About the Church
- The Rev. Duane J. Nettles, Rector
- The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz, Associate for Service, Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care
- Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis, Associate for Music Ministries
- Peter J. Knecht, Office and Facilities Manager
- Barb Dodd, Associate for Generosity, Discipleship, and Communications
- Aaron Davis, Coordinator of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries
- Judy Bowman, Financial Secretary
- Shelby Scattergood, Administrative Assistant
- Roland Boone, Sexton
- Cherelle Williams, Nursery
- Amber Weaver, Kitchen Coordinator
- Isaiah King, Volunteer Coordinator for Red Door Ministry
- Julia Terhune, Episcopal Campus Ministry
- Turner Allen, Tech Support
- Mark Koontz, Assistant Organist
- Jasmine Novell, Red Door Ministry
- Mattison Payne, VCU Social Work Intern 2020-2021
The Rev. Duane J. Nettles
The Rev. Duane J. Nettles joined Grace and Holy Trinity Church as Rector in January of 2021.
Duane served as Rector of the Free Church of the Annunciation–Episcopal in New Orleans from 2014-2020 and Vicar of Mount Olivet Episcopal Church (New Orleans) from 2016-2020.
Ordained in 2014, Duane received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and his Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. He is pursuing an Advanced Degree at the School of Theology, University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Duane’s background as a parish administrator and executive director of a non-profit prior to his work as a Rector have ignited his passion about connecting the congregation to the community. He is married to The Rev. Jane-Allison E. Wiggin-Nettles.
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The Rev. Kimberly Reinholz
Associate for Service, Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care
Kim served as the Canon at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for several years before joining Grace and Holy Trinity in 2015. She graduated from the General Theological Seminary in 2013 and also earned degrees from Temple University and the University of Sussex in East Sussex, England. Before her ordination, Kim had considerable experience as a church administrator and youth missioner. She and her husband, Andrew, also a member of the Episcopal clergy, have a daughter, Audrey, and a son, Owen.
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Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis
Associate for Music Ministries
Beth leads the Amazing Grace Choir, an intergenerational ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists, at the 8:45 a.m. worship service. She also directs the Adult Choir at our 11:00 a.m. worship service, supported by committed volunteers, professional section leaders, and Assistant Organist, Mark Koontz. Beth oversees the Lightshine Choir, for children in pre-k through third grade, and the Grace & Holy Angels Choir, for children in fourth through eighth grades, which are directed by Abigail Stinnett. She provides music for worship services throughout the year, for funerals, and for weddings. Beth also organizes a concert series, “Music at Grace & Holy Trinity Church,” which includes a variety of special worship services and free performances provided as outreach to our Richmond neighbors.
Beth has been on our staff since 2003. Prior to coming to Richmond, she served at both Episcopal and Lutheran churches in Maryland and Virginia. An accomplished organist, Beth has performed concerts throughout the United States. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in 1994, the Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 1990 and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1987.
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Peter J. Knecht
Office and Facilities Manager
Peter brings a background in theater, the arts, and management to our staff. He manages office operations, facility use and maintenance of our historic building. Peter, a 20-year native of Richmond, began working for the church in 2016.
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Associate for Generosity, Discipleship, and Communications
Originally from Georgia, Barb has a background in government and business. She holds a bachelor’s degree and has extensive experience in public and private sector communications. Barb is a faithful, energetic, outgoing, and talented person who joined our staff in 2018. When she’s not at the church, she can often be found in her Bon Air garden.
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Coordinator of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries
Aaron focuses on Christian formation for our children, youth, and families. He is committed to inspiring and empowering lifelong faith in Jesus Christ through biblical teaching, servant leadership, multi-age communication, and engagement of Christian traditions. Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from North Carolina State University, a Master of Divinity from Union Seminary in Richmond, and is now earning a Master of Theology from Union.
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Judy has worked for our church since 1991, handling the church’s books and other administrative tasks. Contact Judy to find out the status of your financial giving, online and mobile giving, and our online membership center through ShelbyNext.
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A native of Cary, North Carolina, Shelby has been working at GHTC since October 2018.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in drawing and printmaking from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
When she’s not working in the office, Shelby likes to cook, play her with pet cat, Bumi, and exhibit her artwork throughout the United States.
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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.
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Cherelle has been on GHTC’s nursery staff team since Feb. 2019. She is a Registered Behavior Technician currently working as an ABA Therapist with RCG Behavioral Health Network and a Residential Counselor with the Adult Programs at Commonwealth Autism. She has previously worked as a Child Behavior Interventionist with Henrico Public Schools and an academic mentor and tutor. Cherelle holds a BA from Randolph-Macon College with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy, and is currently earning an MS in Clinical Psychology from Walden University with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is Community Outreach Chair of the junior board for the Autism Society of Central Virginia.
A passionate, talented cook, Amber coordinates the many hands needed to feed more than 120 people every Friday at the Red Door Ministry of Grace & Holy Trinity Church. Amber loves to help others and her expertise with the eager volunteers has helped the church maximize its resources while expanding the menu. Amber also is the founder and owner of Thandie Catering in Chesterfield County; she joined the GHTC staff in 2018.
Volunteer Coordinator for Red Door Ministry
Isaiah joined the staff in 2020 and helps keep track of volunteer hours, reports data to Feed More, and engages with the VCU and Red Door Community weekly. Isaiah is a great addition to the team and has already been trained to be a “shopper” for FeedMore and helps Amber Weaver, our kitchen coordinator out in ways that are above and beyond his job. Isaiah is personable and always has a quiet smile on his face; keep an eye out for him on Fridays at Red Door Ministry.
Episcopal Campus Ministry
Julia has worked with ECM since 2018 and is a senior leader. During COVID, Julia has been coordinating our Compline and Cookies zoom calls weekly, and if you’d like to participate in that, you can join our Group Me text by contacting Mother Kim. She is also the mind behind the Monday Mindfulness and Meditations on our ECM at VCU Facebook and Instagram Pages. Julia lives in Henrico with her mom and brother, and she loves music; she plays the French Horn and is majoring in Music at VCU. In pre COVID times, Julia sang in the GHTC choirs before our worship went online. She loves working with kids and teaching them about singing, musical instruments, and how to praise God with service and music.
Turner is currently a Senior at VCU, working toward his degree in Computer Science. He is a graduate of the Collegiate School and attended William & Mary prior to attending VCU. A native Richmonder and life-long Episcopalian, Turner was baptized at St. Paul’s Richmond and as a youth attended St. Mary’s, Goochland, where he was confirmed. While in high school, he served as a Parish Youth Minister (PYM) at Shrine Mont, and as a page at the Diocesan Annual Convention. Turner has two brothers who live in San Francisco and his parents reside in the Richmond area. His mother, Rev. Amelie Wilmer, serves as the Rector of St. John’s Church in Church Hill, so he so he is already quite familiar with the inner workings of parish ministry! Turner enjoys music, good books, movies and festivals, and above all, spending time with family and close friends. He is excited to be bringing everyone together at Grace and Holy Trinity during this challenging time.
Mark Koontz has spent many years as a church musician, most recently serving as interim music director for Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Theatre, and majored in church music at Azusa Pacific University in California. He has also maintained an IT career, currently writing software for a major plumbing supply company. Mark and his wife Joyce live in Henrico County, and have three grown sons and a new granddaughter.
Red Door Ministry
Jasmine started working for Red Door Ministry after joining Episcopal Campus Ministry in the Fall of 2019. She regularly participated in our SERVANT lunch and worked alongside our Social Work Interns in the clothing closet and at the information desk before COVID-19. She returned to VCU and officially joined our staff again in the Fall of 2020. Jasmine is a Senior at VCU and is studying Science and Pre-Pharmacy. If you are interested in hosting a clothing drive or making a donation to the clothing closet, including hygiene items, masks, or things for Bishop Bags, Jasmine is your woman. Jasmine is also the person behind our Thirsty for Justice posts on Social Media. If you have a story, you would like to share about justice in the world and how your faith influences it, share it with us!
VCU Social Work Intern 2020-2021
Mattison is a senior in the School of Social Work at VCU. She is working with Red Door Ministry as well as Saint Thomas’ and St. Mark’s Episcopal Churches for the 2020-2021 academic year, looking at how each of our parishes responds to food insecurity and poverty in Richmond. Mattison has been with us since August of 2020, and in that time, has been able to procure donations for the clothing closet, prepare meals, and quickly became the face of signing in at our Red Door Roadside lunches. Mattison is passionate about the work that we do, and we are glad she is working with our sister churches in the Diocese of Virginia and us at this particular time.