our staff

Dr. Jim Johnson, Senior Pastor

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Jim Johnson was born in Mississippi, raised in West Virginia, with sojourns in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, yet he has called Virginia home for half his life. His nearly 25 years in ministry began among young people, then with college students. He served the Grace Baptist Church (Richmond, VA) and Williamsburg Baptist Church (Williamsburg, VA) as pastor. He also worked briefly for the University of Virginia and then the State Department of Health. Jim’s higher education journey has served for preparations in ministry, counseling, teaching and higher education. Jim and his wife have two daughters, and enjoy reading, attending performances of various kinds, traveling, and spending time with family.



Susannah Sanford McDaniel, Worship and Communications

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Susannah was born and raised in Texas, but she won’t hold it against you if you weren’t.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from George Mason University.  Susannah spent time working in the non-profit world, working primarily for social justice in the area of discrimination.  She is passionate about music, education, words, and using all three for the glory of God.  Susannah is married to Matthew, and has a son, Calvin.


Cindy Kent, Accounting Specialist

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Stephen Curtin, Worship Arts Technician

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Eliazar Martinez, Facilities Sexton


Vivian Chavez, Nursery Staff


Kalyn Tuttle, Nursery Staff