B.A. Appalachian State University (2002)
M.Div Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (2007)
I was called to serve as Associate Pastor at Epiphany in November, 2014. Prior to this call, I served for four years as Associate Pastor at St. Matthew's in Charleston, SC, and for three years as Associate Pastor at Our Saviour in Johnson City, TN. I am married to Sarah Lang, and we have one daughter and one son. As Associate Pastor, I coordinate ministry to and with youth, college students, and young adults. Prior to being ordained, I served in Baltimore, MD, with Lutheran Volunteer Corps serving in a homeless shelter for men, and was on staff for four summers at Lutheridge Camp in Arden, NC. My sermon blog is www.lipstosing.wordpress.com. I love playing fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo, exploring Richmond with my family, and visiting National Parks, with the goal to visit them all.
B.A. College of William and Mary; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary; M.Th. University of Edinburgh; D. Min. Union Theological Seminary
I was asked to serve as Visitation Pastor in 2007 following my retirement from full-time ministry and my relocation to Richmond. Prior to this call I served parishes in Edinburgh, Scotland; Northern Virginia; and Tidewater, Virginia. As Visitation Pastor I make regular calls on those members of our congregation who are no longer able to worship with us because of illness or age. I bring communion and the prayers and presence of the church family to these homebound folks. I am married to Pamela, and we have a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren living in Richmond.
Director of Music Ministries
B.A. Thiel College; M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
I have been leading music ministry at Epiphany since 1997. We are fortunate to have many talented members in our various ministries. I lead our adult choirs for each service, the Epiphany Ringers (adult handbells), the Singing Saints (youth grades 2-6) and Epiphany Brass. I play the organ and piano for our worship services, and I coordinate other special music throughout the entire year. I am a member of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and enjoy running marathons in various locations throughout the country. I hope to run a marathon in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. – I have ten to go! I am also the President-Elect for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) and will assume the presidency in June of this year. I am married to Beth (our Coordinator of Volunteers). We have three children.
Director of Faith Formation
B.S. Syracuse University
Cheryl joined the staff in June 2016. Cheryl plans and coordinates children and adult Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School and other faith based activities available to all ages at Epiphany. She is married to Ellis and they have one daughter and two sons.
Northern Virginia Community College
I am a life-long Lutheran, and joined the staff in June of 2007. I handle all office business. I have many interests that I enjoy in my free time. Volunteering, gardening, camping, knitting and meeting new people wherever I go. I am married to Rob Hamlin and together we have six adult children, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
Coordinator of Volunteers
B.A. Thiel College
As Coordinator of Volunteers, I support Evangelism, Fellowship and the Community Service Ministry Teams. I have served as coordinator of volunteers since May of 1998. I am married to Kevin, and we have three sons.
I joined my family on a trip to Alaska in June 2019 leaving two of the fifty states (North Dakota and Vermont) for me to visit. Our family enjoys musical theater, and recently, my mom and I hiked portions of the Appalachian Trail in four states. We hope to do more day hikes in the other ten states.
As Facilities Manager at Epiphany, I handle the tasks pertaining to the upkeep and maintenance of our building and grounds. I coordinate repairs and maintenance that we can accomplish with in-house volunteer labor and work with vendors and subcontractors to take care of work that is outsourced.
I have been a member of Epiphany since 1994. I have been involved in property-related work at church many times before, served as a Timothy Minister and a Sunday School teacher. My wife, Jackie, and my mother, Pat, typically attend the 8:30 am Sunday service. We have three grown children, all of whom grew up at Epiphany. I have years of experience as a contractor and builder in the Richmond Metro area.
B.A. University of Virginia
I joined Epiphany Lutheran Church as the finance manager in March, 2016 after a 32 year career with Bank of America in various Finance roles primarily focusing on profitability analysis, budgeting and business line performance. I am a native Richmonder and my husband Derick and I have 2 sons and a daughter-in-law living in Richmond. We were just blessed with our first grandchild, Ian in November, 2018.