epiphany's staff

  • tod Mitchell

    Facilities Manager

    tmitchell@epiphanyelca.org

    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.



  • Pastor tom Bosserman

    Visitation Pastor

    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.


  • elizabeth barger

    Coordinator of Volunteers

    bbarger@epiphanyelca.org

    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 will be joining 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.

  • kevin barger

    Director of Music Ministries

    kbarger@epiphanyelca.org

    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.

  • hanne hamlin

    Administrative Assistant

    hhamlin@epiphanyelca.org

    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.


  • chERYL BAGGS

    Director of Faith Formation

    cbaggs@epiphanyelca.org

    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. 

  • pastor joseph l. bolick

    Associate Pastor

    jbolick@epiphanyelca.org

    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. 



  • Pastor phillip w. martin, jr

    Senior Pastor

    pmartin@epiphanyelca.org

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

    M.Div, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (2003)


    I was called to serve as Senior Pastor at Epiphany in January, 2014. Prior to this call as senior pastor, I served as the Associate Pastor at Epiphany for five years. Prior to that, I was the pastor of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh (Bellevue), PA. I am married to Melinda, and we have two daughters and a son. As Senior Pastor, I coordinate the staff and work with most areas of the congregation's ministry, including worship, finance, stewardship, and confirmation ministry. I have experience in youth and family ministry, specifically in the area of community service. I blog my sermons (and occasionally poetry) at www.saidanotherway.org. In my spare time I like to be outside or in the kitchen, especially when my family joins me. I listen to a lot of U2 and bluegrass music. I like to bake bread and am an avid birder. If you'd like to go birding around Richmond sometime, let me know!

  • DEbbie Sexton