pastorlindaOur pastor Linda Higgins is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Lafayette College. She was ordained in 1983 and since then has served churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and now here in Richmond. She has specialized in pastoral counseling is a life coach and has brought Reiki to our church. Linda has a heart for serving the less fortunate as well as social justice. Linda lives with her dog River and celebrates any time she gets to share with her three children. Her girls live in Charleston SC and her son is in Willimantic CT. On her days off she can be found near the water or enjoying the cultural life in Richmond. Pastor Linda has an open door, unless it is closed to keep River in but you are still welcome. The coffee pot is always ready so come and have a chat.  (Rev. Linda Higgins, Senior Pastor, Tel.No. 804.358.9291 ext. 11)

juliaJulia oversees St. John’s Christian Formation and Congregational Life and Care ministries. She received her D.Min. from Union Presbyterian Seminary in 1984 and spent an additional year earning credentials in clinical pastoral education. She works tirelessly to help St. John’s extend hospitality to all and provide for the spiritual growth and nurture of all ages. She loves to teach children and adults and walk with them on their faith journeys. She has a B.S. in special education and has worked in refugee resettlement. She is married to George and has two young adult children. (Julia Eliades, D. Min, Pastoral Associate, Tel. No. 1804. 358.9291 ext. 12)


dianeDiane has been a Richmond resident since 1983 and lives in Chesterfield with her husband Paul.  They attend Winfree Memorial Baptist Church in Midlothian, VA where she has been an active, participating member for more than 30 years.  With a master’s degree in Speech Pathology, Diane has spent many years serving the needs of others.  After raising her two children (who now live in Richmond and Nashville)she worked for eight years as a church secretary at Winfree, then moved on to serve for five years at Enon Baptist Church in Chester, VA in the same capacity.  Diane came to St. John’s with much love for the calling and service that being in a church office provides. ( Diane Semach Tel. No. 1804. 358.9291 ext. 10 )




Shirley Townsend
Tel. No. 1804. 358.9291 ext. 15