- The Rev. Gregory Bezilla, Priest Locum Tenens (Interim)
- The Rev. Paul Evans, Associate Rector
- The Rev. Steve McGehee, Priest Associate for Pastoral Care
- Kate Given, Director of Formation
- Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Choirmaster & Organist
- Stanley M. Baker, Assistant Choirmaster & Organist
- Abigail Stinnett, Children’s Choir Director
- Judy Bowman, Financial Secretary
- Roland Boone, Sexton
- Tyler Brady, Communications Associate
- Lauren Frazier, Parish Administrator
- Barbara Hobson-Simpson, Receptionist
- Kyle Reed, Associate for Communications, Formation, & Campus Ministry
The Rev. Gregory Bezilla (he/him)
Priest Locum Tenens (Interim)
The Rev. Gregory Bezilla joined the staff as Priest Locum Tenens, a priest who serves for a season in support of the rector transition process. His focus is worship leadership, chairing meetings of the Vestry, and giving direction and support to the church staff. Greg brings twenty-five years of ministry experience as a parish priest, campus minister, hospital chaplain, and mentor to people in discernment and formation for ordained ministry, mainly in his native New Jersey.
Greg is married to Dr. Jacqueline Lapsley, President and Professor of Old Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary. They live with two elderly cats and one adolescent pup. Greg likes to cook, walk, bike and explore the history, culture and scenic beauty of Richmond.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 17 • To email Greg, please choose Greg Bezilla as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
The Rev. Paul Evans (he/him)
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 formation and communications teams.
Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 16 • To email Paul, please choose Paul Evans as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
The Rev. Steve McGehee
Priest Associate for Pastoral Care
Steve rejoins Grace & Holy Trinity Church as Priest Associate for Pastoral Care. Steve will take the lead in coordinating our pastoral care model, and will also serve regularly in our worship. Steve retired from active parish ministry in 2020. Prior to retirement, he served as associate rector at St. Stephen’s Church-Richmond, where he was principally responsible for the parish’s pastoral care ministry. This followed a number of years serving in a similar capacity at The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Before entering the priesthood, Steve was a commercial banker with Bank of America for almost 30 years. He is a graduate of St. Christopher’s School, Washington and Lee University, The Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and Virginia Theological Seminary, where he earned his MDiv. degree in 2012. Steve conducted his clinical pastoral education at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Steve and his wife Ruth lived in Boston, and then Atlanta, before Steve entered seminary. Prior to seminary, he was active in lay ministry in the Episcopal Church, serving on vestry, singing in the choir (tenor), and serving as a lay reader and Eucharistic minister. In 2005 and 2006, Steve was the senior warden at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate in December 2011 and to the priesthood in October 2012. Steve and Ruth have three children—Teddy, Ben and Lisa—all grown and active in the world. They are also the proud grandparents of two boys – Ralph and Karl – as well as “parents” of Woody, one very spoiled Wheaten Terrier.
Phone: (804) 359-5628 • To email Steve, please choose Stephen McGehee as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Kate Given (she/her)
Director of Formation
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 & Organist
Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis has served as the Choirmaster and Organist at Grace & Holy Trinity since 2003. Elizabeth received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied organ with Russell Saunders, David Craighead, and David Higgs. As a student of Dr. John Weaver, Elizabeth received the Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music as a full scholarship student.
Elizabeth directs the Parish Choir and plays the organ at the 10:30 a.m. worship services, supported by committed volunteers, professional section leaders, and the Assistant Choirmaster and Organist, Stanley Baker. Dr. Davis also plays the organ at other worship services throughout the year, for funerals, and for weddings. Elizabeth oversees the Children’s Choir and Youth Orchestra which present music on Children and Youth Sundays at the 10:30 a.m. worship services and at other worship services such as the Christmas Pageant. Elizabeth also oversees the Compline Choir which is a vocal quartet that sings for the weekly Evening Prayer worship services on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Elizabeth organizes and coordinates a concert series, “Music at Grace & Holy Trinity,” which includes free performances provided as outreach to our Richmond neighbors and an annual “Music for a Cause” benefit concert. Elizabeth 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 (he/him)
Assistant Choirmaster & 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 (he/him)
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.
Lauren Frazier (she/her)
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.
To email Barbara, please choose Lauren Frazier as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.
Kyle Reed (he/him)
Associate for Communications, Formation, & Campus Ministry
Kyle began assisting with the GHTC Campus Ministry in 2018, and now works to combine the experience and support he received both as a student with what he learned at VCU. His work with us ranges from managing calendars and databases to strategic planning and running the livestream for the 10:30 a.m. service.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, board games, and participating in Rubik’s Cube competitions.
To email Kyle, please choose Kyle Reed as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.