Norman was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in January 1982 at St. Martin’s, Doswell, Va. He moved his membership to St. Paul’s, Hanover in the fall of 1986. Norman has been an active member of St. Paul’s for 31 years. During which he served on the Vestry twice, was Jr. Warden for two years in his second term and was instrumental in building the lower parking lot at St. Paul’s. Norman’s specialty has always been cooking for fundraisers such as our annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont, outreach and our youth group mission trips. His specially is cooking Brunswick stew but he enjoys cooking Chili and Spaghetti dinners for fund raisers and for the Altar Guild monthly Ruritan dinners.
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.
Steve was raised in a catholic family where he was baptized, confirmed and married. In the search for a new church, and after lots of prayers, God led us to the Episcopal Church which opened our hearts and minds to God. Then in the spring of 2016, a friend from Covenant Woods told us about St Paul’s. We realized immediately that: St Paul’s Church, the community, the wonderful word that we were hearing, was where God meant us to be. We became a “communicant in good standing” and attended Adult Sunday School, Shrine Mont in 2016 and joined the Bible Study Group. God answered our prayers and we were Received into the church on December 12th of this year.
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.
Joe Ransone -Outreach Liaison
Hi, my name is Joe Ransone. I was baptized in the Catholic church and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church in Henrico County attending Sunday school and the youth ministry through high school. My family and I came to be at St Paul's because we were looking for a church where we could get to know the congregation and be more involved. We have been attending St Paul's for 7 years. I remember how we were welcomed and greeted so nicely, something I love about St Paul's. Since coming to St Paul's I have been involved in one of St Paul's outreach programs, the Hanover Christian Firewood Ministry.
Beverly Townes - Outreach Chair
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.
Ashley Epperly - Christian Education (Youth Group)
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.
Becki Rosenfeldt - Christian Ed. (Sunday School)
We moved to Hanover in September, 2012. In search of a new church, we looked all over the place and attended many services, but nothing seemed to click. We were looking for a small church that was welcoming to our whole family, especially our children. One Sunday morning we decided to attend the 8AM service at St. Paul’s Church. From the moment we stepped foot in the church, we felt at home. While saying Peace, everyone in the church came over to shake our hands and welcome our family. Unlike the other churches we had visited, they loved having the children in the service. We knew that Sunday that we had finally found our Church family.
Andrea Kent - Senior 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.