Joe Ransone -Outreach Chair
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin grew up in the Baptist church where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a teen. He served in church leadership roles including Director of Sunday School at Abbs Valley Baptist Church before leaving to attend Bluefield College. Upon moving to the Hanover area in 2002, Kevin and his wife Michelle began attending St. Paul's and soon after became members. Kevin was confirmed at St. Paul's where he and Michelle along with their three children Morgan, Adam, and Abby are active in all aspects of parish life. Kevin is a current member of the finance committee, a member of the AV committee, co-founder and auctioneer of the St. Paul's Church auction, and a volunteer for the Hanover Christian Firewood Ministry. Kevin is employed by Philips as a medical device sales representative and runs a fundraising consulting and auction business. In his spare time, Kevin's interests include studying personal finance, hunting, fishing, and hiking.
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.
Beverly Townes - Outreach Liaison & Organist Search
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.
Anne Holliday has been a member of St. Paul's since 1990, when she married her husband, Jay Moody in the church. She spent 17 years as a Sunday School teacher as her 2 children, John and Courtney, attended church and Sunday School. Both of her children are now grown and have been successfully launched from the nest. She has served one term as a Vestry member from 2014-2016. She is active in many fundraising efforts for the support of St. Paul's, including being an integral part of the bi annual Dinner Auction. She has served on the Flower Guild since its inception. She began serving as a LEM at the 8 am service last year.
Anne is an Occupational Therapist, working in home health care, proving care to home-bound patients in their homes. She has a special interest and certification in Dementia Care. In the winters, she is an adaptive ski instructor with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, and in the summer, she and Jay enjoy time with friends at the river on their boat.
She is excited by the opportunity to serve St. Paul's on the vestry again.
Scott Harris - Senior Warden
Scott is a lifelong member of St. Paul's Church and lives in the Hanover Courthouse community. He and Wendy were married at St. Paul's 37 years ago and have three grown children and four grandchildren. He has served on St. Paul's vestry five previous times in various roles including finance chair and senior warden. Scott has been the Commissioner of Revenue for Hanover County for the past 19 years and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. He and Wendy generally attend the later service.