Bobby Hulme-Lippert began serving as Pastor at Grace Covenant in June 2013. He grew up in Cincinnati, OH and received his B.A. in History at Davidson College. Since then, Bobby has received an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a Chaplain in the United States Army, and taught high school English. Most recently he served as an Associate Pastor at a church in Decatur, GA. Bobby is married to Michelle, a visiting professor at Randolph Macon College. They recently adopted their first child, Leo, and they are incredibly grateful that God has called them to be parents to him! The three of them live in the Fan with their mini-schnauzer, Dexter.
Chris Martin - Director of Music and Organist
Chris is a graduate of Boston University and has served churches in Virginia, Massachusetts, Florida, and New York. At Grace Covenant since 2000, Chris directs four choirs and is active in the Richmond community as organist for numerous choral ensembles. Mr. Martin has performed extensively throughout the East Coast as a solo concert organist. Some of his performances have been broadcast on American Public Media's Pipedreams® which airs every Sunday evening on WCVE 88.9 FM. Email Me
Christopher Tweel - Associate Pastor for Christian Education
Christopher came from a deeply religious background beginning with a great-great uncle who was an orthodox priest, his uncle who was a Episcopal priest, and his mother who was a minister of music for many years. Christopher and his wife Leah came to school at Union Presbyterian Seminary by way of North Carolina, where they spent five years in Greensboro and two in Mooresville at Presbyterian churches there. Their very first church was First Presbyterian in Charleston, West Virginia, where Christopher got his official start in youth and recreation ministry.
Christopher and Leah met in college at West Virginia Wesleyan where Christopher studied Sociology and History and Leah studied Art and English. They married in April 2003 and spent the following years in travel and service together, and supporting one another through Leah's Masters in Library Science. While in Mooresville, NC they were blessed by the birth of their daughter Amara, in the early summer evening of May 20, 2011.
We hope you will share in our joy at answering God's call to ministry at Grace Covenant. We are energized to see how God will continue to grow our church in spirit, health and action in our time together! Email Me
Nelson Reveley - Parish Associate for Outreach & Adult Discipleship
Randy Nunn - Administrative Support/Bookeeper
Rachel Manke - Office Manager
Rachel is a recent transplant to Richmond. She has an M.Div from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and is rostered with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Her other passions are playing and singing with her ukulele around the country, and naps.