Pastor Carla Pratt Keyes

Carla Pratt Keyes

Pastor

 

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Eldred MacMillan

Sunday Sexton

Musical Director Doug Brown

Doug Brown

Music Director

 

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Karen Mitscherlich

Office Manager


Pastor Carla Pratt Keyes

    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

    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.

 

Contact Doug HERE

  Karen Mitscherlich

    Karen Mitscherlich serves as Office Manager, working with the technology, financial, and administrative needs of the church.  She is a graduate of James Madison University, and has an MBA from the University of Richmond.  After a career as a business and information technology consultant and a hiatus to spend more time with family, Karen started working at the church in January of 2019.  She and her husband, Bernie, have three children.  Their adult son and his wife live and work locally, their older daughter is in college, and their younger daughter is still at home.  

Contact Karen HERE

 
 

Church Staff