As Interim Rector, Bill began serving at Christ and Grace in December 2016 and will remain for about about a year, until the search for a new Rector is completed. Having served in the ordained ministry for 23 years, Bill also worked in business and has taught at the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond. His hobbies are writing, photography, and the outdoors. Bill studied philosophy at Eckerd College, International Business at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and prepared for ordination at Virginia Theological Seminary. He has served churches in the dioceses of Florida, Southern Virginia, and Virginia, most recently as Interim Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, VA. His wife, Lynn Ellen, owns Queen and Associates, a leadership development consulting firm. Bill and Lynn Ellen live in Richmond. They have three adult children Thomas, Anna, and Philip, and a Wheaten Terrier, Finn.
Claire began serving Christ and Grace in July, 1996 as a Lay Assistant. As life-long Episcopalian in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, Claire’s love for Christian Education and Pastoral Care developed when attending St. John’s Hopewell from 1979-1991 where she read and studied under the direction of David Bercaw, Rector. She furthered her studies through Presbyterian School of Christian Education and completed numerous workshops and courses offered within the diocese. She and her husband Gene reside in her family home in Dinwiddie County where she enjoys visits from her children/grandchildren and her porch swing.
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The Music Director's position is currently being covered by Interim Supply Organists until a search for a new Music Director can be undertaken by our new Rector.