Pastor Christy has more than 20 years of Pastoral experience, with special training in interim ministry and a deep faith-centered calmness. Christy joined us in 2005 as our interim minister and guided us on what we fondly refer to as our ‘crooked path’ to the sale of our property on East Tregallas in December 2010.
In January 2011 Christy moved into her new role as our called pastor and leads us on our journey of shared ministry with Community Presbyterian Church.
Christy has two adult children.
Elaine Palmer has been a member of First Congregational Church since 1979 and has been our Music Director since 2008. Growing up immersed in the sounds of southern gospel combined with classical voice and piano training as an adult, Elaine developed a lifelong love and appreciation of music. When visiting the church, you may find yourself humming, tapping or even clapping along to familiar favorites, or enjoying a classical performance or more contemporary tunes. Her love of music is contagious. Elaine resides in Richmond and delights in spending time with her grandson Jacob, the apple of her eye.