Our Staff

our staff

Robert M. Chapman
Spiritual Leader:
Robert M. Chapman, II

Robert “Chappy” Chapman was appointed to Chestnut in 2014. A native of Norfolk, VA, he has served pastoral appointments throughout the Commonwealth. He obtained his M.Div., from Wesley Theological Seminary and his M. Ed., from Lynchburg College. He began serving the Virginia Conference in 1981, and was ordained in 1983. He recently celebrated his 35th anniversary of service in May. Chappy is married to Elaine Fletcher Chapman.

Contact info:
757-595-6531, ext 102
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Diane Barnes
Administrative Assistant:
Diane Barnes

Diane is a native of Newport News and has been serving in this position since September 1986.

Contact info:
757-595-6531 ext 100;
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Pat Belote
Business Administrator:
Pat Belote

Pat earned her BS in Mathematics from William and Mary. She is also an Enrolled Agent before the IRS. She has served at Chestnut since April 2006.

Contact info:
757-595-6531 ext 113;
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Curtis Snider
Director of Music Ministries:
Curtis Snider

Kurt earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Keyboard Performance from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana and his Master of Music Degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. He also studied counter-point and organ in Vienna, Austria while attending DePauw. He has served in this position since May 2000.

Contact info:
757-595-6531 ext 103;
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Carley Nichols Senter
Praise Team Leader:
Carley Nichols Senter

Carley earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Christopher Newport University: May 2009; Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Christopher Newport University: May 2010; Post Graduate Professional Teaching License; Music PreK- 12. She has been at Chestnut since September 2011.

Contact info:
757-595-6531 ext 103;
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Courtney Privette
Director Of Children's Ministries:
Courtney Privette

Courtney earned her BS in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech and is currently working on her Masters in Special Education General Curriculum K-12 at Old Dominion University. She began serving in this position in August, 2012.

Contact info:
757-595-6531 ext 109;
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Lisa Mann
Youth Coordinator:
Leanne Allen

Leanne earned her BS in Nutrition from Virginia Tech. She has served in this position since June 2010.

Contact info:
757-595-6531 ext 101;
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Lisa Mann
Mother's Day Out Director:
Lisa Mann

Lisa Mann Contact info:
757-672-6867;
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Roxy Cheney
Mother's Day Out Teacher:
Roxy Cheney

Contact info:
757-672-6867;
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Linwood Richardson
Church Custodian:
Linwood Richardson
Harvey Lockwood
Assistant Church Custodian:
Harvey Lockwood