Leadership

Clergy and Staff

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The Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti, Rector

Elizabeth began her ministry at St. David's in February 2011 and became bi-vocational in 2021, working here thirty hours and writing the rest of the week. Her first book, Blessed Are the Barren: The Fruits of Infertility, is forthcoming from Eerdmans in 2023. Elizabeth’s ministry passions are preaching and Bible study, and she holds masters’ degrees in both writing and divinity.  Her husband Gary is a retired military judge who served in the U.S. Coast Guard for more than thirty years. Elizabeth and Gary have a poorly behaved rescue mutt named Pepper, who does not come to church animal blessings because she is so embarrassing. So, "What do we call a female priest?" Elizabeth prefers to be addressed by her Christian name by adults and "Pastor Elizabeth" by children and youth.

rector@stdavidsrva.org

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The Rev. Bill Jones, Deacon Emeritus

Bill has served St. David's twice, first from 1993 to 1996, and then from 2006 to 2021. Bill's ministry passions include prison ministry and service to non-profit organizations such as "Home Again," an agency dealing with homeless men, women, and children, which presented Bill with the Ann and Don King Community Leadership Award in 2017. Bill and his wife Lynn love our St. David's family and consider our parish to be their permanent church home.

Dana Blackman, Director of Child and Youth Formation

Dana has been the Director of Child and Youth Formation since May 2021 and has been a member of St. David's since 2014 when her and her family moved to Virginia. She studied Technical Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dana is married and has 2 daughters and several rescue pets. In her spare time, she enjoys paddleboarding and hiking and going on adventures with her family. 

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Bonnie Blaylock, Director of Music

In April 2002, Bonnie began working with the music ministry at St. David's.  She loves every style of music, from bluegrass to opera, which makes her well-suited to lead our two diverse choirs (one contemporary and one traditional). She attended VCU, majoring in music. In December 2011, she passed the CPC exam (medical coding). Her son, Ben, is a graphics design artist with Southern Graphics and works as a liaison for Philip Morris. Her daughter, Jen, is a pharmacist for CVS. 

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Connie Sylvester, Parish Administrator

Connie joined the St. David's staff as Parish Administrator in January 2020. A long-time member of Enon Church of God, she is involved in the Outreach Ministry. She is married to Rocky and they have a son, Trevor. Outside of church, Connie enjoys listening to all kinds of music, classic cars and gardening. Her family loves animals and have rescued several kitties who now call the Sylvester house their home.

Vestry

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Hanby Carter
Senior Warden and
Worship

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Marti Stephens-Hartka
Junior Warden and 
Hospitality and Inclusion

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Sheri Blume
Outreach and Pastoral Care

Mark Crosthwaite
Finance

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Sharon Alvis

Fellowship

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Ginny Butler
Buildings and Grounds

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Justin Criner
Stewardship

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Liz Hoard
Christian Formation