Ginter Park Presbyterian Church Staff
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 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.
Contact Doug HERE.
Mary Moore Driggers
Hello everyone! My name is Mary Moore Driggers and I am delighted to serve and be with the youth of GPPC for another year of fun and fellowship. I am a second year MDiv student right down the street at Union Presbyterian Seminary, but this year I am virtually learning, like many of our youth, from my hometown in Greer, SC. I am greatly looking forward to another year of growing and learning together through various platforms! Before my time in Richmond, I lived in Los Angeles, CA for a year under the care of the YAV (Young Adult Volunteer) program working with people experiencing homelessness which quickly became a passion of mine. I enjoy bringing diverse backgrounds together and hearing stories. I believe each story has value, purpose, and worth telling. I look forward to hearing some of your stories as well during our time together which I believe God so carefully crafted!
Mary Moore Driggers
Karen Mitscherlich serves as Office Administrator, working with the technology, financial, and administrative needs of the church. She is a graduate of James Madison University, with 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 lives and works locally, while their two daughters are still at home.
Contact Karen HERE