Church Staff

Program

 

Rev. Dr.  Lou Ventura

Rev. Dr. Lou Ventura

Interim Pastor

Program Staff

We, the Session of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, are pleased to announce that Rev. Dr.  Lou Ventura has accepted our invitation to serve as our interim pastor!  Pastor Lou comes to us from our very own presbytery, the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia.  She is as excited as we are and begins her service at GBPC on July 25, with her first Sunday leading worship on July 31.  Be sure to join us that day as we celebrate this important day for Pastor Lou and our congregation! Read her bio here: Lou's Bio and Interim Intro

Contact

Phone: n/a

Email: revventura@hotmail.com.

Worship

 

Billye Brown Youmans

Billye Brown Youmans

Director of Music

Worship and Music Staff

Billye Brown Youmans is Director of Music at GBPC. Billye began her ministry at GBPC in August of 1994 bringing years of professional music experience to our church. Billye’s main areas of ministry include direction, programming and leadership for a variety of choirs including the Chancel Choir, Senior Adult Choir, Flute Choir, Handbell Choirs and three children’s choirs. She has a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and a Masters of Science in Voice Performance and Pedagogy. Billye is also a voice instructor at Virginia Wesleyan College and provides private voice instruction to area students. When relaxing, Billye enjoys cooking and reading. She is married to Rusty and has three adult children, Carter, Taylor, and Hannah, and two grandchildren, Claire and William Ray.

Contact

Email: music@gbpres.org

Jase McElwee

Jase McElwee

Interim Contemporary Music Coordinator

Worship and Music Staff

Contact

Phone: (757) 762-7325

Email: none

Cheryl Madison

Cheryl Madison

Organist

Worship and Music Staff

Cheryl Madison became our church organist in January of 1999 after moving to Chesapeake in the summer of 1998 with her husband, Tom, and youngest son, Michael. Cheryl has been involved with church music for many years and prior to moving to Virginia she held the position of organist at Zion Covenant Church in Jamestown, NY for nine years. She studied piano and organ in western New York and has continued to study in the Tidewater area with Peggy Kelley Reinburg and Jean Thiel. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and has two other children, J.T. in Chicago and Kelly in Atlanta.

Contact

Email: cmadison23@gmail.com

David Prevost

David Prevost

Audio and Worship Tech

Worship and Music Staff

 

Contact

Phone: (757) 641-3453

Email: davipre7@gmail.com

Andrew Reader

Andrew Reader

Audio and Worship Tech

Worship and Music Staff

Contact

Phone: (757) 646-4608

Email: rdrandrew@outlook.com

Rachel Witcher

Rachel Witcher

Childcare Coordinator

Worship and Music Staff

Rachel Witcher has been a member of the church since 2010. She has been a caregiver in our nursery/childcare ministry for several years and now serves as our Childcare Coordinator. Rachel also is a teacher of 2 year olds in our preschool. She and her husband James have one son, Nickolas.

Contact

Email: boogez4ever@yahoo.com

Administration

Debbie Acors

Debbie Acors

Treasurer

Administration Staff

Debbie Acors joined the staff as Treasurer in the summer of 2007. She received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She earned her CPA in 1994 and has been in private practice as a tax preparer/auditor in Chesapeake since 2000. Her interests include scrap-booking, gardening & reading, and of course, anything involving numbers! She is married to Lee and has two daughters, Brittany & Elizabeth.

Contact

Email: dacors@gbpres.org

Bob Jennings

Bob Jennings

Financial Secretary

Administration Staff

Contact

Phone: (757) 646-9382

Email: bob-jennings@gbpres.org

Sam Chalk

Sam Chalk

Facility Director

Administration Staff

Sam Chalk joined our staff in the fall of 2017.  Sam is an experienced electrician, plumber, and all around handyman.  Sam is a member of GBPC and attends with his wife, Marianne.  

Contact

Phone: 757-547-4706

Email: mar.samchalk@gmail.com

Rico Wilson

Rico Wilson

Sexton

Administration Staff

Contact

Phone: 757-547-4703

 

Preschool

Becky Miles

Becky Miles

Preschool Director

Preschool

Becky Miles joined our preschool staff in 2015. Becky has been involved in educating children for over 20 years. She has a BS in education from Vanderbilt University and a M.Ed. from Cumberland University. Becky began her career as a kindergarten teacher at a private school in Nashville, TN. While there, she also taught fourth and fifth grade and had many opportunities to participate in school development activities such as developing new curriculum, choosing textbooks, and maintaining school accreditation. Before having two wonderful boys of her own, she taught fifth grade at Great Bridge Intermediate school. Becky and her husband JD live in Great Bridge with their sons Joseph and Joshua and have been members of Great Bridge Presbyterian since 2006.

Contact

Phone: 757-549-4303

Email: preschool@gbpres.org

Website: http://gbprespreschool.org/

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