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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.

Sean McGinley – 2017-2019 – Youth & Young Ministry Committee Chair
Sean was born at St. Mary’s hospital in Richmond, Virginia and has lived in Virginia most of his life.  In 1992 Sean moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music; and while there he remembers sitting on top of his apartment rooftop watching LA burn from the damage caused by the riots.  In 1997 Sean married Amy Corvello and in 2002 Amy gave birth to Sarah Havens and in 2003 to William Sean.  Sean has been working in the Information Technology arena for 15 years and is currently employed by Riverbed; and is also an inventor with 2 patents pending with the USPTO.  Sean and his family joined PFPC about 2 years ago. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and watching his teams (UVA, Dallas Cowboys & NY Yankees) play with his close friends.

Patty Robinson – 2017 Nominating Committee Chair
Patty came to New Kent to work after graduating from MCV in 1978.  She has been a pharmacist for 38 years, and now works at West Point Pharmacy part time.  Patty has been a member of PFPC for more than 30 years and has served as a Deacon and Elder; she serves as a member on the Christian Ed committee. Patty and her husband Paul have three children Margaret Landis, Caroline Rosado & Paul Craig, and a grandson Weston.

Jerry Sprouse – 2015-2017 Policy/Personnel Committee Chair
Jerry is a lifetime resident of New Kent County and attended PFPC in his youth. He joined the congregation in 2000, served previous terms on session from 2004-2009 and now as the class of 2017 Jerry chairs the Policy/Personnel Committee. Jerry worked for the New Kent County as a dispatcher for many years and is now happily retired.

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.

Jane VanDyke – 2015-2017 Christian Education Committee Chair
Jane attended Randolph Macon Women’s College and earned her BA & MA from William & Mary. She is a retired Reading Specialist who worked with at-risk first graders in Reading Recovery & Title 1 Literacy Groups. She and her late husband Bob moved to New Kent County in 1977 and joined PFPC in 1992; Jane has three grown sons, Aaron, Hayden and Evan. Jane has been active in all areas of PFPC, previously served 9 years on session and chairs the Christian Education Committee.