9310 Townsend Road • Providence Forge, VA 23140  (804) 966-2079

Session

Ruth Adams – 2017-2019 Good Samaritan Committee Chair
Ruth moved to Virginia in 1949 and lived in Gloucester County until 1964 when she married Sammy Adams who lived in Providence Forge and was a member of Providence Forge Presbyterian Church. Ruth joined PFPC in 1965. Ruth has 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  They keep her very busy.  She has served previous terms on the Session.  She is active in the Friendship Circle, Sunday School, Bible Study, the Youth Service Camp and a counter for the church collection.   Ruth retired in 2004 from Citizens and Farmers Bank.

Pete Adamson – 2017-2019 Planning & Finance Committee Chair
Pete is a lifelong Virginian and Presbyterian. He has been a member of PFPC since moving to New Kent in 1989, and was first elected to session in 2007. Pete works for the USDA Farm Service Agency. He and his wife Margaret have been active with Sunday School and youth group activities. In his spare time Pete coaches youth shooting sports, and also enjoys hunting and woodworking.

Jim Aguirre – 2016-2018 Buildings & Grounds Committee Chair
Jim and his wife, Kaye, became members of PFPC in 2014 after moving to Quinton from Newport News, VA. Jim is retired from the Newport News Juvenile Probation Dept. and keeps himself busy with volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and various home improvement projects. After 30 years behind a desk, he has found his passion in construction work! Jim and Kaye were active members of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church in Newport News prior to their move. While at Hidenwood PC, Jim had served as a Deacon, Youth Activities Leader and also as a Stephen Minister. Jim was also involved in three mission trips to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina in conjunction with HPC and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Jim and Kay have one son, Matthew. Matt and his wife, Tricia, have two daughters who love to visit Nana Kaye and Papa Jim.

Ed Batkins – 2016-2018 Outreach/Media Committee Chair
Ed grew up in New Kent and began attending PFPC in 2004, when he and his wife, Karen, moved to Quinton. They became members in February 2006 and served as editors of the church newsletter, E-pistles, for one year. Ed has lent his graphic design and art skills to the church, creating materials for the Stewardship Committee, Outreach Committee, and the Bluegrass Faith Festival. Ed and Karen have two daughters, both of whom attended Sunshine Nursery School. A graduate of NKHS and VCU, Ed works as the art director for an Internet communications company in Richmond and is serving his first term on session in 2016.

Ellen Davis – 2016-2018 Clerk of Session
Ellen moved to Virginia in 1978 and to New Kent in 1980. Ellen and Ray, along with their two children Sarah and Trey, joined PFPC in 1998. Ellen has served two previous terms on session. She was co-chair, along with Pete Adamson, of the Property Oversight Committee working to bring PFPC closer to a new church. In her free time she loves to read, power walk and spend time with family and friends at the river.

Paul Davis – 2016-2018 Fellowship Committee Chair
Paul is the owner/manager of a 250 acre research and demonstration farm in New Kent, VA. He is a retired Virginia Cooperative Extension & Ag agent and specialized in crop and soil science, especially never-till cropping systems. Raised on a 1200 acre family grain & vegetable farm on the Pamunkey, he is a NKHS graduate, Army vet and degrees from Ferrum & VA Tech with MS from Tech. Farming partners include his wife, Marian and parents Boogie and Anna Davis. Paul’s family includes two daughters, Tricia Davis and Trudy Van Dyke, son-in-law Hayden Van Dyke, grandson Grady and granddaughter Eve.

Ruth Hopke – 2017-2019 Worship Committee Chair
Ruth was born in Virginia and a current resident of Charles City.  She and her husband Bill began attending PFPC in 2004 and joined as members in 2007.  Ruth works as a technical feed support specialist for Southern States Cooperative. This is Ruth’s first term on session.

Jeffery K. Ludwig – 2018-2020 Nominating Committee Chair
Jeff moved to New Kent County in November 2011 together with his wife of 32 years, Mrs. Sondra Ludwig. Together they raised 3 children, Jennifer, Jason and David, during a 29 year US Army career that included 14 household moves and multiple overseas postings.  In July 2012 Jeff started working at Virginia DMV where he remains employed today. On March 14, 2015 Sondra passed away at the Duke University Hospital after battling leukemia for more than a year. Today, Jeff carries on and continues to work, worship, and love his children and 3 grandchildren, Savannah Rae, Aubrey Lynn, and Barron Kent.

Leigh Quick – 2018-2020 Policy and Personnel Committee Chair
Leigh moved from northern Virginia to New Kent in 1969. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she worked for New Kent County Schools for 30 years. Upon her retirement, she served eight years on the New Kent County School Board. Leigh is the proud mother of Laurie Weaver, Edward Allen and Deborah Allen. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and reading. Leigh is serving her first term on session.

Mary-Catherine Hawkins Sheridan – 2018-2020 Christian Education Committee
Mary-Catherine has been married to David Sheridan for 14 years and is mother to 4 children, Elizabeth, Curtis, Carter & Caitlyn. While living in New Castle, PA she became an Elder at Highland Presbyterian Church.  The family moved to Providence Forge in 2015 and have been part of Providence Forge Presbyterian Church since then. Mary-Catherine enjoys reading, watching football and her job at Sunshine Nursery School.

Hayden VanDyke – 2015-2017 Stewardship Committee Chair
Hayden has grown up in New Kent County and is a graduate from James Madison University in Communication Studies. He is married to Trudy VanDyke and they have a son, Grady and daughter Eve. Hayden currently works for Ryan Homes where he has worked in Project Management and Sales since 2005. In his free time he likes wood working and media projects. He is the son of Jane VanDyke and brother to Aaron and Evan VanDyke. Hayden has been a member of the church since the mid 1990’s; and is serving his first term on session and currently chairs the Stewardship committee.