Carla Pratt Keyes, Pastor
Carla Pratt Keyes has been pastor of Ginter Park Presbyterian Church since May of 2007. She loves GPPC’s commitment to sharing God’s welcome and to living with vulnerability, bravery, and gratitude. She finds great purpose in planning for the worship we share, taking particular care with sermons; she believes the Christian story challenges, comforts, and calls to us with power to heal the world. Carla was born in Virginia, but moved from place to place growing up as part of a Navy family. She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Princeton Theological Seminary. She served the University Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, LA, the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, GA, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Tucker, GA, before accepting the call to GPPC. Carla’s professional highlights include preaching for W&M’s Service of Celebration for graduates, leading worship for the Annual Event of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, and helping to found and develop NEXT Church, which is working to further a lively and relevant PCUSA. Carla’s personal highlights include marrying Brint (also a PCUSA pastor), parenting two children (Deborah and Elijah), and recognizing the gifts knit into every day: transformative ideas, stirring poetry, the pleasure of exercise, the beauty of the earth, and ways people bless each other.
Contact Carla HERE.
Doug Brown, Director of Music
Doug Brown is a Richmond native and a second generation church musician. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and he completed a master of music degree in both choral conducting and organ performance at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music. He has served churches in New Haven, Stamford, and Pittsburgh. In addition to his position at Ginter Park, Doug is director of Music at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He is the father of three girls he adopted from Perú and the stepfather of three children; he and his wife Amy live with their collective six children in Mechanicsville. In his spare time, Doug enjoys building cabinets for his home.
On February 28, 2008, Doug wrote an Op/Ed piece on “Music for Worship” for The Richmond Times Dispatch. Read it here.
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Roxanne Mucklow, Office Administrator
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Eldred began working with GPPC in 2014. He will be with us on Sunday mornings to open, close and make ready our buildings for Sunday morning activities.
Russ is from Davidson, NC, and is currently a second year M.Div student at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He is a 2012 graduate of Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. He is passionate about theater, inter-generational community building, Christian education, and the work of the church in our modern world. After seminary, Russ prayerfully sees himself working in a parish ministry setting preaching, teaching and proclaiming the Word of God. When he’s not studying, he enjoys reading, being outside and hanging out with friends around Richmond!
Contact Russ HERE.