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

Session

Ginny Adamson – 2021-2023  Worship Committee Chair

Ginny Adamson is the daughter of Pete and Margaret Adamson, and has grown up in PFPC. She is very excited for the opportunity to give back to the community which has given her so much support and guidance over the years. She recently completed a master’s degree in Experience Design, and now creates app and web designs for Kroger. When not designing, she enjoys spending time with her parents and sister, cooking, and reading.

Tom Ballou – 2020-2021 Outreach Committee Chair

Tom and his wife Lisa joined PFPC in 1991 upon relocating to Providence Forge from New Jersey and have two sons, Ian and Aaron. He and his family moved to Williamsburg in 1997, but still call PFPC home. Lisa has served 3 terms on the session, Tom is now also beginning his third term on the session. Tom is the Air Quality Planning Manager for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in Richmond. Spare time is occupied singing, traveling, and going to the local YMCA

Allison Christian – 2019-2021 – Fellowship Committee Chair
Allison and her husband Chris relocated to Providence Forge in 2017, after joining PFPC church in 2016 and commuting their first year from Beavedam, VA.  Allison served as a deacon at New Hanover Church in Mechanicsville where she and Chris were members.  She helped to organize and support “Ties that Bind”, Allison helped to coordinate the youth Yard Sale in March and assisted in the kitchen with meals for VBS 2018. Allison leads the Women’s Bible Study that meets Monday mornings at PFPC. Allison and Chris have a son Wales, daughter-in-law Lauren and daughter Laura.

Johanna Davis – 2020-2023 Youth & Young Adult Committee Chair
Johanna was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA where she was a member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. She works for Surgical Suites of Coastal Virginia in Williamsburg as a Surgical Coordinator.  She has been married to Brian Davis since 2001 and they have one daughter, Ellie who is 16.  Johanna enjoys working in the community.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching baseball, and spending time with her family.  She coordinates youth and young adult activities throughout the year including Vacation Bible School.

Davis Gammon – 2021-2023 Stewardship Committee Chair

Davis was born and raised in Providence Forge with his family: his mother, Donna; father, Bill; and brother, Slater. He is also the grandson of Janette Gammon and the late Howard Gammon (elder). Davis also proudly shares his faith with countless family members, many of whom are members of PFPC. Davis was confirmed in the church in 2007 with his friend, Ginny Adamson. He was active in Youth Group and Sunday School activities. He now lives in Richmond’s Museum District and works for the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) as a Program Manager. He leads projects relating to health equity and healthcare disparities. Davis is a 2016 graduate of Longwood University (History) and graduated with a master’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn University in 2019. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf, cooking, reading, and cheering on his beloved Auburn Tigers.

Jamie Gray – 2019-2021 – Good Samaritan Committee Chair
James moved to Virginia in 1971 when his father retired from the United States Air Force. The family settled in Henrico, VA and attended Sandston Presbyterian Church.  James opened his business, Piedmont Taxidermy, in 1982 and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984 with a degree in business.  In 1986 he married Nancy Gammon (a lifelong PFPC member) moved to New Kent, and Joined Providence Forge Presbyterian Church. James and Nancy have two daughters, Kellie Holmes and Jenna, who grew up in the church and attended Sunshine Nursery School.  In his free time, James enjoys hunting, fishing, painting and working in the garden.

Ruth Hopke – 2020-2023 Policy and Personnel 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.

Ayars Lore – 2019-2021 – Buildings and Grounds & PTP Transition Chair
Ayars and his wife Barbara are lifelong Presbyterians. They were confirmed and joined Ben Avon Presbyterian Church, near Pittsburgh, Pa., the same Sunday morning in 1958. After Ayars’ retirement from DuPont they moved to Quinton, VA and joined Providence Forge Presbyterian Church in 2003. He has served two previous terms on session and has been on a number of committees both at our church and the Presbytery of the James. Ayars has a passion for teaching. Since retirement he has been an Adjunt Faculty member at four Virginia Community Colleges and Master Trainer for the Virginia Manufacturing Association. He and Barbara are ardent sailors and keep “Dory” on the East River on Mobjack Bay.

 Leigh Quick – 2021-2023 Clerk of Session
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.

Nathan Richards – 2020-2022 Planning & Finance Committee
A livelong Virginian, Nathan grew up on the Northern Neck of Virginia.  After graduating from William & Mary, he and his wife Laura settled in Providence Forge, where Laura accepted a teaching position at New Kent Elementary. Nathan and Laura have since made New Kent their home and are blessed with four beautiful kids; Claire, Paige, Will, and Lucy Mae. Nathan is currently the CFO of Rappahannock River Oysters where he manages the Company’s Finance, HR and IT functions and is looking forward to supporting PFPC as a first time session member.

Patty Robinson – 2021-2023 Christian  Ed & Youth Committee Chair

Patty is from Marion, Virginia, where she was a member of Royal Oak Presbyterian Church. In 1978, she came to New Kent working as a pharmacist at Providence Forge Cardinal Pharmacy and joined PFPC in the 1980″s. Patty and Paul Robinson were married at PFPC in 1983, and have three children, Margaret Landis, Caroline Rosado, and Paul Craig, and four grandchildren. She has served as a deacon and elder, and on the Christian education committee. Patty works part time at White Stone Pharmacy and serves as a member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

Jim Wallace – 2020-2022 Nominating Committee Chair

Jim is a life-long resident of New Kent County and grew up in PFPC. He and his wife, Diane, have three children – two sons and a daughter. Jim works for Colonial Soil & Water Conservation District, where he administers projects aimed at restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and being outside.  Jim previously served on PFPC Session from 2008-2013.