.
Dan Ream - Dan Ream has been attending Second for several years with his wife Lucretia McCulley before recently joining the church. Dan and Lucretia have one son , Paul, who is now a law student at Duke University. Dan works as a librarian at Rappahannock Community College in Warsaw and Glenns, Virginia and lives in Richmond. Travel, reading, walking and music are his main hobbies.
Junghoon (John) Ha - moved to Richmond to attend VCU. He is an MD-PhD student currently researching about the physiology underlying the brain and the heart. One of the things he enjoys in his spare time in Richmond is hiking by the Northbank trails and Belle Isle. In addition, he’s a penchant for exploring a good number of restaurants with his fiancee, Jennifer Cole.
Samuel Atsu - is from Ghana. He is studying as as an undergraduate in Business Administration at VCU. Samuel is married to Priscilla and has three daughters Seyram, 19, Sefakor, 12, and Elikplim, 10. He likes listening to gospel music and watching soccer.
Jennifer Lemler is a native Richmonder who lived many years in the DC area. She now lives in Midlothian with her husband, Scott, and two children - Renn started college this fall and Quinn is a Junior in High School. Jen is a RN who has worked most of her career in Pediatrics—from intensive care to public health. She likes to be in the mountains and especially enjoys hiking, mountain biking and skiing. Jenn's husband is Scott, her son is Quinn, and her daughter is Renn.
Carol Sherman moved to Richmond in 1998 from upstate New York to be near her grandchildren. She is the mother of three children, two living and one deceased. She was a Presbyterian for 53 years and then became Catholic for 19 years and is happy to be returning “home.” Carol will marry Peter Fisher in November! They are both retired
Rick Zuercher comes to us by reaffirmation of faith. He and his wife, Lucy, live in Short Pump and have two children - Alex, a college graduate who lives in the Fan, and Julia, who is a sophomore at William and Mary. Rick enjoys woodworking and dabbling with oil painting. He is a former journalist who specialized in energy issues in Washington, DC.He is currently employed by Dominion Resources where he is responsible for a;; internal and external communications associated with the company’s four nuclear stations in Connecticut, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Terry Sheets was raised in the Episcopal Church and grew up at Kanuga Conference Center. She worked in professional camping in New York and Virginia and then was hired by Jim Payne as the first staff person for the new Synod of Virginia in Roanoke. There she met and married Forrest Sheets, a Presbyterian minister on the staff of Hanover Presbytery, and came to Richmond. She worked as Community Manager for Woodlake Community Association for nineteen years retiring in 2004. Since the deaths of Forrest and her parents, she has been searching for support, comfort, fellowship, and renewed joy in a Christian Community and Second Presbyterian has that in spades!
Chris Kolbe is a native Richmonder who serves as the Reference Archivist at the Library of Virginia. His interests include gardening and antique Southern furniture.
Minor and Katherine Weisiger—are lifelong Richmonders and currently live in Bon Air. Minor is an Archivist at the Library of Virginia and Katherine is the Retirement Manager for Hunton and Williams Law Firm. Katherine has deep roots in the Presbyterian Church, including her grandfather, Dr. William E. Hill, who was the third pastor at Second. She is the sister of Ele Bigger! Minor’s roots are in the Episcopal Church. They have two sons, John and Ben, one just out of college and one still in, both music majors. Katherine enjoys exercising and knitting and Minor likes yard work, history, genealogy, and listening to music.
Jordan Whitmore is a second grade teacher in New Kent County and loves working to make a difference in her young students lives. She is looking forward to getting married in January to Thomas, and feels blessed to be marrying her best friend. She is excited about joining Second Church and looks forward to new friendships and growing in her faith
Thomas Wingenbach loves living in Church Hill and enjoys spending time with Jordan and his dogs, Lily and Basye. Thomas played football at Eastern Carolina University and still loves going to Pirate football games. He is looking forward to getting married in January and becoming involved in the church.
Frederick and Barbara Helm Frederick is a lifelong resident of Richmond, and he and Barbara live in Short Pump. They have three grown daughters, Melissa, Katharine, and Morgan. Frederick is Director of Marketing for PSM Publications and Barbara is in recreational therapy with the Hermitage at Cedarfield.
Martha Mabey is a writer, a former school principal and the former owner of two art galleries. She returns to Richmond after living several years in Mexico and in South Mississippi where she and her late husband survived Hurricane Katrina.
A graduate of Calvin College, Martha is well versed in Calvinist theology and is delighted to be back with such a loving Presbyterian congregation.
Emma and Gary Price Emma returns to Second Presbyterian after working here for 16 years to receive her new title: church member.
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, during her younger years she moved throughout the South with her ordained father and mother, with Hattiesburg, Mississippi being the last family stop. Emma's denominational work history consists of the Presbytery of South Louisiana, Baton Rouge; Second Presbyterian, Richmond; and now Westminster Canterbury. Her play time is spent gardening, loving her ragdoll cats, Precious and Chloe, and volunteering at the Richmond Animal League.
Gary was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in the Second Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. He began work immediately after college for Ethyl Corporation in 1974 and was transferred to Richmond in 1986. This year he completes his 40 years of service to New Market Corporation (name change from Ethyl) in their Information Technology Department as Operations Supervisor. Gary enjoys maintaining the grounds at their home, a rigorous 4 a.m. workout routine at his gym and eating Louisiana seafood when available.
Brad and Ellen Moore are both from South Carolina where Ellen went to Clemson University and Brad went to the University of South Carolina. They met at MUSC in Charleston and moved to Richmond in 2010 to start medical training at VCU Hospital. Ellen is a geriatric medicine physician and Brad is a radiology resident physician. They enjoy living in Church Hill with their new baby, Kathryn, born in January.
Julie Bilodeau grew up in the Northern Neck and now lives with her two teen boys in Hanover. Nate, 16, is in the International Baccalaureate program at Atlee High and plays tennis. Kyle, 13, plays football and sings in chorus, and will be attending Woodberry Forest in September. Julie is the Executive Director at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry. She enjoys history, reading and gardening in her spare time.
Larry and Suzanne Matthews join Second Church by transfer of membership from Winnetka Presbyterian Church in Winnetka, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. They moved to Richmond to live near their three children and six grandchildren. Both are retired.
Suzanne’s career was as Director of Christian Education for Presbyterian churches in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Atlanta, Georgia. Larry’s career was in public and private higher education before his work with the College Board, the sponsor of SAT and AP. Currently, Suzanne volunteers in the Micah Mentoring Program and Larry is active nationally in Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and locally with its chapters at the University of Richmond and at VCU. Larry is a Vietnam veteran and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Kyle and Chelsea Russell live in Forest Hill with their dachshund, Jango. Chelsea works in Academic Affairs at VCU and is a graduate student in VCU’s Counselor Education Program. She loves running, the outdoors, and cooking new recipes. Kyle grew up in Mechanicsville just outside the Cold Harbor Battlefield Park. He is a Data Analyst for Virginia Health Information. Kyle enjoys playing tennis regularly, cheering on the New England Patriots, and his alma mater, the VCU Rams.
Gabe Harrah – joins his wife Linda Harrah and his daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Patrick McDonnell transferring his letter from a sister church in the city. Gabe owns a Barber Shop and enjoys woodworking, sailing, and plays the tuba in local bands. He was born in West Virginia but has lived in Virginia for the past 45 years.
Michael Bacon comes to Second Presbyterian along with Associate Pastor Kathryn Lester-Bacon. They move here from Michael's hometown of Durham, NC, and now live just two blocks from the church. Michael's favorite activities are backpacking, hiking, writing, basketball, and playing music.
Nancy Russell Updegrave – moved to Richmond a year ago from Charleston, South Carolina. She was baptized at First Scotts Presbyterian Church, the same church where Alex Evans was baptized! She has three children and one amazing granddaughter. She loves horseback riding, animal care and parent education
King Freeman moved to Richmond from the west coast in 2010 after 20 years there. He is self employed and enjoys travel, reading, and history.
Becky White - comes to us from a sister church in Richmond. She is married to Gary and they have a son Mark, whom they adopted from Taiwan. A VCU graduate with a BFA, Becky has taught art and exhibited her work here and abroad. The love of art in church work brought her to the Faith and Art Expressions Class where she has been very active..
Lydia Calhoun Powell – was baptized at Second in 1989 and attended as a preschooler. She is very glad to be returning. After graduating from Maggie Walker Governor’s School she went to the University of Virginia and is now in her third year of Medical School at Johns Hopkins. Her parents are Robert and Judy Powell.
Gray and Emily Gilchrist - Emily and Gray are joining us from Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Virginia, after recently moving to Richmond. In late September, Emily and Gray were married in Roanoke. Emily is in public accounting with Dixon Hughes Goodman and Gray works in sales with Ferguson Enterprises.
Sarah Burchett - Sarah grew up attending a Presbyterian Church in her hometown of Dakota, IL. She came to Virginia in 2001 to attend Sweet Briar College, and now lives in downtown Richmond. Sarah is a Master Aesthetician at Renew Dermatology, a Master Aesthetics Instructor, and a Certified Personal Trainer. Some of her favorite things in Richmond include the VMFA, Belle Isle trails, and the diversity of dining opportunities!
Peter Fisher - Peter is an active retired widower with two children and two grandchildren. Originally a Long Island, New York resident, he moved to Richmond five years ago to be near his son and his family. Peter is looking forward to his spiritual growth through membership in the Second Presbyterian Church Family.
Jeff and Isabelle Roseme - Jeff and Isabelle have been married for 30 years and have a son Sean, 25 years old, and a daughter Stephanie, 23 years old, who both live in Richmond. After working in New Yor City for 25 years, Jeff moved his family to Richmond in July 2003. Jeff is a commodity trader and commercial real-estate investor. In his free time he enjoys biking and reading. Isabelle assists Jeff with some aspects of his business and in her free time enjoys walking, working out, readiing, and gardening.
Laura Carr - Laura is married to Jim Carr and they have three adult sons and one graddaughter, "Nixie." Laura is a piano teacher and has been singing in the Second Presbyterian Church choir for seven years as the Alto Section Leader. Last year Laura began leading the Children's Choir here at Second. She loves to bead, sew, and knit.
Bridget McNicholas - Bridget moved to Virginia in 2009 from Pennsylvania. She recently started a new job with Henrico County in Social Services. Bridget holds a Masters in Social Work and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.
Judy Cutting – Judy has been a life-long Presbyterian and long-time married to Tom, a retired PCUSA Pastor. They have two adult children and five grandchildren. She has always liked being involved in church life wherever she has found herself, and then taking that life into the community. Presently she serves on the Board of The Presbyterian Outlook. Her new routine in retirement provides her opportunity to “get up and go” or just relax and enjoy!
Laura Schreffler and Brad Howle – Laura is an Occupational Therapist working with adults with Brain Injuries. She is from West Virginia and went to James Madison University . Brad is a supervisor with Capital Medical Supply and is on the Marathon Training Team as Runner and Coach. He was born and raised in Richmond and graduated from Hampton-Sydney College with a BS. They were married at Second on June 1st, 2013.
Bill, Kathy, Sam, and Annie Morgan Kathy grew up in Dinwiddie county and works as an RN part time in a dermatologist practice (skin cancer specialist). Annie is a junior at Collegiate and Sam has just transferred from UMd to VCU. Bill grew up in Gloucester County and is a Urologist with Virginia Urology. They all enjoy outdoor activities including sailing, camping, backpacking, and beekeeping. Their eldest son, Jay, is living in Denver and moving back east to the Baltimore area.
Bob Diller and Kevin Divins – Bob grew up in Michigan and has a background in industrial microbiology and nuclear engineering, but has happily changed careers and has worked at Barnes and Noble for the last seventeen years. His passions include flower hybridizing, photography, and hiking. Kevin is a native of Florida and is a health and fitness enthusiast who has runs marathons, half marathons, and the Monument Avenue 10K. He recently ran the NYC Marathon. They are starting a new chapter in their life together and are excited Second will be part of it.
Charles Miller - Charles was born and raised in Richmond and worked for thirty years as Chief Engineer for Concrete, Pipe, and Products Company. He lives at Westminster-Canterbury and has known Mary Easterly for years. They wer recently married at the Hot Springs Presbyterian Church.
Rob and Lisa Emblidge - Lisa and Rob come to us from Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wyncote, PA. They are glad to have found a home at Second after nearly 2 years of visiting churches in the area. They met singing and music has been one constant in their relationship. They have lived in Illinois, Michigan and Pennsylvania during nearly 25 years of marriage. They have 2 grown foster daughters, still living in Michigan with their families. Rob is a research chemist with Honeywell. He grew up in a variety of United Methodist parsonages in upstate New York. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Lisa was raised in Bucks County, PA and has been a lifelong Presbyterian. She has been with Barnes and Noble for 15 years.