About the Church

Staff

The Rev. Duane J. Nettles

The Rev. Duane J. Nettles

Rector

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 for six years and Vicar of Mount Olivet Episcopal Church (New Orleans) for four years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and his Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Prior to ordination in 2014, he was Executive Director of the Annunciation Mission, a non-profit established to respond to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Duane is the proud parent of two children.

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 Evans

Associate Rector

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.

The Rev. Stephen McGehee

Assisting Clergy for Pastoral Care (Interim)

Steve joins Grace & Holy Trinity Church as Assisting Clergy for Pastoral Care, a position in which he will serve part-time through May 2023. 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.

To email Steve, please choose Steve McGehee as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.

Kyle Bomar

Kyle Bomar

Youth and Young Adult Minister

Kyle Bomar grew up in Roanoke VA, studied at Emory & Henry college, and received his MDiv from Memphis theological seminary. As a youth pastor, Kyle has experience with lock-ins, drama, and passion. In addition to his work as a senior pastor, Kyle has served as an associate pastor in Christian education, sharing the joy of lifelong learning with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Kyle, his wife Caitlin, and their three daughters Anna, Mary Clare, and Sophia moved to Richmond from the Shenandoah Valley. He invites people to engage the stories that shape our lives and “learn how to learn” from others, the past, and themselves.

Phone: (804) 359-5628, ext. 21 • To email Kyle, please choose Kyle Bomar as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.

Kate Given

Kate Given

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

Dr. Elizabeth Melcher Davis

Choirmaster and Organist

Beth directs the Parish Choir and plays the organ at our 10:30 a.m. worship service, supported by committed volunteers, professional section leaders, and Assistant Choirmaster and Organist, Sean McDonald. She also plays the organ at the 8:00 a.m. worship service, other worship services throughout the year, for funerals, and for weddings. Beth oversees the Children’s Choir which sings on Children and Youth Sundays at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. She organizes 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.

Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Assistant Choirmaster and Organist

Sean accompanies the Parish Choir, leads the Children’s Choir, and plays the organ under the direction of Dr. Beth Davis. Sean oversees the Children’s Choir which sings on Children and Youth Sundays at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Originally from Utica, New York, Sean studied music and computer science at UNC-Wilmington, and earned a Masters Degree in Sacred Music with an emphasis in organ at East Carolina University.

Sean and his family, including wife and three daughters, moved to the Richmond area to be closer to their extended families. They moved to Chesterfield, VA, from Media, Pennsylvania where Sean was the organist at Media Presbyterian Church and was a music teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. In addition to serving GHTC as the Assistant Organist, Sean is also a music teacher at Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield. Sean is pleased to connect with people of all ages through music.

To email Sean, please choose Sean McDonald as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.

Judy Bowman

Judy Bowman

Financial Secretary

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.

Roland Boone

Roland Boone

Sexton

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

Tyler Brady

Communications Assistant

Tyler Brady brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the church as a photographer, designer, and creative guru. His part time work at GHTC will involve work with publications, e-communications, video, print and social media.

Tyler is also an artist and instructor at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Utilizing a number of the VisArts Center’s creative studios, he is exploring various mediums including darkroom and alternative process photography, screen printing, frame making, and more.

To email Tyler, please choose Tyler Brady as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.

Kyle Reed

Kyle Reed

Staff Assistant

Kyle Reed graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Kyle started assisting with Campus Ministry in 2018, and enjoyed the experience so much, he sought to work here. His work 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 and running.

To email Kyle, please choose Kyle Reed as the recipient on the form on our Contact page.

Lauren Frazier

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.

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Or, call or stop by: (804) 359-5628 or 8 North Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220