Rebecca Smyth was born in Ireland and moved to the States in 1995. She grew up in Goochland County and attended The Steward School and The University of South Carolina. She loves to stay active by horseback riding with her parents, playing tennis, running, and throwing the Frisbee with her fiancé, Jay Morgan and their dog, Sully.
Joey Ellen was born and raised in Richmond and is now a Physician at Virginia Urology with a practice focused on men's wellness. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, riding bikes on the capital trail, and traveling. He is excited to become a member at Second Presbyterian and will marry Meghana Gowda at Second in March.
Sandra, a writer, was born in Toronto and grew up in Houston. Black is an attorney and a Richmond native. They have been married 28 years and have two grown children, Madeleine (23) who works in Boston and Lila (19) who is a sophomore at Virginia Tech. They are looking forward to becoming more involved at Second!
Hannah and Rick are both educators newly hired in Henrico County. Rick serves as Athletic Director at Highland Springs High School and Hannah teaches Art at Wilder Middle School. Hannah is a Liturgical Artist who serves as a Creative Collaborator for Sanctifiedart.org and also serves as the Liturgical Artist for the Montreat Conference Center. She is leading the Arts Class in creating Advent banners for our sanctuary. Their children are Whitner who is a third grader and Ada who is in first grade.
Landon and Sarah look forward to being married at Second on October 26, 2019! Landon is from Mayfield, Kentucky and works in Agricultural sales, loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golf and his Kentucky Wildcats! Sarah is from Williamsburg, Virginia and works in Forestry for Timmons Group. She loves the outdoors, hiking, home projects/decorating, and she loves her Hokies!!
Lynne Fetter moved to Richmond from Virginia Beach in August to pursue her Master of Social Work degree at VCU. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and singing. She is looking forward to becoming more involved in missions at Second.
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!