Kierstin grew up attending 2nd Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD. Parker grew up attending 1st Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, VA and went to UVA. They met in New York City and have now moved to Richmond where Parker is a third year medical student at VCU and Kierstin is an insurance broker. She also enjoys being involved at the VMFA and the Visual Arts Center. They have been attending services at Second since September and are excited to commit to membership and engage more with the Church Community.
Reed is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and Katie is from Williamsburg, Virginia. They met at VCU where Reed completed a Bachelor’s in Communication Arts, and Katie completed a Master’s in Teaching. Reed now works in Scott’s Addition as a web developer. Katie is a third grade teacher for Chesterfield County Public Schools. They will be getting married in November 2018. is
Carly grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia where she attended her childhood church, St. Andrews Presbyterian. She moved back to Virginia after living in Denver, Colorado where she obtained her Masters in Conflict Resolution. When she is not exploring the outdoors with her golden doodle, Baloo, she is traveling the globe. Carly loved to experience new cultures, immersing herself in the food, music, and people she meets around the world.
Clare Diester grew up in the quiet town of Marthasville, MO. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors in Science and a (random) minor in French. She then moved to Richmond in 2015, where she obtained her Masters in Forensic Science at VCU. She is currently working towards her PhD in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department at VCU’s Medical School. With most of her days spent doing research, she truly enjoys getting out and exploring, hiking, biking, and singing, and is looking forward to becoming a part of this wonderful community! She has joined the choir!
Hannah Askin Franz grew up going to Second Presbyterian Church and is happy to be returning! She is a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership at William & Mary and an adjunct instructor in English/Linguistics at VCU. Hannah and her husband, Matt, ere married at Second n 2009. They recently moved to Richmond from Williamsburg. They have two children: Henry (Hank) and Nell. Matthew (Matt) Franz is originally from Ashland. He is a software engineer at Lockheed Martin and a soccer referee for the NWSL and MLS.
Jack and Carol Moorman have been married for 25 years and have one daughter, Sarah, who lives in South Carolina. They met in Virginia Beach while Jack was serving in the Navy. They were married in First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, where Carol was a lifelong member and Jack served on the session. In the 25 years of marriage they have moved to and from Dallas, Austin, Virginia Beach, Indianapolis and back to Richmond. Jack is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Aleris in Richmond and Carol is a Unit Field Trainer for Banker’s Life Insurance in Richmond. They have both served on sessions and committees in the various cities they’ve lived and enjoy being involved in the community.
Verna Gessaman relocated to her hometown after 40 years that took her through Northern Virginia and Eastern North Carolina as a wife, mother, teacher, and banker. She is retired, a widow, with two adult children and four grandchildren three and under! She has always been involved with church and community and looks forward to this new stage of life as a member of the Second Presbyterian Family.
Jonathan Moelker – is a Seminary student who moved to Virginia from Tennessee to attend UPSem. Before coming here he was an engineering student at UT and worked in Facilities and Operations at Oak Ridge National Lab. Andy Morgan, one of our former Pastoral Interns was his UKirk Pastor at UT!
Tell joined Second and married Chris Reina, already a member, in the sanctuary of Second on Saturday, December 16. Tell works at VCU in Fitness at the Cary Street Gym as the Business Operations Assistant. Chris is a Professor at VCU in Leadership and Mindfulness. They are excited to share their love of Second!
David Glover has been attending Second with his partner Jack Brandt for about 19 years. He has decided to become a full member. For the past 30+ years he served as Director of the Front Office and Hospitality at the Jefferson Hotel. He is a graduate of James Madison University where he still holds a record for the High Jump!