Dr. Robert Johnson
Senior Pastor
Dr. Robert Johnson - The Senior Pastor

Robert Johnson has a passion for preaching and teaching. His focus in parish ministry is building up the church so that it can be sent into mission anywhere God might call. Robert has been a pastor, a theologian, a missionary and a college professor. Wherever he has been, his passion has been relating the life of the world around him to the transforming, strengthening and reconciling message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Robert, his wife Marianne and their sons Nathan and Peter have lived in the Richmond area for a number of years.

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Eric Douglass
Covenant Pastor for Adult Education
Eric Douglass - Covenant Pastor for Adult Education

Eric Douglass is the covenant pastor at NHPC, focusing on adult education. He attended Union Theological Seminary, here in Richmond, where he emphasized the reading and interpretation of the Gospels. Out of this, Eric has published a book on interpretation, dealing with about how we recover meaning in the New Testament books. Eric’s wife, Felecia, is also a Presbyterian minister, and is engaged in training nurses. Both enjoy working with their hands, Eric doing fine carpentry, and Felecia with quilting. They have two children, one who is in college and one who is ‘launched’ in a writing career. Eric and Felecia enjoy skiing, reading, and hiking.

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Julie Moore
Director New Hanover Christian School
Julie Moore - Director New Hanover Christian School

Julie started her education career at a public school in Texas. She and Brian, her husband of 24 years, have lived in Oregon, California, Texas, Michigan, West Virginia, and have been in Mechanicsville since 2000. They have 2 children – Jake and Abbie. Jake attends JMU and Abbie is a senior at Lee-Davis high school. Julie has worked at New Hanover Christian school for the last 5 years – three years as a teacher and two years as the Director. She enjoys seeing all the children, families, and staff every day, and being a part of the NHPC family. Julie started an interior decorating business while she was a “stay at home” mom, and still loves to decorate and watch HGTV.

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Carolyn Shute
Church Administrator
Carolyn Shute - Church Administrator

Carolyn joined our staff after spending many years working in education at the MathScience Innovation Center. While there, she developed technology and organizational expertise which have helped her to move into her role of church administrator. With a degree in Business Administration she has been eager to expand her role into other areas, such as database and website administration.

She enjoys interacting with her church family and feels that the best part of her position is helping others find their niche within their church life. A resident of Hanover County, Carolyn and her husband Richard have 2 children who graduated from Atlee High School.  Their daughter, Morgan, later graduated from VT and their son, Justin is a more recent graduate from VCU.

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Kayla Jarvis
Director of Music
Kayla Jarvis - Director of Music

June 1, 2020 marks Kayla’s arrival as Music Director at New Hanover Presbyterian Church. Kayla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked as a choir director, vocal and instrumental accompanist, piano teacher, and accompanist for Richmond Ballet and various programs throughout the area including the ballet’s outreach program Mind in Motion, and SPARC.

She and her husband Mike, who is also a musician, have enjoyed getting into projects together throughout the years with friends and local musicians. Kayla grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to the Richmond area about 12 years ago.  She has two girls, five and two years old. When she’s with her girls she loves baking, and dancing.

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