Robert M. Chapman, II
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An ordained elder in the Virginia Conference, Bob "Chappy" Chapman was appointed to Chestnut in 2014. He is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University, obtaining his M. Div. degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and his M. Ed. degree in agency counseling at the University of Lynchburg. He has done further studies in contemplative spirituality at the University of Redlands, San Francisco Theological Seminary. Having served churches and institutions throughout the Commonwealth for over 35 years, he and his wife Elaine Fletcher Chapman enjoy time spent with their grandchildren and their beloved retriever, "Mr. Dozer."
Diane is a native of Newport News and has been serving in this position since September of 1986.
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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 of 2006.
Director of Music Ministries
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Kurt earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Keyboard Performance from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and his Master of Music Degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He also studied counter-point and organ in Vienna, Austria while attending DePauw. He has served in this position since May of 2000.
Carley earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Christopher Newport University in May of 2009, and her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Christopher Newport University in May of 2010. She has a Post-Graduate Professional Teaching License in Music PreK-12. She has been at Chestnut since September of 2011.
Director of Children's Ministries
Dawn Quinn Helm
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Dawn has been the Director of Children's Ministries at Chestnut since 2019. She studied Marketing and Business Administration at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. After her son was born, she taught for many years. With her combined experience in administration and childcare she was led to directing a Christian Preschool for many years. Dawn loves working with children and is dedicated to helping them learn about God. Children bring so much joy to the world. It reminds her of the Bible verse 127:3, "Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him." Dawn and her husband Bill live in Portsmouth, VA and have one son, Zachary who lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Corissa.
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Leanne has served as Youth director for more than a decade. She heads youth Sunday School, youth program, and youth missions. Leanne was part of Chestnut's children's and youth programs when she was a child and teen. She attended Virginia Tech, where she majored in Nutrition. While there she was an active part of the Wesley Foundation, where she participated in several service projects and attended many mission trips. She also began working with youth by serving as a camp counselor at Camp Alta Mons. She later went on to be a Waterfront Director for a camp on the Eastern Shore of Virginia: Camp Occahonnock. Leanne enjoys walking, riding her bike, reading, and spending time with her kids.
Mother's Day Out Director
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