Our Community

The Clergy Team

Clergy regularly review the expressed pastoral needs of GHTC members. They respond personally and by contacting pastoral care teams in the parish. Our clergy respond to crises as they arise, such as hospitalizations, deaths or relationship difficulties. They also prepare couples for marriage through a series of counseling sessions, which use the Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital Inventory.

Times to Contact the Clergy

When you go into the hospital or desire pastoral care, please do not rely on the “grapevine” to let the clergy know. Contact a member of the clergy directly so that one of them can be sure to be in touch. You can get up-to-date contact information by calling 804-359-5628 ext. 17.

Our clergy also want to hear from you when you are experiencing relationship or marital problems, having trouble discerning God’s will, or contemplating a major life change, like a marriage, a move, or a retirement. The clergy also want to answer your questions about your prayer life, share in your good news, welcome your new child or grandchild, or have a plain old friendly chat. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Pastoral Care and Mental Health Care

Learn more about the differences between the two and how to cope with anxiety and depression related to COVID-19.

Add someone to the Prayer List

If you would like to add someone to the public or private Prayer List, please contact the prayer team.

Public = prayed for by name in our Sunday worship services
Private = prayed for by name, confidentially, by members of our Prayer Team