epiphany's staff

  • Pastor phillip w. martin, jr

    Senior Pastor

    pastorphillip@epiphanyelca.org

    B.S., B.A., North Carolina State University (1997)

    M.Div, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (2003)


    Pastor Martin was called to serve as Senior Pastor at Epiphany in January, 2014. Prior to his call as senior pastor, Pastor Martin served for five years as the Associate Pastor at Epiphany and for 5 1/2 years as the Pastor of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh (Bellevue), PA. He is married to Melinda, and they have two daughters and a son. As Senior Pastor, Pastor Martin coordinates the staff and works with most areas of the congregation's ministry, including worship, finance, stewardship, and confirmation ministry. He has experience in youth and family ministry, specifically in the area of community service. Phillip blogs occasionally at www.sayitanotherway.blogspot.com. His sermon blog is www.saidanotherway.blogspot.com. 

  • pastor joseph l. bolick

    Associate Pastor

    pastorjoseph@epiphanyelca.org

    B.A. Appalachian State University (2002)

    M.Div Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (2007)


    Pastor Joseph Bolick was called to serve as Associate Pastor at Epiphany in November 2014. Prior to this call, Pastor Bolick serve for four years as an Associate Pastor at St. Matthew's in Charleston, SC, and for three years as an Associate Pastor at Our Saviour in Johnson City, TN. He is married to Sarah Lang, and they have one daughter and one son. Prior to being ordained, Joseph was on staff for four summers at Lutheridge Camp in Arden, NC, and served for a year through Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Baltimore, MD, at a homeless shelter for men. His sermon blog is www.lipstosing.wordpress.com.



  • chERYL BAGGS

    Interim Director of Faith Formation

    cherylbaggs@epiphanyelca.org


  • hanne hamlin

    Administrative Assistant

    churchoffice@epiphanyelca.org

    Northern Virginia Community College


    Hanne, a life-long Lutheran, joined the staff in June of 2007. Hanne handles all office business. She is married to Rob Hamlin and together they have six adult children, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.


  • kevin barger

    Director of Music Ministries

    kevinbarger@epiphanyelca.org

    B.A. Thiel College; M.B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University


    Kevin has led the music ministry of Epiphany since 1997. This ministry includes leading the 8:30AM & 11AM Adult Choirs, the Epiphany Ringers, the Singing Saints, playing the organ, and coordinating other special music throughout the year. Kevin is a member of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and has been recognized by Thiel College as an outstanding alumnus. Kevin is married to Beth and has three children.

  • elizabeth barger

    Coordinator of Volunteers

    bethbarger@epiphanyelca.org

    B.A. Thiel College


    As Coordinator of Volunteers, Beth supports Evangelism, Fellowship and the Community Service Ministry Teams . She has served as coordinator of volunteers since May of 1998. She is married to Kevin and has three children.

  • Pastor tom Bosserman

  • DEbbie Sexton