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
Martha Rubin - Administrative Support/Bookeeper
On September 6, 2005, Martha put her three children on their respective buses and drove across the river to Monument Avenue where she began working 3 and a half days for the Child Development Center as the Office Manager and a day and a half for Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church as a part time bookkeeper. Flash ahead ten and a half years and Martha serves as Administrative Support and part time bookkeeper for the Church. Martha was born and reared in Louisa County until leaving for Appalachian State University, where she received a degree in Early Childhood Education. Before coming to Grace Covenant, Martha had worked in Secretarial Support for the General Assembly in the House of Delegates for ten years. Email Me
Meredith Bond - Office Manager
Before coming to Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Meredith Bond formerly worked for Henrico County Recreation and Parks as both an Office Assistant and Instructor/Coordinator. After seven years with the county, she took an intern position for about a year as a historical interpreter in the Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Shop at Colonial Williamsburg. In 2015, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from VCU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Using her artistic abilities to assist others through their personal struggles is of significant importance to Meredith. In addition to designing and implementing art-based programs grounded in a historical context for various communities, she has spoken on the healing aspects of art at locations such as at Central State Hospital in Petersburg and at Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services.