Kate and Josh Boyles - Kate and Josh moved to Richmond three years ago from Fredericksburg. Their son, Charlie, was born in november 2011. They live in the Museum District. Josh is a prosecuter for the City of Richmond and Kate is Development Coordinator for Riverside School. Charlie and Kate were baptised on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Second.
Anson Matthews and Rick Brownlee - Anson is in Human Resources with the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth after retiring from State Government. Rick is self- employed as an independent sales representative in the furniture and accessories industry. Anson sings in the choir. Rick grew up in the Presbyterian Church. They live in the west end.
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 plan to be married at Second on June 1st, 2013 and look forward to their future together here.
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.
We welcome the 2013 Confirmation Class!!
Jack Southworth mentored by Stan Southworth
Edward Anderson mentored by Stan Southworth
Lanjino Lomeling mentored by Dottie and Glenn Thomason
Stuart Martin mentored by Rich Crom
Mary Thompson mentored by Katie King
Thomas Alvarado mentored by Jeff Gallagher
Isabelle Thomas mentored by Julia Carr
New Members who joined in November
Judy Nay - works part-time at a sister church in Midlothian as their Administrative Assistant. Teaching children piano is one of her favorite things as she is a retired church organist and choir director. We are blessed to have someone with her musical gifts in our midst! Judy has two grown children and 3 grandchildren with a 4th on the way!
Meredith and Paul Watson - each grew up in Presbyterian churches and met at Davidson College. When they moved to Richmond, they found Second and were engaged by the worship and downtown mission. Paul is co-owner of Ledbury, a men's shirt company in Shockoe Bottom and Meredith works in professional art restoration. Theie first child, Hayden Alexander Watson was born December 31.
Georgia and Caroline Rose - Georgia teaches High School English at Tucker High School to 11th and 12th Graders. She has been married to Fred Rose for 40 years and they have three grown children. Caroline is their youngest and has recently returned to Richmond after teaching in North Carolina. She is a graduate of Greensboro College.
Ann Posey - returned to Richmond in October 2007 - happy to be back in Virginia and to have missed the July and August heat. Retirement includes lots of time in the garden, an occasional trip to discover something new, and not enough time spent with granddaughters in the state of Washington. Perhaps her favorite time in each day is walking the dogs in the woods - wonderful moments of quiet.
Judy and Robert Powell - are glad to return to Second after an absence of nearly twenty years. They live in Ginter Park and have two adult daughters, Suzannah who works at the Pentagon in Army International Affairs and Lydia who is in Medical School in Baltimore. Judy teaches marketing at Virginia Union University. Robert is editor of Virginia Business Magazine.
New Members who joined on June 17, 2012Anne and Patrick McDonnell - Anne is director of a non profit that supports people with brain injuries. Patrick is involved in medical equipment repair and maintenance. They both love serving with a camp each summer that allows people with brain injuries to go to a fun filled and heart warming camp. They both have sung in church choirs, served in leadership positions, and been very active in church work.
Linda Harrah - Linda is a retired nurse who now spends her time with family and friends. She loves books and music and has served as Clerk of Session, Volunteer Church Secretary, and sung in the choir of previous churches. She is the mother of new member, Anne McDonnell.
Mary Blanton Easterly - Mary was baptized and raised at Second Presbyterian Church. She married her husband, Harry Watkey Easterly, Jr. in 1943 at Second. They had 5 children, 2 boys and 3 girls. Mary loves to write, draw, paint and travel the world! She loves being with her four living children, 10 grandchildren and 2 steps and looks forward to the birth of her 13th great grandchild in late November. She went back to College when all her children were in school and got her B.A. and Masters. She taught art at St. Catherine’s School for thirteen years. Mary is related to all the other wonderful Blantons in our church.
Rebecca B. White - Becky comes to us from a sister church in Richmond and joins as an Affiliate Member. 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 took part in the Winter Craft Show and Prison Ministry Auction.
New Members who Joined on February 12, 2012Sloan DeVilbiss and John White - Sloan was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and John in Huntington, West Virginia. They both attended University of Richmond and that is where they met. Sloan played lacrosse and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. John was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Sloan works for Capital One in their Brand Marketing Department and John worked in investment banking for two years before finding his calling in Dentistry. He is a first year dental student at VCU's School of Dentistry. They are both very excited about their upcoming wedding on July 28, 2012 and to beginning their journey together at Second.
Kurt Gessaman and Haley Grdich -
Kurt and Haley are both from North Carolina and come to Richmond where both work as bankers in two different banks. Kurt joined by transfer of letter from First Presbyterian Church in Rocky mount, N.C. Haley joins by Reaffirmation of Faith. On the weekend after joining our church family, they were married in Matthews, N.C. They are excited about their connections to Second especially as they begin their new life together. They are already active in our young adult group.
Christina D'Angelo - is a graduate from the University of Richmondwhere she played on the Women's Lacrosse Team. She also holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is an English teacher at John Marshall High School where she started and now coaches the Varsity Women's Soccer Team. Her family resides in East Hampton, New York.
New Members who Joined in November and December
Carter and Kelly Berry and Charlotte - The Berrys are Virginia natives and had their first child, Charlotte, in September 2010. They enjoy travel, cooking, and spending time in the Outer Banks with friends and family and their other child, a golden retriever, named Millie. They join by reaffirmation of faith.
Judy Holloway - Judy moved to Richmond from New Jersey two years ago where she had a long career as an Art Director. Her daughter and family live in the fan and she loves being able to be part of their lives. She joins by transfer of letter. She has already signed up to be a soup cook for Walk-In!
Evelyn Duke and McLean Beam - McLean and Evelyn will be married on New Year’s Eve of this year at Second. Evelyn moved to Richmond from Louisa, Virginia and works at the Martin Agency. McLean moved to Richmond from his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. He works at Capital One.
Sharon Heiberg - Sharon began attending Second Presbyterian with her brother Jeff Bland and his wife, Cindy. Sharon is a teacher for Henrico County Public Schools. She has two daughters, Ingrid, age 22 and Eva, age 21.
Keith and Debbie Powers - The Powers have lived in Richmond for 5 years. Keith is with First Citizens Bank and Debbie is self employed in the home decor business. They have two children, Brad who lives in Asheville, NC, and Emily (see below). Keith loves running and recently completed the Richmond Marathon. They area both avid Ole Miss Alumni fans!
Emily Powers - is a Customer Service Rep with Computica. She loves running, performing in music theater, and singing. She is excited to share her gifts and talents with the congregation and has already started working with the Youth Group. She also is an avid Ole Miss Alumni fan!
Confirmation Class 2011
These are members of the 2011 Confirmation Class who joined the Church on Sunday, May 22, 2011
From left to right: Briana Scripture, Mack Southworth, Rex Crom, Marshall Dendy, Henry Stillwell, Duncan Sims, Lucas Harris, Laura Dickie
New Member Class: Joined Sunday, June 19, 2011
Jaci Cocks - Jaci and her husband, Joel, moved to Richmond from Matthews, VA. They have two grown sons. Two of Jaci’s favorite life experiences are her time spent at Hampton University as an archival research assistant and her participation in a mission trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She looks forward to many memorable and joy-filled experiences with her new church family.
Marge Shaw and Bill Charles - Marge is a retired Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church, including one year as an interim educator here at Second. Marge is first generation Scots-Irish; her parents having emigrated from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Bill is an ordained Presbyterian pastor who has moved in retirement to Richmond from serving two churches in Smyth County, VA. He is a native of Fresno, California, but his Virginia roots trace back to the early 18th century. Bill is a member of the Presbytery of the James and Marge joins happy to be back at home at Second! Bill played the trumpet on Easter Sunday morning during worship!
Carmen Martinez - Carmen, a native of Long Island, NY, moved to Richmond to start the next phase in her life. She enjoys bicycling, the beautiful parks in Virginia, and is bilingual. She has spent time mentoring high risk high school and elementary school children with workplace affiliation through Newsday, her former employer.Carem is delighted to find a church and community to call home.
Ginger Hudson - Ginger grew up at Bon Air Presbyterian and was active in North Carolina State's Presbyterian Campus Ministry. She served one year in Belfast, Northern Ireland through the Young Adult Volunteer program and shared her experience around the States on the Mission Interpretation Team. Ginger teaches kindergarten in Henrico County and lives with her two dogs in Church Hill.
Aileen Rivera, Tyler & Olivia Moulds - Aileen homeschools her two great children who are now in the 10th (Olivia) and 11th (Tyler)Grades. She serves as a Spanish interpreter for an Early Intervention Program and volunteers with environmental and social issues. Aileen moved to Virginia from Puerto Rico to go to Virginia Tech. Her husband is James Moulds.
Traci Leipold and Georgia - Tracy and her family moved to Richmond from New York City six years ago. She has a ten year old daughter, Georgia and her husband teaches in the Fine Arts Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Traci currently volunteers at H.I.S. (Horses in Service) a therapeutic riding facility in Richmond.
New Member Class: Joined Sunday, February 6, 2011
Beverley Flowers Bell – Beverley moved from the suburbs of Hanover County into the city last year. She has two daughters and two granddaughters who live nearby. She works fulltime in healthcare administration.
John N. Clore – John is a father of three and a physician at MCV. He specializes in diabetes and directs the research program there.
Amy and David and Alexander Goobic – Dave and Amy moved to Midlothian 11 years ago from Northern Virginia. Dave teaches 10th grade World History at Clover Hill High School. Amy works for the State Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Their son Alexander is seven and is in the second grade at J.B. Watkins Elementary. They also have a schnoodle named Maisy, a fish named Spike, and a frog named Sebastian.
John Philip Hart – Philip has attended Second Presbyterian Church with his wife, Dot, and children, Anne Larimer and Philip, for a number of years, and he recently joined the Adult Choir. Philip is a lawyer and is employed by Genworth Financial. He is a life-long resident of Richmond and is a graduate of the University of Virginia and University of Richmond.
Heather Marie Harvey – Heather Harvey is originally from Radford, Virginia, but lived in Charlottesville, Dallas and Williamsburg before moving to Richmond in 2004. She serves as the General Counsel for Pembrooke Occupational Health, a company that provides drug screening and risk management services for employers. Heather is single and enjoys running, traveling abroad, playing piano, and spending time with her two dogs.
Sara Kathleen Kidd – Sara is a May 2010 graduate of Longwood University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science:Pre-Law and minors in Sociology and History. She is currently employed as a Deputy Clerk of Court at the Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. In her free time she enjoys singing, reading, spending time with friends, and watching college sports, especially UVA and Hampden-Sydney. Montreat, North Carolina is her favorite place in the world.
Joel Don Leonard – Joel is what you might call “an old pro” when it comes to church. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he has served on the sessions of two churches, chaired Presbytery Commissions, taught Sunday School, developed websites… you get the idea. A politician by education, a jeweler and manager by trade, Joel has lived in Richmond for six years to be close to his parents to make sure they enjoy their retirement years.
Billye Catherine Leonard – Billye is the wife of a retired Presbyterian minister, Bill Leonard, who also attends Second Presbyterian Church. There is pretty much mothing Billye has not seen or done in the life of the church. Originally from West Texas, Billye is an avid Tech Fan, Texas Tech, that is and an accomplished artist. Billye is also a great Christian Educator but remains frustrated she can’t teach her granddog Jake, a standard Scnauzer, better manners.
Stephanie R. Merkli – Stephanie moved to Richmond in 2005 and enrolled her daughter, Dylan, in Second Presbyterian Child Care Center at that time. Through the encouragement of other members of Second Presbyterian Church, she attended worship services since then. Stephanie works for the state public health laboratory as a molecular biologist. Stephanie recently earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Richmond in Disaster Sciences.
Kerrianne Quimby – Kerri was raised on Long Island, New York and attended undergraduate and graduate school at William and Mary. She served in the “WesFel Council” at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday School at Sweet Hollow and also lead a youth worship service at Sweet Hollow. She moved to Richmond in 2009 when she got a job at Deloitte as an auditor.
Barbara Wells - Barbara was born and raised in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. She lived in Greenville, NC to attend Easter Carolina University. She moved to Bellingham, WA where she was married and raised her two children. As her children left for college she moved back to Virginia to be near her mother for the last three years of her life. She also enjoys living here near her brother, Second Presbyterian member, Jeff Wells, and her other family members in Virginia.
Andy Morgan is a second year student at Union Presbyterian Seminary and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is joining the Body of Christ at Second Presbyterian Church by way of a rural, North Carolina-seasoned Baptist heritage. Andy enjoys watching professional and college basketball, eating gummy candy with his girlfriend, and hanging out with the awesome youth group at Second Pres. Andy is on staff with the youth program at Second Presbyterian Church and is looking forward to getting to know YOU.
Doug and Julia Harris and Lucas
Doug is a government lawyer working for the state's department of health. He grew up in Richmond, attending Ginter Park Presbyterian (and, on special occasions, Second Presbyterian). Julia is a registered nurse, currently working in the home. She grew up in a Mennonite community in Pennsylvania. Lucas is a student in the advanced placement program at Albert Hill Middle School. He loves playing football and basketball, and is a general sports enthusiast. Doug, Julia and Lucas live in Ginter Park.