Session

June 2024

May 2024

Ruth Hopke – Clerk of Session: 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 a member in 2007. She works as a technical feed support specialist for Southern States Cooperative.

Tower I

Pete Adamson – Pete is a lifelong Virginia and Presbyterian. He has been a member of PFPC since moving to New Kent in 1989, and Pete was elected to Session in 2007. Pete is retired from USDA Farm Service Agency. Pete and Margaret have been active in Sunday School and youth group activities. He now helps his brother-in-law with farming, coaches youth shooting sports, enjoys hunting and woodworking.

Jamie Gray – 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 VCU in 1984 with a degree in business. In 1986, he married Nancy (a lifelong PFPC member), moved to New Kent and joined PFPC. Jamie and Nancy have two daughters Kellie and Jenna, who grew up in the church and attended Sunshine Nursery School. In his free time, Jamie enjoys hunting, fishing, painting and gardening.

Ayars Lore – Ayars and his wife Barbara are lifelong Presbyterians. The 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 and joined PFPC in 2003. He has served two previous terms on Session. Ayars had a passion for teaching and was Adjunct Faculty member at four Community Colleges and Master Trainer for Virginia Manufacturing Association before retiring a 2nd time.

Nathan Richards – A lifelong 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.

Tower II

Paul Davis ā€“ Paul was raised on a family grain & vegetable farm on the Pamunkey River. He graduated from New Kent High School, served 2 years in the US Army as a heavy equipment operator. Earned an Agriculture degree from Ferrum College and a BS from VA Tech then MS in Weed Science from Tech. Paul retired after 28 years with Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Agricultural Agent in Fluvanna and New Kent/Charles City Counties. He specialized in crop and soil science with expertise in soil quality, never-till cropping systems, cover crops and no-till pumpkin production.

Patty Robinson ā€“ 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 1980ā€™s. Patty and Paul Robinson were married at PFPC in 1983, and have three children and five grandchildren. She has served as a Deacon and Elder, and on the Christian Education Committee. Patty works part-time and serves as a member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association.

Mary-Catherine Hawkins Sheridan ā€“ Married to David Sheridan for 14 years and mother to 4 children. While living in New Castle PA she became an Elder at Highland Presbyterian Church. She moved to Providence Forge in 2015 and has been an active part of PFPC. She enjoys reading, watching football and her job at Sunshine Nursery School.

Tower III

Davis Gammon

Jo White