- The Rev. Duane J. Nettles, Rector
- The Rev. Paul Evans, Associate Rector
- Kate Given, Children and Young Families Minister
- Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Choirmaster and Organist
- Stanley M. Baker, Assistant Choirmaster and Organist
- Judy Bowman, Financial Secretary
- Roland Boone, Sexton
- Tyler Brady, Communications Assistant
- Lauren Frazier, Executive Assistant to the Clergy
The Rev. Duane J. Nettles
For more about Duane and his passion for connecting people to God, one another, and the community, read A Visit with the Rector or Rector’s Institution.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 17 • To email Duane, please choose Duane Nettles as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
The Rev. Paul Evans
The Rev. Paul M. Evans joined Grace and Holy Trinity Church as Associate Rector in June of 2022. Prior to attending seminary and to ordination, Paul served Grace and Holy Trinity as a part-time assistant in the parish’s youth ministry programs while serving as member of the communications and development staff at St. Christopher’s School, a Church School of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. He brings more than 15 years of professional experience to Grace and Holy Trinity where his primary focus is leading the parish administration and communications teams. Paul and his wife Molly are the proud owners of Grover, an eleven-year-old English Setter / Hound rescue from the Richmond SPCA.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 16 • To email Paul, please choose Paul Evans as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Children and Young Families Minister
Kate Given has worked as both a teacher (at the New E3 School) and in family ministries (at Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church) in Norfolk. Kate and her husband Theo are originally from southeastern Virginia; they moved to RVA in 2018 so Kate could pursue her recently completed graduate degree at VCU. In addition to her work with children and families, she is a theatre artist who specializes in dramatic literature and remains active in Richmond’s theatre community. Kate values the individuality and grace of each child and person, and is dedicated to supporting young children and young families as they grow in faith together. In her spare time, she loves to sew, cook, and read.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 15 • To email Kate, please choose Kate Given as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis
Choirmaster and Organist
Beth directs the Parish Choir and plays the organ at our 10:30 a.m. worship services, supported by committed volunteers, professional section leaders, and the Assistant Choirmaster and Organist, Stanley Baker. She also plays the organ at other worship services throughout the year, for funerals, and for weddings. Beth oversees the Children’s Choir and Youth Orchestra which sings and plays on Children and Youth Sundays at the 10:30 a.m. worship services and at other worship services such as the Christmas Pageant. She organizes and coordinates a concert series, “Music at Grace & Holy Trinity,” which includes a variety of special worship services and free performances provided as outreach to our Richmond neighbors. Beth enjoys bringing joy to people’s lives through God’s gift of music.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 18 • To email Beth, please choose Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Stanley M. Baker
Assistant Choirmaster and Organist
A native of Alabama, Stanley M. Baker has been a professional church musician, organist and choirmaster for over 40 years, working in different denominations but most recently at Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Richmond. Mr. Baker holds an undergraduate degree in organ performance from the University of Alabama and a graduate degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College. At Grace & Holy Trinity he oversees and conducts both the children’s choir and the youth orchestra as well as assists Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis with service playing, directing, and accompanying.
To email Stanley, please choose Stanley M. Baker as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Judy has worked for our church since 1991, handling the church’s books and other administrative tasks along with working with the Associate Rector on building issues. Contact Judy to find out the status of your financial giving, online and mobile giving, and our online membership center through ShelbyNext. When not at work, Judy loves spending time at Myrtle Beach with her husband, Harry and spending time with her family. In her spare time, Judy loves to read and cook.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext 14 • To email Judy, please choose Judy Bowman as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
A native of North Carolina, Roland began working at Grace and Holy Trinity Church in the fall of 2018. When he is not keeping our facilities sparkling clean, he enjoys movies, being outside in a park, and fresh vegetables.
Phone: (804) 359-5628
Tyler Brady brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the church as a photographer, designer, and creative guru. His full time work at GHTC involves branding & graphic design, e-communications, photo & video, print & social media, press management, and more.
Tyler is also an artist and sometimes instructs at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. He continually explores various mediums including darkroom & alternative process photography, screen printing, frame making, illustration, and concrete sculpture & construction.
To email Tyler, please choose Tyler Brady as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Executive Assistant to the Clergy
Lauren has held support roles throughout her professional career. Her sixteen year background in both public and private sectors has spanned transportation, commerce, and civil engineering. She enjoys balancing her extroverted ‘people person’ personality with quiet time painting and crosswords. Lauren can also be found geocaching and bike riding on weekends with her seven-year-old son.
To email Lauren, please choose Lauren Frazier as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.