Andrea Kent - Sr. Warden Andrea, her husband Rich and their two teenage daughters have been faithful members of St. Paul’s church for over 15 years. She has volunteered in many aspects of church life including her teaching of Sunday school for the past 13 years. Over the years of Andrea’s membership at St. Paul’s, her main focus has been working with the children and more recently she serves as an advisor for the St. Paul’s Youth Group. In addition to accompanying the Youth on their annual mission trips, Andrea has served two terms on the Vestry and is St. Paul’s lay delegate for the Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
Ashley Epperly - Youth Group Coordinator
Ashley, her husband David and their 4 children joined St. Paul's upon her confirmation in December of 2014. Her faith in God and duty to serve him has always been strong and a visit to St. Paul's was an opportunity she wasn’t going to pass up. Ashley says that "I saw smiles everywhere, a priest who spoke directly to my heart and a church that seemed to represent all I hoped for". Ashley faithfully as Lector during the 8am service and hopes to continue to give and support St. Paul's and its members through service with the Vestry. This is Ashley's 1st term on the Vestry and we welcome her time, talents and service.
Mark has been a member of St. Paul's since 2001. He is employed at BB&T Capital Markets. This is Mark's 4th Vestry term where he has also been Chair of the Capital Campaign for the Rectory renovation and Sewer Connection projects, Finance Chair and is the Supervisor of the St. Paul's Fourth Century Endowment Fund. He lives in the Hanover area with his wife Lou Ellen and their 3 daughters. Mark is essential to our Stewardship Campaign and faithfully serves as it's coordinator.
A life-long Episcopalian, "Hamilton has been involved in church life and spiritual growth and has served as acolyte, participating in EYC activities, a Youth and alternate delegate to the Annual Council. He, his wife Debra and their two daughters have been members of St. Paul’s for more than 20 years now. Hamilton has served St. Paul's as a high school Sunday school teacher, guiding acolytes and Lector. He has served Vestry in prior years as Junior Warden and Finance Director. This is his third term on the Vestry. He believes "as children of God we’re called to serve others, which is why I also serve on the boards of the Arc of Hanover and the Hanover Community Services Board as well as the Rotary Club of West Richmond". He welcomes the opportunity to serve again and help lead our church family.
Lynn grew up in the Episcopal Church and has been attending St. Paul's for 17 years. She has served as a Sunday school teacher, has spearheaded many Shrine Mont retreats and played an integral part in fundraising for our Youth Mission Trips. She has also faithfully served as a trainer and mentor for our Acolytes and been involved with outreach missions. Lynn lives in Hanover with her husband Jack and has two children, Henry and Savannah. This is Lynn's third term on the Vestry and she feels it to be an honor and pleasure to serve the St. Paul's family and community.
Daniel Payne - Junior Warden
is a lifetime member of the extended St. Pauls Church Family (he grew up coming here!). He has 5 plus consecutive years as a dedicated “active” member. Daniel and his family (wife McKenzie and three sons, Jack, Gabriel and Cooper) are residents of Hanover. He has a B.A. in Economics and Business from VMI and is the owner/operator of Widespread Solutions, LLC. Daniel was Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of McShin Foundation from 2005 to 2013. He has been a member of the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America’s Richmond Chapter since 2010 and has served as their Sergeant at Arms since 2013. Daniel is also a member of the Hanover Ruritan club where he currently serves as Secretary.
Beverly Townes - Outreach
Beverly has been a member of St. Paul’s for more than 20 years. She has served us as a high school Sunday school teacher, has participated in our Mission Trip travelling Mississippi to aid hurricane Katrina victims and has served one prior term on the Vestry. She continues to serve on the altar and flower guilds, Shrine Mont fundraisers and the annual Holiday Ladies Luncheon. Beverly grew up in Wilmington Deleware and moved to Richmond to attend VCU. She resides in Hanover with her husband Cal. Beverly will always share her love for St. Paul's and how welcoming our church is. We welcome her back to the Vestry and her willingness to serve.
Paul Cash - Treasurer
Paul is a lifelong Episcopalian confirmed in 1955 at Quantico, VA. He has served as an acolyte and earned the Episcopal God and Country Award as a Boy Scout. He and his family have attended Episcopal churches throughout the world during his military career and together with his wife, Carol, have been members of St. Paul's since 1998. Paul has previously served on the Vestry and is currently serving his eighth year as Treasurer.
Johnathan is a lifelong Hanoverian and is a fifth generation member of St. Paul’s. Jonathan often says that being a member of the St. Paul’s family has helped shape who he is. He was baptized, confirmed and was married to his wife, Amanda, here at St. Paul’s. He attended Sunday school throughout his childhood, was an active acolyte and now serves the congregation as a lay reader. Jonathan is also a member of our Hanover Christian Firewood Ministry and is always ready to share his skills where ever needed on the grounds here at Church. He is currently employed by Hanover County and is continues to enjoy serving on the Vestry of St. Paul’s to serve God, the church, and the congregation.
Anne was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and baptized in the United Methodist church where her parents were members. She has continued her Christian involvement through Young Life which led to her role as a volunteer leader in Lexington where she attended Washington and Lee University. Anne's Christian background and leadership has enabled her to faithfully serve our children at St. Paul's as a Sunday school teacher. We welcome Anne, her husband Adam and their two children. She feels honored to extend her service and deepen her commitment to St. Paul’s by serving her first term on the Vestry.
Mike and his wife, Katrina were confirmed at Christ Church in Rhode Island and welcomed their children through baptism there. They have been active at St. Paul’s for over 15 years through various outreach projects and fundraisers. Mike has accompanied our youth on their annual mission trips to Hollywood, SC and West Virginia. Not only is he a mentor to our youth, he enjoys jumping in the kitchen at St. Paul’s as head chef for fundraisers, and other outreach programs. Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has worked in military or commercial nuclear power related fields for over 28 years. His professional skills and spiritual passion is a welcomed asset to the Vestry and family of St. Paul’s.