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!
Ashley Miller is a Registered Nurse and works at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital. She grew up in Fredericksburg and is a lifelong Presbyterian. Ashley is excited to be involved with all the 20s and 30s activities at Second!
Paige and Alexi Shephard are natives of Virginia however moved from York, Pennsylvania last fall. They had lived in York for five years. They were members of First Presbyterian Church of York and are excited to become members of a new church family. Paige works as a National Market Manager for a lubrication company while Alexi is a social worker for Elk Hill Farm. They enjoy running in 5 and 10 Ks, travelling, and playing with their cat, Cosmo.
Bill Richter – Bill is a Project Manager with World Pediatric Project. Originally from Dekalb, Illinois, outside Chicago, Bill and his wife Ryland moved to Richmond three years ago from Washington, DC. They have a daughter, Ellis, who will soon be two years old. Bill enjoys backpacking, cycling, and running, with his delightful daughter and wife.
Sally and Keith Johnston – A graduate of PSCE, Sally has enjoyed a fulfilling vocation in educational ministry. She continues to teach for Yale Divinity School each summer, but happily can enjoy retirement with Keith nine months of the year. Eco-spirituality and earth care are her passion. She hopes to find others at Second to grow with in these essential faith practices. Keith is a retired PCUSA Pastor with 40 years of Pastoral Ministry. They have two married sons and four grandchildren! They served as Volunteers in Mission in Korea in 1979 and served a native Alaskan Mission Church north of the Arctic Circle from 2008-2012.
Nick and Lori Lape have been married for 35 years, have 3 grown children, and 3 grandchildren. They met on a blind date and have been best friends ever since. Nick was an E-5 in the Air Force serving two tours in Vietnam as a teacher of English as a second language for doctors and nurses. He is a retired audiologist who ran a speech and hearing clinic for people with severe disabilities for 33 years. He practices tai chi, wants to paint watercolors, and is an ardent Alabama fan. Lori is a cradle Presbyterian originally from Danville, Va. She has worked as a mental health Nurse for almost 40 years and now is at the VA Hospital. She enjoys reading, walking, The Richmond Folk Festival, and is obsessed with Game of Thrones and the musical “Hamilton.”
Jarl Jackson has recently moved back to Richmond from Tallahassee, Florida where he lived for almost two decades. He is currently looking for work in town and meanwhile enjoys writing, reading, hiking, bicycling, and getting reacquainted with RVA. He served as the Tallahassee Autism Support Co-Founder/ Coordinator and served as Church Historian for his Church, First Church, Tallahassee.
Sharon and Edson Pederson are lifelong Presbyterians. Edson is an ordained PCUSA Pastor. Sharon spent her professional life raising money for nonprofits including United Way, Duke, and MCV. In retirement she is very active with the Council of the VMFA and with grandchildren! Edson taught World History, Earth Science at Tucker High School in Henrico County. He has served as stated supply pastor at churches in the Presbytery since 1980. He serves as a Tour Guide for The Valentine throughout the city.
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.