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.”
Tell Carlson moved from New York City to be closer to his parents who were relocating from Connecticut. His work history has been in Retail Management and Customer/Service Training. He recently started working at VCU training students in the Recreational Sports Division. His partner, Chris Reina, is also a member at Second.
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.
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.
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 transferring from a sister church in the City.
Jamie is from Richmond. He is an avid fly fisherman after living out in Jackson Hole for several years. He is a portfolio manager at Redmond Asset Management. Jamie and his wife, Priscilla Powell, were 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. Their son, Wyatt Alexander, was born in December 2016.